The lightweight, compact design of the Ruger® LCP® Semi-Auto Pistol make it an ideal concealed carry gun, that’s comfortable to carry all day, and quick to deploy. The LCP utilizes a double-action only, hammer-fired mechanism, with the hammer recessed into the rear of the slide to prevent snagging. The double-action only firing mode makes it simple to use in stressed situations—no levers or switches to remember—just point and shoot. The LCP features low profile front and rear sights integrated onto the slide that do not snag on clothing when pistol is drawn from a concealed position, and all sharp edges have been eliminated on the LCP to aid in concealment and to reduce wear on clothing. This LCP model features an alloy steel slide with a blued finish. Right-handed shooters can comfortably reach the magazine release on the LCP with their thumb, while left-handed shooters have no problem using their trigger finger. The mag release pushes in easily, but not so easily that the magazine pops out unexpectedly. Unlike many small semi-automatic pistols that operate with a blowback action, the Ruger LCP operates on a locked-breech system, which mitigates recoil and does not necessitate the user to pull the slide back against an excessively heavy recoil spring during loading. The LCP also has a manual slide hold-open latch for inspection and cleaning. The Ruger LCP is a well-designed, reliable Semi-Auto Pistol that one can count on in an emergency. Incudes 1 magazine extension and a pocket holster. Made in USA.
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Bought it for my son...Christmas gift and he love it.
Simplicity, lightweight, and value!
I bought this LCP as an everyday carry when I can't fit my .45ACP or Kimber Micro-9. It shoots well, slightly hard to sight due to minimal sites. Breaks down super-easy for cleaning. Hold upside-down and pull the br...eakdown pin and that's it!! It does have some heavy muzzle-flip and is difficult for my wife to rack the slide; so make sure you can rack it effectively! I never thought I'd ever carry "just a .380," but its so light, 24 ounces loaded! Only thing is I wished stainless version was available as mine is looking raggedy (still shoots awesome) from sweating it up/surface rust/worn bluing, just from carrying it so much in hot, humid pockets in summer in new orleans. more
Unbelievably accurate pistol
I purchased my first LCP about four years ago and it has been my EDC pocket pistol ever since. The sights are diminutive but I quick fixed that issue by painting the back sights with white finger nail polish and the fron...t sight with red. Then I added a Pacmayr sleeve grip. I am consistently able to shoot 3 inch groups at 15 feet. I liked this little pistol so much that I purchased a second one. I have a lot of guns that I shoot regularly but this little package amazes me with its accuracy using FMJ or Hornady hollow points. more
Has problems feeding hollow points going to try some flat tops
Great Little Gun
My Ruger LCP is my first gun and my EDC. It is small and very easily concealed, and a great gun for a woman or someone with small hands. It does take some getting used to, since it is very small and VERY snappy with quit...e a bit of recoil. Overall, it is a great, reliable little gun and gets the job done. more
Nice and compact, minimal recoil, built in ruger t
Shot for first time after I bought instantly loved
Tiny but shootable
This gun is tiny but easier to shoot than I thought it would be! It is so easy to conceal and wear this pistol you don't even feel like you have a gun on you. That is what makes the lcp so awesome is you can have a ...gun on you no matter what you are wearing. I have shot a box of fmjs and a few Hornady hollow points. I did have quite a few hang ups but I know the gun needs a break in period so I'm not too worried about it for now. I'm sure after a couple hundred more rounds it will be fine. I've had other guns do the same and then fine after break in. more
Small, light, reliable, and accurte.
I bought it a few years ago and plan to keep it for as long as I live. No plan to change it.
