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DSEi – CTC Defense

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The MVF-600 is a mil-spec (810-G) modular vertical foregrip. While a standard package consists of a visible or IR laser and 200 lumen light, they also offer modules that provide IR illumination as well as remote tape switching for other weapon accessories such as a PEQ.


As you can see, the modularity is effected by a simple throw lever system.


CTC Defense Announces International Sale of 25k Shoulder Fired Lasers

Monday, August 5th, 2013

We mentioned the Shoulder Fired Laser series during Modern Day Marine a few years ago. Designed to attach to an M72 LAW this is a low cost add on Aiming Laser that increases hit probability.


CTC Defense™, a division of Oregon-based Crimson Trace Corporation, has announced that it has completed shipping of more than 25,000 SFL-100s (Shoulder Fired Lasers) systems in fulfillment of an international military contract. The SFL-100 is a low-light aiming laser that couples with a unique, quick-detach/secure platform system that works with the battlefield tested M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon).

“CTC Defense realizes this large purchase of SFL-100 units is a vote of confidence in our products and the performance these products provide for soldiers on the battlefield,” said Dale Suzuki, CTC Defense Division Director. “The SFL unit dramatically improves rapid sight transition, especially in low light conditions, and the improved on-target accuracy equates to a much higher hit ratio. We look forward to working with other allies in fulfilling their laser system needs.”

There are several platform options for the SFLS, including: the CTC Defense RELMS (Rocket Expedient Laser Mounting System) with quick attach, or a factory-installed base plate. Application of the RELMS base plate and SFL-100 can quickly convert standard M72 LAW units already in inventory into upgraded laser equipped armament. The partnered SFL-100 laser can be effectively aimed at ranges from 50 to 200 meters and provides 25m increment adjustments. This helps soldiers in the battlefield gain a substantial advantage in eliminating opposing mechanized forces.

The easy-to-install laser aiming unit (slides into and precisely locks onto a base plate with no required tools or adjustments) also expands the use of the M72 LAW into an effective nighttime weapon. The current standard M72 LAW aiming system relies on daylight to complete the aiming process.

The SFL-100 produces a visible red 635nm laser and is powered by an AA battery. The laser run time is 14 hours (it moves into auto-off mode after 35 seconds of inactivity) and the unit is waterproof to 1 meter. The laser unit is housed in a sturdy advanced polymer shell and weighs less than 4 ounces. It is designed to work with all M72 LAW system variants.

MDM – CTC Defense

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

CTC Defense offers a dual laser sighting system for the GLOCK full size and compact models.


Mounted on either side of the barrel, IR and Red visible lasers are controlled via buttons embedded in the grip, or alternatively via a SureFire X300 switch.


In addition to the alerts, the grip is also textured and doesn’t dramatically increase the profile of the weapon’s grip. In fact, normal grip pressure in the correct spot, will activate the laser.

It is powered by two 2032 camera batteries. One is enough to power the lasers with the second on board for backup. Expect it to last 5000 illuminations meaning frequent use will give you about 9 months of use. You’ll notice the laser begin to fade when a new battery is required so you won’t experience a total failure.

MDM – CTC Defense

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

CTC Defense has developed the SFL-100 Low Light Aiming Laser for use with the Nammo Talley M72 series of LAW rockets. Available in Red and IR laser (with Green coming soon). This aiming device has been shown to increase night time hits by 20%.


New LAWs are coming with the mount you see here. Take a look at the cams at the aft end of the mount. These are machined to coincide with the type of round and the range settings on the SFL-100. This is because different variants of the M72 have different ballistic properties. These mounts can also be retrofitted on to existing rounds.


The SFL-100 is removable and can used over and over. Powered by a single AA battery, it can be had for under $250.

CTC Defense Announces Global Reseller Agreement With nLIGHT Corp

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

CTC Defense, the military sales division of Crimson Trace which is manufacturer of Lasergrips® and Laserguard® laser-sighting systems, recently announced the signing of a global reseller agreement with nLIGHT Corporation of Vancouver, Washington. The agreement gives nLIGHT improved access to Special Forces procurement programs via CTC Defense’s extensive relationships and also paves the way for continued technology collaboration between the two companies. nLight specializes in the production of high-power semiconductor lasers and components.

CTC Defense will also now resell a selective product portfolio centered on nLIGHT’s multi-functional aiming laser and rangefinder system which can be paired with an optional fire control module. CTC Defense has worked extensively with nLIGHT to pair their grip-activated laser sighting devices with nLIGHT’s electro-optical system expertise. “We’re excited to be able to offer the warfighter nLIGHT’s cutting edge laser technology, coupled with the instinctive user interface from CTC Defense”, said Dan Hill, nLIGHT’s Program Manager.

The agreement covers the nLIGHT’s laser rangefinder family of products including a standalone or weapon-mountable system that provides precise range determination to 2300m on a 2.3m target and gives the operator the ability to illuminate targets with both infrared (IR) and green (visible) aiming lasers. The systems can be programmed to provide numerous ballistic solutions for a variety of weapons and munitions offering advanced fire control capability.

“nLIGHT Corporation’s advanced technology and electro-optic platforms are a great benefit to our large portfolio of domestic and international military/law enforcement customers. Their expertise in their field will be a true force multiplier for us,” said Dale Suzuki, Director of CTC Defense Division.

CTC Defense’s Modular Vertical Foregrip Available

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The Modular Vertical Foregrip for AR15-style rifles (MVF-515) is now available from Crimson Trace. There are numerous vertical foregrips on the market but what makes this one unique is that permits complete change-out of the laser, allowing you to switch the module between red and green lasers. On the opposite side of the laser the MVF contains a 150/200 Lumen LED white light module with selectable light intensity.

Meet UFC Champion Randy Couture at the CTC Defense Booth

Monday, January 10th, 2011

If you are heading to SHOT show and happen to be a Mixed Martial Arts fan then make sure you swing by CTC Defense’s booth #16733. They will be hosting MMA legend, actor and shooter Randy Couture at their booth on Wednesday, January 19 beginning at 2:30pm. Dale Suzuki, director of military sales for CTC Defense will be introducing Mr. Couture who will be on hand to sign autographs in support of Camp Patriot, whose mission is to take disable veterans on outdoor adventures. “We’re excited to have Randy help out one of our favorite charities,” said Suzuki. “As a veteran himself, he knows the sacrifices our troops make every day and this is a great way for us to give back to our armed forces. We hope SHOT show attendees will stop by for a beer and chat with one of the World’s greatest martial artists ” Randy Couture is a five-time UFC champion and member of the UFC Hall of Fame, with an extensive film and TV career recently appearing in The Expendables alongside Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham. Camp Patriot is non-profit 501(c) 3 Corporation that exists to take disabled veterans on a wide range of outdoor adventures such as shooting, mountaineering, skiing and water sports.

Crimson Trace Dual Laser System for SIG

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

CTC Defense has unveiled their latest creation, a Dual Laser System for the SIG 226. Developed in conjunction with the US Navy, it provides Red and IR laser stacked one atop the other. Look for Glock as well as M9 Beretta versions soon.