SHOT Show 2016 new product: LiNQ by Crimson Trace

One of the new products for 2016 that I’m legitimately interested in is LiNQ from Crimson Trace. In simple terms, it brings the best feature of Crimson Trace’s laser grips, instinctive activation, to the world of AR15 pattern rifles. How does it do this? Dark sorcery Science. Here’s Crimson Trace’s explanation:

LiNQ™ combines a green laser sight and 300-Lumen LED white light with Instinctive Activation™ for AR-Type Modern Sporting Rifles. Utilizing a secure, individual connection, LiNQ offers complete wireless control of the laser and light module. The replacement grip is ergonomically designed for quick activation and mode changes, eliminating the need to reach for the rifle’s forend to operate.

Bluetooth in guns? What a fascinating modern age we live in. Hit up Crimson Trace’s website for more information.


  1. Bluetooth Low Energy / BT Smart

    I’m working on the same technologies right now. Honestly, they’re very cool, but in a weapon, I think it’s a less-than-ideal setup.

    The saying when determining wireless vs wired, is IF YOU CAN RUN A WIRE, YOU DO RUN A WIRE.

  2. That’s a cool feature. In a somewhat related note, it seems odd that so many laser companies are still using synthetic green lasers and have not moved to native green. It’s 2016. Native diodes were announced by Corning several years ago. Native has better battery life, smaller size, and less temperature sensitivity.

  3. So when I pick up my sword, it glows in the presence of Orcs? I love living in the future.

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