Ruger LCP feedback

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    Ruger LCP feedback

    What does everybody think about the LCP? My local shop has them for $309, and I think I'm gonna jump on one. I need a lighter CC gun than my .38 snub, especially in the summer. Any major complaints? Thanks in advance.

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    For a cc back up gun its nice, its real snappy a lot of recoil.
    Try shooting it before you buy it I traded mines in a week. I hate it.

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    a lot of recoil? I never shot a 380 before, but they look small

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    I have had one for a couple of years fits the summer cloths fine I usually carry in right front pocket in a holster. Over the holidays i was out of state to visit my son who works for large 1,500 officer police force, he and another officer took me to a range in the country we shot steel with a timer with a glock 17, went I pulled out my LCP I could tell they were not impressed until I was hitting steel at 20 yard regularly. they both shot it and they shot my LCR 357, they both were impressed and my son is getting a LCP.

    By the way I carried the LCP in my pocket through 5 states and felt well armed, my wife got pulled over and ticketed for speeding, I was in the front passenger seat, the state trooper came to my window to get her license, I did not know if I was suppose to let him know of my Carrying or not, I did not because I was not the being pulled over.

    I guess I need to get the answer for next trip.

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    I'm very happy with mine and in a wallet holster in my back pocket it is completely concealed and you don't even know it's there.

    I've never been bothered by recoil or anything when shooting it. I did 'limp wrist' mine the first few magazines and had a failed to extract shell twice, but once I realized what I was doing and made sure to stay rigid, hasn't happened again.

    For what it is, a small, compact, easy to conceal pistol, it's great.
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    I tested an LCP, Bodyguard and P238, and ended up with the little Sig. They cost more though. The LCP was snappy/lots of recoil as mentioned, and I did not like the trigger. THe Bodyguard was better and the Sig was awesome.

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    I have one that I carry either as backup or when I can't carry a full sized pistol. Recoil is snappy, surprisingly so for .380. Sights are crap. Because of the crap sights, mine wears a laser.
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    -you wont notice the snappy recoil if you ever have to use this tool for its sole purpose
    -you wont need the sights either so a laser is a waste of money
    -the P238 is much nicer, but for that sole purpose it will make zero difference
    -for me its a last resort based on clothing
    -this is predicated on having several other multipurpose tools
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    Small, light, accurate, easy to carry. Mine has the front sight post painted with nail polish. Works well. Reliable with everything but Remington rounds.

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    If you can't conceal anything bigger, then it is a good choice. It is definitely not a range gun! $309 is a good price too!

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    About 100 rounds at the range and I was done with all the punishment that Little Compact Pistol dished out.

    Replaced her with a PM40.

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    For what it is worth, perception of recoil in my experience is a very personal thing. People perceive it differently. I have shot a box of 50 rounds through my LCP in one range session and I never notice the recoil being bad.

    Cheers.

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    I saw a few videos of ppl shooting it, and it doesn't look that bad at all. My .38 snub kicks like a freak anyway, so I'm used to it.

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    I have one and I second the laser. the sights are useless to a older man with poor eyesight. Note, if you buy one with the laser already on it , it will cost less than adding one later, I found out the hard way.

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    Mine is unreliable. I fixed it with a S&W 442.
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