The firearms world is awash in accessories ranging from the super practical to the pointless. Some look cool but won’t add much functionality to your favorite weapons. New lights and lasers might just be the best add-ons, however, because they’ll help you identify targets in low-light conditions and allow you to actually hit what you’re aiming at even if you can’t use your iron sights. There are literally hundreds of options available today, but these are some of the best lights and lasers hitting the market right now.

To learn more about the new lights and lasers mentioned in the gallery above, check out the following sites.

LaserMax G42/G43 CenterFire

LaserMax Spartan SPS-C-R

Colt Microtac M-Scepter

Colt Microtac Predator

Crimson Trace LG-485 Laserguard

Crimson Trace LNQ-103G

Fenix TK25

FourSevens Sentinel WS1

Hardened Arms LumaShark

Olight PL-2 Valkyrie

Smith & Wesson Delta Force

Streamlight TLR-6 For Non-Railed 1911s

Streamlight TLR-6

Streamlight ProTac HL-X

SureFire M312/M322 Scout

SureFire M612/M622 Ultra Scout

SureFire MasterFire

SureFire XC2

UTG 400-Lumen Subcompact Pistol Light

This article was originally published in “Ballistic” Fall 2017. To order a copy, visit

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