When the LCP first came out, LaserLyte dropped a side-mounted targeting sight that was kinda hit and miss for some users. It seems they have gone next level with a custom-fitting red Trigger Guard Lasers (TGL) for Ruger's LC-family of pistols.
Why a laser
A visible laser system, in other words, one that can be seen, has many advantages. These include the basic fact that holding the pistol with a properly aligned and installed laser, is aiming. Then the laser is there in real-time to adjust your aim. This means that if you are off target, say in a high-stress situation, the laser will show you just how bad you are off instantly-- meaning you can correct this problem in milliseconds without firing a shot.
This can install confidence in your ability to control a situation, which in turn gives you a better chance of survival. The use of these devices can also give you a very real ace in the hole if you are in a low-light situation, say in your living room at 2 a.m. when it would normally be a challenge to line up your sights.
Finally, that red laser flashing across the room and landing on a bad guy gives them a very real incentive to make positive life choices. All of this leads us to the new...
Cottonwood, Arizona-based LaserLyte has been around for almost thirty years, developing from the old Tac Star Industries of the 1980s. If it is a modern handgun, they make a laser system for it. No stranger to Rugers, they came out with a frame-based laser and mount for the LC series guns some time ago as well as their Lyte Ryder system that mounts to any pistol with at least a .70-inch Picatinny rail (which includes most P-series Ruger pistols and the newer SR9/40/45s).
The only problem with that laser is that its frame based which some contend can misalign easier that trigger guard based systems. Well they have fixed all that with their new TGL system.
The trigger guard laser offered by LaserLyte for the Ruger LC guns (LCP, LC380, LC9) comes in two different versions in the same kit. One for the LC380/LC9, the other for the LCP. Between these two, there is a mount and laser for each pocketgun Ruger has in the stable.
The mount conforms to the Ruger frame seamlessly, blending in with the dustcover and trigger guard to look like it came that way right from the factory. Installation of one of these systems takes about five minutes
- Compatible Firearms: Ruger LC9, LCP and LC380
- Power Output: 650NM, 5MW, Class IIIA
- Programmable: Dual mode constant-on and pulse, auto-off in 6 minutes
- Batteries: 3 x 392
- Battery Life: *Actual usage 5 hours constant-on, 10 hours pulse mode
- Weight: 0.79 ounces
- Material: 55% Glass Filled Nylon and Aircraft Grade 6061 aluminum
- Length: 3.4 inches (LC9 + LC380); 2.8 inches (LCP)
- Width: .80 inches (LC9 + LC380); .70 inches (LCP)
- Height: 1.5 inches (LC9 + LC380); 1.3 inches (LCP)
- MSRP: $104.95
*Actual Usage suggests 1-minute on, 1-minute off conditions
The LaserLyte installs in about five minutes on your compatible Ruger pocketgun with a group of four small setscrews and doesn't mar the firearm. The three button type batteries are easily changeable and the laser is fully adjustable for windage and elevation. It works in either a 'constant-on' or a pulse mode. The pistol will disassemble normally for cleaning and maintenance with the laser attached.
See the installation video below: