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LCP vs. MDE

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Iansstud, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    Im in need of a deep concealment pistol that will replace my 21a 22lr, my g27 is good for winter cloths, but when indoors or summer, Its too bulky. The 22 not quite enough... I'm in the market for a 380 pistol, I plan on using a kangaroo holster, pocket holster or belt clip (iwb) depending on the situation, So:

    I was planning on getting an LCP talo engraved edition:
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    until I saw this: Kevin%20707%20zprava.jpg

    Now I'm stuck... Here's where we are at, I got the ok from the CFO (wife) but I must choose which one... (first... I think I might get both some day, but for now)

    And YES it absolutely needs to be engraved/ customized, I will be wearing this when out, and if I must use it, I want to be stylin!

    I'm 100% into the MDE, except for the fact that there are no laser sight options out there.

    The lcp-$350 pros:
    -slide already engraved
    -lighter by 3.5oz
    -slightly thinner
    -laser sights on the market
    -pocket clip from p3at fits
    -slide hold lock
    Cons:
    -looks less attractive (IMO)
    -plastic frame
    -longer length
    -not a huge ruger fan (except for mkiii 22's)

    MDE- $299 pros:
    -looks way better (IMO)
    -less felt recoil
    -all metal frame and slide
    -shorter length
    -retarded gas blowback (cz design and reliability)
    -slightly better sights (still not great)
    Cons:
    -i would have to have the slide engraved and re dipped
    -heavier
    -no laser sight options


    Am I missing anything here? Ideas???
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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  3. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    The way the mag sticks out looks kinda goofy if you ask me. Id get the one which either shoots better. However if you really are planning to get both eventually, get the one which will go down in price less.
     
  4. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    ive carried an lcp for over a year now and that would be my vote for sure
     
  5. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    The lcp slide doesn't lock
     
  6. hackercat13

    hackercat13 Steilacoom, WA Active Member

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    The LCP HAS a slide lock, it does not lock in the open position when empty. I love mine. I carry it when wearing athletic shorts and a t shirt (plus or minus a hoodie). It just disappears. I am never tempted to leave it at home, and when my clothes just won't hide a sub-compact 9mm, it's my LCP all th way.
     
  7. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    Ah, well that's weird!
     
  8. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I like the pimped MDE. The frame is engraved too, so the whole gun would need refinishing. Might as well gold plate it. :)
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Does that really matter? I will be carrying it as a BUG and if the first magazine cannot do the job I will likely be dead before I can reload it
     
  10. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    your lcp is broken.it is the wonderful keltek p3at that has no lock .i have put over 1000 rounds through my lcp and carried it fulltime for over a year .the blueing is starting to wear a little but ive never had any problems minus with tula ammo .380 tula ammo no good
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    We are going to have ours hard chromed as soon as we break them in
     
  12. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    Jesus some people are testy!
     
  13. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    At this point I'm leaning to a MDE, the $299 price at cdnn is come and gone since feb 2011, now everyone wants $400+ for it, so it might be a bit until I find a good price...

    I would most likely get the blued version, strip it to white, engrave it, give it a high mirror polish and go with hard chrome, or gold... And make some nice burlwood grips up too... I have always drooled over some of the ridiculous cartel guns. I would like a over the top EDC pistol. I think some day I'll get the CZ "evolve" engraved pistol for a BBQ / Open carry gun:
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  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I am forming a new LLC to market our maple burl, quilts. pinks and such.. let me know if you want a chunk and I'll cut you a special deal
     
  15. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    Nice, I make knives also, I'm sure I would be interested. I'll pm you my email