Thoughts on the Ruger LCP (Merged)

Thoughts on the Ruger LCP (Merged)

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    Thoughts on the Ruger LCP (Merged)

    I just got mine today and was wondering if anyone has one or has shot one, and what you think.
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    Made to be carried often(or when no other option is available), and shot hardly ever. Range time with the LCP is NOT fun.

    One handed shooting with the LCP is much easier than two handed shooting. Something to think about.

    Also, ensure you let the very, very long trigger pull reset fully, or you will get light primer strikes.
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    I like my LCP. Haven't carried it yet (no holsters, none on order and not enough rounds through it for me).

    General impressions, it's a gun I can hide when nothing bigger can go with me. It might also get carried as a BUG, provided I can find the room on my body for it!

    In all seriousness, I like it, but probably won't carry it day to day, simply because of the laws in IN, I can carry something a lot bigger. (G19 and XD45 come to mind.)

    Kerbouchard is definately right about shooting the LCP with one hand though,it is far more pleasant then 2 handed shooting.

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    May I suggest -- try an advanced search, thread titles only with LCP as the search term. Or hopefully, this link will work:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...archid=1462078

    All sorts of info about them. Fun guns. Enjoy.

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    I like the LCP and for hot summer carry, it is better then nothing. These little pistols are surprisingly accurate and dependable. Ruger is going to sell a lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag318 View Post
    I like the LCP and for hot summer carry, it is better then nothing. These little pistols are surprisingly accurate and dependable. Ruger is going to sell a lot of them.
    Yep, they just sold one to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvhoss View Post
    May I suggest -- try an advanced search, thread titles only with LCP as the search term. Or hopefully, this link will work:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...archid=1462078

    All sorts of info about them. Fun guns. Enjoy.

    Hoss

    Sorry, hoss, your link doesn't work.

    This is just a small sampling of Ruger LCP threads.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...cp-edited.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...d-chamber.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ged-x-2-a.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...port-pics.html

    Warning! If this thread turns into a flame war comparing the LCP and the Kel-Tec, it will be summarily closed.


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    main reason I bought on was for the hot summer days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerbouchard View Post
    Made to be carried often(or when no other option is available), and shot hardly ever. Range time with the LCP is NOT fun.

    One handed shooting with the LCP is much easier than two handed shooting. Something to think about.

    Also, ensure you let the very, very long trigger pull reset fully, or you will get light primer strikes.
    I totally agree. I have a LCP and I am not recoil sensitive but the little pistol is a bear to handle and with any sweat on your palm it can be difficult to shoot and handle. I purchased two items to help. I installed a Houge Handall Jr., had to trim it a bit to fit and I also replaced the mag bases with the Kel Tec extended mag bases. They do help control the pistol IMO.
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    I love my "Miss Elsie Pea". This too is my summer carry piece. Love it, shoots well, though a little "snappy" for my hand.

    As mentioned above, try a search on "LCP", there have been a lot of posts over the last few months by lots of members to have one!
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    I really like my LCP; I've had it for about 3 months now. These are my observations:

    It is an excellent pocket gun when a larger gun cannot be carried.

    It is not an enjoyable gun to shoot.

    sights are very redamentary, but it is still surprisingly accurate.

    It is very reliable with CERTAIN brands and types of ammo. Mine absolutely will not feed Corbon 95 gr. jhp or Remington 88 gr. HP. The gun will jam tight with these brands, and clearing required disassembly. This is a problem that Ruger is aware of.

    It is 100% reliable with Rem. Golden Sabres (my carry round), Rem UMC, WW white box, Black Hills 95 gr jhp.

    Slide stop is useless! Even got my finger caught between slide and chamber trying to get the thing to work.

    Don't like that the slide does not remain open on last round.

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    The newer ones have a slide stop that can actually be used. It doesn't lock the slide at the end of a mag, and don't think they'll be able to swing it, but it's a lot better.
    Mine's been 100% so far, and while it's not pleasant to shoot, it's not bad at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedomofchoice View Post
    These are my observations:
    It is an excellent pocket gun when a larger gun cannot be carried.
    *** I agree!

    It is not an enjoyable gun to shoot.
    *** I agree, but I do try and practice with it often.

    It is very reliable with CERTAIN brands and types of ammo.
    *** I have had no problems with anything I've fed it. Even gobbles up the cheap Wolf ammo.

    Slide stop is useless!
    *** Just take a little practice to push it up.

    Don't like that the slide does not remain open on last round.
    *** I'm 50/50 on that one.
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    Sometimes it takes a year or so to work out all of the bugaboos in a new model pistol.
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    Well, I finally talked to the wife... Looks like I'll be getting at least one this year. Probably will pick one up for her so she can finally have a BUG that she'll carry along with her SP-101.
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