UNRELIABLE OUT OF THE BOX
This review is for a Ruger LCP 380 purchased on 5/4/2018 from Academy. The magazine did not easily seat. Tried manually cycling a full magazine through the gun to check proper loading. Almost all bullets went nose up jam...ming into the back of the chamber. first bullets tried Hornady Critical Defense FTX. Second try was with Elite Performance Sig FMJ. The reason I bought this gun, I have another LCP that has been fairly reliable loading and firing.The $199 price was the reason to buy from Academy. Returned the gun to Academy four hours later. Academy shipped the gun to Ruger for repair or replacement. I expect a gun to function out of the box. These are quality control issues with Ruger. This gun should have never been released for sale.With Academy's gun return policy and Ruger's quality control, the only thing that can be said is, BUYER BEWARE. more
Unreliable, poor design
Bought in Feb. 2018, took to range, 24 of 50 rds FTF, using 95 grain FMJ Remington and Winchester, two different magazines, sent back to Ruger, replaced slide assembly, took back to range, used CCI 95 grain FMJ, same as ...stated on repair order that Ruger used to function fire, 35 of 50 FTF/FTE, some had to drop magazine to clear, took to local gunsmith for evaluation, unacceptable performance from the Ruger name, will not let my wife carry this poor quality, unreliable firearm, just so you don't think I am bashing Ruger, I own a P-89, will feed anything and an American .243 rifle, very accurate,Ruger check your QA/QC, in manufacturing and your service department, something is not right, possible lemon? Therefore from my experience with this firearm, I would not recommend purchasing. more
Best of Its Class
Why get a Taurus when you can get an LCP for a few dollars more? I bought my LCP to test 380 ammunition but I was astounded by the superior build quality and 100 percent reliability compared to other pocket guns. It is a...lso the lightest of the pack, making it great for concealed carry. The little gun comes with only one magazine, but given the LCP is so popular you will not have trouble finding extras. The included pocket holster is nothing special but it works great for its intended use. The double action trigger is heavy, but not a bear to pull. It is safe but positive. I suggest leaving the extension on the magazine as it comes in the box. It helps to get a fuller grip and tame the sharp recoil out of this tiny pistol. If you want a pocket gun that you can bet your life on, the LCP deserves a sharp eye. more
Does the job!!
I've had this gun for over 2 years and it's taken all the abuse I've put it through. I got it since I go running a lot and wanted something small and light enough so I can still be safe but enjoy the run. ...I put it in my slim fannypack along with my LTC and phone and I'm good to go! Since I sweat a lot, I wipe it down and reapply oil if needed but sometimes I forget or too lazy haha. It has gotten some rust on the front slide (shown in photo) but none on the barrel or internals. I added hogue grips for greater control and use the holsters shown in the photo. In terms of ammo, it's taken everything I've fed it which was regular Win white box, remington, and hornandy crit. def. Overall, the LCP may not be fancy but it does the job and I've never had a issue with it. more
So small and lightweight great piece to carry after you get your LTC
Accurate lil gun!!!!
Had it about 2 weeks. Shoots great. Make sure you test your hollowpoints. I had some out of spec.
Small grip hard trigger pull
Well made. Grips to short. Trigger pulls to hard. Sights very hard to see in low light. Don’t buy cheep monarc ammo it jams very often and is difficult to clear
Bought on sale, easy to conceal, easy to handle, shoots okay. I also have a T738 that seems more solidly made and shoots a little better.
I liked it, but!!!
I bought this little pistol just because it looks nice, but there's a little hick up with it ; the day I got it I went to the gun range and load it with some Winchester jhp's I have left from the last box I bou...ght and it just didn't want to chamber the round , not even one so I try some fmj ones and it did the same thing and even with different brands so I went home took it apart to inspect it and I noticed that the ramp is too steep and it is also painted; making it even harder for the ammo to slide up to the chamber , I'm going to polish the ramp and see what happens. more
For what it is
This is a pocket pistol. Fits in a front pocket in a holster. Always fires. Put about a 1000 rounds through mine. Because it is small the breakdown for cleaning is tough for large handed people like myself but I manage.
Great backup gun!
For the price any cop or security guy would need. Great to carry for a backup opposite duty weapon side. A good "get off me" gun. Easy to carry, no.stove pipe. Don't use cheap ammo but feeds like a champ w...ith good ammo brands! more
Love it, perfect carry weapon!!
I have owned mine for several years and I like the small compact design. A perfect every day carry weapon.
