Crimson Trace Laserguard for Sig P238 – Updated

The wait is almost over – I received word from Crimson Trace earlier in the week that they will be releasing a laserguard for the Sig P238 (LG-492) in the near future. Many of us, myself included, have been anxiously awaiting this for over a year now and I can’t wait to try it out as soon as they roll off the production line (I had hoped they would have announced it at SHOT show last year but – no such luck) I personally would have liked to have seen this in lasergrip form instead of laserguard, but I won’t complain too much about the laserguard (Update on this below).

Check back in the future for a review on this product.


The Sig Sauer fans wanted a compact, lightweight pistol that performed like a full size. This platform is right up Crimson Trace’s ally as the Laserguard platform offers everything in a compact package. The LG-492 attaches to the trigger guard of the P238 by two factory supplied screws. The LG-492 is fully adjustable for windage and elevation and comes sighted in at 50 feet from the factory. See our holsters section for a custom holster to securely fit your laser equipped P238.


Update – I asked Crimson Trace why they decided to go with the Laserguard form factor over the laser grip and as expected there is good rationale behind this. Details from an Engineer at Crimson Trace (Thanks to Iain Harrison for checking into this for us) – The P238 is a pocket gun & therefore width is an extremely important consideration. The diode location would have been dictated by the upper grip screw and slide stop, as we would have needed to clear both. This  would have forced us to place the diode ‘lump’ up alongside the slide, which riding outside the frame rails would have meant the whole grip assembly would have been huge.


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  1. MSRP is $209. This is a Crimson Trace product so it’ll be available from them as well as through retailers.

  2. What is the price range for the CT?

    Is it just a direct from Sig item, or will you get it from another supplier?

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