BREAKING: Ruger LCP II – Better Sights, Stippling & Trigger

Ruger LCP II

Ruger is upping the ante on their best-selling, carry pistol. The Ruger LCP II looks to silence all the critics with multiple improvements shooters have been requesting for quite some time.

Although, there is a lot to be said for simplicity, which the original LCP definitely has, there will always be critics. What some of the critics of the LCP have said over the years is that the trigger needs improving. Ruger attempted this in the LCP Custom model, but some consumers were still left wanting more. The LCP II now features a single-action trigger pull which should be a vast improvement from the former double-action trigger.

Ruger LCP IIThe LCP II also has a new grip panel design reminiscent of the larger Ruger American pistol. The stippling on these panels is a lot more aggressive in its texturing, similar to the Springfield XD Mod.2 or some Sig Sauer pistols. Between the larger surfaces and updated texturing, it should offer a more ample and secure grip.

The Ruger LCP II also went to work on its sights. With the original LCP, they are virtually non-existent. Now you have sizable sights to work with, but they are still small enough to hopefully go in and out of a holster without snagging.

Another obvious improvement are the slide serrations which are now cut deeper and wider for a more positive grip when racking the firearm. A smaller modification is the serrations to the front of the trigger guard. On the original LCP, there were no serrations on the trigger guard.

Sturm, Ruger & Company boasted about the new LCP II in this way:

Ruger is excited to introduce the best-in-class Ruger LCP II. The LCP II features a short, crisp, single-action trigger with inner trigger safety, improved sights for superior visibility, a larger grip surface for better distribution of recoil forces and an easy-to-rack slide with an improved slide stop mechanism with a last round hold-open. With its compact size (just 5.17″ long and 3.71″ tall), this new lightweight compact pistol comes with a pocket holster and is designed to fit a variety of holsters and concealed carry options. Weighing in at just 10.6 ounces and equipped to hold 6+1 rounds of powerful .380 Auto ammunition, the LCP II is the ideal back-up gun — compact and light enough that you never have to leave it at home.

The full specification sheet can be viewed below.

Ruger LCP II

Ruger is fairly good about getting new products to market so hopefully this will hit store shelves soon. You should be seeing this in the neighborhood of $300 – $350.



Hello everyone! The outdoors, Crossfit, and anything firearm related have always been my passions. I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, am a Smith & Wesson Armorer, reloader, and have an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers. Be sure to visit TFB frequently and keep your magazines full, my friends!


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  • Anonymoose

    Oh boy a Glock trigger! Just what I never wanted!

    • 🐒👊

      LOL

    • Paul White

      I don’t like the stupid little trigger safety either but if they improved the pull overall, worth it. The original LCP was awful

      • Swarf

        Yes it is. And I say that as someone who carries one every day.

        At the time I bought it, it had the best crappy trigger of the micros I tried, and if I wanted to carry, I needed a micro because of the nature of the work I do.

        And no, I’m not going to carry an NAA.

      • valorius

        the original LCP is PERFECT for pocket carry.

    • valorius

      same here.

  • Amanofdragons

    Keep the price in the same range and I’ll do be picking one up.

    • Billy Jack

      They were tempting me yesterday. $199? But that’s twenty freedom mags! Or 400 rounds of Gold Dot for a man sized gun! Decisions…

  • Sledgecrowbar

    “equipped to hold 6+1 rounds of powerful .380 Auto ammunition”

    Why does nobody proofread this stuff in the PR department and smack some sense into these writers? At a certain point, you have to say no to the TV infomercial-level nonsense. I’m actually just getting into .380 myself and I really like it for what it is, and I think it’s perfectly acceptable as a defensive caliber, but nobody ever accused it of being “powerful”, certainly not compared to it’s contemporaries, literally all of which are more powerful than it.

