Ruger has almost everything: a classic, innovative .22 autopistol, an update of single-action revolver technology, a .22 autoloading rifle that everyone wants, and is the most customized rimfire in recent history, as well as an update of Garand’s rifle, a thoroughly impressive bolt-action rifle, and hunting revolvers, with other interesting stuff thrown in, but there was no truly light, small handgun meant for the concealed carry/police market until now. That truly light, small handgun is the Lightweight Compact Pistol (LCP).
This pint-sized polymer pistol is chambered for the .380ACP cartridge. Never known to be a ballistic powerhouse, it’s nevertheless considered by the knowledgeable to be a minimum, the smallest that any respectable gunman would ever consider carrying for self-protection. (Don’t tell anyone about the .32ACP I’ve been carrying periodically.)
Ruger has almost everything: a classic, innovative .22 autopistol, an update of single-action revolver…
by Denis Prisbey / Oct 21, 2008