Firearm-mounted lights and lasers have evolved past the point of just being cool accessories. Their utility is proven, and when it comes to fast target acquisition, especially in low-light environments or under stressful conditions, these tools are second-to-none for illuminating targets and engaging them with speed and accuracy. It’s only logical that a company would combine a high-power light with a visible laser sight into a user-friendly package, and it should be no surprise that that company is Crimson Trace. The Rail Master Pro is a universal laser sight and tactical light.
A dual-screw clamp system allows the unit to be mounted on most pistols, rifles and shotguns that have Picatinny or Weaver-style rails, and the whole unit is powered by a single CR2 lithium battery. Activation is by either of the two paddles, located at the rear-left and -right, and these paddles will also toggle between several modes of operation: light and laser; light only; laser only; and strobe light with constant laser. The light is a 100-lumen white LED, and the laser sight uses a 5mW red beam, factory zeroed at 50 ft.
A green laser version of the Rail Master Pro is also available.
Price: $279 ($379 for green).
Contact: Crimson Trace Corp., 9780 S.W. Freeman Drive, Wilsonville, OR 97070; (800) 442-2406.