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Ruger LCP report

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Ironbar, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    OK, so in addition to getting to know my Saiga rifle a couple days ago, I also played around for the first time with my Ruger LCP. I bought it as a backup pistol, and when I'm carrying light.

    The first several mags were targeted at 12 feet. I didn't expect to be dead-on accurate with this gun as the sights are practically nonexistent. However, at 12 feet all rounds landed on the 8½ x 11" sheet of paper.

    RugerTarget12Feet001.jpg

    The fellow who sold it to me was correct in that it's like a firecracker going off in your hand. However, recoil was very manageable with the addition of a Pachmayr slip-on grip for the LCP.

    At 25 feet the accuracy really falls off. Although I managed to land all but three rounds on the paper, you can see that there's definitely more spread. This is from 14 shots fired at 25 feet.

    RugerTarget25Feet001.jpg

    There's a surprisingly long trigger pull with this little gun. Definitely had to use the pad of my finger to get the trigger back far enough. It's a close-quarters gun for sure. All-in-all, I really like it for its intended purpose, and I have no problem carrying it daily due it its small size. I'm glad I bought it!
     
  2. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    Thanks for the range report! I'd like to see more of these.

    What kind of stance were you using?
     
  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Try Buffalo Bore in that thing. Then it is really a firecracker, but manageable. I couldn't believe how accurate I was with the LCR - strange actually.
     
  4. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    About 3/4 Weaver Stance, and 1/4 Point Shooting.
     
  5. XSubSailor

    XSubSailor SW WA Active Member

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    I enjoyed shooting your new rifle that day...definitely need to do that again soon.
     
  6. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Brian! Good to see you on here man! Thanks a million again for the invite to your range, it was way fun!