The Ruger LCP in .380 Auto is about as light and low profile as possible while still being practical and effective.
I am a big Smith & Wesson J frame fan for backup or off duty concealed carry guns but nothing lays as flat as a small semi-auto when you are on your time. I have used a Kel-Tec for this purpose but I have to tell you that I was never really 100% confident in it’s ability to do what I wanted it to do when I needed it to do it.
Case in point. I was on the range at the Scottsdale Gun Club with a client and after four rounds the main pin came out and landed on the floor. I sent it to Robar for a coating and tune up job hoping that would make me feel a little better about the pistol. It must not have helped too much because when Ruger came out with the LCP, which is about the same size, I jumped all over it and have been happier ever since.
The LCP has a capacity of 6+1, weighs 9.4 ounces (with an empty mag), and measures 5.16 inches, 3.6 high, and .82 inches wide. Best of all it shoots every time I pull the trigger and at 25 feet seems to put everything close enough on a man size target to do the job.
You can get bigger, more powerful and greater accuracy but I don’t think you can beat this little pistol for concealability and dependability which is what I am mostly looking for when I am out and about around town.
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