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Any input on a Ruger LCP for a primary/secondary CC gun?

After talking to my bro-in-law who is a LEO and a gun fanatic he turned me onto Ruger's LCP which is a super compact .380. His reasoning was that if I really want to carry 24/7 I will need a gun that I will actually take with me all the time. He suggested I pick up the LCP with a pocket holster and carry it in my front pocket as a primary weapon, or carry it on a ankle holster as a secondary with a g23 or something hidden when I feel the need and am wearing clothing that can conceal a weapon of size. Any input, everything I have found seems to be very positive, and Crimson Trace has a real trick laser setup for it which is a plus.

So should I hold out on the g23 and go with the LCP as a primary then pick up the g23 when I have the cash for a shooter/randomly concealed carry weapon?
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My wife has the LCR and she loves it. But for my carry I use a Kimber .45 SIS which carrys better than my Glock 26 and the LCR I think. But you can't go wrong with the LCP or LCR. I would get the LCR myself. I think it's around $425 or so..
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My wife has the LCR and she loves it. But for my carry I use a Kimber .45 SIS which carrys better than my Glock 26 and the LCR I think. But you can't go wrong with the LCP or LCR. I would get the LCR myself. I think it's around $425 or so..
I picked up an LCR and other than being very light, I wasnt impressed with it, and I was dead set on buying it too.

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Get the one you will carry ALL the time. It's that simple.

I use my LCP for when I am jogging, etc.

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My wife has the LCR and she loves it. But for my carry I use a Kimber .45 SIS which carrys better than my Glock 26 and the LCR I think. But you can't go wrong with the LCP or LCR. I would get the LCR myself. I think it's around $425 or so..
How do you like the LCR? Compared to a j frame how does it shoot, point, etc?

I have been pretty curious about them.
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i love my lcp. buy the keltec belt clip for it (it screws right on even though its a ruger) clips to the inside of my pants. i never even notice its there. i carry it when i dont wanna carry the g27.

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I don't know, I personally have trouble trusting a .380 ACP for stopping power. Especially when I have no troubles carrying my Glock 27 everywhere.

With the right holster I wouldn't think you would have trouble carrying a 26 and weight being an issue. Having the right belt helps a lot to, if it's to flimsy it moves around on your and isn't comfortable. You should also factor in ammo availability as I still haven't seen much .380 out on the shelves.




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I took my wifes LCR out to my dads during the Holidays for my step mom to shoot. She walked up there and hit everything she was shooting at with ease with her first few shots. She went out the week after shooting it and bought her one. I don't think the LCR is a good target range gun but for a small carry and for the price I don't think it can be beat! For another $250 you can get a Smith & Weason.
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i have an lcp and i like it ok.. i got a neat little wallett holster for it and it fits in my back pocket.

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I took my wifes LCR out to my dads during the Holidays for my step mom to shoot. She walked up there and hit everything she was shooting at with ease with her first few shots. She went out the week after shooting it and bought her one. I don't think the LCR is a good target range gun but for a small carry and for the price I don't think it can be beat! For another $250 you can get a Smith & Weason.
How much are they running? I picked up my S&W 642 for $429 +tax.

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The LCP is fairly accurate -- actually better than you might expect. But don't be surprised if you don't love shooting it. Its small size makes feel as if it's walking out of your hand (with each shot). And a super long trigger pull - like a revolver. Double action with every pull.

I'd recommend!
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id get the glock 27 instead of the 26 but thats just my opinion. if you find an lcp locally for a good price post it up because ive been lookin for one too.
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id get the glock 27 instead of the 26 but thats just my opinion. if you find an lcp locally for a good price post it up because ive been lookin for one too.
The guy at Academy said they sell them for $320...but are always out. I went looking this weekend

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I carry a LCP with a crimson trace all the time.

I have a buddy selling one of his LCP with a crimson trace if you are interested.

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We paid around $425 for the LCR. And as stated, this is not what I would want to shoot at the range every week. That is why we have others!! But it make a nice carry for the wife and has plenty of stopping power with the +P ammo she uses.
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So what is .380 ACP ammo availability like right now? I'd seriously consider that when considering buying the LCP. Friend of mine was telling me he paid close to $50 for a box of "premium" ammo recently




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I have the Kel Tec P3AT, which is basically a LCP, and its definitely not my favorite to shoot but its a nice easily concealable gun. Not sure if the ruger has built in sights or not, but i would recommend the crimson trace. .380 is hard as hell to find ammo for right now, but i found a reload company that seems to always have it in stock and i have yet to have a problem with any of their ammo. http://right2bearammo.com/

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Crimson Trace is great if you shoot from the same distance every time. Everyone I know who uses that says it worthless past it's dailed in range. But at close range it sure makes it easy!!
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Crimson Trace is great if you shoot from the same distance every time. Everyone I know who uses that says it worthless past it's dailed in range. But at close range it sure makes it easy!!
They are set up good for 5 yards and closer. Anything more than that would seem pretty pointless for a little pocket pistol

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So what is .380 ACP ammo availability like right now? I'd seriously consider that when considering buying the LCP. Friend of mine was telling me he paid close to $50 for a box of "premium" ammo recently
Cabelas had a good deal on 500 rds and was in stock couple weeks ago.

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The guy at Academy said they sell them for $320...but are always out. I went looking this weekend
yeah thats the same everywhere as far as being out. my buddy is an ffl and has me on the wishlist at three of the distributor's but it hasn't come in. id much rather get it from there because i would get it at cost but at this point i might just pay a little more.
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I bought an LCP for Anna and she hated it... the trigger would pinch her finger every time she fired it... I kept it as a pocket gun... the trigger is double action long... has a lot of flip when fired and isnt very much fun to shoot...

I wouldn't carry it as a primary... backup or occasional pocket pistol but not as my primary...

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.380 is hard as hell to find ammo for right now, but i found a reload company that seems to always have it in stock and i have yet to have a problem with any of their ammo. http://right2bearammo.com/

So that place is local? Can you pick up ammo in person instead of shipping it?
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