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Ruger LCP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by heavyshooter, Sep 28, 2009.

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  1. heavyshooter

    heavyshooter Member

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    I was in the shop yesterday and I handled the Ruger LCP and I am quite impressed with it. It is perfect for pocket carry. The questions are:

    1) Are we fine with the recall now? Is anyone having any trouble?
    2) What is the serial number cut off? What serial numbers are after they discovered the need to recall?
    3) Are there any testimonies about the gun (good or bad)?

    Heavy
     
  2. Fumbler

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    1 - The recall is fine.

    2 - The serial numbers of post-recall guns are 371-x. Pre-recall guns were 370-x

    3 - Great pocket gun. It can be a little hard for some people to hold onto. Recoil isn't as bad as some people say. It won't feed Federal Hydrashocks.
    My carry ammo is Hornady Critical Defense. You can do a search and find a lot of info on the LCP.
     
  3. KAB55

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    The finger grip extension mag base that Ruger has out now for it helps hanging on to it. As stated above its a great pocket gun. Mine won't feed the Federal Hydroshoks either, so I also carry the Critical Defense ammo in it. Have heard that it feeds the Gold Dot HP's but haven't run any through it yet. I put one of the Crimson Trace lasers on mine and have found the best way to shoot it is from the waist, makes it easier to control and comes back on sight quicker for follow up shots.
     
  4. alfack

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    I have had one, since they first came out. It worked perfect before the recall and still does, afterwards. Mine doesn't have any problems feeding Hydrashoks, but I keep it full of Critical Defense.
     
  5. KAB55

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    Mine is a post recall LCP I wonder if there was some small design change pre/post recall manufacture that causes a problem feeding the hydra-shocks? It would be interesting to see if there is any pattern with the LCP owners here.
     
  6. Fumbler

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    The feeding issue has nothing to do with the recall. The recall was for safety only.

    If you look on the net you'll find many reports of the LCP, and the Kel-Tec P3AT, not feeding Hydrashoks.
    It's just the design of the gun doesn't fit the design of the bullet.
     
  7. KBintheSLC

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    Don't own one, but I did get to shoot my friends LCP a few weeks ago. I was impressed with the relatively good accuracy and mild recoil. The gun functioned well, but I only used some cheap, domestic ball ammo. It is a cool little gun, and it is much more appealing now that the price has come down... I am seeing them for as low as $289+tax for a new one lately.
     
  8. csd4682

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    I just bought one this weekend, very anxious to shoot it. Ammo is pretty rare around here, well, everywhere I guess. My dealer gave me a box of magtech personal defense 77gr hollowpoints. I read a couple of reviews and people said the did well in the lcp. I wanted so fmj's and all I could find were fiocchi 95 gr, hopefully they will feed well. I only bought one box untill I know how they will fire. Anyone else use the fiocchi's in there lcp. I hope I didnt just waste 30 bucks, but they were all I could find.
     
  9. Ben86

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    If you purchase a new LCP you will not recieve one that has been recalled

    I traded my Glock 26 for the LCP and I do not regret it at all. The LCP is a perfect pocket gun. I keep it loaded with Winchester FMJ because I don't trust .380 hollowpoints, but that is just me.
     
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  10. heavyshooter

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    Thanks guys,

    I think this may have been answered already, but I am curious about price. I always avoid buying the first edition of something I like because I am waiting for the bugs to be repaired and the price to come down. It looks like the bugs have made themselves known and Ruger has addressed them. But I found one for $279.00, is that a good price.
     
  11. practicaltactical

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    Yeah I would think so. I paid $340 otd at the beginning of the year and still feel like it was worth it. I did have to send it back due to mags dropping during fire. Ruger replaced the polymer mag catch with a metal one and I've had no problems since.
     
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    They mark the hammer channel with a little diamond if it's been fixed. It only affected certain serial numbers... beginning with 370.
     