Small, Light, and easily concealed
I bought this Ruger LCP .380 yesterday at my Academy store in Flowood MS. I was hesitant when I first held it but I bought it anyway. It is small! The ONE factory magazine supplied holds 6 rounds. It also comes with an e...xtended magazine base plate that does not add capacity but does give a Little more finger space. With the "pinky" extender I could still only get two fingers on the grip leaving my pinky in the air. On my second Mag of Monarch Brass JHP I had a failure to load jam. After I cleared it I had ONE failure to return to battery. BUT, after those two glitches that I chalked up to break-in, I had NO mishaps yesterday nor this morning. I have cleaned and lubed it twice so far. It has fired Monarch Brass 94 gr.JHP, Aguila Brass 95gr. and YES, a FULL box of RUSSIAN Monarch Steel case FMJ. I finished up this mornings shoot at 18yards shooting as fast as I could aim and fire. EVEN with the steel FMJ Monarch I hit a 10 x 14 target each time. Summary: Small, Light, (12.5oz loaded) BUT deadly. A GOOD DEAL!! more
Perfect carry weapon
Bought this gun about two months ago. I've put about 250 rounds through it. More accurate than I anticipated. Not a single problem. Great carry weapon.
Wife can shoot it much better than me!
Bought this for the wife a few years ago for her own piece of mind while home alone. She never shot it until last year and did fairly well. Took her to a proper shooting range last weekend and only second time she shot i...t. Fired at 3/7/15 yards and she scored 232 out of 250. Ideal for her smaller hands. I can shoot it but not as well mainly because of hand size. Anyhow great little gun, lightweight, and main thing - wife approved. more
Awesome little gun
Bought this gun a week ago and love it. go get one you won't be disappointed
Pull, pull more, more, bang.
I bought this gun when it first came out @ $325.00. So $225.00 is a bargain. Be aware that the trigger pull is ridiculously long. When it does go bang, it likes to move around in the hand due to its small size. I have no...t put many rounds thru this gun. Because it's not a fun gun to shoot. But so far it is 100% reliable. It does suit its purpose well with athletic shorts when I go jogging. more
BEST carry gun for the money
Hey 229.00 you can't go wrong....I've had mine for 2 years and it's never let me down. It's super small, ideal for a person with small hands or with the extended magazine even larger hands can hold it... comfortably. Don't let the small size fool you this gun packs a punch and is very accurate for the short barrel. more
Great Conceal Carry!
Perfect CCW. So concealable sometimes I forget I have it on me. Accurate. Busts right on the through every time. Not a lick of problem. Will eat anything you feed it. Don't hesitate. The Best .380 ACP on the market ...for the money. more
PREFECT CARRY GUN
Owned for six month now best in my pocket gun I own. Shoots as good as any 380 on the market. Would buy it again. If you want a gun you can throw in your pocket then this is it. lite weight, no printing prefect carry gun.... more
Great back up
Great for a back up gun to carry in my boot or pocket. Fits in both no problem has less of a profile in my pocket than my phone leaves.
Fire a little - carry alot!
Yes! Its got a kick, dont like cheap brass & cant hit anything passed 15 yds. But a 1rd clip extension & modified Houge grip - makes it perfect summertime CCW.
Great little shooter!
I bought this gun a couple days ago as a pocket carry weapon after carrying around a Glock 27 which is just too heavy for me (great gun, just too heavy). I was initially reluctant to purchase this gun b/c of its size and... the worry I couldn't hit anything with the small sights. Well, I'm back from the range and I was wrong. I was able to get a 5-6" grouping at 12 feet which is tighter grouping than I thought. The sights are very small but they are manageable. Trigger pull is long but once you are used to it isn't a problem. The gun is not uncomfortable to hold and the recoil is not bad. Overall, a reliable, tiny, 380 with performance you'd expect from a high dollar pistol. more
Great Conceal Pistol
Bought this for a conceal carry - have shot about 100 rounds so far. Everything has worked perfectly. Very accurate and fits inside pocket or inside waistband very comfortably. Definitely recommend this gun!
Great choice for Carry/Conceal
Bought this gun a little over a month ago, been one of the best investments I've made. Price was fantastic and conceal ability is top notch. When I first took it out to the range to "break in" found out it... does not like steel case ammo. Would jam about the fist 3 shots, then would cycle the remaining 3 rounds. Switched out to brass case ammo and cycled every round with no problems. I would highly recommend this gun as a carry/conceal or as your first handgun which was what I did more
Small and fairly accurate pistol. Sights are low and take a little getting used to. This is my wife's favorite to shoot at the range.
Now this is nice!!!