    • Twilight sparkle

      You might be right depending on your definition of contemporary but 380 has a bit more energy than the more popular carry rounds from the early 1900’s to the early 2000’s

      • Vizzini

        more energy than the more popular carry rounds from the early 1900’s to the early 1950’s

        FTFY.

    • Risky

      In it’s ‘class’, which is low pressured calibers generally suited for blowback pistols, .380 is on the high end of energy. It’s a caliber to be compared with .25 ACP and .32. ACP., I wouldn’t count it in the same class as 9mm Luger or .40 S&W.

      • Edeco

        Yep, almost the top of what I think of as the often-straight-blowback class. 9×18 being mostly a bit spunkier.

    • Nimrod

      It’s a matter of perspective. Compared to the .32 auto, .25 auto or .22 the .380 is “powerful”. A lot of European countries thought the .380 powerful enough for use as a primary police and military cartridge. Personally not a big fan and I don’t own a .380 pistol but the new Ruger might change my mind.

      • iksnilol

        Dude, why you lumping the trey deuce together with .25 and .22?

        It’s directly comparable to .380.

        • I actually like my p32 way more than my p3at!

          • Twilight sparkle

            Why is that?

          • Vizzini

            P-32s have locked breech actions, not straight blowback and are extremely mild to fire, They tend to hold at least an additional round, and .32 is less punishing on the structure of these tiny guns.

          • El Duderino

            Those .32 Xtreme Cavitators have me thinking. Seem like an excellent design…though the marketing clown who snuck “Xtreme” in the name should be fired.

          • Al Wise

            The LCP is also a locking breech design.

          • I have scars on my index finger and thumb-finger webbing from blasting the initial 100rd as swiftly as I could load/unload from four magazines and accurately hit a target at 10yd. My hand was torn up, and the gun was *too snappy for it’s size.*

            The P32 was bought for me to test out, ensure reliability and gifted it to my mother. Same reliability drill, but I went through /200/ rounds. No pain, cuts, etc.

            No stoppages of any sort from either one! The p3at isn’t a fan of Winchester’s Defend or Federal’s hollow points though. The opening is ginormous and can snag on something, somehow… even after a fluff and buff. Loves Speer gold dots.

          • HR Pufnstuf

            R.I.P rounds shoot reliably in my P3AT as well.

          • Canarsieboy

            Fluff & buff…..really?

          • Hm?

          • Edeco

            Hmmm, I’m torn. I’ve been open to a pocket gun if the universe were to drop one in my lap, I like the idea of the P32 since its superlatively small, but the rawness of the P3AT is charismatic (I like stuff missing a few parts relative to the norm for bohemian/ego-stroking reasons).

          • I got mine for $179 on gunbroker…. being very patient and observant.

          • Edeco

            Hmmm, I see. I’m not in a receptive enough state to use gunbroker, but maybe find one on Slickguns or a gun show.

        • valorius

          Nah, .32 acp is a step down from .380.

          Less powerful, lighter bullet, less diameter (smaller hole), and the semi rimmed case is a real reliability issue.

          • iksnilol

            Modern loads are pretty close IMO, + smaller bullet at same velocity means better penetration. Rimmed case is only an issue in badly designed double-stacks and whatnot.

          • Swarf

            Man, you got it real bad for the .32. Did it turn you down for a date or something?

          • iksnilol

            ??

            Wouldn’t it be a better joke if you said that about .380. Like, I dislike .380 because it turned me down for a date?

            Good God, you know you’re bad at this when the person you try to insult needs to help you with the insult. *sigh*

          • Swarf

            Uhh… no. You missed it.

            Anyway, no need to be defensive, it was a friendly jab.

          • iksnilol

            I’ll still say it was a bad joke.

            I mean, why’d I advocate for .32 if it turned me down? Makes no sense.

          • Edeco

            Eh, I know there’s an idea of ones ardor increasing after being spurned. I’m not wired that way, think it’s from an earlier time.

          • iksnilol

            AAah, makes sense, people do often want what they can’t have.

