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I recently acquired an older Glock 19 with an unusual laser sight of which I'm trying to determine the manufacturer. The battery pod is in the backstrap and accessible via a threaded cap just behind the magazine well at the bottom of the grip. The back strap has a red button which is depressed when you hold the Glock for firing to activate I would guess the laser. The laser is integrated into the gun (no external wiring) in a half inch by half inch box mounted on the front of the trigger guard. i was told this might be an earlier model Crimson Trace however the full integration of the unit doesn't appear to parallel the designs used for recent units from that company. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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It sounds like a CTC (crimson trace) laser. Can you post pics so we can get a better idea....
 

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1st gen CrimsonTrace. That was state of the art in the early 90's. As compared to the one Arnold used in Terminator it was a giant leap in tech.

Air gun Trigger Gun barrel Gun accessory Metal

Had external battery pack with wire running up to the unit hidden by jacket sleeve.
 

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In response to a request for photos and not having immediate access to the item let me refer you to www.Gunbroker.com and under the Firearms section enter item number 298184860, this will provide an example of the laser mentioned.
 

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Here is the picture for you.
 

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It is the first CrimsonTrace laser for the Glock. You sent them your Glock and they modified it. Mid 1990's I believe.
 

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Ok, I contacted Crimson Trace and sent them the attached pics and they indicated it definately isn't their model. I will try again. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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Allright now I'm confused. I remember when these were available. I thought CrimsonTrace offered them before their Glock grip lasers came out. They may have been made by someone else but it was a reputable company that is still in business. If it wasn't CrimsonTrace I am surprised they couldn't ID it. There were only a few American companies making pistol lasers back then. Did you ask if it may have been a 1990's model?
 

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Trust me, my head is spinning as well. I called Glock and they felt it was a Crimson Trace, abesent any photos, w Photos the woman at Crimson Trace informed me it wasn't one of theirs. I've since gone back to them based on your feedback but honestly can't even find an example of this on the web under CTC? I may have to try Glock again or as a last resort try a few gunsmith's in town and at worst case see if they can dig into the gun a little to id the mfg. I do love the configuration and would like to see about repairing it but I may have to update as a last resort. Thanks as you seem to at least have an opinion to help me in towards what feels like some progress. Frustrating as I was informed that it was in working order when I acquired it. Thanks again.
 

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CTC just repied to my second inquiry indicating it's not one of theirs. I've just tried Glock to see if they have an opinion however they seem reluctant to offer any insight. May be heading to a few gunsmiths over the next week. Thanks again to all who offered insight.
 

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They were big in the 1990's. What happened? Still in business though; arotek.com.
 

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Haha @ literature - $1,200 for a new Glock with laser in the mid '90's. What a bargain!

And only $600 for just the conversion. Yay! Can get those on a keychain for $4 now lol
 

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Many thanks to "Danzig" for putting me on the right path to solving my dilema. It sounds like my options are more limited than I had hoped but at least I know all loose ends are tied up. Thanks again to all who tapped their brain cells to find me a solution.
 

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Your welcome. Hopefully Aro-Tek can help you out somehow.
 
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