Ruger's LCP .380

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by firehammer, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. firehammer

    firehammer New Member

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    My wife saw the promo video for the LCP .380. I know it's only been out since March but, If anyone has had the chance to fire this little pistol, I'd like to know what you thought of it. There is currently at least a month long waiting list in my area so I haven't even been able to handle one.... much less shoot one. Even if I had the chance to fire one, there's not a gun shop in my area that has a range. And my local range is shoot what you bring. No rentals or anything.
    Just curious of what y'all thought of it if you've fired one.
     
  2. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Yes sir,

    I have fired the LCP many times. It's OK. Although, it's not any better than a Kel Tec P3AT. The LCP is a bit more expensive, and a little heavier than the Kel Tec P3AT. Neither one is "fun" to shoot, but they both serve their purpose. I carry a P3AT in my pocket, and that's about all these guns are good for.

    I don't think it will matter which one you get...

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  3. supergus

    supergus New Member

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    my local gun shop has had 2 LCP's come back to them because of a broken part(the same part on both). I'll have to find out the whole story. I'll let yuze guys know.
     
  4. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I heard the same thing from my local shop. I have no idea what the problem is... But if I had to guess, the ejector spring probably broke.
     
  5. WWP111

    WWP111 New Member

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    Trigger broke on the 98 th round fired, on the way back to ruger.
     
  6. supergus

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    I believe it was part of the barrel. IIRC there's a little blocky protrusion above (and to one side I think) the ramp, and part of that protrusion was breaking off. Like I said I'll try to get more info.
     
  7. bgeddes

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    I made it past 98 rounds today, shot two boxes of FMJ target ammo. Little beast shot great. Snappy and sharp recoil, but not outrageous. ANother day like today with some SD rounds, and I will call her good.
     
  8. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I will never understand why people clamor for a chance to pay full retail on a Ruger copy of a gun that Kel-Tec has already spent at least 7 years and god knows how much money making work properly. BTW anyone familiar with Ruger's last great invention, the SR-9? anyone like to guess how much money having to recall every one made can be costing Ruger? My guess is someone very important in the company has either croaked off or been fired. I would not trust my life to any newer Ruger product. Used to be a company spent a small fortune testing their product before it was dumped onto the market. Ruger has shown they won't bother doing this. Why would I trust a company who thinks I'm a moron?
     
  9. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Sturm Ruger is no longer with the company. When he left, quality went along with him.
     
  10. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    Kel-tec was the same price as my LCP. Same store, side by side. The LCP looked better, felt like a better built gun, and fit my hand the same (go figure). They wouldn't let me fire either in the store so I had to make my best choice. Better fit and finish, no brainer.
     
  11. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    The Kel Tec was marked up to the price of the LCP?? Down here, the P3AT is a hundred bucks less...
     
  12. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    Same price at $300.
     
  13. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    At the gun show in Ft Worth Saturday, Ruger LCP's were going for about $315.00 and Kel Tec P3AT were going for $259.95. CZ-82 in .380 caliber were going for $170.00 including 2 double stack magazines.
     
  14. SGT-MILLER

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    Today I saw a Kel-Tec P3AT and a Ruger LCP both priced at $249.99 each. I asked the clerk which was selling better, and he stated that everyone was buying out the Ruger. I guess everyone is going for brand name, because they are pretty much the same pistol.
     
  15. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    A buddy of mine just bought an LCP the other day. So I got a chance to look it over more closely. The fit & finish is excellent. It clearly weighs more than my Ket Tec and it feels more solid. I didn't shoot it but I will this weekend. He paid 259.95 for his... That's a reasonable price.
     
  16. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE New Member

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    Ruger LCP = Kel-Tec P3AT = Junk.

    Given Ruger's treatment of gun owners and 2nd Amendment support, why would you support them in the first place?

    Second, if you're going to carry something to defend your life the .380 is a poor starting point and any Kel-Tec product is a step backwards. Heather, my LE writer carrys a Kahr PM9 in 9mm as her bug and shoots the crap out of it. If you shop around you can get them used for a decent price and the quality (fit and finish is a horrible term to describe functionality) and reliability is worlds ahead of any Ruger/Kel-Tec product. Just my .02 kopeks.
     
  17. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    And your opintion is worth exactly what I paid for it...