finally got to shoot my little LCP today.
normally i dont care for handguns this small but i do have a need for discrete carry at times and this really fills that role well. i would prefer the bersa its just a much better gun but its too big for discrete pocket carry.
while i do understand the need for a heavier trigger in a pocket gun i think ruger should have went with a trigger closer to the lcr in pull weight. the laser is totally useless and the only reason im keeping it is to help breakup the outline.
sights are zeroed for 15yards so its shooting low at close defensive ranges if your using the sights
ammo was winchester 95grain white box
this is thirteen rounds aimed slow fire at 6 yards (typical SD range), poa is the black dot
this group was one hand at 10 yards. 13 rounds (two mags +1 in the chamber) the poa is the red dot. most of the shots came up some so at 15 it would be spot on.
the major negative with this gun is the extremely slow rate of fire as there is a huge issue with the long heavy trigger pull. yank it fast and your not hitting anything. it requires a slow deliberate pull and this is not conducive to rapid hits.
the lcp has a lot of great ideas and is a great concept but ruger should have either had a smoother lighter pull or a true DA action. this relegates the lcp to a last resort type gun if you cant easily carry anything better or better designed.
for what it is ill give it a B+ its a reliable accurate little gun but the trigger and slow rate of accurate fire make it a gun i only want to carry in rare circumstance where something better like my springfield xdm compact 45 or bersa thunder 380 cant be used.