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Old 11-30-2010, 01:31 AM   #21
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Some guns you buy because they fit a need perfectly. The LCP is a little teeny gun that will fit in any pocket. It's a little weak, but it fills a particular need in the BUG category.

Then you just figure out how to shoot it. It ain't a range gun. I don't like how an impact drill feels, either, but sometimes I just have to use one. Get used to it.

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I agree, some guns you buy because they fit a need, but you have options with that particular need. The Kahr p380 is a "teenier" gun, that fits in any pocket. It's a 380 ACP, so yes, it is weak compared to larger calibers, but why would someone want an LCP, when there are much better handguns, same approximate size, same caliber, just better quality, function, accuracy, etc. The only thing the LCP has going for it is its price.

CHLChris says he just bought one, but has not taken it to the range. I hope you're not disappointed with the purchase. No offense, I just do not like that handgun. There are other, better options (in .380s) than to settle for the LCP. I would encourage anyone interested in the LCP to shoot one before they consider buying one.

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Yep. I, too, hope I don't regret it, but I doubt it. I loved my Kahr PM9 before I traded it for the steel of a Colt New Agent .45 1911.

But I only had $300, not $500. Someday I may trade up to a P380. I like how the Elsie Pea's sights are unobtrusive. The Kahr's sights stick up a bit more, which is good for their purpose, but not as good for concealment

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Nice trade for the Colt. I have a few Colts, and they're among my favorite handguns. I also agree, if price is an issue, spend less. I haven't had a problem with the sights on the P380 and concealment. The Kahr doesn't catch on either the IW holster and pocket holster when presenting, and because the gun is narrow, it conceals well. Overall dimensions are smaller than the LCP, not that the LCP is big by any means. The P380 is the most concealable pistol I own. I sometimes carry big bores in the winter, with the appropriate clothing of course. Like you said earlier, you buy a gun for a particular purpose and intended use. I'm just glad there are so many different reasons to buy particular handguns. (I also enjoy my long guns, but that being said, this is a back-up thread)

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I bought the LCP purely for it's purpose (and price). $275 brand new is awesome, and I rarely carry it. But when I do it works... Why do I feel like the most interesting man in the world all of a sudden? lol

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Sig P290 when it comes out...

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I bought the LCP purely for it's purpose (and price). $275 brand new is awesome, and I rarely carry it. But when I do it works... Why do I feel like the most interesting man in the world all of a sudden? lol
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My carry lineup is:

Glock 23, Glock 27, and a Kahr PM40. I'm a strong believer in having them use the same caliber.

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I totally agree about using a common round across your lineup, which works great for 9mm, works okay for .40 S&W, but breaks down a bit in .45 because the round is the size of "a small baby" as I've heard it described.

Also, when I was singing this same tune on another thread because I "didn't want to keep up with multiple calibers," someone remarked, "Get used to it." It was good advice.

Sometimes one caliber does not meet every need...in fact for sure that is the case. I love .45acp. But I also have BUG's in .38spl and .380acp.

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