26 Concealed Carry Magazine
Volume 3 - May/June 2006
Lasers definitely have their place in
the concealed carry arena. However, until
recently, there were very few compact
guns that could be equipped with a laser,
and even fewer pocket-size guns. Lasers
available for pocket guns were often bulky,
or they completely changed the method of
carry for the gun, often preventing the use
of a holster. A new company, Armalaser,
has changed that with their new laser
system that mounts compactly under the
dust cover of small autos and attaches
securely to the trigger guard.
The Armalaser unit is easily user
installed and takes about 10 minutes. Once
in place, this rugged little unit is strongly
attached, and seems like a part of the gun.
The added weight is minimal and the gun
handling characteristics are unchanged.
The laser is activated by a touch
sensitive area on the rear of the unit, just
in front of the trigger area. The laser stays
on with continued contact, and shuts off
automatically 12 seconds after the last
contact with the switch area. If you want
to deactivate the laser temporarily, there
is a kill switch on the underside
of the unit. The laser projects a
large, bright red, easily visible
dot that is steady–on, with no
flashing or pulsing. The laser’s
point of aim is adjustable (for
windage only, not elevation),
using the provided allen wrench.
I found the Armalaser unit to be very
intuitive to use and easy to see at reasonable
combat distances and beyond. Adding a
laser to my Kel Tec P-3AT was particularly
effective, since the factory sights on this
small gun leave something to be desired.
My only real criticism of this product is
that the space inside the trigger guard is
slightly reduced, which crowds my large
trigger finger a bit. All in all, however, it
seems to be a small price to pay for the
increased tactical advantage of a laser.
The Armalaser is available for the
Kel-Tec P-32 and P-3AT, the Kahr PM-9
and PM-40, and for Glock models.