RM380 Gets First Factory/Aftermarket Accessory: Crimson Trace Laser

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Continuing their theme for immediate release of a laser to match a pistol (a’la R51), Crimson Trace has announced the release of their LG-479 laser system for the new RM380 handgun. Touted as the result of “behind the doors shared details” between Remington and Crimson Trace, the new system is a standard red laser with grip pad activation.

The laser is listed at $229, or almost 2/3 the price of the base pistol! To ease the pain on the wallet, a “special package” is likewise available that includes a holster designed for the combined systems. But, the price does buy one batteries for life (which to me is small consolation).

Despite the whopper of a price, the .380 system (if executed correction, as I am not holding my breath after the R51 debacle) would be a solid EDC combination.

*Note – Phil tested the RM380 with the installed laser.

Full Press Release Below:

Crimson Trace Equips Remington’s New RM380

(Wilsonville, OR)— Anyone seeking Remington’s newly released RM380 Micro Pistol on firearms racks across America should also consider continuing their search until they locate Crimson Trace’s partner product for that pistol—the Laserguard® LG-479. In some cases, however, consumers should take a second, or closer, look when they find the new pistol because the Remington RM380 Micro Pistol could already have a Crimson Trace Laserguard pre-installed as a from-the-factory upgrade.

The Laserguard LG-479 for the Remington RM380 Micro Pistol (chambered in .380 Auto) features a powerful red laser diode that’s activated via a front mounted Crimson Trace patented Instinctive Activation® sensor. The LG-479 also underwent and passed Crimson Trace’s legendary rigorous test program with thousands of rounds fired on the test range. Other product features of the laser sight are elevation and windage adjustments and coverage under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life™ program.

The innovative Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-479 is the result of behind-the-doors shared details and information between Crimson Trace and Remington during the handgun’s development stage. Once Remington decided on the precise frame and trigger guard dimensions, those details—and sample products—soon arrived in the hands of Crimson Trace’s engineers. Those engineers then fast tracked the product development to meet several deadlines.

The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for the Laserguard LG-479 is $229. A special package is also available from Crimson Trace that includes a holster.

Crimson Trace Laserguards are available to fit dozens of pistol models from numerous manufacturers. Full details on the many Crimson Trace products, the company’s Free Batteries for Life program, and the location of the more than 2,500 Crimson Trace certified dealers across America can be found at www.crimsontrace.com. Crimson Trace laser sights and lights help Americans from coast to coast to defend themselves, their families, their homes— and their country. Many Crimson Trace products are carried and used by military soldiers and law enforcement officers around the globe. Crimson Trace is based in Wilsonville, Oregon. Call 800-442-2406 for additional details or to place an order.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • PeeDee PeeDee on Nov 05, 2015

    I hope the new gun turns out to be of good quality and reliability, but it's sad when I think about weather a Remington pistol is more reliable than a Hi-Point.

    Crimson Trace is probably frantic after their laser grip patent expired trying to be first to the market, but I hope they aren't betting their company on the sales of these lasers. I don't think we will see a lot of people rushing to buy the RM380 and then spending another $200 to add a laser to it. Talk about throwing good money after bad....

    • Zack mars Zack mars on Nov 05, 2015

      @PeeDee I would assume that is why CT is trying to be the first laser available for new guns

  • Gunsandrockets Gunsandrockets on Nov 05, 2015

    I remember the first time I ever saw a 'factory' integrated laser spotlight on a handgun.

    The details are kind of hazy since this was back around 1995, but it was some cheap vest pocket .25 ACP pistol with the laser activated by a grip safety, I think.

    And even though the entire package was kind of cheap, I also thought it was kind of brilliant too. I couldn't think of a more practical application for a laser spotlight than on such a handgun, which is too tiny for good conventional sights and needs precision aiming to get a decent terminal effect from its tiny cartridge.