Went to the GS in Roanoke, VA today and picked up a stainless Ruger LCP for $319. 50 rounds of .380 ammo (9mm Browning Court) (never heard of this before), but it was $19.99 and the guy cut it down $2 with the purchase of the LCP to $17.99 (that's a good price for .380 ammo). Out the door $360.21
That's lower than the LCP usually goes for at the LGS. This was the going rate for stainless LCP's at the GS because my wife and I walked around and checked the price throughout the floor. LGS price is usually $379.
We got back home, grabbed our ear/eye protection and took it to the range. Put 43 of the 50 rounds through it without a single malfunction.
The wife and I were "both" very surprised with how this gun shoots. I've owned two other .380's in the past. One was a Walther PPK/s and the other was a Bersa Thunder .380. Both of those had quite a snap to them and the Bersa stung the web of your hand. The Ruger LCP, well, no sting in the hand, and it didn't recoil near as much as I thought it would.
The trigger has quite a long pull to it and takes some getting used to. My first 7 rounds went way low and to the left. All I can say is, "trigger control". You do your part and the gun will do it's.
On the down side... my only concern, is the magazine follower seems to not run smoothly in the magazine. It kinda sticks...or resists being pushed down, especially loading the first round into it.
Has anyone else with an LCP experienced a problem similar with their magazine?
I'm curious if this is normal until it gets a hundred or so rounds through it, or if I got a bad magazine.