By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
April 16, 2019
A company called XTech Tactical recently introduced a very interesting intelligent combat/tactical pistol laser aimer (laser sight)/white light illuminator module called the “Smart Laser” at SHOT Show 2019 that DefenseReview (DR) found intriguing. The XTech Tactical Smart Laser utilizes infrared (IR) sensor technology found in cellphones to activate the onboard green laser and/or 200-lumen tactical white light illuminator automatically by brushing your trigger finger or thumb over/past the IR sensors on both sides of the Smart Laser, making the module both multi-finger-activated AND ambidextrous.
Using the side buttons on the XTech Tactical Smart Laser module, you can set it to either constant laser, constant white light, contstant laser and white light combined, strobed laser, strobed white light, or strobed laser and white light combined.
The Smart Laser also has an accelerometer built into it, “so if you set it in your night stand when you go to sleep, it times for 14 hours. After that 14 hours, it’ll actually power down. But, if you need to grab it, if you here a bump in the night, and you need it, it’s always on and ready to go, just like this [demonstrating]. You pick it up, the accelerometer arms the laser again, and it’s ready to go,” says XTech Tactical rep Leif Strom.
Sounds (and looks) pretty good, but that’s not all. It takes a standar CR123 battery, and when the battery gets down to 30 percent, the red LED lights on the back of the Smart Laser start flashing to let you know you’re getting low on battery power.
Defense Review would really like to get one of these into DR writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch’s very capable and knowledgeable hands to get his take on it. In the meantime, enjoy the video we shot below.
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