Wilsonville, OR -(AmmoLand.com)- Shooters, and some of the firearms they shoot, have been legendary with the hours spent shooting, number of shots fired—and targets hit or paper bull’s-eyes punched.
For some, however, shooting can be a grueling sport. Then, there’s Crimson Trace and its relentless product testing procedures—another grueling shooting process.
“We have more than 50 certified shooters here at Crimson Trace, and this year they will shoot more than 100,000 rounds down range,” reports Charlie Sunderlin, Crimson Trace armorer. “Product testing can be a grueling affair here, with thousands of rounds shot through a single firearm during the product testing process. Sometimes the firearm fails well before the Crimson Trace laser sight testing is completed. This testing process is not for weak or poorly designed products.” The testing process is rigorous—and thorough.
All product test shooters are required to wear ear and eye protection, and are limited to no more than 500 rounds (or less with some firearms) per day. Shooters also follow all range safety rules and adhere to standard hygiene rules regarding exposure to lead. Testing can be an endurance event. Testers often tape fingers and hands to prevent …read more