Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Raymond

    I think part of me would be real entertained by a .308 LCP…

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Raymond & Zach, fixed

  • Zach

    I think the bigger news is that Ruger now makes an LCP in .308!

  • shane

    .308 Ruger LCP pistol NOW THATS A MANS GUN!!!!

  • Griffinhawk

    heh thats a pretty big round .308 for the LCP

  • Tyson Chandler

    I am missing something, what is the difference between this gun and the ones with the laser that have been on the market for over a year now?

  • http://veracitynation Physboy

    That’s quite a bit more expensive than the MSRP of the Bodyguard .380 from Smith & Wesson, which can use +P ammo that LCP cannot, @ $399. What is Rugar thinking?!

  • TOBEY SMEJA

    IF YA READ THE OPENNING PAGE …. IT IS A .380
    THE RECOIL WOULD BREAK YOUR WRIST , BUT IT IS
    A GREAT LOOKING ANKLE HOLSTER PIECE

  • TOBEY SMEJA

    HELL A .308 ROUND IS AS BIG[LENGTH] AS THE OVERALL FRAME !
    THE MAG WOULD WIEGH MORE THAN THE WHOLE PISTOL LOADED !

  • http://www.sigsauerguns.com John

    Many many retailers have been combining the LCP with CT grips for over a year and selling then for under $500. This is just an attempt at Ruger to make more profit by selling more accessories.

  • Andy from CT

    I’m still waiting for CT to introduce their line of “Emerald Trace” products.

    The reds we’re allowed to have are only good indoors or in low light/at night. But even in those conditions green is brighter.

    That being said I still might get a set of grips for my Ruger P90. As that’s the only way to get a laser on it at all right now. Well, barring the Laserlyte rear sight but I’m not on board with those.

  • DougF

    It’s about time they came out with this. The sights on the LCP are near useless without extreme concentration. Even after painting the front sight orange on mine I have low confidence in my ability to effectively use the sights during a self defense situation.

  • Nill

    I’d rather a company release an ultra-compact tactical light for ccw’s than yet ANOTHER laser.

    The vast majority of self-defense situations consist of rapidly point shooting a man-sized target at an average distance of 7 yards.
    Less than a third of shooters involved end up even using their sights, let alone a laser.

    In these scenarios, being able to clearly assess your target with absolute certainty regardless of the lighting conditions is simply far more valuable than a tiny glowing dot.

  • Andy from CT

    @Nill

    Point shooting? Really?

    So the majority (two thirds) of law enforcement and civilians throw their training out the window when the SHTF?

    Are cops even taught point shooting or do most of them just magically revert to it when they have to drop the hammer?

    I’m not saying lights are useless on a gun. But neither is a laser. It makes “point shooting” easier and it is also intimidating. So that maybe a shot doesn’t need to be fired at all. And that’s the outcome we all desire. At least I hope it is.

    And that “tiny glowing dot” is bright as hell. Even on black clothing. Especially from my Viridian X5L.

  • Nill

    @Andy

    I certainly wouldn’t call it ‘magical’ but, yes, most do.

    http://www.officer.com/web/online/On-the-Street/Quantifying-Stress-in-Training/21$55239

    Can some people keep a level head when attacked? Of course. But when the average person is suddenly faced with mortal danger panic often compels action born out of muscle memory more than anything else. Which incidentally increases, not diminishes, the importance of regular training.

    Though I’m not saying lasers are useless either, just that lights are severely under-recommended when one considers the number of attacks and break-ins that occur at night. Ideally? Have both. My point merely was that there are extremely few, if any, light options out there for sub-compact or pocket carry.

    The only serious choice that won’t awkwardly hang out an inch in front of an ultra-compact ccw is the Viridian C5L and its green laser places it at the upper end of the price scale.
    But for the popular wave of pocket .380’s like this article’s LCR? Nothing. You can buy a myriad of lasers but not a single light. This is a HUGE untapped market.

    Also, depending on or recommending something for an “intimidation-factor” fosters bad (and frankly dangerous) habits, both from a legal and self-defense standpoint.

  • Andy from CT

    The VAST majority of crimes stopped with a firearm are done without pulling the trigger. The mere presence of the gun and the determined look on the defenders face (dare I say “intimidating”?) was/is enough to de-escalate those occurrences/situations. Which as you say, probably happened in low light.

    A visible laser on the target will more than likely add to the intimidation factor.

    “Also, depending on or recommending something for an “intimidation-factor” fosters bad (and frankly dangerous) habits, both from a legal and self-defense standpoint.”

    Well, that certainly is an opinion.