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Acquired a LCP .380 Ruger in trade so far so good Very first steps I took was polishing Feed Ramp gave the front sight a Testors Florescent Orange I know not a "Precision" gun helps fast acquisition for us old eyes, Surprised and Liking it for just what it is a pocket go to for areas restrictive on what I can carry. Used my NAA .22 mag exclusive for those but finding this .380 a joy for carry also. Grant it it does not beat my FNX .40 S/W 14 round mags. But as a concealable no peek pocket with holster It will at least get me to the FNX in the truck if need be. I guess anyone else carrying the LCPs or LCCRs
 

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Awesome congrats on the pocket pistol. I have a Taurus spectrum 380 for my pocket pistol. Very easy to conceal.
 
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LCP is still a popular backup gun in these parts....affordable and the ruger name behind it....officers tend to like them.,,

only problem i have seen is inadvertent mag release from the pocket draw on a rare occasion on the firing line.....
 

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Nice pistols but my hand is so big, the slide sometimes cuts between the thumb and fore finger. No quick acquisition for me as I have to be careful as to hand placement on grip. It is a small pistol.
 

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LCP is still a popular backup gun in these parts....affordable and the ruger name behind it....officers tend to like them.,,

only problem i have seen is inadvertent mag release from the pocket draw on a rare occasion on the firing line.....
This^^^......I've been carrying the LCP for the last six month as a backup, my EDC is a G17 with one spare mag.

Couple things...

The inadvertent mag release thing has happened once, exactly three days ago while "shopping" with my wife. I didn't know it was a issue until Deputy's post. It did seem odd and I wrote it off with a added mental note.

Digging a pocket pistol out, is neither smooth or fast.....Honestly I'm not sure why I keep carrying it. :crazy:

Mine is a decent little shooter. I've shot it out to 40yrds and it will "mostly" stay on a USPSA target.....barely more or less.

It's a get off me and get away gun.....certainly not something you wanna be in shoot out at Walmart with. :lol:
 

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Good little pistols and pretty dang accurate for what it is with no sights. No laser groupings at 20' though still pretty accurate. I have one and I use it for deep concealment or for s back up firearm. I purchased it long with the Crimson Trace laser the same day of purchase. Not bad. I installed a heavier recoil spring though why I did this I'm not sure now. Thing runs great though.

Look to the Ruger +1 magazines if you want. I replace the two which were sent with the LCP with the Ruger +1's for carry. These r pretty much the same length when put side by side with the pinky extension (bit shorter just nothing to talk of - bout an1/8" if that) though you get a much better grip seeing it fills up the empty space the pinky extension doesn't. Plus lets not forget the extra round. These work great in my LCP n when I get the money I would like to get one more.
 

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My LGS has a used one in for 165.00 OTD. Looks like it don't have much wear on it. Hmmm. He also has an SR 22 for 295.00. Going to be up that way Friday. So who knows what might happen.
 
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So far knock on wood no issues for what it is pocket back up seems to do nice Mag Release (YET) for me I tend to wear baggier clothing orange testors on front sight has made a difference shot grouping is tighter lets say 7-10 yards from 3 to 3.5 inches more like 2.5 to 2.75 not a HUGE difference with these lil guns more so needing shot placement I`ll take it Snappy yes not unmanageable had a Kel tech 3AT was worse on recoil or perceived recoil. Will admit not an everyday shooter, but overall reliable so far more accurate than I originally thought (spray and Pray) can actually hit man sized target chest area at 7-10 yards leathality mmmm debatable definitely can cut some distance.
 

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Ruger has the LCP and the LC 380. The LCP 380 does not exist. Not to be mean but seeing that gets old since many people make that mistake and when I was trying to get parts for my mom's LC 380 people kept sending us boxes with LCP 380 on them with parts that fit my dad's LCP. Mislabeling and misunderstanding made that whole process way more difficult than it needed to be.

I think you are referring to the LC 380 which the gen 2 is a pretty nice gun. The gen 1 like my mom's has a pretty atrocious trigger but I bet the gen 2s are a lot of fun to shoot. If you meant the LCP that is great gun that I even thought about getting for myself. Fun to shoot and very concealable.
 

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Nice trade. I switch it up between different carry guns. Depends on location and activities, smallest is a spectrum 380 my biggest is a 1911.
 

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i see now that Ruger has also added this to the tribe...........a 22 Lr LCP

https://www.ruger.com/micros/liteRack/

i find this interesting......i have a soft spot for the small 22/25 caliber pocket guns........Raven-size if you will......that are affordable.....and hopefully work better than a Raven.
 

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I've seen those too. If n when I get the money I'll pick one of these up. I feel it will be better to teach people with, then the big Ruger Mark II. Teaching the difference between recoil, caliber, and weight of like size pistols. Might be a big hit with Ruger for the umpthteen time.
 
