While the light vs. no light debate has raged on for years and certainly will not be settled here, one thing all parties can agree on is if you are going to put a light on your pistol, it had better work right. Crimson Trace has been long known for their reliable and easy-to-use light and laser attachments that fit onto pretty much any gun with a Picatinny rail.
For SHOT Show 2020, Crimson Trace has brought out a new, affordable light called the CMR-209 Rail Master Universal Pistol Light. Unlike a lot of higher priced options that contain a light and a laser, the CMR-209 is a light only that shines at 200 lumens of LED white light, which is very efficient and allows 1 hour and 30 minutes of run time on a single battery. The light has two modes: on/off and momentary, easily set by touching the proprietary Instant Activation switch mounted right by the front edge of your pistol’s trigger guard.
The light is made from a high-strength polymer that is impact resistant up to one meter and water resistant in many conditions and weighs just under 2 ounces with the battery installed.
The CMR-209 retails for a super affordable $89.99 and fits most pistols with an M1913 Picatinny (or similar) accessory rail measuring at least 1 inch from recoil lug to trigger guard, which is pretty much any gun bigger than a pocket pistol.