How do I Change a Battery in Crimson Trace Grips?

by Tara Kimball

Crimson Trace laser grips fit directly over the grip on your handgun for precise aiming. With the laser positioned at the chamber level, you can have more certainty in your shot's ultimate destination. Most Crimson Trace grips use two 2032 batteries. You can expect to receive at least four full hours of power before the batteries need to be replaced. Change the batteries at least once a year for the best results.

Remove all ammunition from your handgun. Double-check the chamber as well as the ammunition clip to be sure the gun is unloaded.

Remove the screws securing the sight to your handgun's grip. Use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws.

Lift the side opposite the laser to remove it from the grip. Unwrap the laser assembly, removing it from the handgun grip. Use caution to avoid losing the dust shield between the grip and the sight, if installed.

Lift the batteries out of each side of the sight. Insert the replacement batteries with the flat side facing up.

Align the laser side of the sight on the proper side of the handgun grip. Wrap the sight around the grip and ensure that both sides are properly positioned on the grip and not obstructing the trigger or any safety mechanisms.

Install the retaining screws on each side of the laser sight. Tighten the screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Items you will need

  • Small Phillips screwdriver


  • Never work on a loaded firearm. Accidental misfires can cause serious injury.

About the Author

Tara Kimball is a former accounting professional with more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance and small business accounting. She has also worked in desktop support and network management. Her articles have appeared in various online publications.