Ruger LCP SUCKS

Discussion in 'Non-XD Handguns' started by tigertonytigger, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. tigertonytigger

    tigertonytigger XDTalk 500 Member Founding Member

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    I give up. I have had my LCP for a while now and I love the size of it. I can put it in my pocket or where ever when I am not wanting to mess with a larger frame gun. But once again I came back from the range pissed after shooting it. I really really hate the trigger. It has way to long of a pull. I think it is a well built gun, very nice for its size and I have been accurate with it. But when it comes down to it, when you just pull the gun out and squeeze the trigger, you have to squeeze and squeeze. You have to hold the gun just right so it doesn't slip from your hand or pinch your finger. I feel that if something were to ever happen and I need to use force I would rather have any other gun in the world then my LCP. So I am going to sell it and get something else small enough to be a pocket gun. I am going to wait until after the recall gets taken care of but I don't think I have ever wanted rid of a gun so bad in my life.
     
  2. VFRpilotJim

    VFRpilotJim XDTalk 100 Member

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    I feel bad for you with that thing. I work with a guy who bought one and said the same thing, and his malfunctions too often as well. I have seen post after post on various forums about this junker of a pistol and would never buy one now. I own numerous Ruger products, and all are excellent; however they all came before Bill died and the big management change occurred. They seem like they are in too much of a hurry to get new products on the market and it's coming back to bite them. Recalls on the SR9 and LCP? Please, slow down and get these guns right before putting them on dealer shelves. I'll still buy some of the guns that have been in their lineup for many years, but I'm going to give any NEW products from them a wide berth for a while!!! Good luck!

    Jim
     
  3. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    Sell it and get the Kahr 380
     
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    spfg45 XDTalk 100 Member

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    take a look at the Kel-Tec....
     
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    danp XDTalk 4K Member

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    I'll give you $50 for that piece of crap.
     
  6. RCP4SXS

    RCP4SXS XDTalk 100 Member

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    Sorry you don't like your LCP. I actually really like mine, never had a malfunction of any sort and extremely easy to carry. I will agree that the trigger is long...really long but that being the only safety on that little bugger, I'm OK with it. I was considering picking up a second because my wife has adopted mine but I ended up with an XD9sc instead. I guess to each their own. If you really want to sell it PM me.
     
  7. Joeywhat

    Joeywhat XDTalk 5K Member

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    PM me when you decide to sell...I'd like to get another.
     
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    Alchemist77 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I tried one in my hand at a local shop after reading a positive review in a gun magazine. It seemed that it would be pretty easily concealable, probably more than my .38 snubbie, but I really dislike handguns that have such short grips that I can't wrap my pinkie and ring finger around it. Also, wasn't there recently some recall on the LCP's?

    Alchemist77
     
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    Tard XDTalk 5K Member

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    I helped test fired one with a magazine writer who got an early sample for review. With many kinds of ammo and all kinds of shooting position, we couldn't get the thing to misfire in any way and were genuinely surprised at it's accuracy with what they generously call 'sights'.

    However, it has what I call a 'panic trigger'.
    The only time you wouldn't curse the trigger is if you were using it to save your life in a panic. Since that's what it's designed to do, we agreed it was a reasonable gun.

    Until I racked back the slide and the entire gun flew out of my hands and skittered across the floor (empty). The thing is just too small for me.

    YMMV.
     
  10. stainone

    stainone XDTalk 500 Member

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    yea big hands and a small gun just not a good match i feel your pain...:cool:
     
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    TimXD9 XDTalk 500 Member

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    Sorry to hear you hate your LCP. Might be a terrific pocket or backup gun for some people, but it's too small for many others.

    Plus of course the quality issue about recent Ruger models mentioned above doesn't exactly make you want to trust your life to this pistol. :(
     
  12. Fish609

    Fish609 XDTalk 2K Member

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    If it is not functioning right then I can feel for you and disregard the rest of this post. I hate when companies release crap.

    However,

    If you just don't like the trigger pull then you should have never bought the gun. When people shoot my keltec I make sure to explain to them that the only reason you get such a large bullet out of such a small gun is by sacrifice.

    You sacrifice your trigger pull, you sacrifice your grip size, you sacrifice your sight radius, you sacrifice recoil reduction, you give up your empty mag lock back. All of it is given up for the smallest, most concealable, yet still of decent caliber guns ever made. This isn't a bullseye gun, its a last option when you run out of options.
     
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    plinker XDTalk 1K Member

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    I agree with tony tiger. LCP sucks. Too small of a frame with too much trigger pull castrate this weapon. I'm sure you can put a round or two in the middle... if you were careful not to stray off target while you wrestle the trigger; but in a self deffence situation? I also found it hard to properly aim and be somewhat fast with it.
     
  14. XDConvert9mm

    XDConvert9mm XDTalk 10K Member Founding Member

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    A couple of questions about the LCP for all who hate it:

    1. Why did you buy this gun? Was it for close range SD or for a range weapon?

    2. Can't a trigger job be done on this gun to reduce the pull length and maybe the weight?

    I don't own one but have thought about this as a pocket gun. Thanks.
     
  15. 1lowlife

    1lowlife XDTalk 15K Member Founding Member

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    Well stated Fish609.....

    I love my LCP.
    It does a great job of what it was designed to do.
    It isn't a 'have a fun day at the range pistol'.
    It is a close range pistol, aiming isn't really necessary.
    Point and shoot, Ladies.


    tigertonytigger, sorry it didn't work out for you.
    Did you not dry fire it before you bought it?
    Maybe you should try a S&W 642, but it is a lot thicker than the LCP.
    It also has a heavy long trigger pull.
    And forget about the Kel-Tec, you'll have the same problem with it that you had with the LCP.
    I sold my 642 after I bought my LCP.

    LCPs are still hard to find.
    You should get what you paid for it, if not more...:rolleyes:

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  16. Reno82

    Reno82 XDTalk 2K Member

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    I love my S&W 642 CT..... my hands are to big and have long fingers. The trigger on the 642 is getting better. I dry fired it about 100 times a day for 3 weeks. After that the trigger became smoother to pull and a little lighter. Good luck on finding a replacement for your LCP.
     
  17. captoveur

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    It has the trigger it needs for what it is designed for. I would say get a Kel-Tec but that will have pretty much the same problem- heavy trigger, long travel.

    If you want a plinker, get a different gun.

    Cue the regularly scheduled pictures of the mysteriously broken Kel-Tec.
     
  18. mousegun380

    mousegun380 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I too recommend the Kel-Tec. I have one and have had no problems. I'm at like 650 rnds. It's no range gun but NO ONE will know you're carrying and it will save your arse if need be.
     
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    Unless I am mistaken, Kahr doesn't sell a 380 - just a small 9mm and small 40 cal.
     
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    Yes...they do. I am not sure that it has been introduced yet and if it has, not many people have their hands on them yet.

    Kahr Arms / .380 ACP Models / P380 Series

    It should be a great alternative to the LCP and Kel-Tec pistols...except for the ridiculous price tag which is likely to be around $650 with regular sights and $750 for a model with night sights.
     

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