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    Good deal on a LCP?

    Was at gun store that I had never been to before and saw a Ruger LCP for sale. I've been wanting one for a while, but they've all been at least $450 or out of stock. This one has been used once and comes with two mags for $300 (maybe less with a discount).

    The shop guy told me that the guy who originally bought it had big hands and after he took it to the range once, he brought it back and got a bigger gun. They said they will hold it for me until I get out of school tomorrow. I'm not sure if it is a recall or not. If it is, I assume that Ruger will take care of it with no cost to me.

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    sounds like an awesome deal!!
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    I like my LCP, right now it's at Ruger getting the upgrade, no cost to me. I understand they'll send it back with an extra mag and a cap.
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    paid 350 for mine before the recall and I was happy. Now I have 2 mags and I am even happier. this gun is actually more of a pleasure to shoot than the .38 snub I had.

    I would snap it up in a second if I had the means.

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    I'd go for it. I paid about $374 for mine.
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    SN beginning 370-XXXXX is pre-recall. SN 371-XXXXX is post recall. A pre-recall gun that has been worked on by Ruger will have a diamond stamped in the hammer well. MSRP is $329. You can go to the ElsiePea forum for much info on the LCP.

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    Oops...should have put Elsie Pea Forum - The #1 Ruger LCP Owner Forum and Information Source as the proper address to more information on the Ruger LCP. For $300 or less I would say "Deal." And yes, Ruger will take care of the recall if it hasn't been done already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbinsd View Post
    SN beginning 370-XXXXX is pre-recall. SN 371-XXXXX is post recall. A pre-recall gun that has been worked on by Ruger will have a diamond stamped in the hammer well. MSRP is $329. You can go to the ElsiePea forum for much info on the LCP.
    Unfortunately, they've raised the MSRP to $347.00. The $300 used price isn't great (I paid $299 new) but if you can't find one in your area and the ones you can find scalpers are trying to get $400+ out of them, th $300 looks pretty good. If it's already went in for the recall, it should have two magazines with it.

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    I had nearly the exact same deal offered to me (mine had 3 magazines). I bought it and no regrets! It now lives in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster and has a Crimson Trace Laser Sight on it.

    I nearly forgot, mine is post recall and does have the diamond mark on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbinsd View Post
    SN beginning 370-XXXXX is pre-recall. SN 371-XXXXX is post recall. A pre-recall gun that has been worked on by Ruger will have a diamond stamped in the hammer well. MSRP is $329. You can go to the ElsiePea forum for much info on the LCP.
    Many series 370- are new build, not reworked. There was nothing wrong with the part that contains the serial number. There were quite a few in stock when production was suspended until delivery of the new parts. When production resumed the part containing the 370- number was used up before beginning to use the 371- part holding the serial number.

    Furthermore, 371- = 370- + diamond,
    whether recall processed with diamond
    or new production 370- with diamond
    or 371- without diamond.




    Ruger will unquestionably process your gun to recall specs if it does not look like the picture above, without cost to you and provide you with a spare mag with the pinky extension and an LCP hat, to boot. If in doubt, give their customer service a call with the serial number and they will confirm it's status.

    I would examine it closely for signs of use as well as field strip it and check out the springs and barrel. If it looks nice, I would recommend buying it. Although there are places that sell it at a discount, most are charging a premium.

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    the prices on the lcp are out of control. if it was me a would go for the p3at. price will/should be better. i know everbody wants the ruger name on their pocket gun and the kel tec has gotten a bad rap in most respects. but the p3at is hard to beat. both guns are pocket gun and not made to be range guns.
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