Lcp .380

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by securityguy, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. securityguy

    securityguy New Member

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    i work in security and have for 12 years now, mostly armed posts.
    i never go anywhere without my little LCP. i keep a hollow point
    round in the chamber, and full metal jacket rounds in the magazine.
    i would highly recommend that all owners get the little magazine
    extension shaped like a hook, it really helps your grip. i have
    convinced all of my female relatives and friends to get one, and
    then i teach them how to shoot it. they are all good shots (center
    of center mass) at both 7 and 15 feet, and they will not hesitate to
    defend themselves by any means necessary. an excellent
    personal defense pistol.
     
  2. leecabana

    leecabana New Member

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    I've had mine for a year - I've installed the Laserlyte on it and load it with Critical Defense rounds. The extended pinky tab makes a big difference. Also, it's in my range rotation so it gets around 50 rounds fired of my own loads monthly.
     

  3. warbird1

    warbird1 New Member

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    Considering adding one of these to my collection as a BUG.
     
  4. Xmeter

    Xmeter New Member

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    I also keep an LCP with me about all the time but I would never use FMJ ammo in a SD firearm, even with a .380.
    We are responsible for those shots where ever they end up and looking at the ballistic tests of FMJ over penetration is a real issue.
    I have shot right through some old barn walls that were torn down with a FMJ .380. The HP SD loads didn't even come close but they still get about 10-12''of penetration in ballistics gel(from what I have read).
    There are some videos on youtube where a .380 FMJ go all the way through the gel and it was 16'' deep.
    But back to the LCP's.... I have had one for a few years and just purchased another. Awesome little guns. I do like the slight improvements on the newer models that Ruger has made.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum securityguy !!
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum Xmeter !!
     
  7. Xmeter

    Xmeter New Member

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    Thank you.
    Glad to be here.
     
  8. willwork4guns

    willwork4guns New Member

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    I gave my lcp to my wife and it's now her daily carry. I agree with the statement about not carrying fmj's. My cousin did a little home testing w/ wet phone books and the .380 round actually penetrated further than a 9mm.( results may not be typical but either way the .380 round can over penetrate) Just a thought.
     
  9. banjoman

    banjoman New Member

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    I love my LCP but I have pretty large hands and even with the normal extension it is hard to get more than two fingers on the grip. I just received an 1 1/4 inch extension I ordered on Ebay and I believe this will solve my problems. I can now get a really good hold on the grip. For $11.95 it's a bargain. You should check it out.
     
  10. Dynamik1

    Dynamik1 New Member

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    Gave my LCP to my 26 year old daughter about a year ago. Now I'm seriously thinking about getting another one for my pocket!! There are plenty of times when I throw on a pair of shorts and a tshirt to run up to the gas station on the corner or go for a walk in the evening in a pair of sweats where carrying something heavier isnt practical.
     
  11. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    LCP..great gun....I carry mine everywhere too.......:)
     
  12. Bgdv1

    Bgdv1 New Member

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    have one , carry it loaded with gold dots or hydra shoks.
     
  13. LANShark42

    LANShark42 New Member

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    Elsie Pea is my next pistol purchase. Great pocket carry gun!
     
  14. Thunder71

    Thunder71 New Member

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    Hate to say it in a Ruger forum, but I've had one and prefer the TCP myself for several reasons.

    Last round slide lock
    Natural point of aim
    More comfortable to shoot
    Just as reliable


    Posted from Tapatalk on my Galaxy Note II while using the restroom.
     
  15. jbmi

    jbmi New Member

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    Here is mine, rather carry my Sig 226 in 40S&W, but sometimes you just need a smaller carry. Big hands required the magazine extention, laser just makes it fun to shoot.
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  16. FishyOne

    FishyOne New Member

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    What's the capacity of your extended mag?
     
  17. cjs1945

    cjs1945 New Member

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    I carry an LCP sometimes in warm weather loaded with either Hornady Critical Defense or Federal Hydra-shck, but in winter when a bullet might have to penetrate heavy clothing, i carry a .40 S&W or .357magnum loaded with Hornady Critical Defense.
     
  18. jbmi

    jbmi New Member

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    Extention is only that, capacity of mag stays the same.
     
  19. Dynamik1

    Dynamik1 New Member

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    Stumbled into a deal I couldnt resist - sold a "safe-queen" and have now replaced the LCP given to my daughter!! A local gun dealer received 10 of them on Wednesday and listed them for $309. Does anyone have a recommendation for OWB paddle or IWB holster that would accomodate the LCP with Crimson Trace LaserGuard?
     
  20. dgray64

    dgray64 New Member

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    I didn't want one. I had a 3AT that I couldn't hit anything with except up close and it would bite me when racking the slide due to arthritis. Anyway, in trading around I ended up last fall with a Ruger LCP Coyote model. I thought I might as well try it out and it kept putting rounds where I wanted them no matter how far I backed up from the target (in my pasture). I love it. I still can't figure out why it's so much better than the 3AT.

    Dave