Crimson Trace CMR-202 Universal Rail Mount Tactical Light

by Jeff Quinn

photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn

July 15th, 2012




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CMR-202 mounted on a railed AR-15 handguard.



CMR-202 mounted on a Glock 20SF.



About six months ago, I reviewed the Crimson Trace Rail Master CMR-201 rail-mounted laser sight. This is a dandy little lightweight laser that will fit most any rail-equipped rifle, shotgun, or pistol, giving the shooter a very effective sight for use in most all lighting conditions, even total darkness. Now, Crimson Trace has introduced the CMR-202 Rail Master white light. This light is exceptionally lightweight and compact, but has a light output of 100 lumens, and is really useful for lighting up the night.

The CMR-202 comes with four different rail adaptors, to fit most any railed weapon. Activation is very easy, with ambidextrous switches to activate the light. The CMR-202 can run in three modes; constant “ON”, strobe, or pulsed; staying on only when the switch is pressed inward. On a handgun, the switch is positioned to fall right under the trigger finger as the weapon is drawn from its holster, providing an almost instant activation if needed.

The CMR-202 is easy to install, and comes with battery, which reportedly has a life of about four hours run time. All that is needed to install is a screw driver. I tried the Rail Master light on three different handguns, all with varying rail designs, and also on a Picatinny-railed hand guard on an AR-15. On every weapon tried, it fit well and worked perfectly.

One great benefit, and it would have been a deal-breaker for me, is that the light works as designed without interfering with a Crimson Trace Lasergrip. All of my fighting handguns wear Lasergrips, and adding the bright white light does not hinder the use of the CT Lasergrip at all.

The only consideration when using the CMR-202 is that the holster will need to be designed to accommodate a light. Other than that, it is unobtrusive, and the weight is negligible.

The Crimson Trace CMR-202 light fits a wide variety of weapons, and should be available by August 1st, 2012 from any Crimson Trace dealer, or online at

Jeff Quinn

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CMR-202 comes with everything needed, including battery.



Light does not interfere with the use of a Crimson Trace Lasergrip.





CMR-202 comes with four different rail adaptors.



Activation switch is ambidextrous, and easy to reach.