LaserMax Guide Rod Lasers have been out for a while, but it’s a classic design that’s worth consideration. It doesn’t require a holster change, and it’s a simple user install. Very simple. The factory slide lock (takedown lever) is replaced with the LaserMax slide lock, which serves as the on/off for the laser. It has a rapid blink to aid in acquiring the laser, and the activation method allows you the choice to turn it on or not, unlike grip lasers.
It doesn’t require a change in how you grip it, because it’s tucked out of the way, and it can’t be bumped or knocked about. We dropped the G19 in all six different angles from a height of 5 feet, and the laser didn’t inadvertently turn on—but it did turn on when manually activated. Likewise, it did not activate inadvertently when the gun was fired, and when activated, it did not turn off when fired (although by design, it momentarily turns off when the slide is out of battery). Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
MAKE: LaserMax MODEL: Guide Rod Laser TESTED: Glock G19 Gen4 (#LMS-G4-19) AVAILABLE: Red, green, IR URL: www.LaserMax.com MSRP: $319