This masterpiece is a perfect buy and Academy Sports was the only one in Topeka to have it on hand. It's a Ruger first off but for such a light pistol it is so fun to shoot and is dead on sight right out of the box.... I have shot the Ruger ARX ammo along with some flat nose sig sauer 100gr FMJ's and the Ruger LCP .380 preformed flawlessly. With not one FTF and a break in period over I am confident to carry this for myself or for my wife to also carry. more
Great pistol selection
Checked price. Very good price. Great salespeople.
I received my rugar .380 auto for fathers day had to take it out to try it I feel in love with it. For being a small gun it shoot great didn't jam up overall if your in market for a gun to carry for portection this ...is perfect more
I'm not very accurate with it.
I'm not great with hand guns, but I can hit the target at normal pistol range(s). I have a much harder time with this gun than any other I've used. I have seen someone with much more experience than me use it a...ccurately after going through half a magazine. It is otherwise reliable and effective. It takes whatever kind of ammunition I have put through it. It is small and easy to conceal. I wouldn't recommend to a friend because I would let the gun speak for itself by letting my friend use it. That's what I would do with any gun I have ever purchased. more
This is the CCW everyone should own.
I've done all the research. I've watched all the videos. I've read less than glowing reviews with an open mind. By no means did I come to the Ruger LCP lightly. In the end I chose it because no other deep ...concealment gun had the the light weight, size, coupled with the dependability, that Ruger is known for providing. I've fired this gun, right out of the box, over and over again without a hitch. It eats ammo like a high end 1911 and yet fits in my back pocket, with a wallet holster of course. I recommend this gun to anyone who wants deep concealment with the dependability of a simple point and shoot. The only thing I don't like is that the slide won't latch back at the end of a clip forcing me to rack the slide after I reload. However, it's highly unlikely that anyone will be standing there after my first 7 shots. more
Great Little .380
I was deciding between the LCP and TCP. Though the LCP was $50 more, I still opted to move forward with it over the Taurus. All of the various LCP positive reviews is what helped my decision. I cleaned the gun really wel...l, put 50 rounds of target ammo and 5 rounds of defense loads down range - all with zero malfunctions. It is also extremely accurate for it's size. The gun is light weight and works great in a pocket holster. I highly recommend this fiream!! more
Good Little Gun but maybe too small for some
Brought this gun after reading many reviews. Good - + Well Made + Small & Light + easily fits concealed in front pocket. + Put various ammo brands & no jams Bad - 380 Ammo higher $$ that 9MM. - Maybe too small fo...r some hands - Kicks for .380 After a several trips to gun range, I could not manage a good group @ 7ft. My son used that gun and same thing. Neither of us could not get a good group. I am 5 9 and he is 6 1. Also for a .380 it kicks, maybe due to how light the gun was. This was purchased as a CC gun, I just did not trust it. Sold it to someone with smaller hand and purchased a Glock 43. more
I love this little gun. It's all I carry because it fits so easy in a pocket. Very good quality gun.
Mostly good but not all
I bought the Ruger LCP 380 today for CCW. I also checked out the Taurus PT 738 which was 20 bucks less. I chose the Ruger mostly because of reputation. I have a Taurus PT609 which is okay but finicky about some ammo and ...too bulky for carry. Hence, it is relegated to home defense only. I would have gone with a 9 for carry but don't think I could tolerate the noise (or the recoil) in a mini or micro for CCW. I'm hoping I never have to use the 9mm Taurus for home defense because of the noise factor. A real beast! Far worse than my tactical 12 gauge. I've not fired the Ruger yet but have some likes and dislikes already. The slide is pretty stiff to cock for an old guy or a lady. The trigger take up is very short but the pull is quite long and pretty heavy. I couldn't perceive much difference between the Ruger and the Taurus in that regard. Sights are okay for daylight but I may try to brighten the front blade for low-light or maybe add a laser. The magazine release and re-insertion is problematic. I have extreme difficulty with one handed mag release. Re-insertion has a detent that almost makes it necessary to press the release button to get it in past the initial detent. I've just discovered that a really strong press of the left thumb will do the job with some practice but, at times, I still have to slam it home with my left palm after it passes the first detent. Not having fired the pistol, it's hard to say for sure but I believe the light weight will actually be a help in holding on target based on dry fire testing. more
Great size for Concealed Carry at a great price
Great size for CCW Bought the Ruger LCP 380 today as a Hot Deal. Out of the box shot 75 rounds of Remington UMC 95 gr. FMJ with no malfunctions. The size is great for CC, the whole reason I bought it since it's summ...er and I wear shorts a lot and my other pistols are difficult to conceal. Cons are the long trigger pull, will take more shooting to adjust to it. I also wish the slide locked to the rear when the last round is fired. For these reasons I rate it a 4/5 but overall I really like it so far especially due to size for CC and the price is great at just over $200. I shot from 3 to 10 yds with all 75 rounds hitting a 7 inch paper plate (minus 4 rounds I pulled just below the plate). I am sure with practice and learning the trigger pull I can tighten my groups to a lot tighter. more
Great concealed carry gun
I bought this over a year ago and it's is an easily concealed gun that provides good accuracy considering its small size. Seems reliable, just make sure you keep it nice and clean.
