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    Ruger LCP

    I've been looking for a small pocket BUG for some time now. Being a S&W fan, I thought they had it right with their new Bodyguard .380. However, the early model take-down pin and trigger issues, combined with the current lack of availability, caused me to look elsewhere.

    I bought a new-in-box Ruger LCP earlier this week. What a sweet gun!

    I had anticipated the need to polish the ramp before shooting the first range outing. However, I opted for a quick cleaning and headed for the range. I ran 100 rounds of 93 grain FMJ (half Federal & half Remington) through without a hitch. Afterwards, I ran 12 rounds of JHP (Remington) through...perfect.

    Trigger pull is long and fairly stiff, but that's a good thing IMHO. It's certainly not beyond that of any double-action revolver that I've fired.

    Bad things:

    LCP only comes with one magazine and extras are hard to find. I ordered two from Ruger's website and they are back-ordered. Two other suppliers are also currently out-of-stock. I tried two local dealers to no avail. Ruger has sold over 600,000 of these guns in the last three years and demand for extra mags is huge.

    Sights are, needless to say, fixed and blued very dark. While I wouldn't want or expect adjustable sights on a pocket gun, picking up the sight-picture against a dark target is difficult. However, a gun like this is primarily a point-and-fire weapon anyway...and a little florescent paint will fix the rest.

    If Ruger ever decides to make this design in full-sized .45ACP, the rest of the gun manufacturers are in real trouble.

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  3. LOL. Love mine.. Has yet to jam with whatever I feed it.. Your right the sights suck.. But then I have a Crimson Trace laser on mine and that works great.

    Shooting without the laser at close range, she tends to shoot low...

    Carry mine just about everywhere...
    I refuse to be a victim, and to to protect my loved ones.. That is why I carry..

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    Now they have a 9mm in the same type frame, slightly larger, the LC9. Fondled one at the gun range yesterday. Still a long trigger pull, but not as bad as the LCP (I too carry one of these during the summer). I'm not to worried about the sights, since any defensive action will be relatively close. The sights on the new LC9 are the more traditional 2 dots rear, one dot front type.

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    I love my LCP and carry it quite frequently. I've had it over a year, take it to the range quite a bit, and never had a single problem with it. I don't worry about the sights too much...it's a point-blank gun if there ever was one. Still, with practice I get 3" groupings with double-taps at 15-20 ft. I wish the slide would stay open after the last round but oh well.....a small inconvenience for such a nice little gun.

    Congrats on your new purchase.
    (Insert random tough-guy quote here)
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    The hardware is the same, but the software is vastly different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    LCP only comes with one magazine and extras are hard to find. I ordered two from Ruger's website and they are back-ordered. Two other suppliers are also currently out-of-stock. I tried two local dealers to no avail. Ruger has sold over 600,000 of these guns in the last three years and demand for extra mags is huge.
    Cheaper than Dirt has them in stock.

    MAG-445 - Mag Ruger .380 LCP 6 Rounds P20/6 Factory Magazine
    (Insert random tough-guy quote here)
    "See my gun?? Aren't you impressed?" - Anonymous sheepdog
    The hardware is the same, but the software is vastly different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    I've been looking for a small pocket BUG for some time now. Being a S&W fan, I thought they had it right with their new Bodyguard .380. However, the early model take-down pin and trigger issues, combined with the current lack of availability, caused me to look elsewhere.

    I bought a new-in-box Ruger LCP earlier this week. What a sweet gun!

    I had anticipated the need to polish the ramp before shooting the first range outing. However, I opted for a quick cleaning and headed for the range. I ran 100 rounds of 93 grain FMJ (half Federal & half Remington) through without a hitch. Afterwards, I ran 12 rounds of JHP (Remington) through...perfect.

    Trigger pull is long and fairly stiff, but that's a good thing IMHO. It's certainly not beyond that of any double-action revolver that I've fired.

    Bad things:

    LCP only comes with one magazine and extras are hard to find. I ordered two from Ruger's website and they are back-ordered. Two other suppliers are also currently out-of-stock. I tried two local dealers to no avail. Ruger has sold over 600,000 of these guns in the last three years and demand for extra mags is huge.

    Sights are, needless to say, fixed and blued very dark. While I wouldn't want or expect adjustable sights on a pocket gun, picking up the sight-picture against a dark target is difficult. However, a gun like this is primarily a point-and-fire weapon anyway...and a little florescent paint will fix the rest.

    If Ruger ever decides to make this design in full-sized .45ACP, the rest of the gun manufacturers are in real trouble.
    Just bought one two weeks ago and have put sixty rounds, of various bullets types, through it without one problem. Can't beat that with a stick!

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    I took mine to the range today for qualification to add it to my Nevada CCW permit. (I know it may sound stupid, but who knows Nevada lawmakers.)

    The first place I stopped was "The Gun Store" on Tropicana. They told me that I had to fire 12 rounds within 30 seconds. Now, that's pretty hard when I can't find an extra magazine...DUH! I questioned the speed requirement as Nevada really doesn't have set criteria for CCW qualifications. They told me that was "their" requirement. (Of course, they didn't have any extra mags in stock either.)

    Finally, I went over to the west side to the American Shooters range. (The one on Boulder Hwy is now permanently closed.) There I found people who weren't interested in how fast I could reload my single magazine, and I put all 24 shots in the black.

    Now, all I gotta do is get a $25 money order made out to Las Vegas Metro Police Dept and take it (and the qualification certificate) to the fingerprint bureau that issues CCW's...and wait. They'll mail me my new CCW with the gun listed on the back.

    What a pain in the kester it is to add a pistol to your license in Nevada!

    Oh well, it's the law and someone has to collect the $$$'s since Senator Harry Reid is now pushing to outlaw prostitution in Nevada. Fat chance, that.

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    Sure love mine....has been 100% reliable and very accurate for its size.
    Ruger LCP and Springfield XD-9 subcompact

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    Discount Firearms does not require a time limit to qualify! In fact I was told to take my time!

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    Also the Gun Store in my opinion is the highest priced store in Las Vegas on anything!

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