New from Crimson Trace, is the Lasersaddle series of visible lasersighting systems for Mossberg shotguns. The Lasersaddle is available inboth red and green visible laser versions, though for purposes of thisarticle we’ll be talking specifically about the LS-250G green lasermodel. From Crimson Trace’s webpage:
“The LS-250G Lasersaddle is a feature-packed laser sighting solution for Mossberg 500, 590, & 590 Shockwave 12-gauge shotguns. Attachingseamlessly to the receiver, the LS-250G provides multiple ambidextrouslaser activation pad points for instant targeting with a powerful 5mWgreen laser. As with all Crimson Trace laser sights, the LS-250G isuser-adjustable for windage and elevation. The LS-250G features a master on/off Switch for completely powering down the system. This modelprovides three hours of battery life with 4 provided CR2016 batteries.”
Crimson Trace had both models available at range day. Activating thelaser proved to be very intuitive, and hitting the hanging/swingingtarget they had proved to be easy while utilizing the laser.
Something of particular interest, and not readily apparent from thepictures/press about the new line of Laser sighting systems from CrimsonTrace is their compatibility with already existing side saddle ammomanagement systems. Since the Lasersaddle mounts from the top of the gun and leaves the left side exposed, those interested in keeping spareammunition onboard the gun via a side saddle will be able to do so.
Another huge surprise is that if you are still interested in running anoptic on your shotgun you will be able to do so. The Lasersaddle iscompatible with receiver mounted Mossberg Picatinny rail sections.Mounting a rail in this fashion will of course raise the height of theoptic, but should not impede overall function of either the Lasersaddle,or the selected optic. This is welcome news for those who are looking tohave flexibility in their sighting systems.