RUGER’s New LCP | Lightweight Compact Pistol

RUGER’s New LCP handgun is a .380 Lightweight Compact Carry Pistol.


Ruger enters a major new market with its new Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol), a .380 autoloader that offers legendary Ruger reliability and quality in an ultra-light, compact carry pistol. Following quickly on the heels of the successful introduction of the Ruger SR9™ 9mm pistol, the LCP is the latest addition to the Ruger Hard-R™ line of products, and it demonstrates a firm commitment by the Company to respond to customers.

The 9.4 ounce LCP pistol has a capacity of 6 + 1 rounds of .380 Auto. With a height of only 3.6 inches and a width of .82 inches, the small, lightweight LCP pistol is a reliable back-up or carry pistol. The high-performance, glass-filled nylon frame is topped by a through hardened blued slide. The Ruger LCP features a 2.75 inch barrel and an overall length of 5.16 inches.  When size and weight savings count, the Ruger LCP pistol is a natural for personal defense carry, in a purse, briefcase, or inside hiking gear.

Each LCP comes with a soft case, instruction manual, external locking device and one magazine.

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Load Comments
  • Clay

    I have owned the NRA model for a little over a year now, the NRA engraving started to turn a rusty brown color probably because it is holstered and carried everywhere. Yes the trigger is heavy and yes the slide is too, but its nothing a man couldn’t handle easily. Also mine has never FTF

  • Elsie P

    Great carry piece. I changed out the 9# stock spring and replaced with a 13# Wolfe Spring. I keep it loaded with +P Buffalo Bore HP. It feeds just fine. I also keep a 10 rd.magazine with me.

  • Mel Harry

    I agree that the slide is hard to pull back, so I installed thin strips of skateboard tape in each of the grasping grooves (I do this with all my Glock pistols, too). Also, leaving the slide locked back when the gun is stored will relieve some of the initial stiffness of the recoil spring. As to the long trigger pull, it is probably a good thing since the gun does not have an external safety. All in all, I like the little pistol very much as it is easily carried in my pants pocket, a feature necessary considering where I live (cenral Florida) dictates the wearing of light and minimal clothing for most of the year.

  • BB

    My wife cannot operate the slide either. First trip to the range resulted in a FTF nearly every mag, regardless of what ammo I fed it.
    Sent to Ruger Service and it was returned repaired including a new barrel a month later. They fired 24 test rounds to verify the repairs, though I have not been able to get to the range to verify myself. She now carries an SP101 bobbed hammer version fitted with Crimson Trace LG-303 grips and loaded with Hornady .38 Spec. Critical Defense.

  • Trigger draw is to long. Barrel is thin as paper. Slide pulls hard for most women.

  • VA

    It was a slight disappointment. After waiting in line for so long, the shooting was not precised enough, my wife could not pull out the slde to load (very heavy) and to manually stop slide in the back position – you can brake your nails doing so.