What is "Controlled Activation?"
LaserMax's signature Controlled Activation™ comes in the form of a simple, ambidextrous toggle switch. Although it varies in size and style depending on the model, all LaserMax products feature this ambidextrous switching mechanism. Why? Because when you are operating from concealment, you don't want to give the bad guy the upper hand! Controlled activation offers a clear advantage, enabling the shooter to unholster his or her firearm and assume a defensive grip without prematurely turning the laser on. A laser that comes on automatically could lead to a potentially risky reveal of the shooters position.
Bravo Juliett Mike wrote:Can you tell me more about the pulsating and non pulsating lasers? Why do some of your lasers use this and some do not? Is there an advantage of one over the other? Also do any of your lasers feature both options?
The human eye is evolved to detect motion faster than inactivity. This is why emergency vehicle and navigation lights are pulsed rather than steady. This increased visibility is built into many LaserMax lasers. The pulsing beam enables the shooter to visually distinguish the laser and obtain a sight picture much more rapidly during a stress fire scenario. As an added bonus, the pulsing laser helps preserve battery life, an important feature on laser systems with the smallest batteries (such as the Guide Rod Lasers for mini-Glocks). Despite these inherent advantages, many customers have expressed that they simply prefer a steady or “constant on” laser beam. In response to that demand, LaserMax now offers the non-pulsed configuration on select lasers that feature a larger battery capacity, such as the CenterFire and rail-mounted systems.
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