Crimson Trace has announced that they are taking pre-orders for Laserguard laser sights made specifically for the new Beretta Nano subcompact concealed-carry pistol. For fans of Crimson Trace this should come as no surprise but at the very least, now the waiting is almost over.
Laserguards are laser sights that mount to the trigger guards of handguns. Their low-profile design means that Laserguards must be made specifically for each type of pistol frame. The benefits are solid and yield a snag-free design that doesn’t add a lot of bulk. Laserguards use an ambidextrous pressure switch to turn off and on that rides against the frontstrap of the pistol grip. Gripping the gun and activating the laser sight use the same motion.
Unlike many modern handguns, the Beretta Nano doesn’t have a railed dust cover or interchangeable grip panels, and is quite limited when it comes to laser sight options. Crimson Trace’s Lasergrip doesn’t require rails like universal laser sights.
Aside from being designed specifically for the popular and well-received Beretta Nano, this Lasergrip, model LG-483 varies little from other models.
It utilizes a black polymer construction that encloses a 50 miliwatt, 633 nanometer-wavelength laser and is powered by one 1/3N lithium ion or two 357 silver oxide batteries, and has a run time of about four hours. It is factory-sighted at 50 feet and can be user-adjusted for elevation and windage. You can see all the technical specifications of the Nano Laserguard on the product page here.
Like all Lasergrips installation is easy, with a simple screw-together assembly that can be put together in a few minutes and is backed by a three-year warranty. And if you register it with Crimson Trace you can sign up for free batteries for life.
We were impressed by the Beretta Nano, and even though it has real 3-dot sights and a good sight picture, there are reasons to opt for a laser sight, especially with small guns.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering the LG-483 for your Beretta Nano, the MSRP is $219, and they will be available from the Beretta store for $209. If you wait for them to hit retail, you can expect the price to be around $160-180.
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