            Luckily am not wired that way. I usually just … do this weird thing that’s called “moving on” when I get rejected. Like, if she ain’t gone make time for me I ain’t gone waste my time on her. Plenty of other opportunities, amirite?

          • valorius

            I use underwood .380+P xtreme penetrator rounds. Over 30″ penetration in 10% gel.

            I had a Kel Tec P32. It rimlocked on me a couple times over the course of about 2 years. It’s the main reason i got rid of it and upgraded to my LCP.

    • Art out West

      Powerful relative to the size and weight of the pistol
      Sure, .380 is a little weak, but it is respectable considering how tiny these little guns are.

    • Hoplopfheil

      A staggering 6 rounds of devastating… .380 Auto…

      • valorius

        My LCP holds 9 rds. 🙂

    • Lew Siffer

      Years ago we all carried .25 ACPs for backup and off duty. We were happy when Seecamp and later Beretta came out with tiny .32 ACPs. So for us, .380 is powerful. You youngsters are just spoiled.

      • Bill

        Yeah, the Beretta tip-ups in .25 were high speed back in the day, when only pu$$y$ wore body armor (sarcasm).

        I always said that if somebody shot me with a .25 and I found out about it I’d be pissed.

        • Twilight sparkle

          I’ve always thought it would be cool to carry a beretta bobcat in 25acp, that would be the one instance where I would actually carry fmj because 25 has no penetration otherwise

          • El Duderino

            Indeed. I get a chuckle when intarwebb commandopes tell people to use hollowpoints if they carry a .22LR, because you just got to have expansion.

            Of course, they don’t realize the .22 HPs are to violently expand and grenade small game, not hoomins.

      • maodeedee

        Buffalo Bore 380 Auto +P Ammo – 100 gr. Hardcast F.N. (1150fps/ M.E. 294 ft. lbs.) That is the ONLY ammo that I would carry in a gun like this.

    • valorius

      .380 is powerful compared to what it seeks to ‘replace’- the .22lr, .25acp or 32 acp.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    It still has that annoying takedown pin. If it’s easier to rack the slide then hopefully that means that they improved the cheap recoil springs on the original design.

  • Duray

    8 years later they managed to make it not a Kel-tec! Very innovation. So inventing.

    • Bill

      This could replace my P3AT.

    • HR Pufnstuf

      And I still like my KelTec P3AT, which is smaller (without the extended floor plate), has a clip on the side where I can clip it inside the pants without a holster, has the double action trigger (for increased safety with an inside the pants carry), and did I mention the lifetime warranty for the original owner?

      • valorius

        You can get a pocket clip for a LCP too. I have one on mine.

        The Ruger is a higher quality piece than the kel tec.

  • Joe Schmo

    How did this get leaked? Today I got a “confidential” email from the gun shop I work at saying that the LCP II was not supposed to be revealed until its launch at 10:00AM EST on Friday, October 7th.

    Looks like Ruger gave their “confidential” emails to a certain Presidential candidate…

    • flyingburgers

      It’s on the Ruger website right now. Maybe their web guy let it get away?

  • AC97

    Speaking from first-hand experience, it really sucks to have the first pistol you’ve ever fired be a pocket pistol like the LCP, because that soured me on pistols (and guns in general) for a while.

    It got old really, really fast to have my index finger hit the trigger guard on every trigger pull.

    • Joseph Goins

      “It got old really, really fast to have my index finger hit the trigger guard on every trigger pull.”

      I don’t think you were holding it correctly if that happened. But yes, pocket pistols are very snappy.

      • Swarf

        I have a tough time with the trigger on my LCP also, but in the way it is famous for; that bite from having to pull soooo long before the break.

        I think often about the Sweet Pea trigger from Galloway, but it’s $50 and I’ve not heard enough glowing reviews (OMG it changed my pistol in to a Wilson Combat!), to want to spend the money on it.

