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    LCP - buy again?

    Of those of you who own it, would you buy it again? I read about the recall - please let me know if that factors into your answer.

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    Think I said this another thread

    Quote Originally Posted by twodogs View Post
    Of those of you who own it, would you buy it again? I read about the recall - please let me know if that factors into your answer.
    I don't care what anyone says about this little plastic gun. I carry this gun every day, wherever I go.

    It has produced great target results.

    Not a gun you're gonna want to shoot 100 rounds through at one range visit. Unless you are taking a break with a different gun.
    Check out this link: http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=657.0 for my results with I think it was Buffalo Bore.

    I love this little gun and will buy another when the 371's hit the market. This is one you buy with several hundred rounds of ammo and put it in your safety deposit box at the bank!!!!

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    Thanks for the response. I think it is on "my list" of future purchases.

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    I was wanting to buy an LCP. I ended up w/ the KelTec p3at because first, the LCP was near impossible to find and then the recall. So I gave up on it and bought the Keltec. i was even willing to pay a bit more for the LCP because it's finished a bit nicer than the KelTec. Oh well....... I'm happy w/ the p3at. 150 rounds of JHP/FMJ w/o any problems.

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    thanks!

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    Like mine also. I carry it for the summer when it is too hot to wear heavier clothes. It is just right for what it is designed for. The recall has not bothered me and if I had to do it over I would even knowing what I now know.

    It is a self defense gun that can be concealed easily. I did like the fit and finish better over the Kel-tec but that is my opinion. I shoot it enough to stay proficient.

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks for the response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodogs View Post
    Of those of you who own it, would you buy it again?
    Yes.

    It fills a void in my CCW 'line-up.' I have limited confidence in guns of this type (less powerful than 9x19), but the fact that they can be carried in a front pocket mitigates some of that concern. Without it, or something similar, I would be without anything, at times. Accuracy-wise, I can usually hit a pie-plate 3 or 4 times out of a magazine-full, at 7 yards, shooting fairly quickly. That's preferable to screaming and wetting my pants, in a self-defense scenario, so I'm not complaining.

    The recall is an aggravation, for sure, but if they pay for it both ways and just keep it a week or so, I'll get over that, soon enough.

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    The LCP is my EDC. I actually enjoy shooting it, although that is not a common response. It shoots better than I do, so the accuracy exceeds my needs at my current level of my training.

    The LCP was the first gun I ever worked on beyond the normal field stripping. I was having difficulty engaging the slide hold-back. Ruger had redesigned it to have more prominent ridges to make it easier to manipulate. They offered to upgrade it at no cost or send me the part for free. I decided to try and surprised myself with success even though you have to disassemble it beyond my comfort zone.

    The fact that Ruger initiated a recall because of only a few reports of an AD when dropped increases my faith in the company. This abundance of caution may be due to company ethic or company legal influence. It doesn't matter to me. What matters is that they did it.

    LCP's are available but even scarcer than before. Many retailers have decided to return the ones subject to recall rather than sell them and depend on the customer to submit it for upgrade. Parts for the upgrade are due in this week and recall processing with begin. Other components and subassemblies have continued to be built in the mean time, so shipping should begin promptly as well.

    I have added a Crimson Trace LaserGuard primarily for trigger discipline training by dry firing with snap caps. I am cognizant of it's tactical value as well.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    Yes.

    It fills a void in my CCW 'line-up.' I have limited confidence in guns of this type (less powerful than 9x19), but the fact that they can be carried in a front pocket mitigates some of that concern. Without it, or something similar, I would be without anything, at times. Accuracy-wise, I can usually hit a pie-plate 3 or 4 times out of a magazine-full, at 7 yards, shooting fairly quickly. That's preferable to screaming and wetting my pants, in a self-defense scenario, so I'm not complaining.

    The recall is an aggravation, for sure, but if they pay for it both ways and just keep it a week or so, I'll get over that, soon enough.
    I have hopes for Hornady's new round, especially in 380 auto. http://www.hornady.com/story.php?s=786

    Even with the tools, I would probably scream and soil myself.

