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LaserLyte Side Mount Laser for Ruger LC9

LaserLyte Ruger LC9 LaserLaserLyte recently announced a new side mount laser for the Ruger LC9 handgun.  The laser unit is designed for easy installation and to fit in the majority of existing holsters.

The LaserLyte side mount laser is a red laser (650 nm) operating at 5 mW, which is typical for handgun lasers.  Green lasers, which tend to be more visible in daylight conditions, are frequently much more expensive than red lasers.

The LaserLyte operates on four 377 “button” batteries.  The batteries are supposed to operate for up to five hours if left on constantly.  According to the company, batteries are included.

Unlike the LaserMax laser unit for the Ruger pistols, the LaserLyte has both a constant and pulse mode.  I don’t claim to be an expert on the use of lasers in a defensive handgun, and I’m not sure what the pulse might do for you, but this unit has it if you want it.

One of the things the pulse mode seems to do is extend battery life.  In pulse mode, LaserLyte states the unit should run for 10 continuous hours.

This side mount laser will also mount to the Kel-Tec PF9.

While at the 2011 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, the good folks at Laura Burgess Marketing were able to catch up with the sales manager for LaserLyte.  They had Jeremy demonstrate the new laser for the LC9:


  • Compatible Firearms: Ruger LC9, Kel-Tec PF9
  • Power Output: Class IIIA, 5mw
  • Laser Module: 650nm
  • Batteries: four 377 batteries
  • Battery Life: 5 hrs constant on, 10 hrs pulse mode (normal usage*)
  • Weight: .40 ounces/11.34 grams
  • Length: 4.22 inches/107.20mm
  • Width: .58 inches/14.74 mm
  • Height: .380 inches/9.71 mm
  • Range at Night: 500 yards/457.2 m

MSRP is $109.95 and the company expects to ship the lasers in December 2011.  Unfortunately, I do not see LaserLyte as one of the companies at the annual Media Day at the Range, but I am sure we will see this new item at the 2012 SHOT Show.

LaserLyte Ruger LC9 Laser

LaserLyte Ruger LC9 Laser

LaserLyte Ruger LC9 Laser

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19 replies on “LaserLyte Side Mount Laser for Ruger LC9”

When will the LaserLyte for the Ruger LC9 be available?
What is the cost, plus shipping (shipping time)
Does it have an on/off switch?

Hi Randall,

MSRP is $109.95 and the units are expected to ship sometime this month (December 2011). I presume it has an on/off switch.


Notice that the laser covers the serial number of the gun on the LC9, NOT GOOD and is illegal. The LCP has the serial number on the other side so that was fine.

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