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Ruger LCP on sale at PSA: Good deal?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ccoyle, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. ccoyle

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    Hey, folks.

    PSA has had Ruger LCPs on sale once in a while for $170. They are currently on sale for Father's Day at this price. Based on what I've seen online, this seems like a pretty low price. My question, though (and I know we can't reliably predict future trends), is whether this price is about as low as LCP prices are likely to go, and how likely are they to hold their value? I'd kind of like to avoid repeating my experience with S&W's Shield, which I bought at a "good" price, only to thereafter watch prices for one regularly and consistently drop well below what I paid for mine (which obviously reduces its resale value -- especially since so many are in circulation).

    Thoughts?
     
  2. stchman

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    PSA has had the LCP for that price for a while. Yes $170 is a good price for that gun.
     
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  3. Jonesy814

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    I can't imagine them going much lower than that. With the LCP2 out, I would think its days are numbered and once they are gone the low price will be gone too
     
  4. beagler

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    I paid 189 locally. Get em while you can.
     
  5. Fiv3r

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    Sounds more than fair. $170 bucks for a proven-design pocket gun with fantastic aftermarket support. I do prefer the look and trigger of the LCP II, but for 170 clams the LCP is great deal especially if you want a longer/firmer trigger. My little first gen LCP spent several years in my pocket. Almost 8 years ago, my daughter was born. That meant packing around a diaper bag, baby-packer chest rig, stroller....oh, and a baby;) I just couldn't pack around a larger gun easily. Even the LCR .38 (the gun I had on me the day she was born) was too bulky. I picked up the LCP from a LGS, and I haven't been without a pocket .380 sense. In cargo shorts, IWB, even open carried invisibly in a black pancake belt holster disguised by a big camera, phone, and various baby-tems on my person while visiting Virginia, the LCP has been a fine companion.
     
  6. Armored farmer

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    I thought my LCP was a bargain at $209 several years ago.
    Utterly reliable, very concealable working ccw.
     
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  7. George P

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    Considering they sold for over $300 when they first came out, $170 is a great price.
     
  8. 340PD

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    Buy two.
     
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  9. Tallball

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    Sounds like a great deal to me.
     
  10. Everready73

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    It's a good price but you could sit on it if you didn't want to buy now and still find it for that price at a later date.

    Hell the new Gander Outdoors they just put in by my place had them for 200$ which in the the is similar to the PSA price after transfer
     
  11. BigBL87

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    I've seen them a shade lower, but that's a pretty good deal. I went with an LCP 2 for the better trigger. Great pocket carry gun for when my wardrobe doesn't allow IWB carry.
     
  12. Jeb Stuart

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    The LCP gen 2 is still being made in a Plant in North Carolina. The LCP ll is the latest model. However, many LCP's owners that have had them believe the Gen 2 to be the better choice and actually a better trigger for safe CCW. I personally would go with the Gen 2 if I were to only have the choice of LCP's as a pocket gun.
     
  13. reddog81

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    Realistically they can't go much lower. If it drops to $150 for Black Friday you're out the cost of a box of ammo...
     
  14. Speedo66

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    Yeah, they kinda’ killed the resale value right there. I paid $299 for mine but have no intention of selling it.

    Seems like a good price.
     
  15. ilbob

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    You can get an LC9s for just a few bucks more. Not much difference in size and you get 9 mm instead of 380.
     
  16. MedWheeler

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    It's a good price until it hits my dealer; then, it becomes $195 (transfer and NICS fees.) Still, it beats the $200 price it's never gone below locally, especially since sales tax would also be figured.
     
  17. stchman

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    The LC9s weighs about 2X as much as the LCP.
     
  18. Wanderling

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    I don't think Ruger has the intention of killing off the original LCP just yet, it still has a market and is still being made. I deliberately chose LCP Gen2 over LCP2, it's a smaller gun (even if by little) and has a slightly stiffer trigger. Essentially two different guns just going by the same abbreviation (which accidentally was created to designate a type of pistol more than a model).

    I think $170 is a very good price, the lowest I would ever expect to see it at is around $150 and that's not really much difference. Some people would easily spend $20 on lattes or beers while sweating over a $20 price difference on an item they aren't going to piss away in a few hours...
     
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  19. Armybrat

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    Buy it at that price, and soon.
    No telling what Ruger will do about continued production. Those folks are kind of weird about stuff like that, not to mention model designations & serial numbers. Been that way since I bought my 1st Ruger (a Single Six) new in 1959.

    I paid $309 (plus $26 tax) for my Gen1 almost 10 years ago, then bought a Gen2 early last year at $199 (plus $17 tax) just because it was that cheap. Still pocket carry the Gen1 most of the time (no issues at all & no rust) - haven't shot the Gen2 yet.

    I have no desire for an LCP II.

    The Gen2, still NIB:

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