Gear: Ruger LCP


Ruger LCP

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $300
Average Rating:
(26 Votes)

The Ruger LCP is a 6+1 capacity .380 Auto pistol with superior ergonomic design and handsome styling. It incorporates state-of-the-art polymers, aircraft quality aluminum alloys, and high-grade precision steel components engineered for strength and maximum weight savings. The 9.4 ounce LCP pistol features a 2.75 inch barrel and an overall length of 5.16 inches. With a height of only 3.6 inches and a width of just .82 inches, the small, lightweight LCP pistol is a dependable back-up or carry pistol. The high-performance, glass-filled nylon frame is topped by a through-hardened steel slide with a blued finish. The Ruger LCP pistol is a natural choice for personal defense carry, in a purse, briefcase, or inside hiking gear.

Member Reviews

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    aaa111, Sat, 24 May 2008 04:33:56 UTC.
    1st review

    Looks like this one will be a real winner in pocket pistols!

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    raymojay, Sat, 31 May 2008 00:19:08 UTC.

    My Glock 23 with a lasermax is just a dandy weapon. However, the LCP will replace it as my everyday carry piece. (Thus far..) It is reliable as hell and a bit larger than a cell phone. I may just put a dab of red paint on the front sight and maybe a lasermax on this when they make one. Whatever ammo I run works just fine. The remington golden sabre in 102 gr is just the perfect ammo for this baby. Right out of the box, at 10 and 25 feet, the groupings were just astonishing. The trigger is a little different feel than the kel-tek. I have rather large hands, and I feared it would jump out of my grip after a few rounds. But I was able to keep good control after about 10 clips of 6 rounds within minutes. I'll probably get a few extended clips when they come out. I like the slide lock. The only flaw I see is that the slide doesn't remain open after the last round is fired,
    Finally, a pocket pistol that will fit in my tux !
    Get one before you can't!

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    fairviewcop108, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 15:28:07 UTC.

    This is a great little back up and conceal carry gun. A small gun in your pocket is worth more to you than a $1000 1911 you leave in the glove box because it is too heavy for summer wear.

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    NYPD_Ret_Hwy, Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:22:49 UTC.

    I just picked this baby up yesterday (7/17/208) - great little, but powerful pocket weapon. I highly recommend this if you can get one.

    I put around a hundred rounds through the LCP - no problems what so ever - the only thing that was expexted is the obvious size. My hands being very big are a bit uncomfortable. I'll get the extension for the mag and go from there. Then again this is for a quick use as a CCW.

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    mcho, Mon, 18 Aug 2008 03:47:36 UTC.

    I am a big fan of 380's and own and owned many (church gun). The LCP is a great little gun as a back up and off duty carry. Kel-Tec should be feeling the pressures.

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    jdanwilliams, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 22:07:07 UTC.

    Finally... I am not having to choose when and where I carry (CCW) now. I carry all the time,everywhere. Just got it, so I have not made up my mind whether I will qualify with department for back up weapon.

    Great for very close range without laser sight. I added Crimson Trace site and is now perfect quick draw carry weapon at any reasonable distance.

    Drawbacks- I have large hands so a bit uncomfortable. Sort of cumbersome to go from safe finger to trigger finger. Also, it has a very loooooong trigger pull. But since it does not have a safety, I prefer long pull.

    If you can find one, buy it.

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    Jimvg, Tue, 04 Nov 2008 01:29:19 UTC.

    Have had mine for about 2 months. Carry it in my left rear pocket as a back-up with an extra mag. Never even realize its there and has suprised two gang members so far. Slightly larger than my old back-up (Walther TPH) but it's a .380!! And It's a Ruger, what more can be said?

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    CatHandcuffs, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:18:46 UTC.

    Not exactly a joy to shoot, but surprisingly accurate for such a little gun. It is absolutely the most practical concealed carry choice for every imaginable situation. This will even fit in the rear pocket of my bicycle jersey so I will never have to be out on the road alone!

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    swatcop2004, Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:08:29 UTC.

    I love it so far! I bought it last night (02/12/2009) but have not shot it. I bought an ankle holster and I can harldy feel the weight of it! Highly recommended!!

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    hbg522, Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:28:08 UTC.

    good back up

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    rsharrer, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 00:48:30 UTC.

    Got it, shot it, Love it, easy to conceal, you barely know you are wearing a weapon, I mainly carry my Kahr P-9 it is small and easy to carry , but the LCP is best for when you are in places where you just don't want people to know you have a gun.

