Discussion in 'On Topic' started by crazynova, Feb 9, 2010.
I finally picked up my Ruger LCP. It's a brand new gun that was made on 1/20/10.
Grats! Although I never really understood the want for a pocket gun. Carrying a full-size in shorts and a t shirt can get old sometimes... But it's not to big of a sacrifice IMO.
Great purchase. Love mine. Just added the CT laser.
Good for what it is, not fun to shoot though IMO
I figured so much. I don't really intend on shooting it much after the break in period. It's one of those last resort, help me get the fuck out of a bad situation, guns.
Cool. I don't mind shooting pocket guns, I put about 100 rounds a week through my PF-9 if I can afford it. My friends all tell me it kicks too much/not a "range gun", but I love paper punching with it.
My friend just got a PF9 to carry and we're supposed to go shooting one day soon before our CCW range test (which is this weekend) just to get some practice in. I'm shooting with my Taurus PT-92 that I've had for like 7 years so I'm really familiar with it and would probably carry it when I can carry a full size gun but it's like carrying a brick around unless I can carry it in an outside the pants holster (or maybe shoulder rig)... anyways, I thought about getting a PF9 too after handling his and it seemed pretty nice as long as it shoots decent and hopefully I'll find out about that soon.
just picked up a lCP myself, it sure isn't a fun range gun but i figure i'll have to put a few hundred rounds through it to make sure it doesn't have feed or extraction issues since i've heard some bad things about the LCP concerning that.
so far so good, so super small it's crazy easy to conceal, just wish they fired +P rounds though, well i suppose you could, but the sure make a point to put NO +P in red ink in the manual lol
Mine is doing great so far, have about 350 rounds through it. When I do my part the gun is very accurate. I didn't have to adjust the sights at all out of the box, I've only shot it at 25 feet and closer though. I'm a novice shooter.
If you've got big hands it might be an issue, just like the LCP. I'm 5'10" with a thin build and feel it's perfectly sized for me.
I've got medium sized hands, not huge but not tiny either so it'll be fine I think. He had the extra finger bottom thing on the mag and that helped a lot. Of course I haven't actually shot it yet though, I'm really excited to try it out because if it goes good a PF9 will be my next carry weapon. I love the LCP's much smaller size but the PF9 is already tiny for a 9mm and I think I like the 9mm round a little more than the .380, enough to make it worth the larger sized gun. I carried a Sig P230 in 380 for a wihle and never really cared for the round at all. Also had a pretty small Kahr P40 once in .40S&W and it was too snappy and hard to hit shit past 5 yards for me so I think the PF9 will be perfect.
I went to the gun shop to go ahead and buy the PF9 a couple of weeks ago but ended up leaving with an AK-47 instead so now I really really want to be sure the PF9 is what I want because I am pushing my wife by getting 2 new guns in such a short amount of time after I 've already got the AK and an SKS just a few months before the AK.
I really like my PF9.
Have you ever carried in 90+ degree weather and near 100% humidity?
Remember not to use +P ammo in your LCP, below copy paste from Ruger's website on the LCP and it's in the paper version included with the weapon:
The RUGER® LCPTM pistols are chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. Do
not attempt to load any other cartridges into the magazine or chamber of the
pistol. Do not use “+P” ammunition.
The RUGER® LCPTM pistols are compatible with standard factory ammunition
loaded to U.S. Industry Standards, including hollow-point loads loaded in brass
or aluminum cases. No .380 Auto ammunition manufactured in accordance with
NATO, U.S., SAAMI, or CIP standards is known to be beyond the design limits or
known not to function in these pistols. Do not use “+P” ammunition.
Not that humid but it gets over a 100 here. I wear pretty loose fitting T's and just carry IWB at 4:30 or 5.
did the same thing today, but picked up a Marlin XL7
I've got decent sized hands to where my index finger almost gets to the end of the gun when I index and it isn't an issue at all.
We barely have any humidity around here in the summertime, but I still like wearing t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops when it's 110* out. The shorts I currently own don't have enough extra in the waist for an IWB anyways, but the pockets are more than big enough to carr the LCP.
I guess since it was made after the recall, it's safe. Nice buy.
it's been a long time since the recall, they've made a gazillion of them since then.
i bought mine at the end of last month and it had a jauary 2010 build date on it