Gun Report

Ruger LCP 380 Auto

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The Ruger LCP ran reliably, did what it was designed to do, and looked good doing it.

Ruger LCP 380 Auto

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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Chamber condition could be checked visually through a cutaway in the barrel.
The basepad of the six-round magazine added length to the grip. Graphics were handsome, and we liked the sweeping contour that reminded us of the Browning Hi Power. But the checkering was not really effective. The addition of a snagproof slide catch (arrow) made handling the LCP safer and more convenient.

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