+1 for the LCP
This is a discussion on a TCP for $236 or LCP for $293 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Go for the LCP. I have one and I don't carry it much but it runs flawless at the range everytime....
Go for the LCP. I have one and I don't carry it much but it runs flawless at the range everytime.
My vote goes to the LCP.
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Niether one. Dont get a pocket pistol jammer in lowly .380. How bout a S&W Airweight in .38+P
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Right now I would probably get the Ruger since it has been in production longer and already gone through its 'first generation' problems. In another month or so, I would choose the one that felt the best in my hand.
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Thanks for the replys everyone. My EDC is a G19 in a super tuck. But I dont carry it to work and sometimes it's easier to throw a .380 on than the whole gun belt, holster and G19.
I also dont want to spend more than $300 for a gun I will hardly shoot.
I have my eye on a S&W MP45 compact. But that will be the bedside gun.
As far as the LCP vs TCP, between the two I'd recommend the Ruger. We have two, and thinking of adding a third. The gun is very good, the service outstanding. Not too many positive reports of good service from Taurus, unfortunately.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
I just picked up a LCP and ran 100 rds through it w/out any issue or stoppage. It is a niche gun for me when it comes between not carrying, or taking the LCP. I perfer to carry my 9mm Glocks or my Ruger LCR over the LCP, but CCW is always a compromised depending on the days activities and stiuations.
BTW- you tube the Winchester PDX1 in .380. Some guy tested it with denim over water jugs. While it didnt expand over 4 layers, it did AMAZING over a 2 layer denim test. Around .60 ish exp with ~12" penetration. The test gun was a LCP.... I wouldnt want to try to hit someone with that round wearing a jean jacket or leather jacket, but it would be bettern than nothing...
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I disagree. TCP all the way. Have had no problems with mine. For me it fits my hand better as well which helps with accuracy.
Honestly, you can't go wrong with either. Whichever feels better for you should be the one to get. All companies have had issues in the past.
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