For years, Crimson Trace has been on the outside looking in as other tactical optics companies rolled out low-price, introductory laser optics. Not anymore. The Crimson Trace Defender Series, introduced at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, is a new foray into affordable personal defense optics for Crimson Trace. Targeting new and inexperienced shooters, the Defender Series activates with an ergonomically designed push-button system, rather than Crimson Trace’s traditional instinctive activation system. The Defender Series will be available in January for Glocks, the Springfield XD line, the Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers and the Taurus Model 85 with prices ranging from $129-150. Check out the video from SHOT Show.