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Crimson Trace Engineer Dan Hughes with Remington’s R51 and the Laserguard LG494

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Wilsonville, OR - -( Gun buyers seeking Remington’s new R51 pistol on gun store shelves should consider continuing their search until they also locate Crimson Trace’s product for that pistol—the new Laserguard LG-494.

In some cases, however, consumers should pause to take a closer look when they find the prominent Remington pistol—it could already have a Crimson Trace Laserguard laser sight pre-installed.

The innovative Laserguard LG-494 — with a red laser diode —  is the result of behind-the-doors details shared during the handgun’s development stage. Once Remington engineers decided on the frame and trigger guard dimensions, those details —and sample products— soon arrived in the hands of Crimson Trace’s engineers. In catch-up mode to meet the pistol’s pending consumer launch date, Crimson Trace engineers fast tracked the product development. In approximately five months, the laser sight product was ready for release.

“No one else in the industry can react as fast as Crimson Trace to develop a new product,” said Dan Hughes, Lead Project Engineer. “The LG-494 is a great example of the fast turn-around time from request to finished product. The fact that Remington will offer the LG-494 as a pre-installed factory upgrade further confirms that this is a quality and durable product.”

Before a product such as the LG-494 is released to Remington and consumers, however, it must also pass Crimson Trace’s legendary test program. In this case, Laserguard LG-494s were attached to R51s and the test shooting began. More than 2,000 rounds passed through the pistols in the company’s test range and the LG-494s passed the installation, recoil, and durability tests.

Gun buyers will soon discover this laser sight in gun shops either pre-installed on the Remington R51pistol—or as an add-on accessory separately for sale. The LG-494 laser sight is also available in Crimson Trace’s online store at Crimson Trace customer service representatives can also answer product related questions at 800-442-2406.

Crimson Trace is celebrating 20 years in 2014. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the company’s goal is to make laser sighting systems standard equipment on every personal protection firearm in the United States. All Crimson Trace products are Made in the USA. Full details are at or by calling 800-442-2406.


Crimson Trace, the acknowledged industry leader for laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms, is based in Wilsonville, Oregon. Its award-winning innovations include Lasergrips, Laserguard and Lightguard –all with Instinctive Activation. The company’s product line also includes the Defender Series and Rail Master platforms – all are proudly Made in the USA. More details are available at: or by calling 800-442-2406.

  • One User comment to “Crimson Trace Offers Laserguard for Remington R51 Pistol”

    1. Any news from Remington on a release date for the R51 pistol itself?

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