Ruger's Newest Entry In The CCW Market, Ruger LCP: MERGED

Ruger's Newest Entry In The CCW Market, Ruger LCP: MERGED

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    Ruger's Newest Entry In The CCW Market, Ruger LCP: MERGED

    I have no opinion about this one way or the other, just throwing it out here for discussion.

    Ruger LCP™: .380 AutoCenterfire Autoloading*Pistols


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    Looks like it'll be a mighty fine addition to the Ruger stable to me. Hell, with a price like that and typical Ruger dependability, I'm seriously interested in this pistol for myself.

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    I'd really like to see one of these. It'd make a great bug if it works well.

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    I'm not a big fan of Ruger Auto Pistols, but at under 10 oz., I need to rethink this. It sure looks like a nice BUG.
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    Given my experience with Ruger's, once this becomes readily available, I'll be looking to replace my P3AT with one of these.

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    just going by what I see on their web site and the pics of it.
    I do not think I care for it much.

    Just judging from the looks of it. it seems smaller than my Bersa Thunder which is about as small I am willing to go in a pistol. anything smaller just feels uncomfortable in my hands.

    that being said until I get a chance to hold or better yet shoot one I really can't give an honest opinion.
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    Looks like somebody is copying a p3at. it could tak their place in that it is finished much better and is probably more reliable overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Looks like somebody is copying a p3at. it could tak their place in that it is finished much better and is probably more reliable overall.
    Yes, it does look like a P3AT. I think it weighs a little less, so I guess they get bragging rights for that.

    Edit: Oops, I was thinking 11 ounces for the Keltec, but that's probably with the mag.
    Last edited by grady; February 2nd, 2008 at 06:24 PM. Reason: My faulty memory.

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    An interest new option.
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    If this isn't a direct assult on the P3AT market, then I don't know what is. It's so similar it's obvious. The price point seems to be in line with a P3AT as well. If it's more reliable it'll pull folks away from the P3AT. In fact, if it's reliable enough it'll get me and I'll pick one up as well. I find a gun like this to be the ultimate pocket gun for those times when you can't wear a cover and are in dress pants or other garb where the J frame just feels too fat.

    Be real interested in handling one of these. Will be curious to see if they offer either an extended mag or a mag extension like the Keltec and a chromed slide too boot!

    Personally I'm glad to see it!

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    Very interesting, can't wait to see one. Since MSRP is about $350. I'm guessing store price will be somewhere around $300. or less. may need to look at it for a nice little BUG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Looks like somebody is copying a p3at. it could tak their place in that it is finished much better and is probably more reliable overall.
    Hmmmm could be....

    Keltec:
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    Here's a quick little chart I made up comparing the LCP with the P3AT. Numbers from each manufacturer's web pages.

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    Ruger has really started to "branch out", especially in the personal defense market........

    Good deal.

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    When I look at the comparison between the two, I can't help but wonder if the Ruger won't be just a tad more comfortable in the hand while still being a true pockt piece. The key will be reliability! If it feels just a bit better and is very reliable, it'll over power the P3AT. I've carried the P3AT for a lot of years and I'm on my second one. I've had a lot of bad experience with them but worked with the mfg to get them fixed. The one I have now is reliable and Keltecs customer service is great, but if Ruger proved to be a lot more reliable right off the bat, then they'll be very popular. And if they can do that, then you have to think they're already planning a knock off of the Keltec PF9!

    I'd be very anxious to hold one and it's cheap enough to take a chance with when they first become avialable!

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