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Our first laser review, and we're thrilled to have tried this one out. If you aren't familiar with LaserMax, they are a company that designs lasers for different firearms and are located in Rochester, NY. Their popular Guide Rod Laser, the same one we'll be reviewing today, is light-years ahead of other products we have seen. Our review will take place with a Glock 27.

LaserMax website: www.lasermax.com

LaserMax facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLaserMax

Product

This 100% internal Guide Rod Laser is there when you need it with a quick tap of the take-down lever. It's so easy it's stupid. With the product, you get a new take-down lever as well as a new spring. This new lever is a bit wider than the factory lever, and allows the user to push in from either side to engage and disengage the laser easily.

The laser can be operated in temperatures ranging from 15 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The output power is the brightest available at 5mW, and the laser also blinks for higher visibility.

With a compact firearm such as the Glock 27, we personally enjoy internal lasers much more than external. Not only do we not have to find a special holster to house our firearm and laser, we also have no added bulk at all.

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The laser is housed inside a specially designed recoil spring. It's good to note that the recoil spring is of excellent quality and seems to bring aspects of the Generation 4 recoil springs. It's solid.

Installation

One never knows what to expect when installing an accessory to their firearms, but this one has us scratching our heads. Not because we couldn't figure it out, but because it was so incredibly simple to accomplish. In under 3 minutes (yes, 3 minutes), we had our new Guide Rod Laser assembly installed and ready to go.

On the smaller Glocks such as the G27, all you need to do is the following:

Field-strip your firearm
Push down on the spring with the tool provided, and remove the take-down lever
Remove the spring
Replace with the new spring
Push down on new spring and slide new take-down lever in place
Put your firearm back together with the new Guide Rod Laser, paying attention to alignment
And that's it. It's really that simple.

Accuracy

This particular laser is already aligned out of the box. Because of it's uniqueness, there is no need to align after install. We drove over to the range as soon as we had this baby installed to give it a try. We were not disappointed. It's the closest to the bore that you can get without putting a laser inside the bore itself (which isn't an option, so don't try and think up some new laser idea).

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Dead accurate without a single adjustment needed. There's really not a lot left to say about the accuracy of this laser. It's that good.

Battery Life

According to LaserMax, you can expect to change your batteries just once a year. This doesn't seem unreasonable to us at all, and we will update this article once the time to change batteries occurs.

Final Thoughts

This laser is great. We really don't know what else to say. If you're looking for an internal laser for your concealed carry firearm that is dead-on, look no further than the LaserMax Guide Rod Laser.

One thing to mention is this: While reviewing this product, our first concern was that the extended take-down lever would be accidentally pushed in one direction or the other by our holster, turning on the laser. We haven't found this to be the case (at least with the Crossbreed Holster). So far, so good!


Product Review: LaserMax Guide Rod Laser | Concealed Nation
 

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I personally have a Lasermax installed in my glock 19 and I must say it was bar none the best firearm accessory I have ever purchased. As the review claimed accuracy was dead on out of the box and after 2 years and close to 3000 rounds through it it still functions like day 1.
 

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It is a red laser, that being said it is much more visible in the dark than in the light, but nonetheless it is moe than sufficient at 10 yards and still somewhat doable at 15-17 yards during the day. I mostly installed it in the event that nighttime use is warranted it could be another tool in lieu of the trijicon night sights.
 
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