The LaserMax CenterFire laser units used on the new Ruger LCP and Ruger LC9 pistols are now listed on the company’s website.
The general specs on both of the CenterFire models state the units use a red 650 nm laser operating at 5 mW. Both units weigh 0.5 ounces and use a 1/3 N lithium battery. Run time is estimated at more than five hours of constant use. The CenterFire units are factory aligned at 10 yards, but are also user adjustable for both windage and elevation. Each unit comes with a one year warranty from LaserMax.
As I suspected when I originally reported on the new Ruger models, the CenterFire have a “constant beam.” There is not a pulsing option like what is found on some new laser sighting systems being used today. I don’t know that there is any advantage to a pulsing beam (other than marketing), so the absence of that feature would not keep me from buying one of the CenterFire units.
The CenterFire laser units for both the Ruger LCP and LC9 have an MSRP of $129. LaserMax states the CenterFire for the LCP has a ship date of 11/18/2011, but they are accepting pre-orders. The LC9 lasers appear to be in stock now.
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