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Crimson Trace Laserguard for Springfield XD-S

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by ATCclears, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Springfield Armory XD-S Laser | LG-469 | Official Crimson Trace

    I'm considering this for my XD-S, which is also my concealed-carry pistol. My questions for those who own one:
    - how many rounds have you fired with the Laserguard installed?
    - any problems?
    - able to find a holster that fits the XD-S with the mounted Laserguard?
    - would you buy it again?

    Peter
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've got a CT on order for my XDS, CT says they should have them in stock in the next week.

    At that time I'll be adding the XDS-CT to my current holster offerings.:D
     
  3. jauguston

    jauguston Bellingham,WA Member

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    I have one on my Sig P238 and really like it. 400 rounds so far -no problems. If they made one for my Ruger SR.22 I would buy it in a second. I have a rail mount with paddle switches on the Ruger now and the Lasergard is far better. Don't have to take time to turn it on.

    Jim
     
  4. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I ordered this for my XD-S, and will provide feedback once I get it and take it to the range.

    Peter
     
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  5. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Laserguard (model LG-469) for my XD-S. Initial impressions are good. It fits tightly to the XD-S frame. It was easy to adjust the laser to align with the sights on the XD-S.

    I will update this thread after taking the XD-S and the Laserguard to the range.

    Peter
     
  6. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Jim,
    Did you look at the laser Sig has for the 238? If so, what made you go with the Laserguard?
    HB
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    The only negative I see is finding a decent holster. CT is the best. There are, however, a lot of people complaining about the specific XDS model CT and how it shifts out of alignment - http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-s-discussion-room/233536-buyer-beware-crimson-trace-lg-469-xds.html

    I ruined a CT for a g21 by being stupid and stripping the threads, and they sent me a whole new one at no charges - great service.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-469-Crim...667?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6f2d7753


    Holsters --

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=xds+ct+holster&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    Personally, this is the holster I would buy. The dual hook ones are just to much on a pain to take on and off -

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Springfield...0643701927?pt=US_Holsters&hash=item58a021f4a7
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    ATC - any updates?
     
  9. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    The Sig laser is a POS compared to the CT. Big negatives for the Sig Laser are: it's overly big and bulky, and the activation buttons are not easy to get to.

    The CT is a work of art, connects to the gun seamlessly and is activated but just using your normal grip.

    IMHO, the CT is worth the asking price whereas the Sig laser is overpriced.
     
  10. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Roy(?),
    Thanks much for the input. I canceled that part of my Sig order just in the nick of time.
    I had immediate buyers remorse after placing the order and posted my questions. Love this list!

    Another issue that immediately came to mind when I double checked the CT website was the free batteries for life offer. After two battery changes any price difference is moot.
    After three changes you'd be in the hole with another brand.

    Thanks again,
    HB
     
  11. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good choice, you will not be unhappy with the CT.

    Steve
     
  12. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Burt, it's been on my XD-S for a while now. I will be taking it to the range this weekend and will post an update.

    Peter
     
  13. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I've had 2 - one on my LC9 [which was sold], and one on my XD, which I haven't shot yet since installation. I can tell you that on both guns, the fit is great, and the activation is very, very nice. You don't have to think about fingering any switch - just grip your gun.

    My XD is my bedside gun in a pistol safe, so I don't have it holstered.

    And, similar to Burt, I stripped a screw in mine [all my fault], and was sent replacement parts by CT free of charge. Fantastic customer service, great product. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one.

    XD CT.jpg
     
  14. 19 Adam

    19 Adam rural Clackamas County, Oregon Active Member

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  15. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I miss-typed above, I meant on a G26, not G21 Glock. I also love the ones they make for the Ruger LCP. Yes, they are worth the price.
     
  16. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Seems like original equipment on the LC9/LCP.
     
  17. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Ruger also cheaps out and puts Lasermax's on the LCP/LC9.
     
  18. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I never did provide an update, so...

    As previously mentioned, I've had the Crimson Trace LG-469 mated to my XDs .45 pistol for a while now.
    Amazon.com: Crimson Trace LG-469 Semi-Auto Pistl: Sports & Outdoors

    I primarily keep my setup in a Remora "no clip" IWB holster (model 6ART). The XDs and laser fit great in this holster.
    Remora Series 6ART Holster (IWB)

    At the range...

    I primarily carry the XDs with the default, smaller 5-round magazine. I have large hands so my pinkie has nothing to grip in this configuration. Pre laser, I was fooling myself sometimes by placing my left index finger in front of the trigger guard to help steady the XDs. I can no longer do that with the laser and have worked on my grip.

    At 10 yards the laser is easy to see, and any shaking is slightly amplified by the distance to the target. At 25 yards the laser can be difficult to see and any shaking is much more pronounced on the target. I don't think this is a problem though since I bought the laser for a more likely situation of a short distance (7 yards or less) and no time to aim with the traditional sights on the slide.

    The laser is easy to align (both vertically and horizontally) using the provided allen wrench. I have not had any problems where the laser became misaligned or it stopped working. I have shot 400+ rounds with the laser attached to my XDs.

    Overall, I would buy the laser again and I do recommend it for XDs owners in either .45 ACP or 9mm.

    Peter
     
  19. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    ...and one more.

    I still REALLY like how the laser is activated simply by gripping the pistol. The pressure switch sits under your middle finger. There is no need to worry about a separate on/off switch. Draw the pistol, grip, and the laser is on.

    Peter