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Had a chance to test out the CT LG-431 at the range today. Took a few minutes and 20 rounds to sight in the laser. The LG-660 on my M&P and S&W snubbie were just about dead on right out of the box. This one took some work. Probably due to the trigger guard mount configuration. So far I'm pretty pleased with the 431. It was easy to install. No batteries for life rebate in the box. Darn!
 

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Where are you guys buying the LG-431s at discount prices. What prices are you able to get??? How about holsters with it attached to the LCP, is this a problem?

 

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Where are you guys buying the LG-431s at discount prices. What prices are you able to get??? How about holsters with it attached to the LCP, is this a problem?

I bought mine from Shooters Resource. They always seem to have the best price and offer free lifetime batteries. http://www.shooters-resource.com/Me...de=SROS&Product_Code=LG-431&Category_Code=Rug. $164.95 includes shipping.

I just ordered a Desantis Super Fly configured for the LCP with LG-431. It replaces my current Super Fly.

I also ordered a Covert Carry Small Sleeve to try this method of carry. http://www.covertcarrier.com/id7.html. I think it can be adjusted to accommodate the LG-431. We'll see.

 

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I also ordered a Covert Carry Small Sleeve to try this method of carry. http://www.covertcarrier.com/id7.html. I think it can be adjusted to accommodate the LG-431. We'll see.



I would think twice about carrying a double action only safety even with long trigger pull with out covering trigger.

IMHO
 

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I would think twice about carrying a double action only safety even with long trigger pull with out covering trigger.

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I've thought about that also. My reasoning is that the only time the gun is moving such that if the trigger catches on something you may be able to overcome the long trigger pull and the 7 to 8 lb trigger pull weight is during holstering. Holstering is done in the less stressful time compared with drawing so your are paying attention, just like any other time you are handling a gun. When drawing, especially in stress, you are not moving in the direction of trigger pull.

All that being said, I intend to experiment only loaded with snap caps to explore the margins of error. I'll report my results.
 

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gcwimmer said:
I would think twice about carrying a double action only safety even with long trigger pull with out covering trigger.

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I've thought about that also. My reasoning is that the only time the gun is moving such that if the trigger catches on something you may be able to overcome the long trigger pull and the 7 to 8 lb trigger pull weight is during holstering. Holstering is done in the less stressful time compared with drawing so your are paying attention, just like any other time you are handling a gun. When drawing, especially in stress, you are not moving in the direction of trigger pull.

All that being said, I intend to experiment only loaded with snap caps to explore the margins of error. I'll report my results.
Murphy Law loves large odds.
 

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I got to try my CT this weekend, all I have to say is: 2 inch groups, 10 yards, as fast as I could pull the trigger with the dot on target.

Ok, I have one more thing to say, I sure wish this little pistol had better sights on it. I know I'll hear that it is only a defensive firearm only good to 10 feet or so..... but it has so much more potential than that, I like knowing that any pistol I'm carrying is accurate at longer distances even if it may not ever be used that way......
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Ok, I have one more thing to say, I sure wish this little pistol had better sights on it. I know I'll hear that it is only a defensive firearm only good to 10 feet or so..... but it has so much more potential than that, I like knowing that any pistol I'm carrying is accurate at longer distances even if it may not ever be used that way......
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I haven't noticed any sight difficulties yet. Maybe I'm too new to pistol shooting, so I'll try to pay attention my next range visit.

I have read elsewhere that some people put a daub of white paint on the front sight. Others have use high visibility paints available at most gun sections of sports stores. Personally, I'm wondering if such a short sight radius lends itself to effective sighted shots, irrespective of the visibility of the sights.

All that being said, practice shooting with the laser off. You never know if electronics will be your friend at a critical moment.
 

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I haven't noticed any sight difficulties yet. Maybe I'm too new to pistol shooting, so I'll try to pay attention my next range visit.

I have read elsewhere that some people put a daub of white paint on the front sight. Others have use high visibility paints available at most gun sections of sports stores. Personally, I'm wondering if such a short sight radius lends itself to effective sighted shots, irrespective of the visibility of the sights.

All that being said, practice shooting with the laser off. You never know if electronics will be your friend at a critical moment.
Well, I started shooting 30 yrs before there was such a thing as lasers :eek: and that may be why I have a hard time with the little sights, just can't see them any more :) As far as the short sight radius, that does make a big difference in how quickly you can make a shot but as long as they are lined up correctly you should hit what you are aiming at. That's why I like lasers, they are very quick and they leave no doubt as to where the bullet is going to hit....
 

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Take a look at this:

http://www.nitesiters.com/

It does help.
I have a set of these that I bought for my M&P 45fs, but never installed because I bought the LaserGrips. If I can find the package, I'll give them a try on my LCP. If I remember correctly, there quite enough in the package for more than one gun.
 

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I believe you can do several guns with a pack of the sites but I have been told and read also that the material does not adhere too well and that you may have to use some really good stickem to help it stay on your gun! Anyway, good luck and let us know!
 

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I believe you can do several guns with a pack of the sites but I have been told and read also that the material does not adhere too well and that you may have to use some really good stickem to help it stay on your gun! Anyway, good luck and let us know!
My experience with failure to adhere is that it is really failure to properly clean the surface. I hope I don't embarrass myself. 8)
 

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Good cleaning and once on heat set with hair dryer and then a little super glue applied with a pin on the edges.
 

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Anyone know how much weight the LG-431 adds to the LCP?
 

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Anyone know how much weight the LG-431 adds to the LCP?
Well, you got me curious, so I took mine off and weighed it on a digital postal scale, exactly 1/2 oz! That explains why I couldn't tell a difference when I put it on... :) Fully loaded (6 + 1) with the Houge grip, CT laser, Bersa extension, and Keltec pocket clip The LCP weighs in at 11.25 oz, a little lighter than my GI 1911 ;)
 

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That is really considerably less than I thought.........Won't do much at all to impact the overall weight of the pistol then! Good Deal! Thanks for your time and efforts in replying to my question!
 

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Anyone know how much weight the LG-431 adds to the LCP?
From the designer at Crimson Trace http://forums.crimsontrace.com/index.php?topic=34150.msg8498#msg8498

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Team CTC-Dan said:
Howard,

The battery weighs 3 grams and the laserguard with battery weighs 14.8 grams. In ounce's, .1 and .5.

If you don't mind my asking, which forum was that? I like to keep an eye on the response to my designs. :)

Dan
I apologize for my omission. I must have been distracted after the first comma in my note. :-[

The forum is http://ElsiePeaForum.com/. I suggested those obsessed by getting CT's on all our EDC's should frequent this forum.
 
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