I own an LCP with a factory installed LaserMax and I totally love it. First of all, I admit that it has the most horrible trigger I have ever felt, but in my opinion that is an attribute, for a pocket pistol without a manual safety. If you own and have shot your LCP, you know what I mean. This is an "only" or "last resort" weapon. IMHO The laser is a benefit, especially in a low light situation, but if you are depending on a .380 pocket gun for self defense you need all the help you can get! Without the laser it is only a point and shoot weapon. I would love to hear from other LCP owners or other prospective owners' thoughts. Please don't get stuck on whether it has an exposed hammer or not! If you have ever looked at one, you know the answer to that! PS - This is definitely one pistol that I don't worry about keeping one in the chamber! 6 + 1! JHP only when EDC.