Legacy of Innovation

Accurate, Rugged, Proven.

On February 26, 2014, a police chief from Estes Park contacted the LaserMax Warranty Department to request service on a LaserMax-equipped pistol in his department’s possession.

The pistol (a Glock 26) had been recently recovered by the department after spending four months on the bottom of a Colorado lake. Although the gun was dirty and rusty, much to the chief's surprise and delight, the LaserMax sight still worked just fine.

This story is not the first of its kind and we expect that it is far from the last. Such is the absolute dependability of LaserMax products.

As preferred supplier to the world's finest firearm brands and an established military equipment developer through active defense contracts, LaserMax specializes in packaging and ruggedizing laser systems for use in adverse environments. Having set the bar for exceptional laser performance and reliability, LaserMax considers it a matter of pride to uphold the highest standards. This is why every new LaserMax design is subjected to a standard battery of exhaustive tests.

Typical LaserMax performance trials include exposure to harsh conditions such as:

  • intense electromagnetic fields
  • extreme temperatures
  • high accelerations
  • deep water immersion
  • salt water spray
  • blowing sand
  • shock and weapon recoil
  • heavy impacts and drops
Innovation. Easy to imitate but hard to match.

Beyond sheer ruggedness, building products for the world's toughest customers requires originality. After all, what customers want and what customers need is constantly changing. At LaserMax, research and development has always been the dominant thrust of our work. This focus has resulted in more game-changing technological innovation than any other laser sight manufacturer.

When you genuinely care about your customers as much as we do, "good enough" is simply not good enough. We look at things differently. Down to the most subtle aspects of form, function, fit, finish: no small detail escapes the notice of LaserMax inventors and technicians. Whether it is destined for a NASA space platform, military weapon system or your personal carry gun, every LaserMax sight has this legacy of innovation built in.

All Lasers are not created Equal

Although equipping a defensive weapon with a laser sight can offer a definite tactical advantage, operator safety is of paramount importance. This is why, for over a quarter century, LaserMax has resisted the urge to adopt fads that might seem like a good idea, but potentially imperil the user in real world situations. All LaserMax sights are built with professional-grade performance and absolute operator safety in mind.

Grip & Holster Friendly

LaserMax products operate in harmony with any grips or stocks you might select, whether these are factory-equipped or aftermarket. LaserMax products are also designed with holster use in mind. Since the signature Guide Rod Laser installs completely inside the gun, no special holster consideration is needed. With CenterFire® and Rail Mount Lasers, LaserMax works hard to collaborate with holster manufacturers to ensure that the finest holster models available will work with LaserMax systems installed. For more information on holster fit, visit the Accessories section.

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The Cure for Premature Illumination

LaserMax lasers and lights feature an ambidextrous ON/OFF switch that enables the user to unholster the firearm and assume a fighting grip without prematurely activating the device. This is a clear tactical advantage when operating from concealment. A laser or light that comes on automatically may unwittingly reveal the good guy’s position, giving an adversary the upper hand. Think of the LaserMax ON/OFF switch as a built-in safety.

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Best & Brightest

For casual applications, any laser sight may do, but when lives depend on product performance, true quality is not negotiable. With more than a quarter century of laser focus, LaserMax has achieved the perfect balance between brightness, ruggedness, and battery life. To ensure maximum visibility across all lighting conditions, all LaserMax lasers are 5mW – the highest output permitted by federal law. In addition, all LaserMax gear is subjected to the most stringent testing and harshest abuse to ensure, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that it is mission ready. Brighter, tougher and stronger, LaserMax is the right sight in any light.

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Unmatched Quality

When your life depends on the reliability of your equipment, Made in China junk just won’t cut it. LaserMax stands behind every product that goes out its doors. That is why all LaserMax laser sighting and illumination systems are covered by an industry-leading warranty period of 5 years. Other companies may claim to stand behind their products but, after all, actions speak louder than words.

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LaserMax Safe Activation

Safety is where LaserMax really stands apart from the competition. The activation switches on all LaserMax products automatically place the operator’s trigger finger in the proper Uniform Cover Mode (UCM) position, along the side of the handgun. This crucial indexing position is where both common sense and NRA Guidelines dictate we keep the trigger finger until ready to fire. In addition to being placed right, a LaserMax is also activated right. We will never suggest that you squeeze or alter your grip to stage the laser. When you choose LaserMax, you are choosing a brand that takes your safety just as seriously as you do.

