Originally Posted by bgeddes
Great choices. My LCP lives in my front pocket. There is no reason not to carry it everywhere it is legal. It's not a .357mag, but it's never home either.
Yep! I could not have said it better myself. It carries and draws soooo Smooth.
spitty, -- I can't relate to the Sig, never even held one, but for the 2 weeks I've carried this LCP I have been Very impressed. I use the Desantis G3 pocket holster and it prints about like a wallet would in my front pocket and its fairly lightweight, my pants stay up.
The first day I had it I put 100 rds thru it without any problems. Realistically I could hold a pretty rapid 8" group at 7 paces, of course the target was unarmed.
and forget about the front sights - In a rush it would be more of a sight down the top of the slide and fire type weapon.
For over 30 years I've carried my backup mostly in an ankle holster. Now that I'm retired I plan to live in cargo shorts all summer. An old man in shorts with an ankle holster just don't look quite right! So far this LCP has been just what I was look'in for. If I were to lose it, I would not think twice about getting another one.
mesinge2, -- I see what you mean about the factory grips. Its kinda funny because my hand fits the S&W the same as the LCP, little finger floating in the breeze. I put 150 rds of my .38 spec. reloads thru it last week. These were some I loaded for my snubbies, basically slightly reduced load, practice ammo, 4.5 gr. Unique under a 148 gr. Keith SWC lead bullet.
I was really surprised with the single action accuracy I could get. At 7 paces, cocking the hammer, I could hold 4" groups all day with slow fire and the recoil was not uncomfortable. This one is definitely a "keeper". Its a tad big for my regular front pocket carry so I think I'll go with bigger grips, (I like yours) and jacket pocket carry this in cooler weather.
General, -- Thanks for the heads-up! but this was done on purpose!
Our State Law requires that you have a permit to aquire handguns OR a CCW permit, (the CCW is the higher level permit) to buy a new handgun. If you have the permit you can purchase as many as you want, any time you want, and take them with you. On long guns its the same, only you don't need any stink'in permit. They just do the phone check if you don't have a handgun permit and you are GTG.
I just renewed my CCW permit with the sheriff last January, The Army has my fingerprints and the Feds have my latest security clearance from my last job. Our Govt. can find my lifes story in about 5 minutes, sucks don't it!
I guess I like to do this because I still can! I've never had the BATF contact me about multiple purchases. Even if they wanted to what could they do? I am so squeaky clean it hurts. Except for that time in Saigon with the two midgets and a goat, but I think time has run out on that one.
bear, -- I was happy with the accuracy and function of the LCP & 638. I would recommend both to anyone. Then hope they didn't like them so I could buy them on the cheap!
Thanks for the replies, appreciate it! Ken