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    My fellow Americans: Can you please provide an assessment on the Ruger LCP .380? Although not a Sig P238 it does the job. Reliability is what I am looking for.

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    Mine----100%, not a lot of bullets down the tube, cause they are hard to come by.
    An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.

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    I've had mine about 6 weeks, and have put 200 rounds through it without a single problem. Would shoot it more if I could find .380, but ... well, you know that story. I did quite a bit of research on it before buying (magazine and online reviews, comments from other owners, etc.) and really found no one having any problems. Of course, there is a recall on it, so you'll need to check your purchase to make sure it was manufactured after the recall, or has already been fixed. I put a CT laser on it and it is a sweet little shooter from the hip using the laser. One thing I don't like about it is the fact that the slide doesn't lock back after the mag has emptied. Overall, I would recommend it over pocket pistols of same size and caliber.

    Good luck finding one --- they're a hot item right now.

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    What date (Post Recall) should I be looking for on the corrected problem? Thanx everyone.

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    Here is a review with video from Gunblast.com

    Ruger’s New LCP Lightweight .380 Pocket Pistol
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    It is extremly accurate for a pocket pistol with crude sights and is very easy to conceal and carry in a pocket holster.

    Check this website for detailed info on the recall.

    Ruger - LCP Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetpilot007 View Post
    What date (Post Recall) should I be looking for on the corrected problem? Thanx everyone.
    Don't know the date, but if the serial number prefix is “371” (serial number 371-xxxxx), it is post recall and has no problem. See this page for the real scoop direct from Ruger Ruger - LCP Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice

    Edit: Sorry oragnevol, as usual my reply is a day late and a dollar short. I guess you were posting while I was slowly typing.

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    Again thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetpilot007 View Post
    My fellow Americans: Can you please provide an assessment on the Ruger LCP .380? Although not a Sig P238 it does the job. Reliability is what I am looking for.
    Not bashing the LCP, for my wife's has performed well, but if you're looking for reliability I'd put my money on a SIG P238. The one I bought has handled three brands of ammo without failure--being a SIG, I'd give it the edge for performance.
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    This little thing seems to run on JP5 not that crap DFM like most little 380s (If you are a pilot you know what Im talking about haha). I think youll love one if you get it. I can guarantee that out to about 7 yards it is literally a tack driver and I am not joking.
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    I bought mine at Academy-wasn't even looking to purchase that day. They had one in stock, I handled it, completed the paperwork and told them to ring it up.

    I have a Crimson Trace on mine was well and carry in one of the Desantis wet-suit type pocket holsters. This rig carries fantastic in a light pair of shorts for a trip to the quickie mart and for times my .40 is just too big.

    Once you own an LCP, you will have no excuse for not having a weapon on your person.

    I haven't had the first bit of reliability issues a few owners of the pre-recall LCP's had

    The following rounds perform flawlessly after extensive testing:
    Georgia Arms
    Speer Gold Dot's
    Monarch FMJ
    Monarch JHP

    Golden Saber's are just one of the more trusted rounds in this weapon. Good to hear, but I have to have a range session with this round in my very own LCP before I can trust it. Cabella's just delivered 150 rounds of GS's, but I haven't made a trip to the range yet.

    Great overall pistol, snappy. My Mom loves the LCP's looks and size, but after shooting less than a full clip, handed it back to me and said she'll stick to her Glock 26 with +P 124gr GD's. Too much for her 65 year old mildly arthritic hands.

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    A good place for LCP info from all sides is The LCP Forum

    All LCPs being sold new today have the mods, even if you find one with the serial number starting with 370-. If you buy it used, you can tell if it has been recall processed by looking for the stamp.



    Even if you buy one without the recall processing, Ruger will do it for free.
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    Reliability has been fine. Accuracy is acceptable for a small point and shoot. It conceals very well. It also kicks like an ornery mule on a cold Sunday morning.

    Definitely not a range gun, but for when the 1911 is just too inconvenient, the LCP gets the nod.
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    I bought one around a year ago, pre-recall. It went back for the recall work and has been flawless ever since.

    I have the Pearce mag extensions which help a lot to get a better grip on this little puppy. I've put mainly Magtech and American Eagle FMJ and Remington Golden Saber JHP through it without any issues.

    It's going to a gunsmith soon for a front XS Big Dot night sight and I'm thinking of putting a rubber grip sleeve on as well.

    My LCP rides in a DeSantis Nemesis in my front right pocket and no one is any the wiser.

    Yes, it's a snappy little thing, but I can put 100-150 rounds downrange without any trouble, unlike the snubby it replaced. Accuracy is quite good at 5 and 7 yards and the DAO trigger, while long, is pretty smooth.
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    I like my LCP. I added the crimson trace laser, grips, and finger extension to the mags (which helps me hang on to the gun). It is definitely snappy.

    The first time I took it to the range, I thought "YUCK". But the more I shoot it, the more I like it.

    It's handy, easy to conceal, and accurate.
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