Ruger LCP

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Hot on the heels of the new SR9 Ruger has released the LCP .380 Auto Lightweight Compact Auto. It is good to see Ruger waking up and addressing customer demand. It will sell for $330.

The 9.4 ounce LCP pistol has a capacity of 6 + 1 rounds of .380 Auto. With a height of only 3.6 inches and a width of .82 inches, the small, lightweight LCP pistol is a reliable back-up or carry pistol. The high-performance, glass-filled nylon frame is topped by a through hardened blued slide. The Ruger LCP features a 2.75 inch barrel and an overall length of 5.16 inches. When size and weight savings count, the Ruger LCP pistol is a natural for personal defense carry, in a purse, briefcase, or inside hiking gear.


Caliber: .380 Auto
Capacity: 6+1 Rounds
Finish: Blued
Grip: Glass-Filled Nylon
Barrel Length: 2.75″
Groove: 6
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Overall Length: 5.16″
Weight: 9.4 oz
California Approved: No
Massachusetts Approved: No
Front Sight(s): Fixed
Rear Sight(s): Fixed
Suggested Retail Price: $ 330.00
Miscellaneous: One 6-Round Magazine Included.
The Press release:

Ruger enters a major new market with the introduction of the Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol), a .380 autoloader that offers legendary Ruger reliability and quality in an ultra-light, compact carry pistol. Following quickly on the heels of the successful introduction of the Ruger SR9â„¢ 9mm pistol, the LCP is the latest addition to the Ruger Hard-Râ„¢ line of products, and it demonstrates a firm commitment by the Company to respond to customers.

In fact, “The development and introduction of the Ruger LCP is in direct response to customer demand,” said Ruger President, Stephen L. Sanetti. “We have not been part of this market, but the growing number of states authorizing the licensed carry of pistols for personal protection by law-abiding citizens, and continued demand by law enforcement for quality back-up guns, cannot be ignored. The Ruger LCP is a .380 Auto pistol with superior ergonomic design and handsome styling. It incorporates state-of-the-art polymers, aircraft quality aluminum alloys and high-grade precision steel components engineered for strength and maximum weight savings.”

The LCP is compatible with the following holsters:

Don Hume:
• J966630R – Black Leather J.I.T. Slide

• KT2GA – Tactical Elite Ankle
• KT2G – Tactical Elite Paddle

Uncle Mike’s:
•Any Size 10 Holster

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More info here.


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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Steve sarasky Steve sarasky on Dec 26, 2010

    i have the Ruger LCP it is a little piece of crap inaccurate jumps to much i am a good shot could not hit a squrriel at 7ft for self defense you cannot beat a 45one shot and the dirt bag will not get up again all you will do with a little pistol is waste ammo and piss off a dirt bag i always carry a Charles Daly match 45 full metal jacket or a 357 7shot hollow points are over rated

  • Joel Colley Joel Colley on Sep 28, 2012

    As I stated earlier, mine is combined w a Crimson Trace laser sight. I also shoot it w/o the laser sight. I have no problem with center of mass hits at 10 - 15 feet. Sure, I'd rather have my 45, but this is so easy to carry. Keep practicing.