Bought this little guy two weeks ago, first gun, but months of research. I watched a lot of youtube videos on indoor, gun range etiquette. With that said, I went in not knowing the true fundamentals of shooting, but load...s of safety knowledge. I did this for a reason. I went in and unloaded 100 rounds (not one jam) and grouped all across the abdomen of the silhouette. I'm feeling good. Went home and studied around 15 different videos on "pistol shooting accuracy". Practiced my stance, grip and looking down the sight. Went back to the range the next day, got my lane, loaded up and did everything i had learned from all the videos. First shot was a direct bullseye at 8 to 10 feet! Continued to practice at the further distance of 20 to 25 feet, still super accurate. All in all... a fine American made pistol. Oh yeah... forgot to add this very important detail about my first trip to the gun range. PUT ON YOUR EARS BEFORE ENTERING THE LANES!!!!!! Now go check out this on youtube for a good laugh! ruger lcp 380 sniper 150 yards more
NO safety secure lock feature, do not recommend
NO safety secure lock feature, do not recommend, that by itself could stand alone why not recommend .That being told, the gun is very nice, light, accurate, good price, quality, good conceal etc - all that PLUS more can ...be said- BUT not having a safety lock , you can not carry it READY,loaded, nor keep it at home as said. Sorry more
Light weight, reliable, and easy to conceal
I am surprised in the drop in price because this is a good quality firearm to own for anyone. I will say again, it is very light weight, reliable and so easy to conceal where you forget you are carrying it. You will love... it, I did. I may just get a second one at these prices. I got mine six years ago, shoot it on the weekends with no problem. more
Great concealed 380
I have both the Ruger LCP and the Diamondback DB380 and without a doubt the Ruger is the better of the two. The Ruger is easy to rack and the magazine drops cleanly - neither of which my Diamondback does. I just ran over... 100 rounds thru the Ruger for its break in - it ate Winchester white box, PMC and finally Critical Defense without problems. My experience with the Diamondback break in was not as good - a lot of FTEs and FTLs. Lastly, the trigger action on the Ruger is way superior to the DB - had to put on a glove when shooting the DB because it was so uncomfortable. In short, the Ruger LCP is a great little CC gun that I recommend. more
I love it.
I've tried several small guns but none fit my hand right. I love this little pistol. Great conceal carry and for girly girls, it's great on a manicure to load it.
