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Old 08-02-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone carry a Ruger LCP? What's your thoughts on this gun?

I'm thinking of getting one for my wife as her primary weapon as she's a fan of small guns. A J-Frame seems big to her.

I also wouldn't mind having one for certain occasions.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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Did you do a search on the LCP? There a quite a number of folks who have them and have said some good things about them.
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Don't think I've seen any complaints about them other than the round is too small. But everyone is going to have a differing opinion on that one way or the other.
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I've never owned one, but I have shot one. It's not something you want to spend a lot of time with at the range.

A Sig P238, on the other hand (I've never owned one of these, either, but I have shot one) is much smoother.

But if the LCP is just for carry and small amounts of practice, it will serve her well.
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I've never owned one, but I have shot one. It's not something you want to spend a lot of time with at the range.

A Sig P238, on the other hand (I've never owned one of these, either, but I have shot one) is much smoother.

But if the LCP is just for carry and small amounts of practice, it will serve her well.
utf59 shot my daughter's Elsie Pea and he is being very kind. His hands are the same size as mine and shooting this little autoloader is a real pain in the azz! It's not hard to shoot, control or hit the target but...........it's just not fun to shoot. Kinda reminds me of shooting any .40S&W. It's not a all day gun. I think we may have run a total of four mags when we went on to the S&W 29. Now that was FUN and IMHO, more comfortable to shoot than the LCP.

My daughter loves it (me thinks for the pink) but runs mag after mag with no complaints. I'm glad it's her's.

It's a small gun, did I say small?? It's truly micro.



Here it is using my Browning HP for scale.





To keep it from rotating while in your pocket I recommend a holster.



Goes bang every time I've pulled the loud switch and has had zero FTF and FTE issues.

It's canebrake approved for CCW but for a gun to take to the range for a day I'll take a pass and pack my .44 Rem Mag.

It's a chick gun, (no offense RSG) but I will throw it in my swim trunks if I need to carry on the beach or walk the dogs.

Now for you, get Elsie Pea's big brother, the Elsie Ahrrrrr. (LCR)

Loaded with .38 spl +P's and a clip draw it weighs <1#. It's what I carry in the 90/90%+ days here in Southern Florida.

And if you want the same size but go heavy, the LCR is now available in .357 mag.

This revolver has the sweetest DA trigger I have EVER pulled!
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The wife is carrying the LCP, she loves it. She also has the LCR and loves it too. I would use it as a backup to my regular carry pistol, without a second thought. Great little pocket pistol.
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I love mine,as stated it's not a range gun but tucks nicely into any front pocket.
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I like the LCP and the LCR. They have been great for me but like Stalkingbear says take her and let her get a feel for one she may like. Here is a picture of mine.
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I like the LCP and the LCR. They have been great for me but like Stalkingbear says take her and let her get a feel for one she may like. Here is a picture of mine.
Someone seems to have a bit of a Ruger fetish.
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I carry an LCP in a pocket holster about 30% of the time when I need a more discreet carry. As has been said, it is not a fun gun to shoot but I usually put a mag. through it when I go to the range just to keep in touch with it. Be sure that your wife tries to rack the slide when she goes looking. That has been the drawback to a lot of women because it take a good deal of hand strength. ymmv,
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