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#6141474 - 01/18/16 12:52 PM Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions?
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I will probably pick one of these up. If you carry it, how do you like it? And what loads to you like to keep in it?
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#6141548 - 01/18/16 01:34 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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With all the pocket 9mms available these days, why not look at those. 9mm > .380acp

I tried pocket .380s when there werent other options. I'd never go back with the options that exist today. I carry a a Glock 43, S&W 642 no-lock model, and thinking about a Bond Arms .45acp derringer for deep concealmet

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#6141561 - 01/18/16 01:41 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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I sorry and no flames intended but I just cannot get into the cheap small frames. My life is worth more. The words cheap and self defense just don't work.
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#6141699 - 01/18/16 02:43 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: 30378]
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Originally Posted By: 30378
I sorry and no flames intended but I just cannot get into the cheap small frames. My life is worth more. The words cheap and self defense just don't work.

Every weapon issued to our military is from the lowest bidder who meet all specifications. And yet we seem to win most of the fights we get in and on those occasions we don't it is seldom due to a low bid weapon.
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#6141724 - 01/18/16 02:54 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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Rough comparison between $800-900 military issue handguns and 250 polymer pocket guns. I don't think the seals carry lcp's. I HAD one and got rid of it. Easy to conceal and light. Trigger is brutal. Makes glock triggers look like fine tuned 1911 triggers. Heavy pull. IMO there are better even in that class and that money

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#6141743 - 01/18/16 03:03 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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Terrible trigger, sights, recoil. Probably got rid of it faster than any gun I've wines except the 7-08 encore I had.

I no longer own it

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#6141753 - 01/18/16 03:08 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Bought and owned an LC9 for a good while until I finally shot it. Sold it within the week. Terrible.
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#6141933 - 01/18/16 05:05 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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If you haven't actually shot one, I suggest trying to do so before you buy. My natural grip on one tends to drop the magazine out unexpectedly. Not a good scenario for a carry gun.
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#6141973 - 01/18/16 05:30 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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I had one for about 2 years and carried it more than any other pistol I own. The trigger is long and it hurt to shoot. But it went bang every time and was easy to carry and I hardly left home without it. A $200 pistol that you'll carry every day is worth a lot more then a $600 pistol that stays in the safe because it's uncomfortable.


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#6142002 - 01/18/16 05:54 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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I promise you when you are in that spot of shoot or get shot you don't notice the long travel or heavy trigger. Especially if you've practiced enough to have some muscle memory. And as previously said, a comfortable carry is one you always carry. I'm not saying it's a great gun. Just don't like the attitude you have to spend a lot and have a big name gun to have a decent pdw.
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#6142062 - 01/18/16 06:32 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
I promise you when you are in that spot of shoot or get shot you don't notice the long travel or heavy trigger. Especially if you've practiced enough to have some muscle memory. And as previously said, a comfortable carry is one you always carry. I'm not saying it's a great gun. Just don't like the attitude you have to spend a lot and have a big name gun to have a decent pdw.


I added a Crimson Trace laser grip to my LCP for added comfort and convenience. IMO, a pocket gun is never aimed but pointed when it comes time to use it.
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#6142076 - 01/18/16 06:40 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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No-Go! look at the Kimber Micro (9mm being introduced today at SHOT)

tiny Sig 9mm

The Ruger is a POS. my B I L has one, it sux and even he hates it.

cry once get something you will be proud of, don't just settle


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#6142081 - 01/18/16 06:42 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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I carry an LCP. I shoot it about twice a year, just to put new ammo in the magazine. It shoots just fine, but not near as good as my larger pistols that I will not carry. If someone is close enough to be a threat, I will hit them, every shot.
It is small enough that I hardly remember that I have it at times.
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#6142167 - 01/18/16 07:24 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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I think they're good little pistols for their intended purpose. I have one of the 2nd gen models. Trigger is way better than gen 1, sights are on par with most snubbie revolvers. I carry in my back pocket in a Cobra leather holster.

I shoot Hornady American Gunner XTPs out of it. They consistently did 12" in the Ammo Quest gel tests.

They're not match grade guns, but they're reliable and easy to always have on you.
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#6142346 - 01/18/16 08:53 PM Re: Ruger LCP- who carries it, what are your opinions? [Re: Regular Guy]
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I like mine. Works great for its intended purpose. Mine has been 100% reliable over about 500 rounds so far. I keep Hornady critical defense for carry.

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