Originally Posted by Northwoods
What about the new Ruger LCP? They are tiny! .380, 7 shot and I've been told dependable.
If anyone has experience with the Ruger I'd like to hear.
Also, I use a Beretta mod. 84. I like it alot. The mod 86 (?) has a single stack and is narrower if the 84 is too wide.
I'm probably not the best one to ask. The trigger on my LCP broke after about 30 rounds. Here is a link with pics which shows the broken part. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/defensive-carry-guns/49419-ruger-lcp-reports-broken-trigger-mechanism-warning-lcp-owners.html
Ruger sent me a prepaid label and I sent it back to them, then I got caught in the whole recall issue. Since they already have it, they are going to do all the recall work before they send it back to me. The problem is that they are still waiting for the parts to be manufactured. They have had it over a month and I have still heard nothing from them. I called once and they said they expected the parts in a couple of weeks. I've been without it for over 5 weeks now, which is very annoying for a brand new gun.
All that being said, when I get it back I expect it to be a good reliable gun. Ruger makes quality firearms (even if their fit and finish sometimes leaves a bit to be desired) and stand behind them.
I got tired of waiting for it to come back and went out and bought a Bersa Thunder 380CC (Concealed Carry model). It is larger and heavier than the LCP, but still very carryable and concealable. Everyone I know that has one just loves it, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.