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Old March 28th, 2018, 01:59 PM #1
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Ruger LCP

Anyone have one?

I'm thinking about buying one for Texas summer carry. I've never had a small .380, and I'm curious about how snappy the LCP is in firing. Say compared with a J frame .38 revolver?
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Old March 28th, 2018, 02:06 PM #2
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Just bought one a few weeks back, despite what the reviews said I didn’t think it was nearly as snappy as people made it out to be. Pretty darn accurate even at 15 yards for such a small pistol
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My LCP has milder recoil then my J frames. It's certainly easier to carry in the pocket. However it occasionally fails to eject and I trust the snuby more.
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Are you specifically asking about the older model and not the new LCP II? I have the LCP II and initially had issues with it... it would drop the magazine (especially if it was full + round in chamber) after the first shot. Sent it back to Ruger... First time they fixed it and the problem came back. Second time they changed out the barrel and some other major parts. Currently it functions well, but I don't have enough rounds through it to be able to judge reliability (the most important thing in a CCW).

As far as accuracy, trigger, and snappyness... I find it fairly accurate at up to 10 yards, even further out. The trigger is actually fairly decent and the snappyness is not all that bad. If it works well, I think it's one of the best sized/weighted pocket pistols. Also, as far as .380 ammo... there are a few decent hollow point options... I believe Hornady is one of the better ones.
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Didn't seem very snappy to me; found it intuitive and reasonably accurate as well as light- and fun to shoot.
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I have a couple of LCP's, both gen 1. I got a Pachmayr grip sleeves on them that makes them easier and more comfortable to hold and shoot. Hogue makes something that slips on the grip as well.
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I've had a first-gen for years. Very easy to CC. Like it's not there. Consider it a belly gun for SD. On the range, it's so small it's tough to get a good grip and square up like a normal-sized handgun. In a high-stress situation, not going to happen.
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A dot of hi-vis nail polish on the front sight will help a lot with target acquisition. It is very light and for across the room distances, it is OK. I switched to a S&W Bodyguard, a bit better option for me and I like the integrated laser and safety.
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Ruger LCP

Have the Ruger LCP II and love it. Tried rapid fire with Liberty CD ammo and never once jammed or miss fired. Smooth easy trigger pull not like the original LCP. Have it equipped with a Crimson Trace green laser and really the piece overall. Carry it in a pocket holster from PocketHolster.com. Originally purchased holster for LCP and when I added laser just cut small notch in holster and worked just fine with laser. Holster will fit in rear pocket of jeans and looks like a wallet. Pistol fits well in holster and looks like a wallet. Have to wipe down every day or so due to body moisture.
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i have a first gen lcp and for as small as it is the recoil is not bad and the accuracy is very surprising for again, such a small firearm.
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