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Are these any good? I need a BUG. SIG and Kahr are a bit steep for right now.
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the lcp is the best .380 pocket pistol available IMO..
I have one and take it everywhere.
It has been 100% reliable with both ball and HP ammo.
I highly recommend buying one.
I've been shooting a borrowed lcp. Feeds well, no issues mechanically. My wife shot one round through it at the range and set it down and just said no. It is a very reliable gun, but it is a pocket gun. Long, firm trigger, long reset, a decent amount of recoil, but it is a pocket gun. If you keep that in mind, you'll be impressed with it. If you start thinking of it as a match-gun, you'll start to dislike it.
I love the LCP. I had a early problem with mine where the mag release broke. Called Ruger CS and a week later I had it back fixed no fuss.
I've carried one for years with no problems. Throw a hogue grip and a finger extension on it and I find the recoil's not bad at all too shoot. The Pearce grip extension gives you more hold on it, but I find the factory extension for whatever reason gives me better control.
Also Wolff 11, 12, or 13 lb recoil springs will lighten the recoil a bit as well.
Either way, it's the best 'all the time' pocket pistol on the market.
I also have a Sig P238, FWIW, which is also fantastic, but every so slightly bulkier then the LCP. Noticeably for pocket carry to me anyway.
The Ruger LCP was the first pistol my wife wanted as a carry piece after she handled a few semi autos and revolvers. She handles it well however it is a very small pistol and won't be a range weapon or target gun. It is intended to be a self-defense weapon and that's the function it best serves.
I purchased a Ruger LCR .357 Magnum for my wife to carry, she wanted a revolver as well as the LCP, but now, I carry the LCP not as a BUG but as a primary carry because of the compactness and capability it offers.
I believe the LCP is a good choice, there were some issues with the one we have going out of battery on recoil but I have solved that so far with some minor fluffing and buffing.
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I have an LCP with over 2K rounds thru it... Had a few issues with misfeeds during the first 200 or so rounds but flows like silk now with my hornady hollowpoints! I carry it in a leather wallet holster. Hits my target while pointshooting at 7 yards. It is a bit harsh to shoot for practice at the range but for a BUG you can't beat it for the price!
I love the LCP. It is reliable but bites. Not a fun gun to shoot, but easy to carry.
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LCP has been my bug for going on 3 years now. Tiny, reliable, accurate and sturdy. I couldn't ask for anything more in a .380.
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I went back and forth thinking about one for a while. My buddies got one and I shot it pretty well Purchased a used one last week. Using it as a bug and for as my only carry when I am wearing pants that I cnt wear my xdmc and iwb holster in. For the price you cnt beat it IMO. The sig is sweet but way over my budget. Those extra couple hundred bucks go towards my ffuture .45. Its so easy to throw in a pocket holster and go
SA XDM Compact 9mm...that's my edc.... now proud owner of a ruger lcp
And a Ruger 10/22......
Jan 2012- got myself a mosin
To be purchased next in unsure orderr: shotgun, ar, .45(1911 and other), revolver
My wife carries hers everyday, she will pratice with it everytime we go to the range, but she dosen't enjoy shooting it as like she as well as her other larger pistols. She is lookig for suggestion on holsters for it.
I've carried my LCP for 2 years now and absolutely love it. Like others have written it is not a fun range gun. But it is so compact that it is so easy to carry in a pocket and no one is the wiser. I have had a few malfunctions at the range but no more than 4 out of over 1500 rounds. Very reliable but it is not easy to shoot. This gun takes practice!