The founder of Crimson Trace, Lew Danielson, has officially announced his retirement. Danielson—winner of our 2015 NRA Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award—co-founded Crimson Trace in the backroom of an Oregon machine shop in 1994. It eventually grew into one of the industry's more renowned companies, and recently sold to Smith & Wesson for $95 million.
Smith & Wesson has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Crimson Trace for a reported $95 million.
The evolution of sighting aids dates back to the first crude, iron sights on the matchlock firearms of the 16th century, and has morphed into the high-tech telescopic sights we all love. Laser sights—such as those produced by Crimson Trace—are an amazing tool.