Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Ruger LCP


After spending a lot of time researching to determine which pocket pistol I wanted to get for myself for use as my backup gun, along with many trips to my local gun dealer to try the feel of competing pocket handgun models in my hands, I finally made the plunge this evening & purchased a Ruger LCP. It only set me back $299.00 plus tax so I feel that I got a lot of bang for my buck. I also picked up a pocket holster: the DeSantis Nemesis.


The fellow I spoke with while making my purchase this evening mentioned that the Ruger LCP is by far and away the hottest thing right now in pocket pistols. He said they're flying off the shelf more quickly than any other make or model of pocket gun. It makes sense to me, as it is a very nice pocket handgun. I'll be heading to the range next week to try it out and I will give you all my report.

12 comments:

Gary said...

Cool! I've been looking at the LCP too, so I'm looking forward to your range report. Thanks!

PHXIIIper said...

I personally like the Kahr MK9, that thing runs like a sewing machine. But for 300 bucks, that is a good price for sure.

Robocop said...

I want an LCP.

Patrick said...

Congrats Dustin. My wife and I both have LCPs that we often carry. Hers is brand new, but I have had mine for about 2 years and 1000 rounds and it has been great. Buy a couple magazines and start reloading 380 ACP. Have fun!

Dustin said...

Glad to hear it, thanks all :)

slewis said...

If only they made a MA compliant model / if only MA gun laws weren't so bizarre / if only I didn't live in MA. Enjoy it! I can't have one here but it would be high on my list if I could.

Dustin said...

Slewis: sorry to hear that MA bans them. Due to the fact that they are so popular I bet they will pass the "in common use" test so you'll soon be able to challenge that law in the courts, after the 2nd Amendment is incorporated as protecting our right to keep and bear arms against infringement by local and state governments this summer via the Chicago Supreme Court Case.

Bob G. said...

Dustin:
Sound like you copped a good deal there.
And that looks like a really clean piece...nothing to snag on anything.
Not too bad for a mousegun...lol.

Be sure to let us in on what you wind up "feeding "it, and how it handles the diet.
Happy shooting!

Dustin said...

Yes it has very smooth curves - no rough edges which allows it slide in & out of my pocket holster quite nicely.

Kevin Creighton said...

If the LCP had been around back when I bought my P3AT, I'd be carrying it instead, but it wasn't so I'm not. :)

One thing you'll find is that even though it's chambered in a "mousegun" caliber, it's got just as much (if not more) recoil as a full-sized 9mm because it's so light (Newton's Third Law in action).

Dustin said...

You are indeed correct Kevin. In fact, I've heard many reports that the recoil of these light pocket guns can "bite" (cause temporary pain in the hands) - especially after shooting many rounds continuously.

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