LaserLyte announces new rear sight laser for Taurus Slim models


Among the things we want to see in new sight laser technology — in addition to reliability, ruggedness, and accuracy — are ease-of-use and relatively easy installation. Those two elements are apparently achieved in LaserLyte’s new Rear Sight Laser (RSL) for Tauras Slim pistols, according to a company announcement obtained by PoliceOne.

Made from MIM 4650, nickel enriched high carbon steel, the RSL is constructed from the same material used for heavy-duty gun parts like iron sights and hammers. The laser body attaches easily to a proprietary adapter made of 1018 low-carbon mild steel. I don’t know anything about metallurgy, but I’m pretty sure all this means the RSL is durable enough to withstand any beating it may face while you’re on the job.

Users press a strategically-placed switch at the back of the slide to operate the laser. Easily activated by the thumb when using a normal shooting grip, the first press of the switch produces a night-sight mode from a small green LED under the sight notch. The second press will give you laser mode, programmable to a constant or pulse beam. The third press turns it off, and LaserLyte says the RSL also has an auto-off feature.

The RSL fits Taurus Slim models PT709, PT740 and PT708 in .380 ACP, .40 S&W and 9MM. According to LaserLyte’s promotional materials, the RSL will fit all Level I and II holsters. Check out LaserLyte’s website for a fit guide.

The RSL runs on for 377 batteries which, according to LaserLyte, will provide six hours of normal usage. The whole kit costs around $200, and includes the laser, a tool kit, eight 377 batteries and instructions.

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