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LCP: I'll give it 4 of 5 stars

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by KTM530XCW, May 20, 2012.

  1. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    So with the weather starting to get warmer, I decided on an impulse last Friday to get a "pocket gun" to carry in the front pocket this summer.

    I first was wanting a Kahr P380, but dang they're a bit pricey. Probably well worth it, but a co-worker of mine was seriously recommending the LCP, so I figured I'd give it a chance. And hey, for $299, it was half the price of the Kahr.

    First off, this thing is fantastic for concealing. Drop it in the front pocket, and it looks like a cell phone.

    I took it to the range for the first time today and put 150 rounds of PMC bronze through it for a quick break in. Not one malfunction in 150 rounds. I read that it can jam with certain types of hollow points, but also that it works well with Hornady Critical Defense. I verified that the Hornady cycles flawlessly through it.

    As for performance, it performed about as well as I could have hoped for. I have large hands, so any gun this size will be a bit awkward. It also has a super long trigger pull. Despite that, it groups totally decent.

    So I'm taking off one star for the limitation on types of hollow points you can feed it, but beyond that it totally lived up to my expectations.
  2. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    awsome gun 2 things I hate

    long trigger never ending

    no sights
  3. JackD

    JackD Elmira, OR Active Member

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    I'm also looking for a small "Pocket" pistol and have narrowed it down to the Ruger LCR, .22 or the Baretta Bobcat, .22LR. Just can't make up my mind. They each have their Positives and negatives. Was somewhat worried about the trigger on the LCR, but it can take every thing you can feed it. The Baretta, needs stout ammo to operate the slide. Nowe, if someoine came out with a good "pocket" revolver in .22LR/.22WMR, I'd get on it (except the NAA "derringer" versions).
  4. edogg

    edogg Western Washington Active Member

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    Check out the Walther PPS. It's about the same size and has a much better trigger pull.
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  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    With a Viridian C5L laser/light and a white hat holster it makes for a very nice, flat carry piece.
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  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wondering if you have any difficulties inserting your large trigger finger between trigger guard and trigger? Glad you like your new pistol!
  7. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    i give the lcp 9.5 out of ten. yes better sights would be nice i guess the laser is the way to go. I have owned my lcp for 2 years and have shot it a lot and have had no problems except stovepipes with tula ammo. oh and i have huge hands.
  8. wombat

    wombat Kirkland, WA Member

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    ... being 'limited' to Hornady for self defense isn't a bad thing at all ... you've found ammo that works.

    When you're on a good thing ... stick to it.

  9. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Cell phones, however, dont blow .380 caliber holes through your thigh or family jewels when you accidentally "butt-dial" them. I would strongly suggest that you invest in a pocket holster that completely covers the trigger guard of your weapon if you intend to carry it in your front pocket.
  10. Dirvo85

    Dirvo85 SnoCo, WA New Member

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    Hey Edogg. I have to respectfully disagree. The PPS is about 1/3-1/4 larger than the LCP. I owned both for a while. I offed the PPS and than a year later (almost) bought a shield. I still don't have a use for the Shield because that's the role my PF9 fills but I also haven't carried the LCP because I don't know if I trust it because of the accuracy, or lack thereof, that I experienced at a few range sessions. So for now it's the PF9 everyday in a uncle mike's pocket holster and a M&P 9C with TLR-3 in a Raven Phantom LC on the days off..... most of the time. The PF9 really does disappear in a pocket soooooo well!
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    True, the PPS is no LCP size-wise.