Ruger LCP II with Viridian Laser Now Available

LCP II with laser

It wasn’t all that long ago that Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a sequel to its popular .380 pocket gun. The LCP II offered a number of changes from the original including a single action trigger, last round lock back and a new grip texture. I’ve tested both guns and while each has its place, I can understand why a lot of people prefer the LCP II.

One of the ongoing problems with tiny pistols is their ability to put rounds on target. The smaller the gun, the tougher it is for someone to accurately shoot it – especially under stress. I’m not saying that small guns aren’t accurate – just that it is easier to shoot a full size gun. In an effort to improve accurate shooting, Ruger announcedĀ a new LCP IIĀ model that includes a Viridian E-Series red aiming laser.

LCP II with laser

The new gun is much the same as the base model, but with the laser module attached and a higher price tag. The laser attaches to the trigger guard of the LCP II and rides under the barrel. It has an activation switch on the side of the laser module. Total weight of the gun with the laser is 11.4 ounces, up from 10.6 ounces. It does not add any length to the package.

The price tag is still reasonable at $439. This is an increase of $100. Considering the MSRP on the laser alone is $149, it would seem there is some savings in buying the two as a package from the outset.





Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Ryan Rankine

    For a pocket gun, I’d want a more reliable safety. Like the M&P Bodyguard…

    • Jack Morris

      I carry the 2nd generation of the LCP 1 and love that thing.
      Handled an LCP II at the store and was skittish about the light trigger too. I don’t think pocket guns without a manual safety should have triggers that light.

      • PersonCommenting

        If I were to use one of these id just IWB it. I love pocket guns because they are so easy to hide on a belt holster. Pocket carry makes me nervous in general as it is always pointing at something. All the same though as long as it is in a good reliable holster then it should be fine.

        • John

          LCP II are not safe guns to carry with a round chambered. they are 1) fully cocked, 2) trigger has a short travel, 3) Lacks safety redundancies, that the glock does, the only thing stopping the gun from going off is the trigger bar

          • valorius

            I don’t agree they’re unsafe to carry chambered, but i’d sure as hell never pocket carry an LCP2.

            I LOVE my LCP I, and pocket carry it all the time.

          • PersonCommenting

            Im sure Ruger wouldnt release such a dangerous gun if it was that bad…. I mean law suits whether they are founded or not still cost money to fight…

      • valorius

        I agree 100%.

    • valorius

      Or an LCP I or LCP custom.

  • YZAS

    …so you can easily see where it’s pointing when it FTE’s on you

    • PersonCommenting

      You had FTEs?

      • YZAS

        Not me. I use the LCP Custom for the reasons others have said above with the trigger. The dude at the range next to me last week was having a heck of a time with his LCP 2 though… and since i had thought about maybe getting an LCP 2, i did some reading up and appears others are having issues. Google ‘lcp ii failure to extract’ and check out the Ruger forums…

  • valorius

    The grip pressure activated crimson trace laserguard is FAR SUPERIOR to any of these push button designs.