Five Things Every Gun Owner Should Know

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Wilsonville, OR – -( There’s no greater responsibility than providing safety and security for your home and family.

For many people, a handgun provides that safety.  You need more, however, to be fully prepared for threats. So, if a single product could dramatically improve your chances of surviving a life-threatening scenario, wouldn’t you want it?

The best way to survive an armed encounter is avoiding it. The second best way is deterring the threat without firing a shot. The world is a dangerous place, however, and we must prepare responsibly—and equip accordingly. You need every opportunity to prevail.

1: The Range Can’t Fully Prepare You for the Real World
Range practice is important for any defensive shooter, but that practice does not fully prepare you for real-world situations. A laser sight on your handgun can help you overcome challenges such as darkness, close range, time, movement—and threats.

2: Trauma Causes Uncontrollable Physiological Changes
If you are attacked, or you draw your handgun to prevent violence, the “fight or flight” response starts—and everything changes. With reliable state-of-the-art technology, like Crimson Trace laser sights, you simply project a laser dot onto the target. This communicates a crystal clear message: you can both walk away.

3: Laser Sights Improve Hit Ratios by More Than 300%
U.S. law enforcement officers are some of the best-trained shooters in the world, but hit ratios during in-the-field shootings are staggeringly low. National Institute of Justice data shows that officers using traditional sighting methods hit their mark only about 25% of the time during lethal force engagements. Agencies using Crimson Trace lasers have achieved hit ratios of more than 90% in officer-involved shootings.  That’s a phenomenal 300%+ improvement!!

4: The Right Technology Can Help You Survive
Technology exists to help shooters of all skill levels improve their confidence, speed and accuracy. No personal protection handgun is complete without a laser sight.  Thousands of Crimson Trace customers agree: When You’re Holding It, You’re Aiming It™.

5: Armed Citizens End Violent Crimes Every Day Without Firing a Shot
Responsible armed citizens are one of the reasons for America’s decreasing violent crime rate.  It is estimated that as many as one million crimes are prevented each year because of armed citizens—and many without a shot being fired.  It’s precisely the reason why we say that laser sights Help Bad Guys Make Informed Decisions.

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Crimson Trace, the acknowledged industry leader for laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms, is based in Wilsonville, Oregon.  Its award-winning innovations include Lasergrips® and Laserguard with red and green lasers, as well as Lightguard – all with Instinctive Activation ™. Additionally, the company’s product line includes the Best-in-Class Defender Series and Rail Master platforms – all of which are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA. More details are available at: or by calling 800-442-2406.

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Becker is 100% right.

I recommend you practice loading with your weak hand, you can take a hit to your strong arm or hand, practice until it is automatic.

If you can’t clear a jam in the dark then how can you save your life in a dark room with a bad guy looking for you?

Chris T

I agree. Lasers seem like the best tool to take some inconsistency out of adrenaline-pumped hands. I think there’s plenty of other tools to add to the list. A holster is needed that holds the gun in the exact spot it should be in and allows fast and silent draws plus one-handed re-holstering as well. You can’t forget about hollow points. Leave the ball ammo at home. Can’t forget about the back up gun. A small flashlight can give you an advantage in a pitch black alley. Some places won’t let you carry a gun so don’t put your gun… Read more »


Anything short of growing up hunting and then actual combat, hunting all your life gives you more prospective on situations like this. Things are automatic to you. Many people can get pretty damn nervous when a big buck comes into sight. Goggle all your weapons and learn how to really take them apart, clean, and put them back together. Then learn to do it in the dark or blindfolded. Confidence is the main goal and I am not looking to scare anyone away. I want this bastard dead so he won’t look for an easier target tomorrow night. If anyone’s… Read more »


I have the laser, If you could only buy the ammo to put in the gun, thank you Obama (it’s not about gun control, when the government has all the ammo).

Bill Baker

The right technology can help you survive? Really, wow this is ground breaking news that every gun owner should know. I’m going out to buy my M1 Abrams today….