        The last round hold-open on this new version is a real upgrade as far as I’m concerned. Much more so than stippling or better sights. Who needs sights on a micro pistol in .380?

        • Tim Pearce

          But how will I hit that mugger that’s decided to rob me from 150 feet away?!? 😉

        • Risky

          For me it’s annoying to practice with one of these pistols without having any good sights… you can only get so good with point shooting. I always here people say ‘this is just a belly gun, you don’t need sights.’ Well, if you put sights on it, and now I can effectively shoot out to a man sized target at 25 yards, guess what? It’s no longer a belly gun!

          • billyoblivion

            I think that by the time you get sights good enough to hit reasonably at 25 yards you’ve got sights too thin and too sharp edged to make them come out of a pocket smoothly.

            You could always see about mounting a J-Point to to the LCP. 🙂

            Or do the laser thing.

          • Risky

            I’ve just gotta completely disagree. Kahr P380’s come with fantastic sights, sights the same as their larger counterparts and never heard anyone having issues drawing from a pocket due to the sight. I think that not including real sights is just a cost saving feature for manufacturing that’s marketed as a ‘feature’.

          • HR Pufnstuf

            Or, you’ve got a barrel so short that it doesn’t matter how good the sights are, the damn thing doesn’t shoot tightly enough to matter at that distance. Pocket gun = belly gun.

          • valorius

            I think you’d be shocked at the groups i can get from my LCP gen 1 at 25 yards. 😀

          • valorius

            I had tritium night sights installed on my gen 1 LCP from innovative arms. I think it cost me like $130.

        • Bought P3at trigger from galloway. the drilling of the transfer bar hole was wonky and would not allow adjustment without disconnecting the sear every shot. Bought whatever one is on KTOG as their halo trigger.

          In addition, the one from galloway for my pf9 is great!

        • Steve

          The Sweet Pea trigger is a nice upgrade. It improves the trigger pull noticeably. That said, the trigger pull still sucks, it just sucks less. Worth the cost? Hard to say, given it seems to be the only option.

          • valorius

            i think you just need more practice. Gen 1 lcp triggers are very consistent and accurate once they’re well broken in, and you’re really used to shooting DAO’s.

        • valorius

          The long trigger is all about pocket carry safety IMO. I really like the safety margin my gen 1 LCP offers, which is why i won’t trade in on any of the newer models.

  • Chris22lr

    What’s wrong with these new guns? I mean: they all are BREAKING a lot!

    • Gary Kirk

      Well, in the case of the gen 1 Remington R51 and Glock 17M, it was actually a pretty accurate statement..

  • Twilight sparkle

    These guns are really ugly… but I feel like it’s the type of ugly that could grow on me eventually. Kinda like the 2017 camaro, but I guess you buy guns like that for functionality and not looks

    • thedonn007

      Wait a minute. The 2017 Camaro is not ugly.

      • Twilight sparkle

        It looks like it’s trying to be something that it’s not, the previous generations look more like camaros.

      • billyoblivion

        It kinda is.

      • Sgt. Stedenko

        You’re right. It’s not ugly
        It’s fugly

    • billyoblivion

      Do you buy hammers based on aesthetics? (not ergonomics, aesthetics.)?

      The LCP is a tool, not a collectors piece, and yeah, it’ll win no awards for looks.

      • Twilight sparkle

        “but I guess you buy guns like that for functionality and not looks”

        • This is why the RAP is just so blasé. Like the designers went to lunch and hurriedly designed something after a few beer.

  • John John Slade

    Man… this pistol can be fitted any pocket because it’s small and cute. Anyway, nice pistol. I like it.

  • Joe

    If it still has the magazine disconnect then no thanks.

    • Tim Pearce

      I didn’t think the LCP had a magazine disconnect. Are you maybe thinking of the LC9?

  • Tim Pearce

    “Single-action trigger” – I was rather hoping someone would make a little pocket .380 ACP that was DA/SA.

    • valorius

      Isn’t the S&W Bodyguard DA/SA?

