Ruger LCP = Kel-Tec P3AT = Junk.
Given Ruger's treatment of gun owners and 2nd Amendment support, why would you support them in the first place?
Second, if you're going to carry something to defend your life the .380 is a poor starting point and any Kel-Tec product is a step backwards. Heather, my LE writer carrys a Kahr PM9 in 9mm as her bug and shoots the crap out of it. If you shop around you can get them used for a decent price and the quality (fit and finish is a horrible term to describe functionality) and reliability is worlds ahead of any Ruger/Kel-Tec product. Just my .02 kopeks.