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Ruger LCP .380 #4795890
06/23/18 11:24 PM
06/23/18 11:24 PM
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Charlestown Indiana
PW01 Offline OP
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Charlestown Indiana
Looking for a smaller carry weapon for summer. Iím interested in something lightweight and pocket sized to carry when wearing shorts and a tee shirt. My FIL loves his LCP and recommends it. Any owners care to comment?


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795898
06/23/18 11:50 PM
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If you can, shoot one first. Mine has jammed for everyone I've let shoot it, thou not once with me, not sure why. Also the long trigger pull is off putting to me. Better than not having a gun on you. I'll be keeping mine.


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795901
06/24/18 12:02 AM
06/24/18 12:02 AM
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Port Aransas, TX
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Port Aransas, TX
Taurus TCP .380 Never had a jam. Very nice trigger. I carry it every day


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Last edited by Stevie; 06/24/18 12:05 AM.
Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795905
06/24/18 12:23 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
I got the chance to fire a magazine full from a Sig Sauer 938 at the range where I'm a member this week, I was highly impressed with it for a 9mm CCW option. Previously I'd been looking at Sig Sauer 238 .380 7 round mag.


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795909
06/24/18 12:40 AM
06/24/18 12:40 AM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
Had LCP went w Walther PPS m2


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795957
06/24/18 05:15 AM
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Tn.
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Tn.
Nice 380, impressive and concealment was excellent..good carry weapon.


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795971
06/24/18 06:33 AM
06/24/18 06:33 AM
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Milton, FL
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Milton, FL
Glock 42. A little bigger but more ergonomic, easier to control, more accurate, never jams. If your father-in-law's LCP has jams with stove pipes or failure to feed when others shoot it, it is because the shooters are limp wristing the pistol. Not hard to do with such a small grip. Try the Glock 42 or the slighter larger 43 in 9mm.

Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4795979
06/24/18 06:50 AM
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Waco, TX
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Waco, TX
Kel-Tec P3AT

Mine's been 100% reliable, but the recoil is kind of sharp.


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796003
06/24/18 07:23 AM
06/24/18 07:23 AM
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Midwest USA
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Midwest USA
For the same size factor as an LCP you can get a Walter PPS in 9mm or .40s&w. Mine's in .40 and comfortable even for ankle holster wear (Uncle Mike's size 12).




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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796012
06/24/18 07:29 AM
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South Florida
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South Florida
The Ruger is a better copy of the Kel-Tec P3AT. The Taurus TCP is a copy of the same design as well. I have a very old, early model Ruger LCP and it has been flawless. 3500ish rounds down range, not one jam or problem ever. Itís the gun that EVERYONE that carries guns should have in their collection. Why? Because itís so small you can be sure to have a gun on you always. When Iím at the beach with a bathing suit or wearing athletic running shorts I can still have a gun on me. I usually carry a Glock 26, 42, or 43 (own and carry all three), but when Iím wearing light clothing, the LCP gets the nod. Great carry gun, beats your fist or a stick.


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796046
06/24/18 08:27 AM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Agree with Bubba. I have the 4 that he mentioned.


Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796053
06/24/18 08:37 AM
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Arkansastan
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Arkansastan
My LCP has only jammed with Tul-Ammo, noting else. Concealment factor is outstanding.


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796087
06/24/18 09:09 AM
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Lynchburg, Va
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Lynchburg, Va
Ruger should stick with Revolvers and Long Guns. Their Pistols are garbage!


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Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796099
06/24/18 09:25 AM
06/24/18 09:25 AM
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Virginia
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Virginia
I have the LCP II with the single action trigger and love it. You'll have to handle it of course, but mine feels good in the hand and has never jammed. It slips right in to my pocket and I forget it's there. Naturally it stays in the pocket holster at all times since I always carry chambered.

People criticize these little guns for their small sights and snappy recoil, but hey, this is not a range gun. It is intended for up close personal defense, especially when dressing light, and it fills that purpose well.

Re: Ruger LCP .380 [Re: PW01] #4796100
06/24/18 09:26 AM
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Mine jammed often when new. I sent it back to Ruger and it was back to me within a week. Ruger replaced the slide and itís been flawless since. I rear pocket carry mine in the supplied Ruger pocket holster and itís easy to forget youíre even carrying.

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