Ruger LCP .380 ACP Lightweight Compact Handgun Review

King of the mouse guns— Lightweight Compact Pistol!

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For Sturm, Ruger & Company, which was founded on the groundbreaking .22 semi-autopistol designed by founder William B. Ruger Sr. nearly half a century ago, small caliber autos and revolvers are a staple, but a .380ACP semi-auto is a gun of a different color. There has never been a .380ACP or any handgun of this category in the company’s history, until the LCP “Lightweight Compact Pistol” was introduced this year.

ruger-380.gif“One of the things Ruger has been doing the past couple of years at the NRA Show and other events,” explains Ken Jorgensen, Ruger’s Coordinator of Media Relations, “is called ‘Voice of the Customer,’ a series of surveys asking consumers what they would like to see. What we heard from a large number of people was a real demand for a reliable .380ACP. Over the last few years these customer survey results have contributed to several projects, including development of the LCP, and given the orders we have had for the gun since its introduction, the survey was right on target.”


 

  • Ty Dorland

    This is a clone of the Kel Tec so toting it as some kind of compact carry Messiah is a real falsehood. Yes, the quality and concealability are undeniable but the technology is pirated. I own and have carried a Kel Tec for years. The gouges in it from my car keys and more than 50% loss of bluing are a testament to it’s value to me. Sure we would all like to pack a Smith and Wesson model 29 but it just is not practicle. I am glad for Ruger that they have been able to market a hot seller but the fact remains that in doing so they have created nothing that was not already there.

  • DOUG

    YEAH THIS IS A HOT LITTLE PISTOL AND VERY HARD TO OBTAIN. I HAVE BEEN ON A WAITING LIST FOR MONTHS. I CANNOT FIND ANYONE YOU CARRYS ONE OF THESE TO SELL.

  • COL.HARRY A. BALKE

    I was ready to purchse a RUGER LCP3-AT
    [NOV.1]AND MY GUN DEALER ADVISED ME OF THE RECALL[OCT.30]AND CONVINCED ME TO SWITCH TO A KEL-TEC P32.I DID !
    WHEN DO YOU EXPECT TO REISSUE THE ABOVE PISTOL,RETROFITTED[CORRECTED]AND
    SAFE ???
    I AM A CUSTOMER ‘IN WAITING’.
    SINCERELY,
    HARRY A. BALKE

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  • Joe Johnson

    This gun rocks, but don’t you think you should add the price of it?

  • http://none William Watford

    where are you hiding the 380s every where i go the gun stores in mid south florida dont have them?

  • Sean

    The ruger lcp is a great pistol. Anyone complaining about a recall needs to calm down a bit. Ruger is taking very good care of it’s customers through this process. They are sending each customer a box with a pre-paid next-day air UPS label. Upon return (~2 weeks), the pistol is returned with not only the safety recall complete, but a couple of other newly redesigned parts as well. And for their troubles, they are giving each customer an extra magazine with their new finger extension. Sounds like a company who cares about fixing a problem right away, the correct way, with as little inconvenience to the customer as possible.

    I was lucky enough to be get the first LCP that my dealer received. After handling it and shooting it, I would wait months to get another one instead of purchasing a Kel-Tec…not even a consideration.

    For those of you (Ty Dorland) who keep it in your pocket, it would be a good idea to get a pocket holster (there are many inexpensive one out there), or at least not put your keys in the same pocket. That is extremely dangerous to not only you, but anyone else in the area.

  • Anne

    I’ve recently purchased the Ruger LCP. I’m very pleased with this weapon. If you live in California it is only available to law enforcement. Accuracy is right on and the recoil is hardly noticeable.