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    When I bought mine I just wasn't in love with it. I didn't feel all that comfortable with it and I considered trading it off. I decided not to be rash and I bought 500 bullets and about 350 cases and I decided I was going to fire all 500 rounds before making my choice. After about 400 rounds I decided that NO ONE is gonig to get my LCP away from me!! It is much more accurate than a gun its size has any right to be and I can shoot it more quickly and accurately than I ever thought I could. I have total confidence in my LCP. I have about 450 rounds through it with various ammo and I have had only ONE malfunction with Corbon ammo. Its a keeper if you ask me.
     
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    I'd get one if I could find some .380 ammo. As it is, I can't even feed my Bersa T380.
     
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    I just purchased one last Monday. I have yet to shoot mine(the weather has stunk around here until yesterday). I have a friend(law enforcement officer) that has had one for several months and he absolutely loves his. He carries his daily on his ankle. I will tell you what really sold me on the little fire ball though. I actually went to the gunshop expecting to buy a Kahr PM9(a great little pistol). When I picked them both up I just really liked the weight of the LCP. Then the fella from behind the counter pulled a Kel tec p3at out of his pocket in a pocket holster. He proceeded to hand me his pocket holster and said try it. When I stuck the LCP in the holster and down into my pocket I was shocked. I could not believe how it felt. Then reality sunk in....if I buy the LCP I will carry it virtually anywhere that its legal to carry it because of its size and weight. I had already read really good reviews about the gun and talked with my buddy(I mentioned earlier) about the gun but once I saw how easy it was to conceal it was over. I bought it. Cant wait to shoot it, hopefully tommorrow.
     
  16. csd4682

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    I actually just sold my pm9 to buy my lcp. I love it so far, I was able to get an extra 15 rnd mag too. Thats what I keep in it, when its on the nightstand. I figure it may be a small round but 15+1 is going to do some serious hurt.
     
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    15 round mag??????? please enlighten me.
     
  18. trimore

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    I have put about 200 rounds through mine so far. Liking it more and more each time to the range. Don't like that that 200 rounds represents about $120 in ammo.

    Seems accurate to me for a sub combact.

    My wife shot for the 1st time ever last night with a PM9 and the LCP. She put all the LCP rounds (about 30) in a 6" ring at about 7 yards. Not bad for the 1st time. Nice little pistol IMO.
     
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    $279 is a great price, I happily paid $299.
     
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    Trigger is on the heavy side and long. Sights are teeny tiny. For me, it's a 5 to 7 yard gun. That said, I've carried it a lot in a pocket holster over the summer due to it's light weight. It can be that "always" gun. Mine has been reliable but I typically only use FMJ in .380 anyway.
     
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    Buy it! The recall was a "safety" recall that involved the possibility a dropped gun firing. I was never a "function" recall. Any 370-xxxxx with a diamond stamp in the hammer grove and all of the 371-xxxxx and 372-xxxxx LCP's are just fine.

    As for the LCP being a 5 to 7 yard gun, you better not tell that to Todd Green at pistol-training.com.... He actually shows his student how to hit a plate target at 75-yards with a LCP.
     
  23. AJChenMPH

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    My turn to ask a random question:

    For those that have and use the Pearce +2 grip extension, any problems, failures or complaints?

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  24. sidheshooter

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    You've got to post a pic of an LCP with that 15-rounder in it... I bet it looks like a pencil with a little toy gun eraser on top...
     
  25. larryh1108

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    I have the pre recall LCP, one of the first issued.. very low serial#. 1200+ rounds and very happy camper. It has the trigger of a revolver but is pretty accurate for it's size.

    I have the Pearce +2 extension and it seems fine. I had no issues with it at the range. I only bought one to see how it would work and I am satisfied with it and will order more when I get some spare $$.

    If you want an everyday carry in all types of weather then you can't go wrong. Sure, it would be nice if it was a 9mm instead of the lighter version but I am very happy with it how it stands.
     
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