My LCP sights are hard to see.

This is a discussion on My LCP sights are hard to see. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo I would practice point shooting. In the event you have to use it, you really won't have time to line up ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo View Post
    I would practice point shooting. In the event you have to use it, you really won't have time to line up sights anyways.

    If they're close enough to warrant you using the LCP, chances are you can't miss.
    This ^^

    The LCP sights are not combat sights...It's a 'Trench' type (aka 'Gutter Sights') coarse aiming aid.

    The whole gun using the slide top/side is the sight (or use your arm & fist as an aiming point) and it's not intended for bullseye type fine degree of shooting but rather minute of man coarse combat accuracy (8" pie plate).


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    Gloss white appliance paint on the front sight makes a BIG difference. Cost: less than $5.00.

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    So? You don't need to aim it more than 21 feet.

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    Hot dang, I found some paint that should work. We will see how long it takes to flake off.

    I have officialy decided against a laser.

    I am going to try this point shooting stuff for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Man View Post
    I have a Ruger LCP, a firearm that sacrafices certain things to aid in concealability. One of the things that were left behind to aid in quick pocket draws were the sights.

    Do you fine folks have any tricks to improve the sights on an LCP without making them snaggy? I was thinking of painting the front sight white, but what should I use for paint?
    If you're using the sights on an LCP, your target is too far away and you should be running, not shooting. Learn to point shoot with it. That's what I do with mine.

    The Crimson Trace is a nice option for refined accuracy. I don't have them on my LCP, but do on my J frame.

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    As an afterthought IceMan maybe you should have given the sights more consideration in your choice or did you buy the firearm via internet without hands on touchie, feelie. I think you got the message though---a 380 is a point shoot close in firearm, nothing more, nothing less. Go with the flow. Learn and practice point shoot and you will forget about sights and a laser. If you are purchasing for something more than 20 ft buy a real firearm and not a mousie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    The stock sights are horrific. The easiest way to improve it is to add a Crimson Trace LG-431.
    Yep.
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    Nothing wrong with the crimson trace great product bit pricey but worth it.
    There is another option for the LCP 380 and LC9 called the laserlite works very well this is their home page but buy from a dealer you can get it from 85-90 dollars and no shipping if you shop around. Laser are only going to do so much outside this one works at ranges you would be using a 380 just fine.
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    Here is one mounted on a LCP 380 my daughters.

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    I used white auto touch up, 2 small dots on the rear and 1 on the front. use a tooth pick so you don't get big blobs, worked ok for me, Merry Christmas

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    You do not need sights for this pistol. With the length of the barrel on them or a p-3at or what have you, they are only accurate out to point shooting distances. If you need sights the shot is too far for that pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdivence View Post
    You do not need sights for this pistol. With the length of the barrel on them or a p-3at or what have you, they are only accurate out to point shooting distances. If you need sights the shot is too far for that pistol.
    True to a point, however you take every advantage you can get and an instant on laser that does not break the bank is another tool. Low light in your home, drive way, going to your car at night all good case for a laser.
    Another use for the laser is practice. your can work right in the living room and no doubt where your aim point is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
    So? You don't need to aim it more than 21 feet.
    Thats not quite what was meant. With a hand gun in a quick must shoot situation it is a draw acquire center mass and fire you do not do the target range thing.
    Train for both for sure. At 21 feet with some practice time you will have no problem placing rounds belt to neck side to side with a point an shoot on an average size person.
    If you shoot anyone farther than that a way in Wisconsin you better have a good lawyer.

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    I think shot placement is more and more important as the power of the cartridge gets less and less. The .380 from a short barrel like the LCP is already marginal, making that worse with poor shot placement isn't going to improve the situation. There are countless incidents on record where policemen and bad guys emptied their guns at each other at distances of 10' and less and both ended up with empty guns not having scored a hit. In some cases that's over 30 rounds between them and nobody gets hit.

    All this talk about not needing to aim at 10' is fun, but I don't have a lot of confidence in it based on gunfights I've read about. Near as I can tell, anything that can be done to improve shot placement is a good idea, especially on a gun like an LCP.

    I painted the front sight white on my LCP. I've been considering modifying the slide to take dovetail sights like the slides that Innovative Arms has done. I may yet contact them to have the modificaition made. Something similar was done to my PPK/S by Novak which made a huge improvement in the sights.

    I love the sights on my Wife's P238. Those are excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
    I think shot placement is more and more important as the power of the cartridge gets less and less. The .380 from a short barrel like the LCP is already marginal, making that worse with poor shot placement isn't going to improve the situation. There are countless incidents on record where policemen and bad guys emptied their guns at each other at distances of 10' and less and both ended up with empty guns not having scored a hit. In some cases that's over 30 rounds between them and nobody gets hit.

    All this talk about not needing to aim at 10' is fun, but I don't have a lot of confidence in it based on gunfights I've read about. Near as I can tell, anything that can be done to improve shot placement is a good idea, especially on a gun like an LCP.

    I painted the front sight white on my LCP. I've been considering modifying the slide to take dovetail sights like the slides that Innovative Arms has done. I may yet contact them to have the modificaition made. Something similar was done to my PPK/S by Novak which made a huge improvement in the sights.

    I love the sights on my Wife's P238. Those are excellent.

    Fitch
    Give this a look low cost 85-90 dollars from a dealer no shipping if you shop around Company is a bit higher to steer you to dealers works well I have one. Install your self in minutes. You almost not even know you have it one the weapon.
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