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New Ruger LCP w/LaserMax

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Sgt Nambu, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tried out my new Ruger LCP yesterday and I like it pretty well. Fired a few shots after inspecting for obstructions, just to settle in the laser etc, then fired a couple mags with defense loads carefully aiming with the laser at 7 and 15 yds. The trigger is abominable but I can live with it. I haven't looked into having it improved, I hope it can be. Accuracy was better than acceptable and the LaserMax was very close to impact point, I was surprised! Then I ran a total of 4 mags through it with a mix of RN, RNHP and Hornady Zombie Max ammo as fast as I could grind the trigger back. Not a bauble! All in all about 200 rounds. Sore hand but I could never have fired that many rounds through the Seecamp .32 that it is replacing. I am quite pleased with the little gat, it has a slide lock and the mag release is up by the trigger guard. Things the Seecamp lacked. Also much more pleasant to shoot! Seecamp had a much better trigger though.
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have one but have yet to fire it. I am also thinking of installing a laser on mine.
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My first laser mounted on a firearm. I think I like it but perhaps the shiny and new haven't worn off yet. I like the LaserMax because it has an ambidextrous button switch instead of a finger pad.
     
  4. wombat

    wombat Kirkland, WA Member

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    ... keep shooting it! It's new stuff compared to that nice Seecamp feel you've been used to.
    have to break you of the Seecamp habit and create new Ruger habits. lol.

    The laser is a good guide on the range, particularly as ones eyes, umm ... age!

    And for certain situations while socializing, a laser dot helps to determine fast target acquisition.
    A little red dot on target, can be a deterrent in it's own right.
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well Wombat, I hear that aging eyes thing! It has also occurred to me that passing the dot across his antisocial eyes might prevent his opening the dance. However I am kind of a chicken and I would be much more comfortable trying it with a big bore. Also, no real Seecamp habit because if you put 15 rds thru it you wanted to call a surgeon!
     
  6. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    I have the Crimson Trace version on my LCP and I love it. I never thought I'd put a laser on a gun until I owned an LCP... those nubs aren't much for sights. The laser cut my group sizes by well over half from 10 yards.

    The trigger is awful, shooting it is unpleasant at best, but 7 rounds of 380 in a gun smaller than my wallet is just hard to beat.
     
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think I'm with you on loving the laser, Solomon! Shooting it is a dream compared to that d---ed Seecamp and the Seecamp didn't even have rudimentary sights. Flat top!
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What are you guys using for carry ammo in your LCP's?
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    First four are Zombiemax, last three are Buffalo Bore Hardcast.
     
  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey Burt, I'm with you on the Zombiemax, please tell me about the last 3?
     
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I see, thanks Burt.
     
  13. wombat

    wombat Kirkland, WA Member

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    +1 with Burt on the Buffalo Bore 100gr HCFN. First 3 rounds are HCFN. Follow ups are Hornady FTX. Spare mag is full of FTX.

    For range ammo, the RBS .380 reloads are a good thing; 100gr FMJ. Else it's PMC.