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Got my LCP !!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Newton, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. Newton

    Newton Member

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    Ok well I pick it up in about an hour.

    This wasn't about me being the first, I'm just sick and tired of my P-3AT jamming and I need a new pocket carry gun fast.

    Scottsdale Gun Club had exactly one in stock, and I was the first to call. They totally hosed me on the price, but on a $300 gun all things are relative, I ended up paying $329 plus tax (over the phone).

    Can't wait to get it, watching the clock right now.

    Woohoo !!
     
  2. usp9

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    Full report due within 48 hours.
     
  3. denfoote

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    I'm not surprised!! :scrutiny:
    Anything with the word "Scottsdale" included in the name carries an automatic "Hey, we're in Scottsdale and we're way cooler than everybody else" surcharge!! :evil:

    That's why I try to buy my firearms related stuff in Podunk places like Phoenix, Avondale, Glendale, or Mesa. ;)

    Let us know how she works!! :D
     
  4. Anna's Dad

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    Naaa, that's the "I've got to be the first kid on the block with an LCP" surcharge!
     
  5. PX15

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    Hey, I quit worrying about paying a little "extra" for something I want that is new and hard to get..

    I did the same thing with my recently purchased Walther PPS and didn't regret it for a minute.

    Just enjoy your new pistol..

    Best Wishes,

    JP
     
  6. archigos

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    I'll be honest, I'm quite impressed with how quickly Ruger has pumped those and the SR9s into the market. Most of the shops around here already have them on hand, unlike a lot of other manufacturers' new products.
     
  7. lee n. field

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    So they're out in the real world. I think I'll give MC Sports a jingle this weekend.

    Pics, and a full report, por favor.
     
  8. Mike J

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    Congrats Newton, Please give us a range report
     
  9. armoredman

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    Saw an SR9 in a pawn shop, of all places. Didn't fit me very well, too bad.
    Enjoy, and please tell us all about it!
     
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    Tag for pics and range report.
     
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    Gongats on the new Ruger, lets us know how it shoots. I may decide I want one more than I want my NAA Guardian .380


    Believe it or not, I grew up (my junior high and high school years anyway) in a south Scottsdale HUD housing project. It's not ALL hoitsy-toitsy...
     
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    Tag for pics and range report.:neener:
     
  13. outerlimit

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    I was impressed with that video someone posted where they were just pulling random ones from the line and firing them with no malfunctions.
     
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    RANGE REPORT, RANGE REPORT, RANGE REPORT. Did I say RANGE REPORT. Please.
     
  15. outerlimit

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    The Kel-Tec zip-gun fanbois have been going berzerk lately. I love it.
     
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    X2....Plus pics!!!
     
  17. Pa.Bill

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    GOOD LUCK with the LCP-------------------

    Is Ruger recommending a certain kind of ammo???
     
  18. J Lambs

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    I contacted gunsource.com, where I have one preordered, yesterday. They said that they do not have an ETA for shipping on the LCP yet. I am getting anxious. It is starting to get warmer here and this will be my warm weather carry.
     
  19. Newton

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    Okay, so I picked it up at around 5pm last night, the salesman wasn't sure how many they had originally received, but mine was the last out the door.

    I wanted to shoot it right there and then, but I always break a gun down and clean it first, you never know what you might find.

    First things first, I haven't posted pictures before, if there's an easy way let me know, otherwise maybe I could mail them to someone.

    First impressions - this thing oozes quality compared to my P-3AT, and feels noticeably heavier in the hand. Size wise it seems to be just a hair longer than the Kel-Tec, but here's the surprise, the grip is significantly shorter. Just for kicks I carefully slid a P-3AT mag into the LCP's mag well and lo and behold it fits and locked into place !! albeit with about a quarter inch of mag sticking out below the bottom of the grip.

    Having a slide hold open is nice, but it's a pity it doesn't lock back on empty, this slide catch is strictly for manual use only.

    Disassembly is exactly like the P-3AT (surprise, surprise) and I hate having to pry out the retaining pin as it's difficult to avoid scratching the frame. Once taken apart the first thing that struck me was that dual recoil spring seems much higher quality than the one in the KT which looks like it came out of a ballpoint pen, and the second was the bad news - after just a few rounds of factory test firing, the frame is peening at the lower right side rear as you look down on the frame. A burr had developed and silver metal is clearly visible. Once again this is identical to my P-3AT which also quickly developed the same thing in the same place, but it never got any worse, so I'm obviously hoping for the same thing.

    Hope to shoot it this weekend, I'll post the results, good or bad.
     
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    Wow. I just called a dealer to see if they had it and was told that Kel-tec is making them for Ruger!
     
  21. alamo

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    Your dealer is badly misinformed.
     
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    I decided long ago to never again ask a gun store employee any questions, because they are generally the most opinionated and worst informed people I have ever dealt with.:rolleyes:
     
  23. archigos

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    Most dealers I've talked to will talk just to sound knowledgeable, even if they are clueless. That being said, I've managed to find one reliable gun shop owner in my area, and, as with anybody, have to take his advice with a grain of salt and shop around for opinions.
     
  24. foghornl

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    I had been giving strong consideration to a Bersa Thunder .380, but this new Ruger has caught my attention.

    Once a few more of them get out into circulation, I'll give one a try.
     
  25. austin360

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    I have one on order at a gun shop here a in Austin. I hope they show up soon!
     
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