Michael Bane has a short video on Ruger’s new LCP pocket pistol. Not too much in the video, but worth watching if you like tiny, concealable weapons. I sure do 🙂 In fact, I’m coming to the belief that this class of weapon is more important than standard service pistols. Because of my size and the nature of women’s clothing I can’t conceal a Glock 23, full or commander size 1911, or S&W 686 real well unless I wear a sweatshirt. This is OK on the weekends during the winter, but hardly consistent with the “carry always” philosophy. BTW Gary has no trouble concealing full size handguns. Open carry is fine when hiking out in the boonies but not my thing for daily life.
More on the LCP: Much of it (well, the metal parts anyway) is made at the Ruger plant in Prescott, AZ. We are friends with one of the design engineers who worked on the LCP – he’s a bright boy and a dedicated shooter. I’ve not had a chance to try one of these yet. Gary, I, and good friend G.H. (who has the same concealment issues I do) have each preordered a LCP. I’ll write more after I’ve shot it.
I just completed a review of the LCP380 on my firearms blog. I’ve shot it and was very pleasantly surprised. There’s a few quirks with it, as with any new firearm, but for its design purpose it does very well. If you’d like to read the entire review it is at: http://firearmresource.com/?p=9. FYI, in our gun shop we have been selling these as fast as we can get them, and are currently back ordered over 10 pistols. Our retail is at $279.99. I’d be curious as to what the pistol is selling for in other areas of the country. Great blog by the way.
Dagny Gromer said:
The last one we bought, in May ’08, we paid $329. Your price is better than what we paid, though I don’t know what the current local prices are. Right now I know of one person who is awaiting his ordered LCP.