Gift for best friend: Laser sights or Ruger LCP.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Nov 24, 2010.

Which gift would you prefer to receive?

  1. Viridian C5L Laser sight/light combo

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. Ruger LCP

    31 vote(s)
    79.5%
  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I am on the fence about a gift for one of my very best friends for his birthday/x-mas (his birthday is Dec. 27th).

    Idea #1
    A nice laster sight/light combo

    He has a beretta PX-4 Storm that he really likes. He is often saying he would like to get a laser sight for it someday.

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    Idea #2
    A Ruger LCP

    He has mentioned multiple times that he would like to get his carry permit and then a small pocket gun to carry with him when he travels for his job (he drives all over WA state for his job).

    RugerLCP380.jpg

    Which would you prefer to receive?

    C5Lstore.jpg

    RugerLCP380.jpg
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc
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    Put a laser on a LCP. Pretty nice little combo. Get the LCP.
     
  3. HankDiesel

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    LCP
     
  4. e28rusty

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    A gun you can carry with you is much more useful than a tricked out gun that is sitting at home. Maybe sign him up for a chl class too.
     
  5. Siglvr

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    Doesn't matter which, just being blessed with a friend such as you who would thoughtfully consider these 2 as gifts would be enough.....
     
  6. keystir

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    Playboy,

    I just wanted to let you know that I have really enjoyed our time together on this forum. We have never met, or talked, or even pm'd but I still just feel this connection with you that I can't quite put my finger on. Anyway, just thought I'd let you know that have a great turkey day. :thumbup:

    P.S. - I have been looking at getting an sp101 for ccw.:cool:
     
  7. captqc

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    My vote was the LCP because I have one (with laser) and it's a great pocket gun (disregarding the agruments about claiber/effectiveness, etc). The more important question is.... Playboy will you adopt me????? Seriously I need to find new friends!:thumbup::paranoid::laugh:
     
  8. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom
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  9. pchewn

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    I already have an LCP, so I prefer the laser site. Thank YOU!

    I'll be getting you the usual fruitcake for your gift...
     
  10. spider

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    If he doesn't have his carry permit quite yet, why tempt him with illegally ccing a firearm? Get the light/laser at least he can practice checking for pokemon running around his house, instead of being a tool, and bending down to tie his shoes and have an lcp fly out of his coat pocket in front of a cop....that's why they make you take an instructed class BEFORE CONCEALED carrying.
     
  11. ablaut

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    The gifts I truly appreciate are practical ones I use on a daily basis. LCP gets my vote!
     
  12. Bajablast

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    If he is truly your best friend, then he should get both.:thumbup:

    That way he knows he is tops in your book, and you get to exercise your freedom of choice in a capitalist manner.

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  13. Coalburner

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    I have owned both an LCP and Viridian C5 laser. (don't know if you specifically had a Viridian in mind.)

    Sold the Ruger on account of it constantly malfunctioning.

    Returned the Viridian on account of it breaking after the first 15 rounds.


    I would choose an LCP over the laser. At least I know there are good LCPs out there. Can't say the same for Viridian, unfortunately. :(
     
  14. MrNiceGuy

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    I also own a px4 and consider it one of my all time favorite pistols.
    Personally, I went with the Streamlite Tlr2

    It may not be my every day carry, but it does get hip time.

    I'd suggest getting him the laser. If he gets his permit, perhaps an lcp next year.
     
  15. Riot

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    I want to be your best friend...
     
  16. MountainBear

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    Hard to holster a gun with that Viridian Laser on it. Also noticed the display model diode warped (gave an oval spot instead of round) when we adjusted the zeroing screws. Either way it wasn't a very crisp dot. I like the concept as a nightstand gun, but harder to carry.
    If he wants to start carrying, get him the LCP and a box of ammo. Damn nice friend, either way...
     
  17. gcban

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    Can't go wrong with the LCP IMHO. I have 2 of them now, both with Crimson Trace lasers on them, and as much as I love my Glocks, the LCP is just easy to put in most pant/coat pocket and go.

    I agree with the others also. Have your friend get that CPL permit in hand first.
     
  18. Celtic Armory

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    I would much rather have the laser/light. I have plenty of firearms but I could sure use something to put on my XD for night time. I've been looking around for an affordable one, but the good ones are very expensive. Rather than get him another firearm, get him something to improve the one he has. :thumbup:
     
  19. RW-Ore

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    LCP with a crimson trace . Got one and love it,carry it all the time when I'm home in Oregon.
     
  20. Taurus 617 CCW

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    "A Ruger LCP in the hand is worth two in the bush!" Just got mine last week, love it.
     

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