Love My LCP & SR9
I own both, and carry the LCP everywhere I go, It's my never leave home without it BUG :smt033 Just drop it in your pocket and forget it's there till ya need it! and the SR9 is totally reliable.:smt023 As a matter of fact I'm looking to purchase another LCP for my wife, that is as soon as I can find one! Ruger just can't seem to catch up on their production of these little wonders, and if I were to have a complaint about them that would be it.......Ya still can't find them!!!!!!!!!!!! unless you want to buy one on line and pay through the nose for it! :rolleyes:
I am a little more confident about the effectiveness of my LCP, since adding a Crimson Trace laser sight. A .380 round needs to be fired with a fair amount of precision, to have a decent chance of being effective against the worst case scenario-type of attacker.
The little gun is quite capable of shooting with the necessary precision, IF the shooter can do his job. I practiced with mine a lot, before adding the laser, and eventually was able to achieve 'pie-plate' precision, out past 10 yards.
Since adding the laser sight, I can hit much smaller targets, and do it quicker, and from even further away. I recommend it, highly.
I agree. I put one on mine shortly after I got it, and don't regret it one bit. Made me much more accurate, and faster.
Originally Posted by Bisley
I carry it now everywhere I go. The gun has never had an issue after 300 rounds through it. I have no problems relying on it.
But if you do, then don't carry it. I will have mine....ready when and if I need it.
We've got 5 Ruger LCP's in my family. :smt023
3 are carried daily in Texas and shot at least once a month at the range - it's not a target pistol by any means, but if you know how to shoot it - it will do exactly what it's meant to do.:mrgreen:
2 are in house & in car protection for my daughter and son-in-law in Oklahoma.
All are shot regularly - no problems at all.
I've got mine in my pocket in a DeSantis pocket holster every time I go out (it's in my pocket right now) - it's a great "bug" gun.
I bought my holster at Cabela's for $15.
In cool and cold weather I carry my Kimber .45 in a strong side hip holster. But in Texas it's not cool very ofter. :anim_lol:
I carry it now everywhere I go. The gun has never had an issue after 300 rounds through it. I have no problems refering it to anyone - you can't hardly fine one in Dallas / Forth Worth area.
I have had an LCP for about 6 months and am comfortable carying it. Just wish I could get more ammo to practice with.
I have shot it; it works; I carry it every day. I has been back to the factory and it seems just fine. Ruger has had recalls for years. It is a shame but a reality. At least they seem to repair their mistakes.
I was once a collector of Smith and Wesson revolvers; from almost all eras of their production. They were made with such precision and care in the old days that there was no thought of having to send one back. I know a very few were, but it was rare. Today, Smith and Wesson is no longer making such quality firearms. Ruger had the opportunity to step into Smith's shoes and make superb firearms, but they have not done so. I have a number of Ruger handguns and I do like them. But I do not trust them as I did my old Smith and Wesson revolvers.
I purchased a post recall model, serial #371-*****. It worked at the range for test purposes. It's my everyday summer pocket carry, so I feel confident it will work if called upon in self defense.
Hard to say, everyone needs a little bit of leeway. Just My Opinion.
Since this has been started, I have purchased the LCP. Great little gun, a dream to carry. I also picked up the LCR, which I also like. I guess I have confidence in Ruger.
I bought 2 LCPs at Cabela's today. Great gun and fantastic deal. They were $349 with a pocket holster, extra magazine and soft case.
I've had mine for about a year and had nary a hiccup from it. Great little pocket pistol.
Ruger product quality
Well I have lost confidence in Ruger because I bought 2 new Mark III"s since last August 7th and they have been at Ruger (for repair/replacement) for a total of 2 months. In 10 months I haven't had my paid for pistols for @ 2 months - Think 20% loss is acceptable- I don't. Guess I expected more from an established name in American manufacturing. I still don't have my last gun back and after having had to call them and inquire, I was told it most likely will be delivered 6/1 - and that was a soft statement. Hope it is repaired totally. Either way I will NEVER buy another Ruger product. I may sell the Hunter and buy a 41. First I am going to buy a Savage 223.
Sorry to hear about your problems, but I own 6 Rugers (from LCP's to Vaquero's to P 85 II to Mark II ) and have never had a single problem with any of them.
And they cover .380 and .45 Long Colt and .9mm and .22 cal.
I'm either very lucky ro you were exceptionally unlucky.
Have only 20% acess to your guns is not acceptable at all.
As I said - I'm sorry for your problems.
Respectfully there have been now, what, 40 replies to this thread "Confidence in a Ruger/LCP"?
How many were negative?
So, I suggest your experience with Ruger firearms is not the same as the experiences the rest of us have had..
Not saying you are misleading anyone, just that it seems you have been unfortunate in your dealings with Ruger, while the majority of us have had the opposite experiences.
I've owned Rugers now for over 40 years, and SO FAR, yet to be disappointed with ANY of them.
Just personal observation, no offense intended to you.
I own 4 of the various beasts, and have had not a single problem amongst them. The LCP is a perfect summer carry; don't leave home without it.
Another satisfied LCP owner. Also have a 10/22 rifle. Have not had any problems with either and always have the LCP in my pocket as a back up to my XD 40.
I sure wouldn't carry a gun I didn't have confidence in. When it comes to Rugers I have some that are older than most of the folks on this forum. I have confidence in all my Rugers right down to the LCP that I bought my wife. :smt033
I have had Rugers in the past.
I own a LCP & SR9c and love them both. I just ordered a GP-100 and plan to buy a SR 40S&W (when they come out) :mrgreen:
Also plan to get a Mini-14 Ranch rifle!
So do I think the recalls are hurting Ruger, NO!
(I also own Toyota's) :smt083
I had an LCP for a while, until I found I couldn't shoot the little bugger. It's just way too small. I also have and like very much a P345, which is carried daily. The 345 is an easy gun to carry and a smooth shooter that puts the bullet exactly where I want it.
If I really need to hide it, I carry a Bersa .380 SOB and it works fine.
I sometimes carry my Ruger P345 too.
It's a great shooting gun.
just bought my LCP today I cant wait to go try it out.:smt1099
i hope the negative poll results were due to a spammer cuz the lcp is a awesome little gun, most before the recall and 100% after had zero issues...
It had to be a spammer - most of te shooters I know have a LCP or Kel-Tec and not one of them is dis-satisfied with their guns. :smt082
Somethings funny here. :rolleyes:
My problem is its so small I forget Im carrying it! I slip it in my pocket and away I go. No issues and its a accurate close range gun. Great ccw gun. HG