Crimson Trace Launches LiNQ™ System
(Wilsonville, OR)– Crimson Trace continues its leadership position in the firearms laser sight and lights accessory categories with the release of a new industry innovation—the LiNQ® System. This wireless and remote operation system utilizes a powered control grip to activate and operate a forward—or remotely located—light and laser sight module.The two-piece LiNQ System is designed to equip and upgrade nearly all standard long guns with rails and replaceable pistol grips. The many advantages to users of the LiNQ System include: no wires to tangle or disconnect, no activation pads to search for, ease of operation and simple to use controls, and the System can be easily and quickly transferred to another firearm.
The patented LiNQ (LNQ-100) System’s leading feature is a replaceable AR/MSR-style compatible pistol grip that houses the system’s control circuitry and operating battery. That grip wirelessly communicates with the rail-mounted, or remotely located, laser sight and light module.When the module and grip are actively communicating—and linked—via a secure Crimson Trace developed interface, a solid green light illuminates on the grip’s side panel. If the grip is searching for the partner light/laser module, the user will see a flashing green light. If the control grip has lost connectivity with the partnered laser/light module, there will be a constant red light on the grip’s side panel. These indicators are easy to see, and the operation buttons are easy to find and engage. The system operates on easy-to-purchase standard CR2 and CR123 Lithium batteries.
The output light/laser module is similar to Crimson Trace’s popular Rail Master Pro units. Adding to the innovation features are an activation button located on the back of the remote laser and light module that permits use of the laser and light features without the LiNQ control grip installed on the firearm or located within communication range. The remote module provides these operation options:
*Light and laser together
*Laser only (red and green laser models will be available)
*Light only (the innovative LED light has a 300-Lumen output)
*Laser and strobe/pulsing light
The LiNQ control grip and modules have been rigorously laboratory- and field-tested for possible interruptions and communication challenges. The units have also passed numerous drop, dust and moisture tests. The two-piece system was also reviewed and tested by some of America’s top gun writers and firearms industry experts during the development phase. The product easily installs onto nearly any standard AR/MSR platform rifle commercially sold today without special gunsmithing skills. The attachment process requires removing the current grip, installing the new Crimson Trace LiNQ System powered grip in its place, and then inserting the securing screw. It’s that simple. All necessary wrenches and batteries are provided.
The light/laser module will attach securely to standard M-1913 Picatinny and Weaver-style rails. This unit can also be engaged with the easy-to-operate Crimson Trace Instant Activation button. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price will be $549 for the LiNQ System package, and it will be widely available for purchase in mid-year 2016. For additional details, visit: www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406.