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Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:00 pm
by bamhauser
Are there any design flaws with this weapon that I need to know about that would make it dangerous to carry with a round in the chamber? Personally, I'd prefer a semi-automatic with a decocker that is hammer fired just so I have the sense of security but I'm currently stuck with this gun until I get something else. I may even get a revolver. Am I being overly paranoid about a negligent discharge? To clarify, this would be pocket carry with the pocket holster that came with the pistol.

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:25 pm
by Medley86
If it's the old style LCP and not the new LCP 2 the trigger pull is so heavy you don't have to worry about it. All the LCP models are double action only so they are decocked as much as say a Beretta 92 with the hammer down. I carry mine almost every day with the full 6+1 load in my back pocket in a holster with no problem. 2 or 3 times in the last 3 years of carrying I have been moving it in or out of my pocket and fumbled it. Gun hit the floor every time still in the holster, haven't had a bang yet.(note if you do drop it, just let it fall, safer to let it hit the floor than try to catch it and possibly grab the trigger with the muzzle pointed who knows where)

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:52 pm
by bobby

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:55 pm
by aaangel
:iagree: with bobby. as long as you have a nice quality pocket holster, you are good to go! desantis nemesis, also very popular.

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:17 am
by swilkes
Just got my wife LC9, for her purse. Hers has a safety. Does yours not?

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02 am
by MadMonkey
You're overthinking it. I carried an LCP for years in a simple nylon pocket holster without an issue.

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:17 pm
by oohrah
I've been carrying an LCP 6+1 for several years, both IWB and now OWB. Never any incident, I never take it out of the holster except at the range (except to clean), so never a finger on the trigger accidentally.

Now, their is a history of discharge when dropped for early LCPs, certain early serial numbers. You could look that up and check your SERNO. Ruger issued a fix, and all subsequent models are OK.

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:40 pm
by bobby
Can't fix pic

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 pm
by WTR
bobby wrote:Ok here is a better pic of what holster i was talking about...

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Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:11 am
by bamhauser
Got rid of it for a taurus model 85 38 special. I already like this gun better :D

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am
by bobby
ok how about now?
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Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:19 am
by Vol Texan
Here is the photo you're trying to post, Bobby. That site won't let you cross-link.

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Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:24 am
by cmgee67
Never had a problem with mine! Before I sold it to my grandpa who loves it, I carried it in the desantis nemesis holster front pocket or the Blackhawk holster it came with back pocket. Front pocket for shorts, back pocket for jeans.

Re: Ruger LCP Loaded Carry

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 am
by allisji
bamhauser wrote:Got rid of it for a taurus model 85 38 special. I already like this gun better :D


Trading 7 rounds of .380 acp or 5 rounds of .38 spl, you come out ahead on firepower. But you probably lose in concealability and carry options. Even the snubby is bigger than an LCP. Either one makes a fine backup gun. If you're planning to carry the Taurus as your primary then I'm sure that the guys can offer some good advice on speed loaders and such. If your model 85 is stainless then that is a good thing. My brother has a polymer frame revolver from Taurus, and once while we were shooting it, the cylinder locked up and we couldn't open the cylinder to clear the spent casings. He sent it in for repair and hasn't had a problem since.

I had a Taurus TCP 380 that is basically like the Ruger LCP, and it's been in for warranty work too. There is a reason why Taurus offers a lifetime warranty, and the reason is that many of their firearms end up needing it.