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      Quote Originally Posted by Lateck View Post
      BUT it will weigh more than double... 20.5 oz (with mag) vis 9.4 oz.
      (all info from the two respective Websites).
      And there's the rub. The extra weight will tame the recoil and make for a more controllable pistol, but folks will still complain about that size/weight difference. Advances in ammo design (lower recoil, higher performance) and handgun design (recoil reducing systems) will eventually get us to the magic "mouse" gun the marketplace seems to crave, a .380 size/weight 9mm pocket pistol! Then of course, they'll want it in .45 ACP to be truly satisfied.
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      I don't know the dimensions for the Ruger LCP, but those for the Kel-Tec P3AT are 5.2" by 3.5". I have to assume that the LCP is pretty similar.
      The Rohrbaugh 9mm is 5.2" by 3.7".
      (Eli: My AMT .45 Backup is six inches by four inches.)

      Making 'em smaller makes 'em expensive to design, engineer, and manufacture. Therefore you will never find a 9mm the size of the LCP at a price like the LCP's.
      There already is the Rohrbaugh, a 9mm the size of the LCP, and its very high price reflects the difficulty of making it, and assuring that it will work reliably.
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      (Eli: My AMT .45 Backup is six inches by four inches.)
      QED[/QUOTE]

      Yessir the ultimate pocket rocket I've seen so far.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
      I don't know the dimensions for the Ruger LCP, but those for the Kel-Tec P3AT are 5.2" by 3.5". I have to assume that the LCP is pretty similar.
      The Rohrbaugh 9mm is 5.2" by 3.7".
      (Eli: My AMT .45 Backup is six inches by four inches.)...


      QED
      Is this reliable? It is an appealing package but I've read some appalling stories about feed and firing malfunctions.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
      Is this reliable? It is an appealing package but I've read some appalling stories about feed and firing malfunctions.
      I admit to having done some amount of kitchen-table gunsmithing on my AMT .45 Backup. I mostly polished surfaces which rub against one-another, polished the front surface of its trigger, and polished its feed ramp and chamber.
      The gun is magazine sensitive. Of the three magazines I have, two are dead-on reliable, and one is for practice only. It's a feed-lip issue, and errant magazines can be tuned-up by a gunsmith who is knowledgeable about Government Model semi-autos.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 45ACP-Reedie View Post
      Alright, I have a question for everyone: I've heard people say that the LCP platform could obviously never handle the 9mm round. I disagree, but I'm not sure I fully understand the issue. . . . So, can anyone tell me why the LCP couldn't be made in 9mm? It's not very obvious to me.
      In reading all the replies, I didn't see "this item".
      Blowback vs. locked breech design.

      Wouldn't a blowback in 9mm have a REALLY stiff spring, and be REALLY hard to chamber a round ?
      ( see the Beretta Tomcat .32 Auto tilt-barrel for an attempt to solve the "spring problem" ).

      Wouldn't a locked breech design of some kind be a nasty design problem ?
      ( see the REALLY expensive Rohrbaugh "solution" ).

      Oops, I forgot. I should really research "stuff" before commenting.

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      Since the OP specified use of the LCP platform, the proposed 9mm version would be a locked-breech design, just like the LCP.

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      Why not just get the LCR?

      Totally reliable. Light wight; small. .38 +P or .357 mag. (Impossible to jam.)

      Not one for the range, but what do you care?

      That is starting to make more and more sense to me.

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      Why not just get the LCR?

      Totally reliable. Light wight; small. .38 +P or .357 mag. (Impossible to jam.)

      Not one for the range, but who cares?

      That is starting to make more and more sense to me.

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      I think making a little larger LCP in whatever caliber would defeat
      the whole concept of the LCP.I carry it in an Active Pro Gear back
      pocket holster.It fits just right.Looks like a billfold in my back pocket.
      (jeans).Any larger,and I'd have to go another route.I know the 9 M.M.
      is much more in the like of self defence.I do however,use S/D loads
      in my LCP.I think if the time came?Excluding a "high on heroin"junkie?"
      I can honestly say"Say hello to my little friend".

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