      • Tim Pearce

        Nope. It’s DAO.

        • valorius

          I prefer a DAO honstly, thought the BG was old school DA/SA though. Bummer for ya.

  • Joe

    I guess that explains the $199 price tag on the original.

    • Art out West

      I’ve been wondering about that as well. That is a pretty good price on the original.
      Also, this article mentions a street price of $300-350, while the Ruger website shows an MSRP of $349.
      As a general rule for Ruger’s, I expect to pay about 75% of MSRP for their guns. For example, my AR-556 has an MSRP of $799 and I paid $600. My anodized SR22 has an MSRP of $469 and I paid $320 for it.
      Therefore, I expect to be about to buy this gun for around $250-260 (at least in a few months when the newness has worn off, and any recalls have taken place).

  • Bob

    Meh….

    The LCP is a Belly Gun used for phone booth fighting. Sights really aren’t needed since they are primarily intended for close in shooting.

    My LW Seecamp .32 Auto didn’t even come with sights.

    Pocket pistols are not intended to be 25 yard shooters but more like 3 yard shooter.

    • Dustin Heaton

      But adding sights expands the utility of the gun. With decent sights it’s a nice, small gun that you can use to reliably hit, say, a coyote at 10-15 yards.

      • Art out West

        At what range did Tex. Governor Rick Scott shoot that coyote with his LCP? I don’t know.

        • Dustin Heaton

          Don’t recall, I just remember he used a laser sight.

          • Art out West

            Cool. Thanks for the info on the laser sight. I don’t think I ever heard the range (or the fact that he used a laser sight).

        • Pablo1163

          You mean Rick Perry (Rick Scott is FL’s current Gov).

          • Art out West

            Sorry about the screw up on Perry’s name. I knew it was Rick something.

      • billyoblivion

        Reliably hit the coyote, or hit him in a vital spot quickly?

        Because I can *hit* a man sized target at 25 yards with the LCP.

        On the square range.

        Under no pressure.

        Given a second or two to aim.

        Of course now the next time I try it I’ll get all nervous because I SAID I could do it, and feel the pressure and CRACK LIKE A NOOB!

    • Duray

      That’s great as long as you can get the bad guys to accommodate themselves to your expectations of what an emergency will be like.

      • Swarf

        So you carry an A-10 Warthog?

        • billyoblivion

          No, they’re way too ugly.

          I have an F-35 in my back pocket. Cerakoted Red White and Blue, of course.

        • Scott825

          Who doesn’t?

          Either that, or an M1A1 Abrams.

          .

  • retfed

    I don’t get the affinity for single-action pocket pistols. If you carry them in Condition One, you’re always worried about the safety slipping off. That’s why so many pocket carriers carry them with the hammer down, either on a loaded or an empty chamber. Neither method is conducive to fast deployment, and that’s really what a pocket pistol is used for.

    • Art out West

      I like to pocket carry, and I like a heavier trigger for my pocket guns. That generally means J-frame revolver for me. Still, I find myself attracted to the idea of this little Ruger (but feel a tad nervous about that lighter trigger on a pocket gun – even though I always carry in a pocket holster).

  • Sasquatch

    Aw no .45 acp release ……

    • Swarf

      They’re still having some issues getting the .45 Oval to feed properly, but they’ll get it worked out.

      • Sasquatch

        Well they need to hurry up before I the the S&W shield.

  • JD

    So no word on actually adding factory tritium night sights? How long ya gonna us wait – Ruger…

    • iksnilol

      Just get a Beretta Alleycat then, waay better.

  • A.WChuck

    I came here expecting comments like “blah blah kel-tec blah” and “.380 ain’t manly enough blah blah” and I was not disappointed.

    • Art out West

      Blah blah kel-tec blah
      .380 ain’t mainly enough.
      Still, I find myself interested in one of these in spite of those important points.