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Superior Proximity to the Bore

LaserMax laser sighting systems ensure the maximum consistency between Point of Aim (POA) and Point of Impact (POI). What does this mean? Inevitably, an offset exists between any laser aiming point and the path of a bullet. This is called parallax error. Although no laser sight can escape parallax error completely, LaserMax sights come the very closest. While the other guys select buzzwords to make their products sound precise, LaserMax applies hard science. Parallax error is mitigated to the greatest extent possible by positioning the aperture on every LaserMax directly underneath and as close as possible to the bore line as possible. The bullet will impact a target closer to where the LaserMax indicates and this remains true across a broader range of distances. Moreover, LaserMax’s parallax-fighting placement ensures that neither the trigger finger nor support hand will ever cover the laser aperture. A LaserMax laser sight always emits on an unobstructed path to the target when you need it most.

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Awards & Publications


On Target Magazine: Green Guide Rod Laser


"Naturally I picked the Lasermax Guide Rod Laser. Every gun should have this, it's that good. The laser made the sights jealous..." – Mark Kakkuri

GUNS Magazine, September 2014, Exclusive: My Well-Put-Together Custom Glock 19


On Target Magazine: Micro Laser


“I was very impressed with its performance. The (LaserMax) dot aligned perfectly with my Glock 22's fixed sights at 20 yards. And, since the unit is completely internal, I could still use my normal holster." – William Bell

Combat Handguns, November 2014, Testing the Green LaserMax Guide Rod Laser


Blue Book of Gun Values: Best Integrated OEM Laser Device


"LaserMax's innovative Green Guide Rod Laser can take your Glock to the next level!” – Dennis Adler

2015 Handgun Buyer's Guide, November 2013, Guiding Laser


"The LaserMax Guide Rod laser meets or exceeds both Mil-Spec and Homeland Security durability test standards – drop tests, blowing sand, temperature and humidity extremes, salt water fog, deep water immersion, and 20,000+ rounds of live fire – and is user installable in just minutes." – Bill Battles

On Target, 2014 Defensive Handgun Annual, LaserMax Native Green Guide Rod Laser: The Green (and Guide Rod Laser) Advantage


"...a worthwhile addition to any Glock pistol and particularly for those being carried as duty guns or for self-defense use." – Dennis Adler

Tactical Life, December 2014, LaserMax's Innovative Green Guide Rod Laser For Your Glock

Black Guns

"Small is good when it comes to tactical accessories and the LaserMax Uni-IR is not only small, but it operates in the infrared spectrum, ideal for night operations and defensive positions from the battlefield to the hallway in your home." – Black Guns Staff

2014 Black Guns Buyer's Guide


"...a laser on any pistol you're going to bet your life on is a very, very good idea and the green Lasermax lasers are far brighter in all lighting conditions than red lasers. Fully loaded, with 7 rounds in the magazine, one in the chamber and the Lasermax laser installed, the LC9s weighs an easy to carry 22 ounces." – Ed Head

Downrange TV, November 2013, Shooting the New Ruger LC9s


"...the CenterFire offers seamless integration with the front portion of the pistol frame, placing the emission point of the laser beam immediately under the bore for the highest accuracy." – S.W.A.T. Staff

S.W.A.T. Magazine, May 2013, LaserMax Green CenterFire Laser Sight

21015 Ladies Choice Award

Shooting for Women Alliance


"...the CenterFire offers the most compact and robust laser solution available." – Pocket Pistols Staff

Pocket Pistols


"...it's an affordable way to take advantage of this technology if you want to make it a part of your defensive training plan, and is a perfect match for Ruger's tough little pocket pistols." – Roy Huntington

American Handgunner, March/April 2015, LaserMax CenterFire Laser


"When I got my first close look at this new Ruger 10/22 with LaserMax Laser, I knew immediately that this was the solution I had been wanting. It seems that LaserMax, working with Ruger, has created the perfect blending of laser and rifle to create an accessory that will probably be under many Christmas trees this year." – Gunsumer Reports Staff

Gunsumer Reports, July 2013, Ruger 10/22 Carbine with LaserMax Laser


"Ruger's Game-changing LCP .380...with LaserMax CenterFire laser utilizes a glass reinforced nylon frame to keep its weight under 10 ounces." – Fred Demara

Pocket Pistols 2013, Deep Cover Rugers


"LaserMax is offering a fantastic little laser, the CenterFire, designed specifically for the S&W M&P Shield...well designed and easy to use. Attaching it to my pistol was very easy – it only took a couple minutes. And the best part is that it looks like it's part of the pistol...If you already have an S&W M&P Shield or are looking to get one, make sure you give the CenterFire a look. It may be just the thing to turn your Shield into an Excellent backup or off-duty carry pistol." – David Bahde

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