LCP 380 Sweet Pocket Pistol
I loved the way this gun felt in my hand the second I picked it up. I couldn't believe how accurate this small gun is. I was hitting Bulls Eye's from the first shot. Compared to my 9MM's it's much eas...ier to rapid fire and stay on target. This weapon is a perfect fit in my pocket so I no longer have to deal with a holster. I know it looks like a toy but all I can say is a repeat of my first word when I started firing "Sweet". more
Great for concealed carry
Just like everyone else this firearm was purchased for concealed carry, it has a place close to my heart in a custom holster sewn into my riding vest. I wanted 380 punch and this is pretty much the thinnest frame I could... find. Yes your target has to be close, Yes if you have big hands it's kinda hard to grip, but take it to the range, fire a couple of boxes and get to know it.....and for the price it's really hard to make a better purchase than this. more
Nice with a little kick
I am a 38 year old women with arthritis. This is my very first gun to own and shoot. I've had it for about 3 months now. I like the size and weight of this 380. Perfect for me, not to fond of the jams but this could... also be user errors. But overall I like it, convenience with size and user friendly. I carry in purse without any problems (have to set a reminder to take out). Great first gun, however I like the 1911 - 45 much better! more
Nice little pistol for conceal and carry
I have had this little Ruger for about 2 years and I have been very happy with it. It's small design is excellent for conceal and carry and it fits neatly in my pocket. I carry it with me almost everywhere. I also h...ave one of the soft holsters that conceals the outline of the gun in my pocket and it works quite nicely. I have put about 200 rounds through it thus far. The only issue that I have seen is be careful with using hollow point bullets. Some of them have caused the gun to jam on me. Also, if you not used to shooting please note that you will also need to be very close to your target to be very accurate, but this is to be expected due to the very short barrel. more
The best conceal and carry 380 handgun!
Ruger did it right with the LCP 380. It's a great back up gun & super small. It is super easy to hide and packs enough of a punch to back up a attacker. It's so light you can forget you are carrying it. Per...fect for women who want to start out shooting firearms & great for men that want a cool back up gun. I recommend it. more
love size, hate the trigger
I have had mine now for about 2 years. The size and quality are unmatched, but the trigger pull is so long you have to shoot with the middle of your index pad. I can't hit anything with it.
Great choice for pocket carry
Comfortable for pocket carry, clean firing with appreciable accuracy for a weapon of this size.
Tiny gun that's very accurate
Bought this 9 months ago and it's very tiny and very accurate. Hard to shoot if You have big hands unless You shoot it one handed and then it's surprisingly accurate for being shot with one hand. Not a problem ...at all so far and I use the cheapest ammo there is. more
I've had the LCP for a couple of years, and have been very pleased with it. I've put 173 rounds through it, and from day one it has fed all ammo and functioned perfectly. The LCP is not a range gun; shoot it ve...ry long and it will beat up your hand and trigger finger because it is light and snappy with .380 ammo (it also has an incredibly long trigger pull that takes getting used to). It is, however, the best pocket gun I am aware of. With the right holster, it can be concealed with just about any attire. Since it is an incredibly popular gun, there are plenty of accessories available. Bottom line, it's a great option for daily concealed carry, if so licensed. more
Must not be one of the millions who bought....
Must not be one of the millions who bought one of these before 2013. The absolute worst trigger ever. Has almost half inch of free play. Then doesn't break until the very end. Pinches most peoples finger. Then, does...n't reset until almost all the way forward. People are making good money on selling improved trigger mechanisms for these things. Ruger will do nothing. Rumors are they improved on 2013 models but will not admit it. more
It IS a Ruger. Dependable. I bought this for my wife concealed carry. Now I want one for myself. I was surprised to find that the gun prices at Acedemy in San Antonio are unbeatable. I can't even buy ammo or a used ...gun at my local gun shops for the price I can get a new one at Academy. more
It has a big Bark, as well as a Bite!
Here in Oklahoma, I carried my Ruger LCP w. Crimson Trace laser in a Uncle Mike's #3 pocket holster for several years before 'open carry' was passed. It is a dependable pistol. I've never had a misfir...e or hic-up. You can easily draw it from your front jean pocket. Once open carry became law, I ordered a very nice leather belt holster w/ a thumb snap from Tagua Gunleather. It fits my LCP w/ CT like a glove. The sights are virtually non-existent. You will need to place a small amount of bright white paint on the front sight.. that worked pretty well for me. I highly recommend adding a Crimson Trace laser. You will then be able to point & shoot as soon as you clear your pocket or holster.. no hunting for the iron sights. The LCP does have a brisk recoil and a loud bark. If that bark startles the bad guy as much or more as it does the shooter, then that is only a plus in my book. I use Hornady Critical Defense rounds and I am very comfortable using the LCP as a main carry weapon. I don't want to be too graphic, but some people say a .380 doesn't have enough punch or knock-down power to be a self defense gun.. but you tear a 3/8-1/2" jagged hole in a bad guy's lung and collapse it.. he isn't gonna be interested in robbing you or attacking you.. just getting immediate medical attention. more