Originally Posted by donray
What about the Ruger LCP
The LCP is the one that goes with me almost every time - though I have small revolvers and 9mm's to chose from - all conceal-carry types. Ruger did an excellent job of designing the gun for conceal carry - smooth, no sharp corners, snagging protrusions, etc. That includes miniscule sights, etc. But do you need to aim with sights with a conceal carry piece?? Isn't conceal carry about close up self protection - point and shoot up close - not long distance shot placement.
The LCP has never failed me at the range. Other small semi-autos I've had - have failed - one brand in particular - a lot!! (starts with a "T") The LCP is not a real pleasure to shoot because it is light weight - and that is what you get. But it's not a supposed to be a range gun - it's personal defense - concealed! You've got a gun on you!! That's what counts!
But for you - if you are tuned into 1911's and their safeties and cock-and-lock -- I'd suggest looking at a SIG 238 - a mini 1911. It's nice. Shoots with less kick than the LCP because it is bigger and heavier. ---- But it is bigger and heavier - making it harder to conceal. I cannot back pocket holster carry that gun like the LCP. Just won't conceal right - for me... Wouldn't want to sit on a cocked and locked 191 either - that safety thing - Is it on? Did it get bumped off? Will I remember to switch it off? Will I accidentally forget to switch it on? (Don't get me wrong, I own a Colt Government 1911 - I just don't use it for carry)
But I like the SIG - and have been tempted to buy. But finally figured out that I would not carry it. ----- But I would like to shoot it! Those are two very different things, though.
For me - my back pocket LCP holster goes everywhere. It's ideal! Good long pull double action trigger - very safe. Although it is a semi-auto - and I really prefer the simplicity of revolvers. But revolvers don't conceal like my LCP - even my Smith Airweight or Ruger LCR 38's.