Ruger® LCP® Compact Pistol
Great defense pistol
I shot on a military pistol team. This is by no means a match competitive pistol. However, it is very accurate. I had no trouble getting a tight pattern. I put fifty rounds in a tight 5 inch group. Yes it is a pull and shoot. But at a max of 30 feet, how can you miss.
Yes, trigger pull is long, but it did not affect my accuracy, especially in a rapid fire setting.
I have the crimson trace laser which I really like. The LCP is easy to field strip and clean.
It is small, which limits two hand shooting on the pistol. I adapted my two hand shooting, with my left hand under the right, instead of both on the pistol grip.
It is a rugged pistol and has the quality Ruger feel.
December 7, 2014
happy so far
I've been in the market for micro-compact pistol that I can keep the glove box, something I can stick in my pocket for quick trips into the store on the way home, etc. This pistol is in no way my EDC weapon, I carry a subcompact 9mm for that.
I tried the pistol out with 100 rounds of ball ammo, zero malfunctions. Unfortunately I could only spare one magazine's worth of hollow point bullets to test it (90gr Cor-Bon), but they functioned as well, I hope to perform a more thorough test soon.
The size and weight of the pistol is great, and the profile is smooth and snag-free. I've heard folks whine about the sights. They're about the best you can get on a gun this small. This is a point and shoot gun, just cover your target with the muzzle, like in trap shooting. The trigger is heavy, but short and smooth. The slide hold open is a nice feature for ranges with stingy safety officers.
There are a few improvements that could be made. For the price, Ruger should've included an extra mag. Also, I don't like that there's a slide hold open, but it's completely manuel and doesn't engage after the last round is fire. There is no warranty and Ruger's QC leaves something to be desired. This is my second LCP m the first one I brought home didn't function.
So, overall, I'm very pleased with this pistol, just make sure you test it thoroughly before trusting your life to it, and keep your receipt.
July 16, 2014
This is a great gun if you have a CCW. I shot several boxes of ammo through it with no issues. The only problem I had with it was that the gun is too small for me. I have large hands and just cant keep a good grip on the gun. But thats not the guns fault, so I didnt let that hurt my rating on it. If you have small hands, then this is the gun for you.
June 17, 2014
Great Compact for CCW
I replaced a bulky 9mm that was carried as a CCW with the Ruger LCP .380. The LCP .380 is easily carried in the pocket of about anything and is vertically sang proof. I have used a mixture of various ammo and never once did it fail to fire or jam. Accuracy is amazing at 25'. No doubt one of the best CCW I have been privileged to own. To make the purchase even better. Sign up for the BassPro Shop MasterCard and get a nice price reduction. I did some research and found a good price comparison + MasterCard savings and bought the pistol for well under $300.
December 17, 2013