    • Swarf

      Blah blah dammit Ruger, steal the PMR-30 from Kel-Tec and make it work already.

      • Dustin Heaton

        Or just steal Kel-Tec as a whole and let George work as a prototyper in R&D for Ruger.

        • A.WChuck

          Amen. Think of the bounty the combo could create AND ship.

      • A.WChuck

        Yes, please!

  • Will

    Just my opinion but I like my LCP just as it is.
    It’s a belly gun designed to be used in up close and personal situations. Putting “Improved” sights on it will simply add protrusions to the slide to greater the chance of it hanging up on clothing.
    Lipstick on a pig.

  • Paul White

    How much smaller than my LC9 is this?

    • Dustin Heaton

      Around .8″ shorter from top to bottom, and similar from front to back.

      • Paul White

        So significantly. Man, I don’t know, may get one. Or pick up a cheap current gen LCP. It’s rare but there’s times when even my LC9 is a bit big in office clothes

  • Hoplopfheil

    Oh god no it’s hideous!

    I better buy an LCP before they ruin it.

  • billyoblivion

    Well, that explains why Cabela’s had them on discount back in April when I bought mine 🙂

    The LCP is a pocket/backup pistol not something you’d use as a secondary to your rifle when you bail out of the back of a C130 over detroitistan.

    The trigger on mine was serviceable if not awesome and the sights are adequate for training in the muscle memory to align the gun on target. I’d be worried that any significant improvement of the sights would increase the chance of them getting hung up on something when drawing from a pocket.

    But a better trigger wouldn’t suck.

    This isn’t a pistol I’d buy for plinking–it’s just not comfortable to shoot for long periods of time, and in the US .380 ammo is more expensive than 9mm, especially *cheap* 9mm. I hope Ruger isn’t trying to make this a “all things to all people” little gun instead of focusing narrowly on what this gun is good *for*.

    Then again, I’ve already got one and it has met my expectations.

    • Dustin Heaton

      What’s it going to get hung on? The sights look very low snag, so I don’t see it catching on the pocket opening itself and there shouldn’t be anything else in your pocket except a holster.

      • billyoblivion

        “…any significant improvement”

        The current sights are low snag. I am skeptical that one can make *significantly* better sights that don’t snag MORE on, for example, the edge of the pocket, or the edge of the pocket holster.

        So key word significant.

        My experiences in Force on Force training, and what I’ve been taught by folks who have been in gunfights, is that at closer ranges you *do not* see your sights–that you are focused on the threat and essentially point shooting whether you’ve been taught that or not. And that at 0 to five or seven yards, that’s enough to generally solve the problem.

        The LCP is, at least in my mind, a “last ditch” handgun. It is not used (nor intended to be used) to engage a terrorist across a parking lot. It is intended and good at surprising a bad guy at of any sort at ranges where you can smell his last drink.

        Thus the sights that are on the LCP I are sufficient to train your muscle memory into rough alignment (through dry-firing and range firing) so that when you need to drag it out of your pocket you can do so as fast as possible.

        For me, doing slow fire at the range, my groups with the LCP are only a little bigger than my groups (4 to 5 yards) with my Glock 26. Some of this is my eyes being less than optimal, but mostly it’s because for *slow fire* one can do with the LCP what one can do with stock glock sights, just *slower*.

        But the LCP sights are a LOT smoother in the pocket.

        You *can* make the sights on a LCP a lot better, and you *can* make that little pistol able to engage at surprising distances, but it would be kinda like putting Z rated tires and allow rims on a Honda Civic.

  • Pablo1163

    Before everybody gets all excited about the “short, crisp, single-action trigger,” think about the CONOPs of these pistols. For a pocket pistol with no external safety, a somewhat long double-action pull is usually considered desirable to help prevent accidental discharges (I’m ignoring the silly bladed trigger “safety”). Like a DA revolver. This sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    • Dustin Heaton

      Not if you put it in a freaking holster like you should be doing anyway.

