Ruger LCP for conceal carry ?

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by shadowlands, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. shadowlands

    shadowlands New Member

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    I own a Ruger LCP for conceal carry.
    Love the weight and size for I often feel like it’s not even with me, though it is.
    I pocket carry. I live in South East Texas, so the summers are brutal and I don’t want a larger gun against my sweat/skin.
    Part of me wants to trade it towards an LC9 for the larger caliber.
    But I know I’ll lose my azz on the deal, and I may dislike the extra size, heft, weight, since I’m spoiled by the .380.
    I’ve added a CT Laser and red “sweat pee” trigger, and I’m sure I’d lose my azz there as well.
    Should I just be happy and stop my crazy mind from wondering?
     

  2. gunslinger669

    gunslinger669 Active Member

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    Or......keep the LCP and buy the LC9. Pretty sure that's what most of us would do. Choices are good!
     
  3. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Nothing wrong with CC with the Elsie Pea.
    I have one with a crimson trace laser that is in the carry rotation depending on the situation and one is the heat like you mentioned.
    In the winter "brief in S.C." I go up to a 45 because of the ability to wear more to conceal it.
    Keep it ,save your money up and get something larger to add to the rotation..
     
  4. nickndfl

    nickndfl Active Member

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    I have both and always carry the LCP. I keep the LC9 in my toolbox in the garage.
     
  5. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I would keep the LCP and buy an LC9. The weather and clothing will have you rotating the two. The LC9 will fit in your front jeans pocket{barely} but not near as easy as the LCP. I believe the LC9 will have less recoil than the LCP.
     
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  6. nickndfl

    nickndfl Active Member

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    The LC9 is easier to shoot. I finished off this hog with one. The LCP is real snappy and will give you a blister at the range, but there is no denying that it is 6 rounds accurate at 25 feet in a very small package.
     

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  7. LCP65

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    I some times pocket carry my LCP but lately have been belt carrying it in a Barsony holster because it is so comfortable. You can find American made Barsony holsters on eBay and they are very inexpensive. I conceal with a coat, light jacket, or cover shirt. Since we can open belt carry in Texas with an LTC I never worry any more about wind blowing my cover shirt up. I do have the side mount LaserLyte on the LCP and really like it. My other carry gun is a 9mm Beretta Nano with a Lasermax. Really trust the Nano. Like others have suggested, buy an LC9 in addition to the LCP if you can afford it. The LCP is definitely a deadly self defense gun.

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  8. gunslinger669

    gunslinger669 Active Member

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    I like where and how the laser actuator is placed on the Nano. Very nice.
     
  9. LCP65

    LCP65 New Member

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    Yes, it is right below the dimple where you would rest your finger. The activation button activates from either side. Center is off. I used a 380 and a 9mm Sightmark bore sight to align the laser on the LCP and Nano at 7 yards.
     
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  10. LeeTN

    LeeTN New Member

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    While shopping for an LC9s Pro, I found an LCP Custom at a good price. Having watched Hickock45's review, I jumped on it.

    Shot it the first time last night (90 grain fmj and jhp). It was both less snappy and more accurate than I expected. Based on my experience with a rented Bodyguard a while back, I really did not expect to enjoy it, but I did.

    The only hitch was magazines initially resisting insertion, but this smoothed out with use.

    So, I've found a pocket pistol. I'd still rather pocket a 9mm, but the LCP has earned a place.
     
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  11. djb383

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    I gave up concealed carrying a compact 9MM and switched to the LCP (much lighter and way more compact). I used a pocket holster to carry my LCP for a short while......quickly realized there was no way to remove it from my pocket while sitting down, especially with a seat belt fastened. The LCP fits in a Bulldog BD841 cell phone holster perfectly and is handy as a pocket on a shirt in a blink of an eye......sitting or standing. Just my $0.02.

    http://www.bulldogcases.com/case-va...id=400&zenid=7ca129f40eea4e751b38042215bba986
     
  12. LeeTN

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  13. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats on the new acquisition..

    Sounds like you found yourself a new partner.

    Just take a look at Remora IWB holsters, for comfort.

    I even use one for a compact 1911 , and its very comfortable .



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  14. djb383

    djb383 New Member

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    Yep, upside down......lift flap up with thumb, insert middle finger into front hole on the bottom of the holster and roll pistol grip out of the holster with your thumb. A little practice and u'll be almost as quick draw as Bob Munden. LOL

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