    With the recall you also get a free mag with the extended base plate. I was the third owner to register for the recall, so I'm a happy camper.
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    I've been thinking about the laser sight. How is it? Does it fit in the same holster?

    I'm gonna wait and see how I come out on the recall deal to decide about it, though. I have CT laser grips on two other small guns, and use them the same way as you describe (dry-fire practice, mostly).

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    i love my lcp and would buy it again
    turned down the 3AT because of their large number of problems on the keltec forum site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    I've been thinking about the laser sight. How is it? Does it fit in the same holster?

    I'm gonna wait and see how I come out on the recall deal to decide about it, though. I have CT laser grips on two other small guns, and use them the same way as you describe (dry-fire practice, mostly).
    The holster pictured above is a DeSantis Super Fly configured for the LCP with the LaserGuard. I sold my original Super Fly when I installed the laser.

    I don't consider a pistol EDC qualified unless I have a laser on it, primarily because I can't be as trained with it as I am with a pistol with a laser. I like shooting my M&P 45fs. I love shooting my M&P 45c. But I wont carry the 45c because Crimson Trace doesn't make a LaserGrips for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    I don't consider a pistol EDC qualified unless I have a laser on it, primarily because I can't be as trained with it as I am with a pistol with a laser.
    I don't understand. What is EDC?

    I don't rely on the laser sight for self-defense. I just consider it useful, if it happens to work when I need it, and harmless, if it doesn't work, because my default is to use iron sights, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    I don't understand. What is EDC?
    I believe EDC refers in this case to Every Day Carry. I.E. his primary gun for carry.

    Have you tried the nemisis and went to the superfly? or straight to super fly? I have a nemisis for my P-11. But am thinking superfly for my (soon to be) p3at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    I don't understand. What is EDC?

    I don't rely on the laser sight for self-defense. I just consider it useful, if it happens to work when I need it, and harmless, if it doesn't work, because my default is to use iron sights, anyway.
    EDC is Every Day Carry. I have a Crimson Trace laser on both my primary, an M&P 45fs and my BUG (Back Up Gun), the LCP.

    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    Have you tried the nemisis and went to the superfly? or straight to super fly? I have a nemisis for my P-11. But am thinking superfly for my (soon to be) p3at
    I went directly to the super fly, primarily because it is supposed to have an improved coating to make it "stickier" in the pocket than the nemesis. I tried using the flap, but found that for front pocket carry, it interfered with the holster conforming to the roundness of my leg. So, when I upgraded to accommodate the laser, I stuck with the Super Fly because it worked well for me. And it was easy to sell the old one. I paid about $30 including shipping and received $25 including shipping when I sold it.

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    Yeah the sticky thing was why i asked. My next question (had you gone nemisis first) would have been.. is it as noticable a difference as they claim lol.

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    I would buy another one in a second, even after the recall, it is a great shooting little gun.

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    The LCP is easy to shoot and accurate at close range where one will use use. It is reliable and easy to conceal. I carry mine in my front pocket, everywhere that it is legal to do so. I shall miss it when Ruger contacts me for the recall. I have no complaints about it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
    I shall miss it when Ruger contacts me for the recall. I have no complaints about it at all.
    GASP!!!

    Do you mean to say that you are carrying a dangerous weapon that could explode if dropped? Entire threads have been deleted for even suggesting such blasphemy!

    Oh... the horror!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    GASP!!!

    Do you mean to say that you are carrying a dangerous weapon that could explode if dropped? Entire threads have been deleted for even suggesting such blasphemy!

    Oh... the horror!
    I carried mine everyday untill I got the box to send back to Ruger and would do it again, there were only 3 cases that Ruger knew about of the LCP having an AD, and that was most likely done by some hamerhead that was trying to get it to fire so they could sue Ruger. So YES I caried me very safe LCP before the recall.

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