      • valorius

        It is a POCKET gun.

        • Dustin Heaton

          And it should be in a POCKET holster.

          • valorius

            Carry YOURS in a pocket holster, I will continue to use the super convenient clip. 🙂

    • gunsandrockets

      For holsterless carry you could always carry it with an empty chamber for perfect safety.

      • Art out West

        Unless you actually need to use your handgun. It isn’t very safe in that case.

        • gunsandrockets

          If speed of action is that much an issue, then pocket carry of a semi-auto pistol without a holster seems like a really bad idea.

          • valorius

            I carry my LCP in my back pocket holsterless every day, with the pocket clip. I can draw it very quickly.

          • gunsandrockets

            Even when sitting down?;-)

          • valorius

            At least as fast as from a IWB or belt slide holster, sure. One just leans up onto the opposite butt cheek whilst drawing.

    • valorius

      I agree 100%.

  • Christopher Hartman

    Looks good wife has the older one in pink. I may have to get one now.

  • gunsandrockets

    No love these days for the .32 ACP. Ah well…

  • Disarmed in CA

    LC380 is the only Ruger semi-auto on the Ca roster. With this new gun 2 generations further along, looks like CA will be without any Rugers but revolvers once they discontinue it, that is if they haven’t already.

  • Bill

    I almost got a “custom” LCP, now Im glad i wanted.

  • JayHu

    What exactly did the LCP custom leave customers wanting for? The trigger is probably the best DAO trigger i’ve ever pulled. The sites are perfect for the gun and slap the hogue hybrid grip cover on it and it’s awesome. Throw it in a Recluse holster and it’s a perfect little pocket .380. I bet you could get one for dirt cheap now too. This article seems to compare this new one to the first one that sucked IMO. Trigger blew and no sites. I dont really want a SA trigger on a tiny little pocket pistol like this, and other than that, it’s just an asthetic redesign.

    • valorius

      I agree, i bought an LCP custom for my fiancee. The trigger is fantastic.

      That being said, i like the looooong trigger of the original even better, as i pocket carry with no holster.

      Rule No.1: Do no harm to thine self.

  • Mark Horning

    So, annoying “trigger dongly” and claimed “single action pull”. Presumably this is striker fired with a fully pre-cocked striker like an XD.

    At least it no longer looks like a Kel-tec.

    • maodeedee

      No, it’s hammer-fired but you probably wouldn’t know the difference is you shot one.

  • El Duderino

    Let me guess, next month’s American Rifleman will have a 10 page article on this as “the best pocket gun evar”.

    As long as Ruger sends those big checks to the NRA…

  • valorius

    I like the generation 1 trigger better. Once broken in, it’s very smooth, but looooong. I like that- means i wont ever shoot myself in the buttocks while pocket carrying my LCP.

  • Jamarcus Skylooter

    They are sure proud of themselves. Looks similar to the io hellcat. Because a gun that’s meant to shoot at 10ft needs a better trigger.
    All the old limp wristed baby boomers must have complained to ruger.

    • valorius

      I can shoot an all X group at ten meters with my first generation LCP. The pistol is capable of very impressive aimed fire accuracy.

  • misterrabbit

    Picked one up. Truly an excellent little gun. Hopefully the LCP 111 will have second strike capability.

  • Brice Rasmussen

    So does the slide lock now? I was hoping with a the Glock 42 out that some othe companies would take notice and follow suit.

  • maodeedee

    I don’t really like the looks of it, but I haven’t yet held one in my hand, and pretty is as pretty does. But forward slide serrations on a gun that small? –that’s an accident waiting to happen.

    Other than that, the most serious drawback is the price of spare factory mags, and the guns ship with only one magazine. The older LCP mags will work but they won’t hold the slide open.

  • CavScout

    An ounce heavier to get last shot hold open, harsher recoil to get an easier to rack slide, and no second strike capability for a SA-type trigger. Talk about tradeoffs!