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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

You Ask, I Provide...

Dave H. asks:
Earlier today I got a marketing email from Ruger about the LC380. If you happen to pass the Ruger booth again, can you ask them what's the difference between that and the LCP?
It's simple, really:


The LC380 is the same size as the LC9, but chambered in .380 ACP. It's got less kick than the 9mm version, and isn't that much bigger than the LCP. It's meant for folks who want a little more grip and heft, but still in a readily concealable package. I will try to get more pictures today.

Working on a few other requests, looking at hitting some manufacturers today to see what's new for 2013. Have a few appointments this morning/early afternoon for some possible future articles, and I hope to really get some time checking out the gear this afternoon. Not to mention rubbing shoulders with famous people like Lars...

More to come, and there's lots and lots of shiny for gun pr0n down the road!

That is all.

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9 comments:

Dave H said...

Thanks Jay. I don't find .380 to be difficult to shoot in a smaller package (a Sig P238 in my case), so putting it in an LC9-sized gun doesn't seem necessary. Especially since the LC9's not exactly a pocket gun. (It goes IWB when we go out.) I -am- pleased with the 9's sights however, so having them on top of a Ruger .380 sounds like a good idea. (If I recall correctly the LCP's sights are minscule.)

Old NFO said...

Say hi to Lars for us...

Discobobby said...

The LCP sights are useless, and it's difficult to shoot well. It can be done, with flawless technique, but what little technique I possess will likely go out the window under stress. It's just too small - but it's a great last-ditch-get-this-guy-off-me-right-now option.

Bubblehead Les. said...

As long as it has a 7 round or Less Magazine, it might be a Viable Option for those who live in VolksRepubliks who are going to be BANNED from having "Military Ammo."

And those of us who have Size Jumbo Hands.

libertyman said...

Don't forget the Zip gun at USFA!

AuricTech said...

Speaking of new Ruger pistols, have you had a chance to form any impressions about the SR45?

Geodkyt said...

I don't have a problem with the LCP in its designed role. As Discobobby says, it's a "Get the Fuck OFF ME!" gun. The trigger is a tad heavy (I see it as a safety feature for pocket carry), but I don't have a problem holding on to it or shooting it at its design ranges.

I see it as the gun to carry when anything much bigger than a Baby Browning .25ACP is "Too beaucoup, GI."

If I can hide an LC9 size gun, I'd be carrying that -- not a .380ACP version.

On the other hand, I find the LCP recoil to be "brisk, but manageable". Of course, I also enjoy shooting a P64 (at least in single action), so maybe I'm just a masochist. [chuckle]

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lee n. field said...

Depending on where street price ends up, Bersa might have some stiff competition. It seems to me it fits right in the same niche as their .380s.

I have an LCP. I can't call it fun, or easy to shoot. I got it because it is tiny. I can handle a 9mm in LC9/PF9 size. That would be my preference, but I realize a lot of people complain about the recoil.

Hey, put it out, and see what the market says.

(I'd rather Ruger upsized the LC9 to an LC45.....)

Kevin Hebden said...

They still using that flagpole of a chamber-loaded indicator? If so, I pass.