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Crimson Trace's LG-443 on a Glock Model 42

Mouse guns and snubbies practically beg for a laser. With sight radiuses (radii?) approximately the length of the average 14-year-old’s attention span, hitting anything at much more than bad breath distances can be, well, hit or miss. That doesn’t mean that a good laser won’t benefit a larger pistol, though. So now, as you knew they would, Crimson Trace is out with one of their best-in-class Laserguards for the larger-than-mouse gun GLOCK 42. Press release after the jump . . .

(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace, the recognized industry leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms, announces the release of the first-in-the-industry laser sighting system for Glock’s 42—the Laserguard® (LG-443). That small Glock handgun is recognized as a .380 caliber pistol designed for pocket carry and self-defense concealment while being designed to fit the hands of most women and shooters with smaller hands. To keep those characteristics, Crimson Trace’s Laserguard LG-443 will add little to the pistol’s overall size or weight.

The Laserguard LG-443 will contain a powerful 650nm red diode and be powered by a 1/3N battery. This laser sighting system can be activated utilizing Crimson Trace’s patented Instinctive Activation® and will fit securely onto the firearm’s existing trigger guard without requiring any gunsmithing, pin removal or use of firearm retention screws. The full feature unit will also be user-adjustable for windage and elevation. This laser sight will have a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $229.

Crimson Trace makes a wide range of products designed to help make Glock pistols better defensive firearms, including red and green laser sights and bright LED white lights.  From the rail-mounted Rail Master® lights and lasers to the trigger guard mounted Lightguards®, plus the Lasergrips ® and Laserguards®, provide many options. For example, Crimson Trace’s Lasergrips are currently offered in eight base models that will fit dozens of Glock pistols.  Overall, Crimson Trace offers 17 laser sights and light models that fit onto more than 20 different Glock pistols.

Crimson Trace is celebrating 20 years in the shooting sports industry in 2014. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the company’s goal is to make laser sighting systems standard equipment on every personal protection firearm in the United States. All Crimson Trace products are Made in the USA. Full details are at or by calling 800-442-2406.


Crimson Trace, the acknowledged industry leader for laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms, is based in Wilsonville, Oregon. Its award-winning innovations include Lasergrips®, Laserguard® and Lightguard®  –all with Instinctive Activation ™.  The company’s product line also includes the Defender Series® and Rail Master® platforms – all are proudly Made in the USA. More details are available at: or by calling 800-442-2406.

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    • Good luck finding holsters! I have the Laserguard for my G19 and I only found ONE holster for it, a leather one by DeSantis. I had to make my own Kydex holster which I use out at the range, but that was pretty easy and it cost me maybe $25 in materials.

  1. “With sight radiuses (radii?) approximately the length of the average 14-year-old’s attention span, hitting anything at much more than bad breath distances can be, well, hit or miss.”

    Yes, the plural of radius is radii. I have nothing against lasers but hickok45 routinely rings his gong at 80 yards with pocket guns. The advantages to lasers have little to do with sight radius.

    • Hickok45 has also sent several orders of magnitude more ammunition down range than the average firearm owner.

      • Not to mention that the vast majority of those several orders of magnitude are fired way before the camera is turned on.

  2. I wish they offered more green lasers. I know those are more spendy, but they are much more useful in medium-to-bright ambient light environments.

    • I’m actually surprised they still make new red lasers. Do they use less battery for smaller guns? The green’s rock! Ok, their red ones rock too; but the green ones rock noticeably louder.

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