Crimson Trace

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Woody, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Well I should be picking up my .45 compact when I get off he boat.
    Going with the stainless slide. I'm left eye dominant and a right handed shooter. Which I've learned to overcome but is still a pain in the ***. So this carry gun is going to receive a laser treatment. I hate rail mount lasers or lights on a handgun but picked up a dummy XD with the new Crimson Trace grip mount and found it exceptionally comfortable and natural feeling. So for stickin out another $230 what's anyones opinion on these lasers

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  2. MemphisJim1

    MemphisJim1 New Member

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    I have CT Laser Grips on my P228 (9mm) and P229 (.40S&W) "carry" pistols. At weekly range sessions, I practice shooting sights only, laser only and sights with laser. Without question, my groupings are much better with laser engaged. For me, I regard the lasers as an essential tool to assure that I am likely to be on target should a high stress encounter ever occur.
     

  3. layton

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    On the new XD45 , the crimson Trace will not work, already tried a set on my XD45, the thumb safty will not operate with Crimson Trace, when you slide it over the grips, it engages the thumb safty and you cannot disengage it with the grips on.On my xd, the thumb safty is on both sides, therefore the first thought of just trimming the left side will not work, since the right and left work together and the laser is right where you would need to trim on the right side.

    Had to send them back for a rail system.


    Layton
     
  4. XD9MM

    XD9MM New Member

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    Where can one pick up a rail mount laser for the XD9 w/4" barrel ?
     
  5. Ubergopher

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    I haven't used any laser systems yet, but if CT won't work for you have you considered getting lasermax, its the one that replaces your guide spring rod.
     
  6. layton

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    layton New Member

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    I thought about that one before I bought the rail mounted one,but the thing that concerned me was the repeated recoil effect on it due to the action of the spring, so that is why I went with the rail mount.


    Layton
     
  8. Woody

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    I don't remember the XD I'm getting having the opitional ambidexterios saftey but I'll be sure to check that out
    CT says the model LG-445 fits all xd 45 acp
    except with opitional ambidexterious thumb saftety
     
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  9. gorknoids

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  10. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    I'm a Capn on one of the towboats that run the Ohio River from Cairo IL to Pittsburg PA
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    You have thumb safeties on your XD? Didn't know the XD had those...mine doesn't.
     
  12. Gojubrian

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    Yep, you can get them with thumb safeties now.
     
  13. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Called to be sure mine didn't and it does not so that's good I should be good to go for the Lasergrips
     
  14. layton

    layton New Member

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    Yep, paid $469.00 for it and it had the optional thumb safety on it, kinda like that feature on it for the fact that you have to physically push it off before it will fire, and if you are going to use it, you already havt the grip safety depressed and when you draw, get in the habit of as you draw, to release the thumb safety,then all you need to do is squeeze the trigger.

    I kinda think of the thumb safety as a fail safe device.

    Layton
     
  15. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    The Springfield Armory XD comes with optional ambi thumb safeties? I can't find that anywhere on their website. Grip safety and trigger safety (like Glock) but I sure didn't see any thumb safeties.
     
  16. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    I was just curious, having done 20 in the Navy. I grew up on the St. Lawrence River and used to ride the pilot boat as a kid, but never worked on the river.