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Ruger LCP

Let me start this post by saying that I own a Ruger LCP .380. I like my little gun. I own 4 Rugers in all. They’re all wonderful guns.

But lately, psychiatrist every time I read about an article about all the different .380s on the market, stomach it seems that everyone refers to the Ruger LCP as “revolutionary” or, as this show refers to it, a “Game Changer?”

I’m sorry, but I just can’t buy into that hyperbole. I had been researching pocket .380s since I first heard about the Colt Mustang. I also purchased an Accu-Tek .380 at a gun show. (True story – I bought and sold it on the same day to a friend. I broke even, financially, but that gun turned out to be a real P-O-S. So I really came out ahead). But in my mind, Kel-Tec really started the pocket .380 trend when they introduced their P3AT model, at least 2 years before Ruger produced the LCP. I think that if anyone should get credit for “changing the game”, it’s Kel-Tec.

As I stated earlier, I own an LCP. I had been looking at both guns, and was leaning towards the P3AT because of it’s lower price and availability. However, I wound up getting a fantastic deal on the LCP, so I bought it instead. But c’mon… Let’s give credit where credit is due. Even if that credit belongs to a smaller firearm company, and not the company whose advertising budget probably keeps most gun rags in business.

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  1. JDub said

    The Kel-Tec P3AT I’ve carried for the last two years has been utlra reliable. The only reason the Ruger gets press is there buying a bunch of advertising time. IMHO Ruger ripped off Keltec & had to make a huge recell right off the bat with there 1st attempt with bringing the LCP to market. They claim they brought it out too soon.

    Don’t hesitate to buy a P3AT – vistit the KTOG website for tips, shoot a few hundred rounds of ball, clean & oil it well & you’ll be good to go. I leaning heavily toward purchase of a PF9 as my next handgun.

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