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Old 03-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #11
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Senor Cane didn't agree.
Nope, good then, we're still open.

I haven't fired an lcp and frankly, I don't want to. I have fired small kel-tecs and really don't care for small auto mouse guns, but the OP gave two choices and one need.

Get what you can get for carry RIGHT NOW and save for later. Might I suggest an LCR?
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Get what you can get for carry RIGHT NOW and save for later. Might I suggest an LCR?
Ah, the Elsie Ahrr, now we're talking!

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I recently bought a lcp. I've only shot 100 rounds through it. I haven't carried it away from my home yet. I need to shoot it some more before I carry it. I agree with what others have said, if you are looking for a tiny gun to throw in your pocket when you are wearing shorts, tanktop and flip-flops, it's great.
I also agree that it is a handfull to shoot. I'm a big dude, and this thing is jumpy.
If you want a gun you can carry, no matter where you are or what your dress is, it will do nicely. I also highly recommend crimson trace for this gun, as there are no real sights. It is really intended for very close-up-and personal use. So, sights are an after thought.
I love the 1911. If you are looking for a gun for times other than when you are in little clothing, get the 45.
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Why does it have to be .380 or .45?A 9mm is in between the two,and you can have the best of both worlds.The Kel-Tec P-11 9mm ain't that much bigger than the LCP,about the same price,holds ten rounds and has better stopping power than a .380.If you are set on a .380 the Kel-tec P-3AT is very simialr to the LCP,actually it's darn near identical and about the same price.I couldn't tell you which one is better,I have no experience with either.

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You won't be happy with a .380.
Buy a SigP238. Be happy. Prove them wrong



LCP/P3AT's are horrible little bastards. 1", 11# trigger, NO THANKS!
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Why does it have to be .380 or .45?A 9mm is in between the two,and you can have the best of both worlds.The Kel-Tec P-11 9mm ain't that much bigger than the LCP,about the same price,holds ten rounds and has better stopping power than a .380.If you are set on a .380 the Kel-tec P-3AT is very simialr to the LCP,actually it's darn near identical and about the same price.I couldn't tell you which one is better,I have no experience with either.
The Kel-Tec P11 is a lot larger than the LCP and weighs nearly twice as much loaded. There is nothing at all wrong with the .380 as a defensive caliber especially considering it comes in guns that are truly pocket sized. I have a bunch of handguns and I generally carry a Walther PPK as it's smallish, accurate and easy to conceal. As far as stopping power, the main point is that you have a gun with you - and you shoot it well. If a gun is not convenient to carry - you may leave it home...



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I haven't shot an LCP but have fired a Keltec and I didn't like it at all. I'm like goju, I don't like the small autos. Out of the two asked about, I would go with a 1911 in 45. Are you set on one of those two? Would you be open to other ideas?

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Well I went ahead and got the little LCP, my neighbor loaned me some shells to test it out and boy does that have a bark. I have to say that it is a loud snappy little thing. While I was out getting it I was looking at the Kimber's that they had in the case, I think that I may end up getting one of those very soon. They gave me a Kimber brochure to look through, I know that I want a S.S. in a 45 with the tactical rail.

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Congrats on your new gun!

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Enjoy it!!!!

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