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Sig P238 X38-TGL (Trigger Guard Lazer) Vs. Crimson Trace Laserguard

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Hellingbamster, May 21, 2013.

  1. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Seeking wisdom here from folks who have compared the Sig TGL to the Crimson Trace Laserguard.

    The Sig offering costs $30 less, is a stock part and it's Sig branded for whatever that might be worth. The lazer appears to be activated by a button on the left side.

    The Crimson Trace Laserguard is activated by a pressure pad on the front of the handgrip and CT is a leader, if not THE leader in lazer sights for pistols. To me the pressure pad looks as if it might make gripping the gun more awkward, or perhaps more securely with big hands.

    Comparison of build quality, durability, battery life, lazer brightness and beam, and particularly ease and speed of turning on the Sig unit would be appreciated.

    Also thoughts on being able to NOT have the lazer on is certain circumstances, which seems it would be difficult with the CT model, etc.

    TIA,
    HB
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Like we discussed in the other thread, I think the Sig laser is worth about $30 and the Crimson Trace offering worth what they are asking.
     
  3. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    STM,
    Thanks for that, and with a few others timely feedback I nixed the lazer order from Sig and got the Lazerguard coming from CT.
    They said a one to two week build time.

    HB
     
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  4. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    The Sig laser is junk. I went through three in a month that Sig kept replacing. They would shut down while shooting ;^(
    I bought a Crimsontrace, NO issues at all
     
  5. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    ct all the way and in my opinion the only way. as far as not having it on at certain times that is no problem with just a little less pressure on the top finger, not hard to do at all
     
  6. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Makes sense, and I was going to play with that possibility.

    Another related Q that comes to mind is are there any issues if a Lazerguard is used in conjunction with the Hogue rubber grip made for the P238? Looks as if there would be some overlap of grip and lazer actuation pad.
     
  7. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    you would probably have to squeeze like hello but that is just a guess
     
  8. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    It is an issue with the CrimsonTrace. I just marked the overlap and cut it out with an xacto knife......works fine
     
  9. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Ah, the infamous Hoguectomy! Good to know, thanks.
    HB
     
  10. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Y'all,
    Got the CT Lazerguard via Big Brown today. Ordered it on last Friday. Nice.
    Installing it was a snap, literally. Have to check the zero and the 238 will be good to go.
    Thanks for the inspirational info.
    HB
     
  11. Helnack

    Helnack Seattle New Member

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    I prefer the Lasermax guide rod laser. Not sure if they make it for the 238's.
     
  12. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    How are these activated?
     
  13. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    On the Glock they are activated by the take-down lever, not sure on other models.