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Old 04-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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Sniper is right, neither has an exposed hammer.

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Sniper is right, neither has an exposed hammer.
I'm sitting here with my EMPTY LCP in my hand, and while it is true the hammer isn't as visible as a 1911, there is a visible hammer. Yes, it could be considered shrouded, but I can still feel it move or see it move every time I pull the trigger.
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Dr_Psych, I am pretty new to guns. I wanted a small pocket pistol and I wanted an LCP. I went to the local gun shop and talked to the salesman who was very happy to help me. He handed me just about every pocket pistol they had. Some revolvers, some semi-autos. When I picked up the Sig P238, I new I found the gun I wanted. I KNOW the "safety" of any firearm is in the person handling it but I did not feel comfortable with a pocket pistol with no external safety, though thousands and thousands of men and women carry an LCP safely in their pockets every day. The LCP is a fine little pistol but I chose the Sig P238. Not only did it have an external safety but it also had a couple ounces more weight to it which really didn't make it heavier to carry but just felt oh, so right in my hands. And the trigger on the P238 is just great. It was a tough decision for me between the LCP and the P238. Buy what you feel comfortable and safe with. Either pistol will serve you well. And no matter which pocket pistol you go with, a good holster is essential. I have a Remora holster for my Sig P238.

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Winds-of-change - Be glad you got the Sig. My daughter and I each have both, and both of us feel the Sig is more manageable than the LCP. The good part about the LCP is it's carry weight, especially if you need to use an ankle holster.

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Winds-of-change - Be glad you got the Sig. My daughter and I each have both, and both of us feel the Sig is more manageable than the LCP. The good part about the LCP is it's carry weight, especially if you need to use an ankle holster.
I'm not able to carry. I live in Illinois. But I have carried it in a Remora holster in my pocket around the house and yard just to get a feel for it. I think the weight difference is nominal in regards to carry but I like the extra couple ounces in my hand.
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I've got a Ruger LCP 380 I bought as a back-up, but since have been carrying it as a primary because of its light-weight and accuracy when firing. I had dropped it twice and no mishaps. So the safety aspect covering misfiring is a done deal for me. I usually carry mine in a Remora holster. They will not fall down if worn with beltless shorts.

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I have been carrying a LCP as a concealed weapon for two years. I have not had a single problem with it on my waist or on my ankle. Its negligible weight and 380 caliber makes it an ideal carry weapon. I also use a Glock 27,Glock 23,and a Walther PPK as concealed carry weapons. You shouldn't have any problems as long as you have a good holster and keep your finger off the trigger unless you intend to shoot it.good luck!

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I have been carrying a LCP as a concealed weapon for two years. I have not had a single problem with it on my waist or on my ankle. Its negligible weight and 380 caliber makes it an ideal carry weapon. I also use a Glock 27,Glock 23,and a Walther PPK as concealed carry weapons. You shouldn't have any problems as long as you have a good holster and keep your finger off the trigger unless you intend to shoot it.good luck!
For me the LCP is the ideal ankle gun. The J frame butt sticks out far enough to require a wardrobe change, and the P238 is just heavy enough to make me look like I'm doing the cell block strut. The LCP is perfect for me.
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Hello all, I'm thinking of getting an LCP 380. I've read reviews and watched YouTube video reviews. The one thing that perplexed me was the lack of a safety. The only safety is the "stiffness" of the trigger pull. Is this true? If so, how do you all feel safe carry/concealing it? Thanks
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I've got a Ruger LCP 380 I bought as a back-up, but since have been carrying it as a primary because of its light-weight and accuracy when firing. I had dropped it twice and no mishaps. So the safety aspect covering misfiring is a done deal for me. I usually carry mine in a Remora holster. They will not fall down if worn with beltless shorts.
I like the Remora holster, too. Cane recommended it to me. If it's good enough for Cane, it's good enough for me.
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