DO I NEED TO SEND THE FIREARM TO THE FACTORY FOR INSTALLATION?
No, the firearm does not require factory installation. The LaserMax is designed for end user installation. The unit drops into the gun in less than one minute.
DOES THE LASERMAX REQUIRE GUNSMITHING?
No, gunsmithing is not necessary. If you or your customer can field strip the gun for cleaning, you will be able to install the LaserMax Laser sight with no problem. NOTE: Glock 20 and Glock 21 pistols will require additional instructions, please consult the manual for more detailed information.
DOES THE LASERMAX PERMANENTLY MODIFY THE PISTOL?
No, the pistol can be returned to its original factory condition at any time.
WILL THE LASERMAX VOID THE PISTOL WARRANTY?
The factory parts can be re-installed for any warranty repairs, since the pistol is not permanently modified in any way.
HOW EASY IS IT TO INSTALL THE LASERMAX?
Very easy! Replace the guide rod, recoil spring, take down latch and latch spring. That's it! Please read the instruction manual for complete assembly and operation instructions.
CAN I USE MY STANDARD HOLSTER WITH THE LASERMAX?
Absolutely! The LaserMax has no external parts. The LaserMax laser system is completely internal. Only a trained eye can tell that the laser system is installed. We have designed the LaserMax to be used with every type of holster. When using a standard, law enforcement retention holster, the laser will shut off when the weapon is holstered. This feature saves the battery life and will prevent inadvertent activation of the laser in the holster.
HOW DO I ACTIVATE THE LASER?
The laser is activated by a sideways push on the take down latch with the index finger from either side of the gun. The laser will stay on until you turn it off  by re-centering the latch from the opposite side. The best aspect of this set up is that the laser does not activate every time you grip the gun. The laser activates only when you choose.
WHAT KIND OF BATTERIES DOES THE LASERMAX NEED?
All LaserMax laser sights use 4 cells of either 393, 392, or 377 batteries (dependent on the model). This type of battery is commonly used for hearing aids and is available at a discount drug store or any other place that standard hearing aid batteries are sold. Shrink wrapped battery packs are also available from LaserMax.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO REPLACE THE BATTERIES?
Users will see three hours of continuous use from each set of batteries or approximately 2,000 rounds.
WHAT IS A DAYLIGHT LASER?
'Daylight Laser' is a term used to describe the new 635 nm (orange-red) semiconductor laser sights on the market. Since all commercially available laser sights are limited to less than 5 mW of power by the federal government, they will be roughly equal in perceived brightness. LaserMax chooses not to use the term 'Daylight Laser' simply because it has been demonstrated that this is an incorrect term. It is proper to say that the 635 nm laser sights will provide increased visibility over a much wider range of lighting conditions.
FOR WHAT DISTANCE IS THE LASERMAX BORE SIGHTED?
25 yards (dependent on the type of ammunition used).
IS THE LASERMAX ONLY ACCURATE AT THAT DISTANCE?
No! Because the laser is so close to the bore of the gun, the LMS-1000 is not distance sensitive. The LMS-1000 is bore sighted to within 2 inches at 25yds.
DOES THE LASERMAX STAND UP TO THE ABUSE OF THE RECOIL OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME?
The LaserMax replaces a plastic guide rod in all the Glocks. The purpose of the guide rod is to keep the recoil spring aligned. The recoil spring absorbs some of the force of the weeapon's recoil. The LaserMax is rated to +2,000 G of acceleration. The LaserMax has been proven to withstand the harshest of conditions. The sight has even been drop tested for reliability at 15ft. elevation and performed flawlessly.
IS IT TRUE THAT THE EXCESSIVE HEAT FROM RAPID FIRE WILL CAUSE THE LASERMAX TO MALFUNCTION?
No, it is not true! LaserMax has conducted many extensive tests to show that it is not possible to heat the gun to a high enough temperature to cause the laser to fail. Even with 32 round magazines and continuous reloading, we could not cause the laser to fail from excessive heat build-up. Glock has also tested the LMS-1140 in the Glock 18 fully automatic. Even with the extended mags (22 rounds every second), they could not cause the laser to fail.
IS AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AN ISSUE WHEN USING THE LASERMAX?
The LaserMax laser sight is not adversely affected by extreme temperatures, however; the batteries required to operate the laser sight do have minimum and maximum temperature ranges. The standard batteries are rated +40F to +120F. Our new cold weather batteries are rated -10F to +120F.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE GOES BELOW THE RATING?
Due to battery temperature ranges, the laser system will not work in extremely cold temperatures unless our cold weather batteries are used (rated to -10F).
CAN YOU CAUSE PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE WITH THE LASERMAX?
Supermarket scanners are typically classified as "eyesafe" and are Class II lasers. Although commercial laser sights are not classified as eyesafe, it would be difficult to inadvertently cause permanent eye damage with a Class IIIa laser. If you happened to have the LaserMax cross your vision path, your blink reflex would kick in before any permanent damage could occur. It would be like a flash bulb going off in front of your eyes. Of course, this would never happen if the firearm is handled safely!
WHAT DOES THE FDA DANGER LABEL MEAN?
All LaserMax laser sights are Class IIIa laser devices. This class rating is based on both wavelength and output power. For this class rating the wavelength cannot exceed 700nm and 5mW output power. The output power for all LMS-1000 laser units accommodates/meets this FDA class rating.
DO I HAVE TO AFFIX THE DANGER LABEL TO MY PISTOL?
The laser industry is regulated by the FDA. We are required as a manufacturer to ship every laser system from the factory with the warning label. It is the user's responsibility to affix the label.
WILL THE LASERMAX SIGHT WORK WITH MY PORTED GUN?
The LaserMax is specified to be accurate to the bore sight of the weapon. The large decrease in bullet velocity incurred with a ported system will cause the bullet to drop before reaching its intended target, decreasing the range over which any laser sight will be accurate. Porting of a 9mm pistol is not recommended because the ammunition required to make the gun function properly is not readily available. Also, in many instances where a ported barrel has been installed, the barrel may not line up precisely with the original point of aim. Iron sights can adjust for this discrepancy, but the LMS-1000 cannot, just as one can no longer install a stock barrel in a pistol which has had its slide modified to accept porting.
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