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    tltolbert, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:33:08 UTC.

    love this gun. my partner has it and he carries it when we're on duty as a back up. i have the glock 27 and its a bit bulky to conceal. here is az we have a hard time finding them. when they get them they sell out fast. so like said before if you find it buy it!!!

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    tgrant28086, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:26:20 UTC.

    Great backup weapon!!

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    walter_best, Tue, 17 Feb 2009 03:04:31 UTC.

    excellent back up gear!!

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    OSU1, Wed, 18 Feb 2009 01:57:02 UTC.

    I liked it when i shot it. would mike a great pocket gun

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    wiuleja58, Wed, 11 Mar 2009 19:41:24 UTC.

    When I first saw this at a local gun shop at first I thought yea good for a nice little plinker, but then I talked to some other coppers that had one and they said how great it was. I went back and bought it, the next time they had one in. The only problem I have with it is my hands are too big for the grip and almost popped out of my hands a few times. I bought a Houge slip on grip for it and then had to trim half of it off, but have found that it works great. Im still waiting for the new base plate that Ruger should be sending out because of the recall, which I am sure will make this little pocket plunker better.

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    HK_USP_45, Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:55:16 UTC.

    I apologize in advance, but this is not a review of this gun. This is a review of posters. I'm getting tired of the Fanboys on here that make comments such as; "I love it." "highly recommended." etc, etc. THEN follow that up with the last line, "I just got it and haven't shot it yet." How can you love it and highly recommend it if you haven't even shot it? Are you in love with the CONCEPT of the gun? It is a firearm -- you must actually FIRE it before you can love it or recommend it. It's like going to a restaraunt and saying, "this pizza is the best, I love it. I just had it delivered to my table, and I haven't tried it yet. But I highly recommend it." WTF?

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    keepmoving, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:36:29 UTC.

    I just bought this gun. Fits in the palm of your hand and is very light fully loaded. I wear it in my ankle holster and as you walk around during the day, you don't even know it's there. It's very neat and easy to manage.

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    greatful_citizen, Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:00:39 UTC.

    Nice for people with small hands easier to handle. I so want one...

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    AverAmerican, Mon, 01 Mar 2010 03:02:19 UTC.

    The wife purchased one this past weekend. Put about 50 rounds throught it. No misfeeds. Very accurate at 10ft. We were both able to get very good shot groupings after first couple of rounds. The sights are almost non existant. So when lining up on target use the front sight. Due to the size you will notice some kick but it is easily controlled. Because of the weapons size hand placement is important when using a 2 hand grip. It can bite. According to Ruger and other reviews do not use +P Ammo. The wife will be carrying 102gr GoldenSaber JHP which is a very formitable round for any .380. I would recommend this as a good PC and CC weapon. You can also get Crimson Trace for it but at 10 ft you really should not need one. Take apart is a little combersome. You will need a small screw driver to help with the retaining pin. One final note. This is not a plinking weapon. Some have said a 6000 round throw away. If you take to the range for practice and put about 50 rounds through it you should have it for a long time. I would recommend as a very good carry weapon for conceal, back up and personal protection.

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    CBPD607, Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:58:10 UTC.

    Very dependable, very light mouse gun. No reason to go anywhere unarmed if you have this gun. The .380 cal. is the only reason Elsie Pea dosen't get 5 stars from me!

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    jjreid0311, Tue, 06 Apr 2010 21:04:47 UTC.

    This is a great CCW when your not typically dressed to carry.
    Loaded with Gold Dot 90gr JHP this round expand to .68 of an inch.
    This is a sub compact that has a slide lock.( It does not lock back on an empty mag). Over all an execellant carry option!!

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    NiteWolf, Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:55:09 UTC.

    Ruger did a good job after the recall. Great pocket pistol. It makes it easy to carry in this hot AZ heat. One thing I would say I would change is the weapon seems like it would be able to be a 9mm.

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    sbudno, Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:11:07 UTC.

    This is a good back up or hide-away gun, it is not fun at all to shoot if you have big hands, but its nice to have in the event that you need it.

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    Hamburger, Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:37:08 UTC.

    Excellent little pocket pistol and an excellent choice for a backup weapon.

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    502Guy, Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:02:53 UTC.

    I bought this as soon as it came out. Only complaint is it was hard to see the front sight so I put a dab of red paint on it and now I have no trouble at all. Gun is so light weight and it is my carry for when I go backpacking on the trails. Great buy to anyone looking for a very small (can fit in my back jean pocket) and reliable (never jams) firearm

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