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LCP revision

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by banger, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. banger


    Nov 8, 2005
    Where evil lives
    Does anyone have any photos or web sites that illustrate the reported improvement to the original sights.

    I have seen it referenced in several places, but am unable to find a photo.

    Personally, I like the LCP but because of the near non-existent sights am seriously considering the S&W BG380 instead.


  2. I'm searching for the same thing. My LCP has been great but I'd like to learn more about the new version without the - in the serial number. Improved trigger and sights makes sense to me.

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  3. banger


    Nov 8, 2005
    Where evil lives
    Actually, that is after market.

    What I am looking for is reported to be from the factory.

    That said, Man...that looks GERAT!

    I am going to save this post, in case I decide to get it done.

  4. I wish Ruger would improve the trigger. IMO too long, too heavy.
  5. ChiefWPD


    Dec 25, 2004
    I'm thinking of having my front sight (on my LCP) shaved off and a shotgun bead put on the piece (saw pics of this modification in the Ruger LCP forum).

    Happened to fire my LCP today. Nice little handgun. Very, very reliable. Accurate, if you can focus on that shallow front sight (I use white nail polish on mine. Helps a lot!).

    I'd sure like the option to get one with better sights right from the factory.

    Oh, for you LCP users. I have the seven round magazine kit (MagGuts I think??). Works like a charm.
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  6. I really never considered the sights on the LCP to be an issue. For what it is, it works fine, and at the distances where its most likely to be used, I doubt the sights would be. The LCP's point shoot fine out to about 10 yards, and even farther. Even without any sights at all, I doubt you'd have trouble making head shots at that distance. I dont have any trouble doing so with my Seecamps, and they have no sights.

    Personally, I think stippling the grip would be a better upgrade than bothering with the sights. It makes grabbing onto and shooting the gun a lot easier.
  7. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    Larry Seecamp was honest with himself when he designed his little micro pistol without sights. You just don't need any sights at all on something this small......and, it's a realistic advantage to have a completely snag-free top surface.

    Ruger was being smart by adding almost non-existent sights on the LCP. Whoever designed it, knew sights were a joke for something meant to shoot ten feet during an emergency.......but, they were well aware that having sights would mean more sales, whether the purchaser knew his axx from a hole in the ground, or not.

    If Ruger is adding yet more prominent has nothing to do with an actual need, and everything to do with selling little pistols to people who don't know any better.

    I guess that's even smarter, because Ruger will be producing what the buying public wants.......not what it needs.......

  8. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    Heck, I wish they would just put a trench sight on it and be done with it.. I mean come on, its a belly gun not a tack driver.
  9. jdeere_man

    jdeere_man CLM

    Feb 25, 2007
    NW Missouri
    I had a LCP and was fairly comfortable with what the sights were for the purpose of the gun. I did paint my front one with bright florescent green model toy paint and likewise the back one in florescent orange. It helped a lot in acquisition if you were to use the sights.
  10. I painted the front sight with white out. Replace when it wears out. Was able to qual on the 15 yard off duty course with it. Groups were around 3 inches for the 30 round course.
  11. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    Amazing, this thread keeps coming up...IT'S A BELLY GUN!!! As it is, I have no problems hitting COM at 15 yards with this little gun, but in reality it's for real up close and personal duty as a BUG.

    I suppose some people will insist on using guns like the LCP as primaries but like I've already stated (with the stock sights and trigger) I can easily hit COM (pie plate size) all day long at 15 yards.

    Heck, I rarely shoot the little gun with my strong hand, it's meant to be used with my support hand only in case of losing the ability to use my strong hand.

    Anyway, it appears that those that want (or need) real sights and a better trigger will eventually find a way to get both, either from aftermarket...or from Ruger.

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  12. I agree.

    Just point and shoot. Your eyes will be looking over the top of your slide, if even :)

    I still like the better sights on larger guns. But the LCP is a pure up close crap has hit the fan gun :)

    I joined the NRA, have you yet?
  13. sourdough44


    Jul 23, 2007
    I go with the 'belly gun' concept.
  14. banger


    Nov 8, 2005
    Where evil lives
    A Belly Gun....yes...certainly.

    However, so is my S&W "J"....Yet due to sufficient sights, it is entirely capable of qualifying on a 25 yard target.

    Put the sights on....ignore them if you wish....but without adequate sights, the rest of us do not have the option.

    Last thought....what HARM do usable sight present, that they should be omitted from those that want them?

    If they were there, it would seem be an easy to file them off if they offend the user.

    Certainly easier than having the built up or installed.

    Call me silly, but if a target is worthy of using a bullet is worthy of being hit.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  15. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002
    Since I don't believe there is anything in "The Bad Guy's Rules of Conduct" that says he can not shoot at a citizen from further away then a few yards if the citizen is armed with only a "belly gun", I want to be able to hit the BG at any distance he's shooting at me. In most cases this requires useable gun sights.
  16. Right there's the rub.

    What is the good guy doing, only carrying a "BUG" as a primary? Certain guns have certain uses, and some of them are very narrow uses, like the LCP and others.

    I think a lot of the problem in this respect these days is, a lot of people think that as long as you have "any" gun along, youre covered. If you want to cover more options, you need to carry a realistic gun (or two). Betting your life on just an LCP, Seecamp, or even a J frame, isnt really a very good idea. Their purpose, is simply last ditch insurance for your "real" gun.
  17. LCP sights (or lack thereof) are fine just as they are. This gun is for up close and personal work.
  18. digemup


    Feb 28, 2012 has the LC380 on the website I believe. Ran across it yesterday surfing around the web. In between the original LCP & the LC9
  19. uncleted327


    Nov 14, 2012
    Upstate, NY
    The LC380 is identical to the LC9 save the caliber and a lighter recoil spring. I can see the usefulness if someone wants a LC9 sized gun but doesn't like the recoil of a 9mm.