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Old 08-03-2010, 12:57 AM   #21
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Here's a great addition for your Elsie Pea;







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I'm sorry for bumping an old thread.
I recently got a ruger LCP .380 and have fired 40 rounds through it right out of the box. When do I need to clean it? How often do you all clean it?
Thanks in advance.

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Hey, Jdub. Welcome to FTF. How about you go over to the Introductions thread and tell us about yourself?

Anytime you come back from the range it is good to clean your guns. Any extra knowledge about their inner workings is a good thing. Some people pride themselves on how long they've gone without cleaning their gun and how cool their filthy Glock is. But I take pride in a clean firearm.

This Thursday I finally get to go to the range with my new LCP.

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Those pics are nice and Crimson Trace's new design for a laser on the LCP and SR9C semi-autos is a great setup!

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P.S. While the 380 (9mm Short) might be somewhat underpowered, upgrading your ammo and amount of practice time will put more odds in your favor. My two favorite 380 loads are:

1. Buffalo Bore's 100-gr. Hardcast Flatnose Wadcutter Standard Pressure @ 910 fps in 2.75” barrel (Item #27E). Deep (Cutting) Penetrator. Use FMJ if you have feeding problems.

380 Auto Standard Pressure Pistol and Handgun Ammo

2. Winchester's 95-gr.Bonded PDX1 (S380PDB) @ 1,000 fps in 3.75” barrel. Use FMJ if you have feeding problems.

http://www.winchester.com/Products/handgun-ammunition/supreme-elite/bonded-pdx1/Pages/S380PDB.aspx

Unbonded HP's in an underpowered caliber will not produce enough penetration through the vitals. This is why a nice controllable standard pressure wadcutter is preferred with a heavy duty bonded HP coming in second.

As always, be sure your ammo has reliable functionality in your weapon. If the above loads do not function well in your 380, then use FMJ over another HP that doesn't penetrate well.

Example of readily available FMJ ammo:

Winchester White Box USA Brand: Low-Budget Load at Walmart – When That’s All You Can Find!
95-gr. FMJ (Q4206) @ 955 fps.

http://www.winchester.com/Products/handgun-ammunition/usa/full-metal-jacket/Pages/Q4206.aspx

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Very nice.

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I just put a CT Laser on and I can't believe I waited as long as I did. Allows you to practice trigger control for a smooth release and corrects for speed bump like sights while keeping both eyes on the Tgt.

Negative: need new holsters. Anyone have some good suggestions ?

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When you practice with the CT, don't forget to practice two different skills:

1) Keeping your aiming eye on the front sight, not the dot. Be aware that this will make TWO dots appear on the target if you keep both eyes open. Some people close their non-aiming eye, but I keep both eyes open. If you do, you will see two dots.

2) Keeping both eyes on the dot.

The LCP was really made for pocket carry. I like the DeSantis Nemesis. They make a model for the LCP with CT laserguard

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I'm sorry for bumping an old thread.
I recently got a ruger LCP .380 and have fired 40 rounds through it right out of the box. When do I need to clean it? How often do you all clean it?
Thanks in advance.
I clean mine after each visit to the shooting range.
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I have fired several hundred through mine and I only run a bore snake through it at the end of each shooting session. If it won't run dirty, sell it - life is too damn short for tempermental weapons.

IWB - is my preferred carry mode as I don't like pocket carry. Pocket lint & assorted gunk can jam up anything. Presently using Bulldogs cell phone wannabe case but still slower than IWB but it blends into nightstand and keeps gun handy - ICE.

I find it extremely hard to maintain focus on the front sight. Laser helps tremendously !!! Just mad I have to buy new holster cause I'm a cheap SOB...

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