A couple of months ago when I reviewed the Crimson
Trace Lasergrip for the little Kel-Tec .32 and .380 autos,
I was told by CTC that the Lasergrip for Rugerís
wildly popular LCP was in the works, and I have now
received one for review. The Model LG-431 is very similar to the
LG-430 that is built for the Kel-Tec. There is just enough
difference between the two pistols that the 430 will not fit the
LCP, and Crimson Trace is to be commended for not trying to make
one model to fit both the Kel-Tec and the Ruger. CTC wanted a
precise fit, and by making separate models for the very similar
pistols, that is exactly what they got.
The LCP has been selling like beer at a NASCAR
race since it was introduced just a few months ago. Like the
Kel-Tec, the Ruger LCP is made for personal protection from the
dregs of our society. The little LCP is small enough to always
be with you, and is a dream to carry in the pocket, where it
comfortably rides unnoticed until needed. The little pistol is
lightweight, but the .380 cartridge will suffice as protection
at close range. The only drawback to the little pistols is that
the sights are necessarily small, and they are hard to see in
low-light conditions; the very type of conditions in which
criminals prefer to ply their trade. These little pistols, more
than any other, need a good laser sight, and the LG-431 is the
perfect compliment to the LCP handgun. Adding only one-half
ounce to the weight, and nothing to the thickness and bulk of
the little pistol.
The LG-431 is very easy to install on the LCP,
and takes all of about three minutes, if you take your time. It
comes with a good set of instructions, and the proper Allen
wrenches to install and adjust the Lasergrip. The laser is
activated by a small button in the front strap, right under the
shooterís middle finger. Activation is quick and natural. The
LG-431 uses one small CR 1/3N battery, and the laser is bright
and easy to see, even in bright daylight.
When carrying a pistol, any pistol, but
especially a small pocket gun for defense, you
need every edge that you can get in a defensive situation.
You must be able to place your shots effectively on target. The
Crimson Trace LG-431 gives that edge to folks who carry the LCP
for defense, and I highly recommend it to those who put their
trust in Rugerís pocket pistol.
You can purchase the LG-431 at your local
Crimson trace dealer. For a closer look at the entire line of
Crimson Trace products, or for the location of a CTC dealer near
you, go to www.crimsontrace.com.
You can order the pocket holster shown here from
The Crimson Trace equipped LCP carries easily in a
Simply Rugged Pocket Holster.
Entire unit, including batteries, weighs less than
two .380 ACP cartridges.
Crimson Trace equipped LCP compared to similarly
equipped Kel-Tec P-32.
Ruger LCP compared to Smith
& Wesson 342PD .38, both wearing Crimson
Trace laser units.
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