If you own a handgun and were thinking about adding a laser sight to it but were hesitant perhaps because of a possible learning curve, whether it fit in your holster, or price, Crimson Trace has partnered with Cabela’s to offer a “test drive” of their products at eight Cabela’s stores across the country.
Fortunately for us, Cabela’s in Hamburg is one of the eight stores featuring Crimson Trace in-store displays featuring their Lasergrips, Laserguard, Lightguard and other models that are preinstalled on model handguns. Once activated, customers can view the resulting laser downrange and will be able to feel and engage the various Crimson Trace laser products.
“Employees in our gun shop will also be on hand to help customers select the right laser and light products to fit their particular firearms,” said Harold Luther, Cabela’s Retail Manager.
In regards to this special promotional, Jeff Goddard, Crimson Trace Director of Sales said, “The companies are working together to better equip customers with laser advantages for all of their personal protection handguns.”
The displays at Cabela’s will offer free Crimson Trace DVDs (The Laser’s Edge) for customers to take home to review and garner more details about lasers and self-defense.
On a personal note, I tested a Smith & Wesson 1911 pistol with a factory installed Crimson Trace laser in the grips and I must say it was powerful. On a sunny day, the large and bright laser dot could be seen on a white garage door fifty yards away (the distance was measured with a Bushnell rangefinder).
With a competitors laser installed on a Glock model 30, I activated it on the same door and it could not be seen at that distance. On the gun range, the competitors’ dot was tiny and barely visible at 10 yards, and faded out at any distance beyond that.
Made in Wilsonville, OR, Crimson Trace lasers have been acknowledged as the industry leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms. In addition, the company’s product line, all with Instinctive Activation, includes the Defender Series and Rail Master platforms.
Interested customers can also purchase a laser of their choice online at www.cabelas.com or from Cabela’s catalog.
PGC RECEIVES A WINDFALL
Thanks to the estate of Joseph Trempus and his wife Kay of Shaler, PA, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has been bequeathed $349,198.70 according to Bob Fry, outdoor writer from the Pittsburgh Tribune.
Joseph Trempus died at 93 last November and his wife passed away a few years earlier. Joseph was a billboard builder and he and his wife had no children nor did they socialize with anyone. But they did love the outdoors according to Fry and they loved to hunt geese and rabbits and fish for trout. Mrs. Trempus worked for Sears for 40-plus years and both enjoyed hunting and fishing.
According to the PGC, the generous donation – which normally is not more than $250 by meaningful folks – will be used for displays and exhibits at the new wildlife-learning center to be built at Pymatuning. A room there will also be named for Trempus.
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