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  1. I agree that .380 JHP should be sufficient most of the time. As was said, you have more than one round. I use JHP in my Makarov .380, mostly because I am concerned with collateral damage should a FMJ go through the BG. I've read some studies that say it is a concern for .380 and 9mm FMJ rounds, though not as much for larger calibers like .40 and .45.
    Bottom line is I'd rather have a .380 in my pocket than a larger caliber that I can't keep with me.
    But we've probably strayed into territory that's been discussed in numerous other threads. My main question was the reliability of the Ruger LCP, and from what I've read from you all and the links you've provided, it sounds like it is worth the price and will do the job.
    Thanks again for the replies!
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    I have thought about getting one for a mouse gun/bug. I have a Beretta Tom Cat that I use sometimes for that but the 380 would be a little better than the 32.
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    The LCP is a great daily carry gun..not as much fun on the range, but that's not its purpose. After a couple hundred rounds, I've had nary problem with her, feeds and ejects smoothly. The size and caliber are acceptable compromises given its intended use.

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    Smile Lcp

    I bought one a few months ago. Be sure to get one made after the recall. It is a fine gun, not too expensive, and is fine for back up or carried when you just can't conceal anything else. It is so light that I carry it in my ankle holster all day and never even know it's there. Fired about 100 rounds so far. Not one jam and accurate under 25 feet. I do recommend this gun but not sure about primary carry. A bit too small for my taste.

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    Great BUG or car gun

    When I am in the car my LCP is in the sunglass holder above mirror. Other than that, it is my BUG in the back pocket. The LCP is a belly gun ,7 to 10 ft with HP will do damage. With in that distance I can put all rounds in a 4" group, Thats 6 holes x 95 gr. = 570 gr of lead. That will mess you up. Two to the chest one to the head, I don't care what CAL. it is, YOUR STOPPED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rksap View Post
    I agree that .380 JHP should be sufficient most of the time. As was said, you have more than one round. I use JHP in my Makarov .380, mostly because I am concerned with collateral damage should a FMJ go through the BG. I've read some studies that say it is a concern for .380 and 9mm FMJ rounds, though not as much for larger calibers like .40 and .45.
    Bottom line is I'd rather have a .380 in my pocket than a larger caliber that I can't keep with me.
    But we've probably strayed into territory that's been discussed in numerous other threads. My main question was the reliability of the Ruger LCP, and from what I've read from you all and the links you've provided, it sounds like it is worth the price and will do the job.
    Thanks again for the replies!
    Many ballistics tests and some 'real life' evidence shows that a FMJ .380 (95gr., 950 fps +/-) will NOT over penetrate AND that a JHP may actually UNDERpenetrate - especially with heavy clothing. But imho, you are spot on with your comment "Bottom line is I'd rather have a .380 in my pocket than a larger caliber that I can't keep with me." That is exactly why I carry an LCP... I can be dressed in a T-shirt and shorts and still carry.

    Let me add this. The only issue I have ever had w/ my LCP is if you "ride the slide" (from the hold open position) there was a tendenancy for the slide not to fully go back into battery. Some Brian Enos "Slide Guide" applied sparingly to the cocking rail eliminated that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBGuy View Post
    I bought one a few months ago. Be sure to get one made after the recall.
    Good point, either get a 'post recall' one or one that has goen through the recall modifications. There are now 3 series of LCP's 370-, 371- and 372-. If it's a 370-, make sure that there is a 'Diamond" stamped into the frame on the bottom of the hammer slot, as that is the mark that Ruger applied to indicate that the new fire control mechanism had been installed.

  9. I will definitely take all of the recommendations made on this thread into consideration. Thanks everyone.
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  10. #19
    I have a lcp and while a great gun there are better for your application. I too where dress pants daily and need to that lump in my front pocket to go unoticed. I carry a S&W 642 or a kahr pm9. both disappear in my pocket easily and have a lil more power than the lcp.

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    This past weekend my local gun club held our monthly shooting match. It's an IDPA type. This match was for BUG's only. The stages were set with multi shoot and no-shoot targets. A few shots were at 15yards. I drew from my weakside back pocket. shot both weak and strong hand and was very pleased with how the LCP performed. I have alot more confidence in carrying this pocket gun. I can get this gun out of pocket quickly, shoot from retention, shoot multiple targets accurately and carry it everywere without detection.

    I keep it loaded with Federal Hydra Shok. 380 isn't a rhino stopper, but 6 to the A zone will make a BG forget about hurting me or mine.

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