The Best Sig P238 Laser Sights Available Today : A Buyer’s Guide to Sig P238 Lasers
The Sig Sauer P238 handgun comes in at 5 1/2 inches long and is one mean little carry gun. You’ve got one already and you’re looking for the absolute best laser sight for your Sig P238 because it one day may even save your life.
In this post, we go over some of our favorite lasers for Sig P238’s that truly are worthy for your everyday carry gun (at least we hope that you carry every day). Let’s get started.
The Kind of Laser You Need for Your Sig P238
Given that your Sig most often resides in a concealed holster inside your waistband, you need a laser that is going to fit your holster and also be powerful and easy to use.
Here’s what you’re looking for in a good laser sight for your Sig P238:
- Compact – it’s gotta fit in your regular IWB holster, no doubt about it
- Lightweight – you don’t want or need any extra weight on your hip
- Strong laser beam – you need quality for your CCW gun, not cheap junk
- Easy to use – no fuss, always ready when you need it laser sight
Unlike 1911 laser sights, this laser for your P238 is going to have to be compact and more or less able to be “built-into” the gun itself. Otherwise, I’d recommend something like the Truglow Micro-Tac which we reviewed here.
Your Sig P238 weighs just under a pound unloaded at 15.2 oz. so you don’t necessarily want a laser for it that’s going to become a burden to carry.
If you don’t cheap out (I hope not on your EDC gun!), you’ll most likely get a quality red or green laser sight. Now it’s not really going to be very cheap but you should look to spend around $150-$200 on a quality laser sight with a solid laser beam that you can spot during the daytime.
Finally, look for a laser for your P238 that doesn’t require much input from you to turn on. You might want to go with a instinctive laser sight that turns on when you put your hand on the gun.
Now that you know what to look for, here are our top picks for the best laser sight for your Sig P238 below.
It costs around $200 but man is this laser worth it. You get an American-made laser sight with instinctive activation and a small profile. I don’t think Crimson Trace could have made a better laser for this gun.
This laser basically replaces your trigger guard and is made of polymer for toughness and has a rubber coating on it for grip if you need it.
The instinctive, or automatic activation means that when you draw, your laser sight is already on. This particular laser for Sig Sauer P238’s has a very bright red or green laser that is effective even at longer ranges (20+ yards).
We very much recommend getting the green laser version for you P238 if you’re carrying it. Green lasers are much more visible in the daylight vs. red lasers that can get washed out.
Get the best price on the Crimson Trace Laserguard for P238 handguns over at Optics Planet.
If you browse around Gun Laser Guide for a bit, you will realize that we LOVE green laser sights. They’re very bright (brighter than red as explained in this article) and very good especially for carry guns because they are very easy to see during daylight hours.
Viridian is known for making some of the best laser sights in the world – we think you’re in save hands with this green laser for your Sig P238.
This laser also has an instinctive activation so that your laser comes on when you put your hand on your gun. No messing around with switches.
Some people may be turned off by the fact that the battery will only last for one hour of continuous use but we really hope that you never have to draw your gun unless you’re at the range.
It’s not cheap but you are getting a very high-quality piece of equipment here.
The TLR-4 by Streamlight is one of our favorite laser sight and flashlight combos ever and this model for Sig P238 is definitely up there quality-wise. If you want a great light and laser combo for your P238, this is it.
It comes with 2 batteries and attaches to the trigger guard of your P238. The light is pretty dang bright for its size and the red laser is powerful at 660nm according to Streamlight.
What turns us off about this particular laser light combo is the fact that you will need to switch the laser and light on and off manually. This laser comes in cheaper than the others previously mentioned but it doesn’t have instinctive on/off modes.
Which Laser for Sig P238 Fits Your Needs?
From automatic activation to small size and form factor, you’ve got some good options for your Sig P238 laser now. Think about how you’re going to be using your gun and buy a laser accordingly.
Did we miss a good laser for P238 in this article? Feel free to contact us and let us know what you think!