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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Ruger LCP or Sig P238 ?

I am looking for a smaller style gun for personal carry for the wife and would like some feedback on the handling characteristics of these 2 guns.
She has a Bersa Thunder 380 now but has problems with concealing it due to size.
She likes it and enjoys shooting it but would like something smaller for carry.
Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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my wifes likes her LCP .easy to handle.easy to hide.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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look in to a Kimber solo.nice workmanship small or s/w air lite.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Really like my LCP.
Fits well in my front pocket.
Once you start carrying it you'll forget it's even there.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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I have an LCP. I have big hands and don't like to shoot it. But, for me the size for conceal carry is perfect. I have no plans to take it to the range and shoot 100+ rounds. It is strictly personal protection. I have seriously considered selling it and bumping up to the Ruger LC9. It just fits my hand better and is barely bigger than the LCP.

I am in South Lansing and have a Cross Breed Super Tuck, a regular leather IWB holster, and a pocket holster if she wants to try them.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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2nd the lcp , my Kimber utra carry 2/crimson not for the range, just everyday carry its realy what ever is comfortable,its got to feel right to f your bubby or the guy at work its not his life on the line. shot a many as u can. range up north,any where when u shoot the right one ull know.then buy two
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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238 is a phenominal piece. Great carry gun, and a great shooter anytime. It would be silly not to shoot one before buying anything else. A 238 is like carting around a best friend, an lcp, more like carting around your mother inlaw. Both might help you in a fight, but which would you rather spend time with.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 05:00 AM   #8
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love my lcp but its not a range gun 100 rounds and i was done for the day
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 05:59 AM   #9
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the lcp is a good gun for the price not to take anything from sig but i would stay away from a 380 and go with a 9mm compact the ruger lc9 is not to bad or S&W shield but thats a hard one to find,back to what you are looking at either one is a very nice piece,at this point its about price
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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A word of caution on the LC9. Ruger has had many issues with it. They have been plagued with firing pin breakage and extractor issues. I had about 250 rounds through my LC9 before the firing pin broke and the extractor came up missing. I sent it back to Ruger and they replaced the slide and other parts so they did make it right. However no explanation from Ruger on why these failures are happening. On a good note it is very accurate with good regulated sights and very concealable.
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A word of caution on the LC9. Ruger has had many issues with it. They have been plagued with firing pin breakage and extractor issues. I had about 250 rounds through my LC9 before the firing pin broke and the extractor came up missing. I sent it back to Ruger and they replaced the slide and other parts so they did make it right. However no explanation from Ruger on why these failures are happening. On a good note it is very accurate with good regulated sights and very concealable.
i'm pretty sure those issues have been resolved
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:34 AM   #12
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Kel-tec P3AT .... this is the gun the Ruger based it's LCP on !
It is a touch lighter than the LCP , and less money also ! Very reliable !
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I have owned both in the past and both were very effective for their purpose.
p238: weighed more, had a great trigger, really surprised me how well it shot, but cost twice as much.

LCP: long trigger pull, very light weight, more recoil, literally the same size as a smart phone, plenty of holster options, cheaper.

I personally liked the LCP better because I did not care for the single action with a manual safety on a pocket gun on the P238.
The wife liked the Sig better though as it was easier to shoot.
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A word of caution on the LC9. Ruger has had many issues with it. They have been plagued with firing pin breakage and extractor issues. I had about 250 rounds through my LC9 before the firing pin broke and the extractor came up missing. I sent it back to Ruger and they replaced the slide and other parts so they did make it right. However no explanation from Ruger on why these failures are happening. On a good note it is very accurate with good regulated sights and very concealable.
i think all the issues were with the early lc9s I'm sure they corrected the problems
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I really like my LCP, easy to carry everyday.
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I did notice some subtle differences in the new slide. The firing pin hole has a slight chamfer and appears to be slightly smaller. Also the front sight is pinned in place as the older style slide it wasn't. If in fact these issues have been resolved the LC9 (would be) is a great carry gun. It is one of the more accurate small autos out there. Before I can trust mine again I will need to put a few hundred trouble free rounds through it.







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Thanks everyone.The reason I think I'm leaning toward the LCP is due to the possibility of a package deal.1 LCP and 1 LC9 both new for right around $500.I don't think that is to bad of a deal.Right now I personally carry a SCCY 9mm.Not tobad of a gun.So far seems good haven't had any issues at the range.Fairly loud for a 9 though.



Oh and thanks Scrambler I might hit you up on that after the Holidays.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:21 AM   #18
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one more vote for the LC9. great gun, and has some very nice features
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Thanks everyone.The reason I think I'm leaning toward the LCP is due to the possibility of a package deal.1 LCP and 1 LC9 both new for right around $500.I don't think that is to bad of a deal.Right now I personally carry a SCCY 9mm.Not tobad of a gun.So far seems good haven't had any issues at the range.Fairly loud for a 9 though.



Oh and thanks Scrambler I might hit you up on that after the Holidays.
No problem. Just shoot me a PM.
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Thanks everyone.The reason I think I'm leaning toward the LCP is due to the possibility of a package deal.1 LCP and 1 LC9 both new for right around $500.I don't think that is to bad of a deal.Right now I personally carry a SCCY 9mm.Not tobad of a gun.So far seems good haven't had any issues at the range.Fairly loud for a 9 though.



Oh and thanks Scrambler I might hit you up on that after the Holidays.
hey tyz does a dealer have that deal ?
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