New Ruger LCP

Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by bikerlbf406, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    I just picked up my new Ruger LCP and it is going to do my ccw. I'm not new to firearms, however I am new to Rugers, as well as to carrying concealed. I have had training as an armed security officer however the training concerned carrying a visible duty weapon (not concealed, as that was illegal at the time including for security). Does any one have any recommendations for first time conceal carrying for concerning the LCP, besides common sense.
     
  2. Colby

    Colby New Member

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    Back pocket wallet type holster works very well for me. conceals exceptionally well. I use a Stoner brand leather holster. High quality.
     

  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Ruger LCP 380 was originally my backup firearm. However, because of its compact size, weight, and reliability, it has become more often than not my primary carry, as I wear shorts and t-shirts basically all year round. When wearing beltless shorts I carry my LCP in a Remora holster. You can jump up and down and it won't even budge from its place.
     

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  4. mahall

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    Great conceal weapon!! I CC either LCP or Bigger brother LC9!! Practice practice!! Great shooting gun for its size!! I run at least 100 rounds a month through mine!! Nothing wrong with carrying a little 380 as long as you always remember what it is! Happy shooting!!
     
  5. partdeux

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    I hate that little firearm, but it's my 2nd choice for CC, and if I'm blading or riding a bicycle, the first choice :)

    Make sure you put some rounds through it to understand that trigger that starts the next county over before it goes bang!
     
  6. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    Yeah I'm used to long trigger pulls afterall I own a Glock 22 and used to own a Sccy CPX-2. I've yet to make it to the range, as I'm waiting on my Glock to get back from the shop (having a new trigger bar and springs put in). Once I get back I then plan to make a trip to the range. Got me a pocket holster and a in the waist band holster which is hidden by a cell phone holder on the outside, which has been working out great so far.
     
  7. JW357

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    I don't own a gun small enough for this, but the LCP would be perfect. I've always been curious about the Sneaky Pete holster. Apparently my dad has one and loves it for his LCP.

    Might be worth looking into if you get tired of your current holsters, or just want to try something different. :)

    http://www.sneakypeteholsters.com/
     
  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Lcp/lc9

    I'm using the Blackhawk#3 for my LC9 but I'm told the 3 is for LCP/KelTec .380, and the #4 is for PF9/P11/LC9. For IWB carry I have theDeSantis insider(d9). Back east I only Opened carry in the woods. Here even if I'm on the Quad or my trycycle open carrying I still carry the LC9 as a BUG concealed.......
     
  9. winds-of-change

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    I agree with PanBaccha. Give the Remora holster a try.
     
  10. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    I don't have a Remora holster itself, I do have an Uncle Mike's pocket holster, and it works out great, although I prefer my cell phone and holster combo that I got, as it free's up my pocket, and the firearm is kept right behind the cell phone (cell phone on outside of pants, firearm on inside waist band) and I'm so used to reaching there, it is second nature to reach there. I do like the sneaky pete holster and may buy one of those.
     
  11. thefarmboy21

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    Make sure your carry ammo cycles well in yours. I've got federal premium in mine right now (just because I can't find Hornady CD) and they don't want to cycle well. The hollow part is too wide and keeps jamming going up the feed ramp.

    Galloway precision has some really sweet parts for these little guns.
     
  12. mahall

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    I was told about that same thing when I bought mine!! Try using eraser to polish the ramp!! I have always used FMJ and never had any issues, probably at about 500 rounds fired no issues-:)
     
  13. mahall

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    My opinion!! best to use FMJ in small caliber guns for a little more penetration potential!! Chances of HP penetrating enough to do its designed damage is low for small Calibers
     
  14. mahall

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    Remember what is!! Great conceal weapon!! Feed it all the FMJ Ammo you desire!! It was my first conceal weapon as well!! I've since, purchased big brother LC9 for a few bucks more, bigger caliber(9mm) and almost as small to conceal!! But LCP has a place in my life when I feel like getting next to naked!! Lol enjoy!!
     
  15. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    Thanks every body......I plan to stagger my rounds between HP & FMJ to get the best of both worlds. I haven't got to the range yet but as soon as I do, I'll make sure my carro ammo functions fine through it.
     
  16. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    finally got to the range, and my carry ammo (Hornady FTX) cycles flawlessly through it. Shot a box of Winchester white box through it as well which ran flawlessly. It's an ok little gun, but the recoil seem a bit much for only a .380 but I'm guessing that's because of its such light wait. It definitely isn't a range gun, as my hands were beginning to hurt after 50 rounds, no way I could do more then 100 at one time.
     
  17. mahall

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    Yes, she does have a little bite to her, that's the trade for light and small!! I shoot about 50 rounds through mine a month! Just to keep sharp!! I try to keep 6" groups from 15 feet away!! Hard to ask anymore from that gun!! I suggest to everyone, practice often with your primary carry, at least 600 rounds a year!! If that proves to be to painful, probably be best to find a more pleasant shooting carry gun!
     
  18. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    We got my DW(Mz. Green) the LCR In .38+P when i Got Mine in .22mag..,..but I'm looking at the LC380 or the Walther PK 380(a little Bigger then the LC) for her. She is "More then average" to "Very Good" with her Revolvers,..but she also knows that Gd Forbid if the SHTF she will need more the 3 Wheel guns to back me up, and her Buckmark .22 Target isn't a "go To" option here...so it's either going to be one of those 2 .380's, or the Sig 238...or if we can get them at reasonable cost and not the almost 1100 dollars i see them at now,..would be "his & hers" Kel-Tec PMR 30 22Mag. with 20 & 30 shot mags(I recently got a .22Mag Kel-Tec RMR 30 carbine,..same mags as the PMR....

    I have already put well over 1K rounds through my LC9 (bought last April) and my Smith 439-ASP has probably 22K rounds through it(have it since summer of 1980) and has only had the barrel replaced ONCE(you have to love how well made some older guns are!!!)
     
  19. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Good advice. I practice at least that much on all my carry guns and my 12ga HD shotgun.
     
  20. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    I sometimes can't go to the range every month, but then other times I'll shoot 100-150 rounds through it. I always try to get as much range time as I can afford in, and try to shoot every gun I have, that way, even if is just my home defense firearm, I am efficient with it.