If you have a Springfield XD-S and are in the market for new laser sights, Crimson Trace is coming out with a new product that should meet your needs. The new laser is a part of their Laserguard line and is called the LG-469G. It attaches to the front of your gun’s trigger guard and although it comes with Crimson Trace’s patented Instinctive Activation feature it also has a master on and off switch. The laser itself is green, adding another green laser to the company’s growing line of green laser sights, and attaches to the existing rail slots on the Springfield XD-S. It’s fully adjustable and designed to fit neatly with the design of the Springfield XD-S.
Lasers allow for faster target acquisition and can also be used as a training tool in many ways including during dry fire exercises. Trigger control can also be improved through the use of laser sights. Green lasers, specifically, are easier for the average person’s eyes to see whether during daylight or nighttime. Red works well indoors, or outside if it’s after dusk, but green can be used inside or outside regardless of time of day. Of course, there are downsides to green, as well, including limited range in bright sunlight and the inability to function properly in freezing temperatures.
Crimson Trace has been manufacturing laser sights and lights for years and has built a reputation as an industry leader in this particular area. In addition to their Laserguard line, their Lasergrips and Lightguard lines are popular, and all products are 100% made in the USA. To take a look at their products yourself, visit their website at www.crimsontrace.com.
From Crimson Trace:
Crimson Trace, the widely recognized world leader in elevating laser sighting systems to standard equipment on concealed-carry and personal defense firearms, will soon release the company’s newest GREEN diode Laserguard®—the LG-469G. This newest product in the comprehensive Laserguard line is designed to fit Springfield Armory’s XD-S pistol with a “compact, sleek, from the factory” appearance.
Among the many features of the new compact and lightweight LG-469G Laserguard are: Instinctive Activation™, a master on/off switch, windage and elevation adjustment screws and a brilliant Crimson Trace green laser diode powered by a 1/3N 3V lithium battery. The LG-469G attaches along the Springfield Armory XD-S pistol’s trigger guard and onto the rail slots on the forward section of the frame.
The green LG-469G Laserguard carries an affordable $299 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price. The unit will also be offered as a special package with a fitted pocket holster and an MSRP of $309.
Gun owners wanting more green laser sight options can also consider the Rail Master Pro—CMR-204—as a laser and light upgrade. This award winning combo is a durable compact unit that provides four modes, including green laser only and light only—or a combination of laser and solid light or laser and flashing bright LED light. The green laser CMR-204 is designed for installation on most firearms having Weaver-style or Picatinny rails and has an MSRP of $379.
With the addition of the new Laserguard LG-469G utilizing a green laser diode, the total number of Crimson Trace green products stands at nearly two dozen—and is rapidly growing again with additional green laser sight products being shipped to dealers and outlets in the months ahead. Overall, the company offers nearly 200 products with red or green laser diodes and bright white lights.
Numerous models of these green and red laser sight systems power up with Crimson Trace’s proprietary Instinctive Activation™ and feature a master on/off switch in case the owner wishes to not engage the laser.