I promised you something the market has never seen before.
Today, the Brown Truck of Joy delivered something the market has never seen before:
As you can see, the Glock Generation 4 Crimson Trace grip is designed to wrap around the back of the Glock’s handgrip about where the webbing between you thumb and index finger are – in fact, that little nubbin on the back of the plastic is pretty much exactly where that webbing is. It takes two batteries, two of which are installed, and two spares are in the parts baggy, which also includes the sight adjustment screwdriver, the two cleaning q-tips that come with all Crimson Trace LaserGrips, the obligatory “Warning, do not point at faces” sticker (which seems rather stupid for a firearm…), the pin necessary to attach this thing to your Glock, and the little pushy tool* to remove the old pin and remove the new pin to change out batteries.
Darned if I can see anything they left out… aside from an actual Glock, but I will spot them that.
This one appears to be designed for the Compact Glocks – Models 19 and 23 – but darned if I can spot any significant differences between it and its full-size compatriot. It definitely is not compatible with the subcompact models (26 and 27). The laser is bright and clear, and while I really wish I could take it to the range to ensure 100% operating function for whomever ends up winning this thing, my armory is still blissfully lacking a Block… er… Glock.
So, how do you get your hands on this all-too-useful piece of compact optical engineering? Follow the rules here and donate to the Soldiers’ Angels, and you might end up with it on your front doorstep – you will be helping an outstanding cause, and possibly outfitting your sidearm with an accessory you know you want.
Thanks again to Crimson Trace Corporation for being such a shiny company – it still boggles my naïve little mind that they literally sent this thing to me simply because I asked for it. The generosity, trust, and kind-heartedness of the firearm-owning and -accessorizing community never ceases to please me.
(* – Official, highly-technical name.)