Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Guide Rod Lasers Glock What's your opinion?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by 2A2Dend, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    Lasermax Guide Rod Lasers.
    I like the concept. I can't justify the price.
    Are they more novelty?
    Do they hinder functionality?

    Have you bought one?
    How long have you had it?
    What's their effective (visible) range?
    How long do the batteries last?
    Any problems or flaws found?
    Would you buy another?

    Given your personal experience, I'd like to know your thoughts on them. :)
     
    ZA_Survivalist likes this.
  2. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    I have one on my Sig 226. Quite happy with it. No adjustment needed since its the guide rod. I got it used on ebay about 4 years ago. I don't remember what I paid but it was about half the price of a new one. I replaced the batteries for the first time last summer. I have had no problems with it at all and I would get another IF I had a reason to. The main reason I got it was I like the Hogue grips on my 226 and didn't want to put on CT laser grips. I have CT lasers on my 1911 Colt Commander, Taurus TCP, S&W Shield and my wifes's Walther PPK/S and Ruger LCP. I purchased all the CT lasers on ebay except for the one on the LCP which came with the gun.
     
    2A2Dend likes this.
  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    Thanks, Larry!! :)
     
  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    6,658
    This is what the LASER Max looks like on my G23
    The co-witnessed red dot is the CrimsonTrace and the other dot ~6" right and 4" high @10' is the LASERMax guide rod. It is on it's way back to LASERMax as we speak to get fixed.

    GLOCK23.JPG
     
    spookshack likes this.
  5. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    So, the Crimson Trace, how do like them in comparison (barring the problem) to the Lasermax?
    What's the offset differences, say at, 10yds?
    I've been procrastinating about lasers for a couple years now.

    How the heck will LM "fix" it? I would think the laser is set in some form of epoxy inside the guide rod.
     
  6. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    6,658
    Right, good question about the LASERMax. I got the CrimsonTrace at Cabelas in the Bargain Basement.
    It's the RailMaster with finger toggles and has elev and windage adjustments. I really like it because I can switch it around on different firearms.
    http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/rail-master
     
  7. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    In case you don't realize, you're educating me. I follow ya.
    So essentially, the railmaster can be adjust for the range of the operators choice.

    Good to know!
    I'd be curious your thought "versus" when you get the other back from LM.
     
  8. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    Me too. My Sig 226 LM was right on from the start and still is.
     
  9. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    6,658
    Will do. Their customer service was very responsive.
    I'll post back to this thread when I get an update.
     
    2A2Dend likes this.
  10. winchester270

    winchester270 Lafayette Active Member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    121
    I had a lasermax guide rod for a little while and it was not reliable for me. I did not buy it new, it came with a pistol I purchased. The switch did not consistently activate the laser, and was not very ergonomically designed.. I think that the lasermax may have been for a different caliber glock originally and was fit into a glock 23 by the previous owner. so thats the disclaimer, a new system for the proper gun may work great, but I wont be buying one in the future.
    But it did look great and was fun to show off lol
     
  11. ROCKintheUSSA

    ROCKintheUSSA North Idaho Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    29
    I've had a LaserMax guide rod laser in a SIG P229 for 2 or 3 years. Love it! And the batteries last a lot longer than I'd expect them to.

    I like the fact that "standard" holsters - I lately favor Alien Gear - work as usual. And the pulse on the LaserMax makes it VERY visible.

    It (mostly) goes without saying, though - whatever laser you get, don't become dependent upon it. Your regular sights are your friend :)
     
    Liberty97045 likes this.
  12. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    Alright, one on the way. I bought the LaserMax green.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2016
  13. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    Following....keep us updated please
     
  14. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    I'm getting impatient. Where is it? :mad: :rolleyes: (kidding) Seems the norm whenever ordering online, for me. I've always been a "I want it now" type of consumer. Considering what they cost, saving some dough by buying online is a plus. I picked one up for my gen4 G19 for $300/shipped, so, I can wait. I figure it should arrive by Tue/Wed.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
  15. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    6,658
    Mine is at LASERmax being evaluated. Hopefully it gets fixed so that it lines up with the bore.
     
  16. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    I was thinking you should have gotten it back by now, or next week?
    Shooting at a dueling tree that has 3-4" targets, at 18-20yds, yesterday, was anything but consistent. So I went ahead and ordered the LaserMax to help me get better sight placement. The laser, from that distance may or may not help

    Kidding here. When I get bored shooting steel, I can use the laser to "play" with the neighboring cats :D
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,913
    Likes Received:
    19,580
    C'mon, you know your going to torture the wife with it.... HONEY!! I'm trying to watch TV here, STOP IT!! :D
     
  18. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    uhh o_O:eek:
     
  19. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,913
    Likes Received:
    19,580
    Shining it on the TV screen, you dirty old fart! o_O


    :D
     
  20. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    I wouldn't....couldn't. I might accidentally shoot it. I hate TV's :D