True Tales – Guns & Lasers Saving Lives

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Wilsonville, OR – -( If you need another great reason to buy a Crimson Trace Lasergrip or defensive firearm light product, then read on.

In addition to Crimson Trace’s 150 laser and lighting products being widely recognized as proven and dependable products, try adding to that list the fact that a laser-equipped firearm could possibly save your life.

There are many true stories from Crimson Trace owners and users who report that activating the laser—and having the potential attacker see that defining red dot on their chest or body—ultimately turned the attack and saved their life.

Included in the incoming reports from America’s streets and homes are:

  • A police stop of two robbers in a get-away car and the officers—many armed with laser-equipped handguns—engaged the lasers and this resulted in the armed suspects surrendering peacefully. The police report reveals that the many lasers projected from Crimson Trace Lasergrips lit the robbers up like “like a handful of ladybugs” had been thrown into the stolen car they were driving.
  • A road rage incident ended without shots being fired when a potential attacker followed the victim home. There, the fearful victim suddenly aimed a handgun and activated the Crimson Trace Lasergrip. The attacker—seeing the projected red laser dot on his chest—fled.
  • A gun owner ended a robbery with the aid of Crimson Trace Lasergrips installed on his Glock handgun. After the laser was activated, the would-be robber gave up and stayed in place until the police arrived.
  • A homeowner was attacked by a man armed with a clawhammer. That attack ended when the frantic homeowner pulled his handgun and activated its Crimson Trace Lasergrip. The attacker saw the glowing laser dot on his chest—and fled.

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These are just a few of the reports of live-saving actions reported by Crimson Trace product owners. All resulted in lives saved without shots being fired. The activation of a laser often sends a clear message to the attacker who recognizes the projected laser beam and abruptly ends the attack.

If you have used a Crimson Trace laser or light product to defend a life, in a military or police engagement, or to de-escalate a dangerous situation, we want to hear from you. Your story could be selected for incorporation into our website or for other possible recognition. Let us hear from you at [email protected]

Crimson Trace’s mission is to enhance people’s ability to protect family, home and country.

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, Laserguard and Lightguard –all with Instinctive Activation. Additionally, the company’s product line includes the Defender Series and Rail Master platforms – all are proudly engineered and manufactured in the USA. More details are available at: or by calling 800-442-2406.

For more information contact:

Crimson Trace
9780 SW Freeman Drive
Wilsonville, OR 97070
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Robert, to answer your question partly, it would depend on the lighting in the room at the time. In a well lit room I imagine he sees the gun but he may also see the laser and look down on his chest to see where it is. It could, and in these cases, did make a difference. In a darker room, he may see that laser light up and know he’s in trouble if he persists.


I work p/t at a home depot, about 12 years ago I noticed a red laser dot on my arm then it moved to my chest, turns out a young kid was playing with his new ‘toy’, this is when the laser pointers were the rave.

That red dot puts you on high alert, I had no idea who was aiming that laser at me, all I did was to freeze in my place.


My wife LOVES the CT on her Ruger LCR specifically for this: “I might never have to fire this thing!”


In all fairness, if you are pointing a gun at someone, what do you think they see more a small red dot on them or a gun in the hand of the person they were going to attack?