How many use the LCP for concealed carry?

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      How many use the LCP for concealed carry?

      While the Ruger LCP isn't my 1st choice for CC work there are simply times when the choice is use it or go without. The 380 isn't a powerhouse but when conditions warrant its a tiny lightweight pistol that disappears with my DeSantis Nemesis holster in the pocket of my jeans, shorts or suit. And its by no means a tack driver at any distance over 15 ft., This tiny 380 only allows me only a 2 finger grip but its fine for up close work. I alternate between a Bersa BP-9cc or a Taurus PT111 G2 but there are just times when trying to CC a small 9mm is tough, that's when the LCP, for me makes more sense. So how many use the LCP in this way? Or do some here use it as their main carry?

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      I don't have one but I'd go with the LCP custom version if I decided to carry that small.

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      I also have one. Not my first choice for CC but if I had to, it's certainly better than nothing.

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      I have the LCP custom and love it, I carry it as it is a great CC gun. Would I like to carry something in a bigger cal? Yes but I find them bother some so I stick with the LCP.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
      While the Ruger LCP isn't my 1st choice for CC work there are simply times when the choice is use it or go without. The 380 isn't a powerhouse but when conditions warrant its a tiny lightweight pistol that disappears with my DeSantis Nemesis holster in the pocket of my jeans, shorts or suit. And its by no means a tack driver at any distance over 15 ft., This tiny 380 only allows me only a 2 finger grip but its fine for up close work. I alternate between a Bersa BP-9cc or a Taurus PT111 G2 but there are just times when trying to CC a small 9mm is tough, that's when the LCP, for me makes more sense. So how many use the LCP in this way? Or do some here use it as their main carry?
      I do like you. Where situations won't allow for a larger frame gun to be worn I stuff LCP in my front pocket or an ankle holster.

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      I have one that I have carried, and would carry again if it was the only option.

      However, since my state has upgraded its handgun laws to allow open carry for concealed handgun licensees, I don't concern myself with 'printing' as much as I once did, so now I feel comfortable carrying a subcompact .45 or 9mm in a front pocket. It does print more, but nobody notices it, anyway, so I don't have to carry the LCP. I always felt 'undergunned' when carrying it, even though a lot of folks have decided that .380 is a legitimate self-defense choice. I would agree, probably, if I was confident of hitting a small target with a .380, but after practicing a lot with it, and even adding a CT Laser sight, I have never been satisfied with my ability to hit small targets (consistently) beyond about 7 yards.

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      For me it's a LOVE/HATE situation. I carry my LCP as a BUG to my G17 it sits in a pocket holster in Left Front Pocket. LOVE: Very concealable, GOES BANG EVERY TIME I PULL TRIGGER ( with any type and brand of ammo)
      HATE: It's a beast to shoot. When I take it to range it might be once every other month and only shoot one magazine..

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      In the summer (shorts) the LCP is my main carry with a pocket holster. Winter (long pants) is a Smith 37 with an ankle holster.

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      LCP in a wallet holster works great. I've been carrying it for 6 years now.
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      LCP Custom is my daily carry. Pocket holster in my back right pocket. I have never had a failure of any kind. Love this gun!

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      My LCP is like my American Express,,,,I never leave home without it!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
      While the Ruger LCP isn't my 1st choice for CC work there are simply times when the choice is use it or go without. The 380 isn't a powerhouse but when conditions warrant its a tiny lightweight pistol that disappears with my DeSantis Nemesis holster in the pocket of my jeans, shorts or suit. And its by no means a tack driver at any distance over 15 ft., This tiny 380 only allows me only a 2 finger grip but its fine for up close work. I alternate between a Bersa BP-9cc or a Taurus PT111 G2 but there are just times when trying to CC a small 9mm is tough, that's when the LCP, for me makes more sense. So how many use the LCP in this way? Or do some here use it as their main carry?
      It can be pretty lethal with the right ammo. It can also drive tacks after you master it. It's just hard to master because it's not fun to practice with. It's a real chore, but the gun is not inherently inaccurate. In fact, I think the opposite.

      I use mine as my carry when I'm in a hurry and as backup when I'm not. My new LCP II solves most of the negative issues with the LCP. It's Single Action Only instead of DAO which makes for a fairly nice trigger. The sights are better and the grip is beefier. The slide now stays open on the last shot, which is nice. You know when you've shot the last round. I am finally getting to get where I can shoot it fairly accurately as well as do most fast and follow up drills thanks to the better trigger with much shorter reset. It's still not comfortable to shoot, but I think it should be fine out to around 20 yards, if I am capable of that.

      If I still owned an LCP Custom, I'm not sure it'd be worth the upgrade. It would be an upgrade, though. For regular LCP owners, I think if you like the size, it's a must upgrade. Be sure to factor in magazines. You only get one. The old magazines will work, but won't keep the slide open on the last shot, if that's important to you.

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      As others have said, if no other is an option I ALWAYS have the LCP with me.
      It is NOT FUN to shoot, even with the Hogue grips it hurts after about 20 rounds....so, I shoot it about once a month (every 4th range day)

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      I CC my LCP on the ankle with a round of Hornady Critical Defense chambered. The funny thing is my 4 9mm's are my BUGs, I have a bedside Sig, a truck Taurus, a work desk SAR, a recliner side Beretta. I think that with the right ammo a 380 can be effective, I challenge any 380 hater to invite me to shoot them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
      I CC my LCP on the ankle with a round of Hornady Critical Defense chambered. The funny thing is my 4 9mm's are my BUGs, I have a bedside Sig, a truck Taurus, a work desk SAR, a recliner side Beretta. I think that with the right ammo a 380 can be effective, I challenge any 380 hater to invite me to shoot them.
      While I agree with you 380 has become an effective choice using modern technology in bullet design, whether or not someone is willing to be shot by that round has nothing to do with its effectiveness. For example, I'd decline being shot in the face by a Daisy Red Rider BB gun, yet I certainly would not consider its use for home defense because of my choice not to be shot by it. You should have just left off the last sentence.

      My issue with Hornady Critical Defense is I can only find it in light weight 115 grain bullets. I much prefer Gold Dot 124 grn. short barrel. Unfortunately 380 all seems to be 90 grn in what I like. I do have a box of Sig Elite in 94 grain 380, but that's not much heavier.

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