The 380 has a real safety the LCP doesn't. As stated the LC380 is the same size as the LC9. All three guns (LCP, LC9, LC380) are DAO with a long trigger pull.
The LCP has more kick. My guess would be the LC380 is targetted for the female shooters, or to compete with the Bersa Thunder.
There is a trigger kit for all three guns making them easier to live with. I like my LCP and LC9, the LCP is my light clothes carry.
I really, really like my LC-9, with the sole exception of the long DA stroke. Garbage is in the hand of the beholder/behandler. Please check both hands.
Haha I agree, I bought an LC9 with the Galloway trigger kit for my girlfriend in January and we both really like it. There is still something to be desired in the trigger but overall I enjoy it. As for the 380s I was just curious because I haven't handled either just seen pictures. I probably wont get one as I've never trusted or liked the .380acp. Just not enough gun for me.
I believe the LC380 has a last shot hold open, whereas the LCP does not. The LC380 has a manual safety, the LCP does not. The LC380 will not fire a chambered round if the mag is not in place, the LCP will. The LC380 is a physically larger gun over the LCP and heavier than the LCP, lending itself for better handling over the LCP for those who may have physical limitations.
For me, the LCP is such a great pocket gun that I go to it most often. I wish the gun locked back at the last shot. The LC9 had a bad trigger but the trigger job made it just fine with less travel and plenty of crisp release. I just got the LC380 and it is identical too the LC9 but with less recoil. Not sure if I will get a trigger job on that one.