Recently, I had the opportunity to test out the about to be released Crimson Trace LinQ System. It’s an AR-15 weapon-mounted light and laser platform that offers 300 lumens of light and a green laser. The neat thing about it is that it has instinctive activation from a button on the pistol grip, with one key difference: no wires. It uses a new proprietary and highly secure wireless system to connect the light up front to the pistol grip controller. Yes, that means no wires to melt or get caught up on stuff, but it also opens up interesting possibilities for controlling other things too – like environmental lights, locks, or whatever else you might imagine.
To put the Crimson Trace LinQ through its paces, we descended into the caves underneath the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY. I’ll let the video speak for the rest.
I’m not sure shooting in a cave makes sense from a safety perspective. In fact, it can’t possible be safe. The comment that appears during the video about the “soft limestone” helps prevent ricochets sounds foolish to me. Having been a spelunker for years, trust me, ain’t nothing “soft” about limestone.
The whole exercise is nothing more than a marketing/advert for Crimson Trace / S&W’s newest product. It proves nothing. I’m sure the this latest and greatest is indeed good stuff, but what was the point when the cameraman, Mr. Bell, is walking behind you with that high power light? Better proof would have been using it during a nighttime competition and winning – now that would really say something.
Wow you’re making a lot of assumptions for someone who wasn’t there. OK, so I’m not a geologist, so I don’t know the limestone percentage of whatever the cave composition is. Fact is, it’s been a shooting cave for at least five years run by one of the premier shooting facilities in the country. It’s set up for shooting, has been used for shooting demonstrations and competitions for years, and ricochets are not an issue and never have been. Hundreds of thousands of rounds have been shot in there without issue. And there’s no big light behind me. The RSO might have had a small headlamp, but most of the light in the video came from the LinQ unit.