Although many M1911 enthusiasts have turned to alternative materials like polymers and resins for their grips, many still prefer the aesthetics of wood. Now Crimson Trace offers about a dozen wood-based M1911 laser sight options designed to fit most models of full-size and compact models.
For full-size pistols, Crimson Trace’s popular Master Series is available in rosewood, walnut, cocobolo and cocobolo diamond; its Pro Custom Lasergrips are offered in burlwood and walnut. For compact 1911 pistols, rosewood, walnut and cocobolo diamond are offered. Bobtail and round-heel 1911 pistols can be upgraded with the Master Series rosewood laser sights.
The wood-based laser sights are available with red lasers, feature Crimson Trace's patented Instinctive Activation pad, and can operate up to four hours on a set of batteries. All have textured grip areas to aid with control, feature a master on/off switch, and are covered under the company's Free Batteries for Life Program.
Another dozen 1911 laser sight products are available without wood and with red and green laser sights, and newer models of 1911 Lasergrips constructed of G10 or aluminum will be on dealers’ shelves soon. Many of the soon-to-be released 1911 Master Series will be available with red or green laser sights and will fit many models of full and compact 1911 pistols.