Ruger LCP .380 ACP

MSRP: 
300
Date of Design (year): 
2008
Length (mm): 
131.36
Barrel Length (mm): 
71.01
Weight Empty (kg): 
0.26
Muzzle Velocity (m/s): 
1000
Headline: 

King of the mouse guns— Lightweight Compact Pistol!

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.

“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.”

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6 years 15 weeks ago, 1:14 PM

Dr wrink

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looks good

looks good.

6 years 15 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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My old man has one of these. You can hide it in the palm of your hand. Very loud to shoot. I could not hit the side of a barn at 20 yards, but then I believe this firearm is for close encounters.

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6 years 15 weeks ago, 1:20 PM

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Like hand to hand combat...LOL at least for cheaters

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6 years 14 weeks ago, 11:21 PM

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looks like it could be real handy
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6 years 14 weeks ago, 2:39 AM

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Hmm

If it's the first sounds like later it could be somewhat of collectable. Well must find some money somewhere...

6 years 14 weeks ago, 3:06 AM

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I like it for

for concealed weapon...secondary

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6 years 12 weeks ago, 5:08 AM

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Ruger LCP

If you like DA, this one has a great reputation, so far. Believe it or not, I prefer my old AMT, stainless SA 380: Very short, crisp pull, and surprisingly accurate in the target distance it was designed for.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 8 weeks ago, 12:09 PM

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prices?

I gotta find one of these for my wife for while im at work try an keep ur eyes peeled guys or if anyone knows about wat they run and where to find one in the midwest area close to Southern Illinois

%potshot%
6 years 7 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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AMT 380

LLE, what do you shoot in your AMT? I just picked one up and haven't shot it yet. I've tried manually cycling it with Remington UMC JHP but they seem to want to jam loading into the chamber. I also got some PowRBall by CorBon that look like they would work well since they have the full nose shape.

I need to put it through it's paces to see what it does in action.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 11:11 PM

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LCP

I have an LCP, Mine shoots grate, I have been able to hit a small Gatorade bottle at 25 yds everytime. For the problem netmindr is having, My roommate got one which had the same problem while shooting, I narrowed it down to the extractor. You can call Ruger and they will fix it for you. They sent my roommate a shipping label and are going to fix the recall which is out on it right now while they have it.

5 years 49 weeks ago, 6:27 PM

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I have one and carry it daily. Very light and real concealable.
Great accuracy for a small gun 1.5" 5 shot groups at 7yards all day long.
No misfires or jams at all from mine! Sights could be a little better though they are real small, hard to get a good sight picture quickly.
Good luck on finding one though they are like looking for th golden egg around here. LOL........

5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:01 AM

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Recall..

I really like this gun, I heard there is a recall on them currently.
I would check out the serial numbers involved before purchasing.
However as usual the news is Ruger is handling the recalls quickly and paying for everything.
I always found them to be a good company with a reliable product, and pretty reasonably priced.

Recall link:
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/LCPRecall/index.html

5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:00 AM

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I went to gun show this weekend at the fairgrounds on SR44 by New Smyrna Beach in Fla..
Saw only one guy that had them, but met a couple guys that were carrying them.. I thought some of his prices were high, he sold one while i was looking at it and he said he had one left.. Think it sold for $425.
My Guns guide shows it for $330.. not sure maybe someone can say what a good price is for this gun.
Also a quick note, pretty much no one had any 380 ammo for it. If they had some it seemed overpriced, but like i said there was not much there. a couple boxes at like $40 for a box of 50.
One guy had reloads for $20 for 50 but he ran out while i was talking to him also.

5 years 4 weeks ago, 7:59 PM

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Ruger LCP

Bot mine in Feb09. Almost 1K rounds without a misfire. Fastest response has been three rounds in five seconds. With my "Uncle Mike Size 2" pocket holster, virtually no print in my front pocket. Would not go anywhere without my LCP.

4 years 47 weeks ago, 11:50 AM

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prety god...

prety god...

4 years 20 weeks ago, 8:29 PM

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Ruger LCP

Got one of these after alot of comparison shopping. Like it, but it only comes with one mag. Lots of work at the range. 2nd mag $27.95. Dave is right, though. Sites won't rip your pocket.

4 years 20 weeks ago, 8:52 PM

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LCP

Reliable. It even likes the first .380 reloads I made for it. 90gr Hornady XTP.
Never a miss feed or jam yet. Accurate enough for winning a knife fight.

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Ruger LCP .380 ACP Info

Category:
Pistols
Manufacturer:
Ruger
Action:
Single action
Caliber:
.380
Barrel Length:
2.75in
Frame/Material:
high-performance, glass-filled nylon frame is topped by a through-hardened steel slide
Finish/Color:
Blued Finish
Capacity:
6+1

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