I know, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is but I called them at 800 442-2406 and registered for free batteries. You get one set per year. My new set should arrive by next week. Please pass the good word on. I have mixed feelings about CTs most unique feature, handle activation. By gripping the handle, you atutomatically turn the laser on and could give away your position or lose the element of surprise. Difficult not to grip a pistol under stress and since the laser is right under the barrel, you can not block it w your finger safely. I will have to shoot it a few times and maybe it is just something you need to get used to.