Green is the new red, as it were, and LaserMax’s futuristic design for their green CenterFire Laser system for the Ruger LC9 and LC380 showcases it just fine. I played with one long enough to realize it goes onto an LC9 easily, without needing a gunsmith or changing out any other parts. It centers the laser just beneath the bore, and comes zeroed for POA/POI at about 10 yards. If you want to change that, you can adjust it with a supplied small tool.
The switch is an ambi one, moving horizontally, from right to left, or left to right, just at the rear of the unit. It falls under your trigger finger as you keep the finger outside of the guard (like you’re supposed to!), and offers a sort of indexing position. If your finger is along the trigger guard and you activate the laser, keeping your finger in the same place won’t block the laser.
The 1/3N Lithium cell battery provides about one hour of continuous “on” operation and are readily available. LaserMax made it a point to work with holster makers to assure concealment rigs were available when these models were introduced. Galco and DeSantis have already come aboard, and other makers are close behind. At around $249 MSRP, it’s an affordable way to take advantage of this technology if you want to make it a part of your defensive training plan, and is a perfect match for Ruger’s tough little pocket pistols. For more info: http://americanhandgunner.com/company/lasermax-inc/
By Roy Huntington