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I have a Gen1 LCP. It is minimal in size and sights and it kicks like a mule but it is accurate and reliable. At 10 yards shooting Federal Hydra-shock I can cover the group with the palm of my hand. She is a keeper and will go anywhere with me where a larger gun is not concealable.

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Thanks for the input! I will look at the lcp II...👍
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One of the nice things about the LCP Custom is the sights. They are really good and are real sights. The LCP II has better sights than the LCP but the Custom is hands down better for sights. Ya might not need them but it's better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them.

I pretty much never carry the LCP Custom as a primary or only gun. To me it's a backup gun. The minimum gun I will carry as a primary is my S&W Shield with 8 round mags both in it and as backup once the first one runs dry.

Mostly tho I carry a full size gun mostly in .40 S&W but sometimes a 9mm or a .45acp.



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Reminds me of my story about legal & illegal carry. I had just gone to work at a new job. Trained as a meat cutter I was transferred to a small store on the bad side of town. One night there was a ruckus in the front of the store, 3 young dark men were trying to abduct our cashier with rape in mind. It was late at night close to closing time so we had a small close-up crew working but we did manage to save the cashier from the fate they had planned and ran those boys out of the premises.

The next day I went to the local gun emporium and bought a colt 25 auto and 4 boxes of ammo. For the next 20 years I carried that gun 24-7. If I had my pants on I was armed. Carried it in my right hip pocket. Lots of good ol boys had a scoul can print on their jeans pocket but I had a baby 1911 print on mine.

I retired from that job and moved to a western state with open carry laws. So I traded my 25acp in on a S&W 44mag for everyday carry.

But thinking back my 25 auto handled every situation I ever needed it too handle. I practiced situational awareness, didn’t frequent high risk areas except in the line of duty as a pastor, and generally conducted myself with a kind attitude but did not put up with any bull.

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would not get an LCP II as I can't make myself trust striker fired pistols. I know this an irrational prejudice, but it's just the way I feel.
My friend the LCP II is hammer fired; just has a striker type trigger on it. But I am looking through the back end of the slide and see the hammer, just as you do on the LCP. Whatever they did to make it "striker like" was worth it (to me), much better pull than on the LCP (to me). Of course my Dad prefers the heavier pull on the LCP, makes him feel like it's safer in his pocket. At his age, excitement can be dangerous.
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check out my gun cabinet see the 380 ruger lcp 2 custom trigger thats my faviorite
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I own a Bodyguard 380 with the laser option. I carried it when it was the first handgun I owned back when I first moved to Pa and got my LTCF.

The long trigger pull was the only thing I didnt like about it. It conceals very well, is more than just dependable, never, not even once had a malfunction of any kind with it. The little gun is more than accurate enough for a self defense tool, but that little .380 is as small as I am willing to bet my life on.

All the above said, my current carry is a Sig Sauer p365 9mm that holds 13 with one in the pipe, the Bodyguard 380 just sits in my gun safe until someone expresses an interest in it, or my heirs have to deal with it.

They are great little guns, and you could do much worse than one of those little Smiths if GOD forbid the unthinkable happens and the choice is made for you by some individual with evil intent.
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I own a Bodyguard 380 with the laser option. I carried it when it was the first handgun I owned back when I first moved to Pa and got my LTCF.

The long trigger pull was the only thing I didnt like about it. It conceals very well, is more than just dependable, never, not even once had a malfunction of any kind with it. The little gun is more than accurate enough for a self defense tool, but that little .380 is as small as I am willing to bet my life on.

All the above said, my current carry is a Sig Sauer p365 9mm that holds 13 with one in the pipe, the Bodyguard 380 just sits in my gun safe until someone expresses an interest in it, or my heirs have to deal with it.

They are great little guns, and you could do much worse than one of those little Smiths if GOD forbid the unthinkable happens and the choice is made for you by some individual with evil intent.
you have to go with a Bersa Thunder plus 15 rounds its single action can throw out rounds faster
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That little puppy is impressive! We will have to let the little lady check that one out at our local gun store. Thanks for the heads up....
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My friend the LCP II is hammer fired; just has a striker type trigger on it.
AH SO! I musta misread the reviews when the II came out! Thanks!

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Of course my Dad prefers the heavier pull on the LCP, makes him feel like it's safer in his pocket.
That is exactly how I feel!

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At his age, excitement can be dangerous.
Well, your Dad and I might surprise you darn kids! Me, if I ever "pop" the .380, I'll just "pop" a nitro pill and "drive on!"

I like the LCP so much I'm thinking seriously about getting one of the MK II's if PSA gets them in black! (see the other thread )

Tell me, can you cycle the hammer a second time by pulling the trigger in the II? On the original you have to rack the slide...

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