Ruger LCP 2 .380 Recoil?

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  1. zaitcev

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    Remember that smaller bullets going fast produce less recoil than larger bullets with a similar energy. It's pretty much the premise of 5.7 and .22 TCM.
     
  2. DTL

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    I shoot 50 rounds a week with my LCPII. 25 - 95 gr FMJ and 25 - 56 gr Inceptor ARX. I've also used Underwood 90 gr Extreme Penetrator when available. Nothing is "too snappy" for me, and I get enough practice.
     
  3. Average Joe

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    Yes, the LCP is a snappy shooter, all micro pocket guns are.
     
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  4. Shimitup

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    I've had both the LCP and currently the LCP2, I didn't notice recoil differences really just that the sights and trigger were more to my taste with the LCP2. Kind of snappy but no problem to go through a box at the range with cheap range ammo, I carry it however with Federal HST, that makes a big difference I don't want to subject the gun or myself to a steady diet of that, it's pretty hot.
     
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  5. LookAtYou

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    Yea just looked up the .380 HST, and from a 2.8" Taurus TCP, averages 905 FPS at 99 Grains, and 180 Ft/Lbs force. This is more than the WWB 95 Gr FMJ out of a G42 with a 3.25" Barrel, which averages 170.8 Ft/Lbs force.

    I could only imagine how the HST recoil must be.
     
  6. derek45

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    recoil is brisk, but not too brisk

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  7. LookAtYou

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  8. derek45

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    @LookAtYou

    3.2gr win231

    95 gr precision coated

    loaded on a Dillon XL650
     
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  9. LookAtYou

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    Velocity?
     
  10. derek45

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    average- 869fps
     
  11. jstert

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    i’m a grey-haired, confirmed revolver guy but wanted a flat semiauto pistol for a pocketable, deep ccw. i tried, but found that the ruger lcp 380acp is decidedly unpleasant to shoot. if ever any pistol needs to be offered in 32acp it is the lcp. i ended up with a keltec p32 32acp with an added hogue grip sleeve, which is ideal. i wish that every semiauto pocket pistol had a 32acp option.
     
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  12. LookAtYou

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    We're you using JHP's in the LCP 2, or FMJ?
     
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    I don't own a 32 acp, I do have a couple .32s though one in short and one in long and I like the round.

    I don't carry mine as they are "older" I may have to try a .32 acp.

    As stated previously, with a stainless steel guide rod, 13# spring and a handall grip, my little lcp .380 is my pocket carry with Hornady Critical Defense FTX in 90 grain. - these three improvements made mine much more tolerable, YMMV.

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  14. MrChicken

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    I have mine setup the same as yours and I agree.
     
  15. Armored farmer

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    You have also found the secret that turns an lcp into a better shooter....the extended magazine.
     
  16. jstert

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    the ruger lcp gen1 380acp belonged to my cousin. i believe that the ammo was 380acp fmj ball. i have also shot a lcp gen2 but in 22lr. obviously unpleasant recoil wasn’t an issue with the 22lr model, but i wasn’t enthused enough to look for a gen2 in 380acp.
     
  17. LookAtYou

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    I know for sure they LCP 2 is much better than the original. The trigger on the original sucked, which of course translates to shooting.
     
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  18. Meeks36

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    It’s snappy. Given its size to me it’s not to bad. But it is snappy.
     
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