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i see now that Ruger has also added this to the tribe...........a 22 Lr LCP

https://www.ruger.com/micros/liteRack/

i find this interesting......i have a soft spot for the small 22/25 caliber pocket guns........Raven-size if you will......that are affordable.....and hopefully work better than a Raven.
One minor note it's actually an LCP II. I like the original and as ugly and unfriendly as Elsea Pea is it is with the worst sights I have ever seen. I have 2 and was thinking to add a third. I have a pocket holster and a wallet holster. I may get an LCP II and the 22 ver to practice with.
 

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I have two LCPs. One has a Crimson Trace laser and the other does not. The LCP is my preferred concealed carry platform. I pocket carry. It is super light, about the size of a cell phone, reliable, and accurate. While I've carried it for the past ~10 years, I probably haven't shot it in 8-9 years until a few days ago. I went back to 25 yards and was able to put all 12 of 13 rounds that I fired at that range into a medium-sized pizza piece of cardboard with relative ease while standing. At closer range (7-10 yards) if you do your part, it will chew a ragged hole.
 

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I started shooting Pocket guns over 10 years ago when the LCP first came out. It was a challenge to shoot well. It became a compulsion to find perfection. Then turned into a niche in the shooting world. Shot them almost every week. Got better and better. I am different. I consider a pocket gun a range gun. Why not? You carry one, then get proficient. I went through 4 LCP's. They were very reliable, but they fold like a cheap lawn chair when you start getting up there in rounds down range. Cracked frames, broken take down pins, split rails, and on and on. I had them all replaced over and over. Later moved on to other much better Quality. The Beretta Pico for instance will run and run and run. A solid built gun that is all steel other than the Modular grip. Easy to change grips, work on or change out any part, best sights in class, rated for plus P or hot ammo. (which I shoot a lot of). Mags that look like high end 1911's and even a steel follower. I have so many rounds out of the Pico I cannot even tell you how many. Stopped counting at 2500 and that was a few years back. Later bought two more. One for range, one for carry and one for the safe. And the Pico has been totally reliable. All three of them.
I also love the Kahr CW380. I knew before I bought it that it had tight tolerances and would require a break in. Well after that break in, the gun is one mighty fine shooter. Both the Kahr and the Pico are super MILD to shoot. No where near the high five slap like the LCP's are known for. Personally would never own the LCPll. Scary ridiculous trigger for a Pocket gun.
 

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have not read much about the pico........interesting......
 
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Ruger has the LCP and the LC 380. The LCP 380 does not exist. Not to be mean but seeing that gets old since many people make that mistake and when I was trying to get parts for my mom's LC 380 people kept sending us boxes with LCP 380 on them with parts that fit my dad's LCP. Mislabeling and misunderstanding made that whole process way more difficult than it needed to be.

I think you are referring to the LC 380 which the gen 2 is a pretty nice gun. The gen 1 like my mom's has a pretty atrocious trigger but I bet the gen 2s are a lot of fun to shoot. If you meant the LCP that is great gun that I even thought about getting for myself. Fun to shoot and very concealable.
Gen 1 and it is Called the LCP in the manual "Light Compact Pistol" just as manual and box reads not the gen II..I do not know if that is any difference
 

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The Original LCP was the pistol with the very long trigger. The Gen 2 was the next generation with a smooth DAO and then the LCP ll. The LCP Gen 2 is still manufactured at the plant in North Carolina. It is what Ruger now refers to the LCP. And in my opinion the best trigger for the LCP. The LCP ll trigger is nothing but dangerous. Cannot figure out why Ruger made this trigger unless it was the fact that most New shooters shoot these guns like target guns and don't want to spend time training with a DAO.
 

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Huh ??????? Why is the trigger dangerous?
 

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I have the LCPII and find it acceptable. Not sure how dangerous the trigger is, not sure what you mean. I just went to the range a few days ago with it and my LCR 357 and compared the 2 at various distances. The LCRII is easy to manage and not hard to shoot. My biggest problem with my LCPII was the sights. I put some white out on them and in low light against a white target, it was a little difficult. I will be changing that white to a different color (red, green?)

MY LCR357 was actually better for me, regardless of distance (up to 12 yards). I am thinking this was due to the colored front sight and the fact I have practiced with it more (have had it much longer). I used to use the revolver for my EDC but it started to get too heavy and bulky. That is when I turned to the LCPII, about 8 months ago.

With either one I won't miss, but at this time I still prefer the LCR357. Unfortunately it is too big for a pocket carry - for me. Regardless, the LCPII is a fun little gun and I have NEVER had any issues with it.
 
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