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Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#1 Postby Progurt » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:43 pm

Thinking about this for a concealed carry gun, thoughts?
RUGER LCP-LM 380 PISTOL W/LASERMAX
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Anybody have one of these, had any pluses or negatives with them?

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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#2 Postby GuitarsandGuns » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:03 pm

Progurt wrote:Thinking about this for a concealed carry gun, thoughts?
RUGER LCP-LM 380 PISTOL W/LASERMAX
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Anybody have one of these, had any pluses or negatives with them?

I have one I carry it every day in front pocket. I don't like laser because in a self defense there is time wasted looking for the dot.
Plus the laser limits the holsters you can use.
First 50 rounds had a failure to feed but after a breakin and a little lube i got no problems since. I use red dot SD ammo
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#3 Postby GuitarsandGuns » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:25 pm

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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#4 Postby JoelB » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:16 pm

My carry gun is an LCP with a Laserlyte side mounted laser. It goes bang whenever I pull the trigger.

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#5 Postby TX308 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:21 pm

I've got an LCP as well. Standard sights.

I looked at one with a crimson trace, but---to me the laser felt flimsy, like it would lose its zero if I dropped the gun a few times. Might be subjective, but I dunno. I just immediately didn't trust it.

For the same price as a laser, this company will put high profile night sights on the gun:
http://innovativearms.com/id15.html

Cost is $140. I am sending mine out at the end of this month.

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#6 Postby irishman » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:55 pm

Just my 2 cents, I had a Ruger lcp and a Taurus tcp 380, Had a hard time with both weapons lot of flip from the Ruger, the Taurus sent the spent casing back in my face 90% of the time so sold them both and bought a Smith and Wesson bodyguard and I love it, it is a little heaver less flip very accurate fits my hand and it will eat anything I put in it, never had a jam..... I would seriously consider looking at the bodyguard....

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#7 Postby GuitarsandGuns » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:57 am

irishman wrote:Just my 2 cents, I had a Ruger lcp and a Taurus tcp 380, Had a hard time with both weapons lot of flip from the Ruger, the Taurus sent the spent casing back in my face 90% of the time so sold them both and bought a Smith and Wesson bodyguard and I love it, it is a little heaver less flip very accurate fits my hand and it will eat anything I put in it, never had a jam..... I would seriously consider looking at the bodyguard....


So the first time I fired the LCP there was a gentleman in the stall next to me, When I finished I noticed he had a mini pistol with a laser it was the new S&W. He had a very small group on the target, he offered to let me shoot it but i passed maybe I should have tried it. Now I'll have to check one out too. Damn! Just when I think I've got it right, you have to send me off to spend more money.
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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#8 Postby Inquisitor » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:20 am

I carry an LCR and/or a Seecamp, most days. The LCP is not MA legal yet, so wasn't an option.

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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#9 Postby DirtyFH » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:42 pm

I'm also thinking about the LCP for CCW. Want something easy to slip in my pocket, and I'm a very skinny guy... wanted to get the j-frame revolver in that front pocket, but it looks like I have a leg tumor, engorged part of my anatomy or a gun in my pocket - take your pick.

From what I've read and talk to people about, the LCP is a good one. Recoil is sharp and 'significant,' but the gun is pretty accurate and you can still put quite a few rounds downrange for practice in one session without damage to your hand. Reliability issues don't seem to be chronic and the gun does what it is supposed to.

I'd rather carry a small/compact 9 or 45 IWB, but this might be my choice for a temporary "everyday" solution. As someone said to me yesterday, re: pocket guns, "It's almost too easy..."

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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#10 Postby GuitarsandGuns » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:52 pm

From the Elsie Pea forum
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this guy says he likes having the extra firepower of the 9mm on his hip, but he envisions himself getting shot while reaching for it. With his hand already on Elsie in his pocket, if a BG demands his wallet, the movement he will be making will be what the BG expects. It all comes down to the situation and what opportunity to draw he has. It's always good to have more than one option.
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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#11 Postby Inquisitor » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:56 pm

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Re: Ruger LCP-LM 380 with laser

#12 Postby JimSteel » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:46 am

GuitarsandGuns wrote:From the Elsie Pea forum
http://elsiepeaforum.com/

this guy says he likes having the extra firepower of the 9mm on his hip, but he envisions himself getting shot while reaching for it. With his hand already on Elsie in his pocket, if a BG demands his wallet, the movement he will be making will be what the BG expects. It all comes down to the situation and what opportunity to draw he has. It's always good to have more than one option.


I've thought about his and I would think if you carry at say 4 or 5 o'clock the move you will be making will be of someone who carries their wallet in the back pocket. "Give me your money" says the perp. "Ok, ok!" As you go for your "wallet."

All that said, I have an LCP and love it. As for the laser, I've been thinking of adding a Laserlyte to the side. Not useful in all situations, but it might come in handy.


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