A few days ago I posted about my decision to keep my LCP and add a Crimson Trace laser over buying a new S&W Bodyguard .380. Well, today the UPS guy dropped a package off on my doorstep with a Crimson Trace LG-431 laser grip for my LCP in it. I bought it from an outfit in Iowa called Trophy’s Tactical that I found on the web with the lowest shipped price available. At first I was a bit concerned as they had no feedback about their service, but they have a larger parent unit called Trophy Outdoor that had some positive reviews so I threw some cash at them for the unit. I got an immediate email for the purchase but nothing following up for the shipping info. I emailed today to get a tracking number and had a response in a few hours. Low and behold the package was scheduled for delivery today. Awesome!
Anyway here are a few pics… (I apologize for how washed out the quality is on them).
The box from Crimson Trace, just a nice cardboard box, yeah!
The unit fully installed, total install time…about 2 minutes and that was taking my time..
Although I can no longer use my Fobus or Don Humme holsters, this Uncle Mikes pocket holster (that I normally use anyway) still fits the pistol even with the CT unit installed. It is a bit snug but it still draws fine and the extra space taken up by the CT unit actually keeps it the holster better, win!
OK, so now I need to “lollypop” the unit by adjusting the laser beam using the included Allen wrench to where the dot sits on top of the pistol sights at a given range to roughly put the impact at the point of aim at that distance. A future trip to the range will have to be used to verify this adjustment. I will also fire a box after I have it zeroed and see how well it keeps its POA with recoil. If needed I will adjust it back and add a drop of locktite (weakest) to the adjustment screws and see if that keeps zero. I do not anticipate any issues though, from what I have read online.
More info to come….