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Ruger LCP, # 1 selling conceal carry pistol of all time!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by hogship, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    Well, that's what Bud's gun shop is saying about the LCP.......

    (I wonder if that includes the Smith J frame?)

    The LCP is cheap, reliable, effective, very small, grips well,'s got a lot going for it.

    I can tell you that mine has been 100% reliable since day one......


    LCP sandwiched between MK40 and Seecamp:
    LCP fourth from left:
    LCP on the day I bought it a couple years ago:
    NAA Guardian 32acp, LCP, MK40.....this shows my home-made holster for the LCP......It's still in daily use now.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  2. The Habit

    The Habit كافر

    Feb 18, 2005
    While I'm sure they sell a ton of them, their claim is a bit hyperbolic. There is no way more LCPs have been sold than j-frames. No way, no how.

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Cool deal. I love mine. :cool:
  4. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    You know, Habit........I was thinking the same thing at first. Now I've got some second thoughts on this.

    One thing to consider is we probably have 10x the number of ccw permit holders in the past 10 years, than all combined over the last 100 years! When you look at it that way, it becomes a little more believable......doesn't it?

    I'm not saying the statement is true, or not.........just, that when I first read it, my reaction was exactly the same as yours was........

  5. S+W J frames have been in continuous production and very popular for over 60 years.

    Ruger LCP has been in production for 4 years.

    Not even close in sales numbers.

    I'd be surprised if Ruger has sold more LCP's then Keltec has sold P3AT's. IIRC the P3AT came out in 2003.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  6. The Habit

    The Habit كافر

    Feb 18, 2005
    I'm just basing my supposition on the fact that LCPs have only been produced for what, two years now? Three? There must be millions of j-frames out in the world. Of course, if we narrow the comparison down to a specific model of j-frame, 642 for example, and only account for sales in the last few years, I could definitely see the LCP coming out on top.

    It's a hot seller, for sure. No wonder why there is never any .380 on the shelves!
  7. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Maybe it's #1 for them. And they did say "pistol", so maybe they are excluding revolvers.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  8. Metal Angel

    Metal Angel

    Oct 20, 2010
    Good guys guns told me the j-frame is their hottest seller right now.
  9. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Good guns, but a little feature light for me.
  10. ltj9296


    Jan 8, 2005
    When I bought my lcp from Adventure Outdoors a couple of years ago, the salesman told me it was their #1 seller by far. Still I would not have thought it was #1 ever. I like it btw, it is always in my pocket. I raise chickens and have always had problems with possums and coyotes. I keep 3 traps set at all times, and last year alone I caught 11 possums. The .380 is very effective with them. No need to go into details but I used to use a .22 and the desired results was not what I was looking for. After seeing the results of a head shot on a big old male possum with teeth the size of a german shepherd, I have confidence in the capability of the .380 as a SD round. And before any animal lovers get upset with me, you should see what they can do to a chicken when they catch it.
  11. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

    Jan 23, 2010
    Who knows?
    Does it need to have salt and pepper shakers attached to it?:tongueout:
  12. mickdundie


    Apr 9, 2007
    We should have a GT set up a "POLL"

    Ruger LCP vs SW J, LCR or any othe Lightwieght Compact Revolver

    I don't know how to set it up...but the GT moderators do.

    I know myself I have owned:

    1 Ruger LCR 38 Special +P
    1 S&W Mod 640 38 Special +P+ (this is the gun I kick myself for trading off)
    1 S&W Mod 642 38 Special +P


    2 Ruger LCP 380 AUTO

    So my vote...technically would go for the LCP since I didn't own 2 of any of the other models

    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  13. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

    Jun 29, 2010
    About 4 years ago at Christmas time Gander Mt. had a "Sale" on the LCP at $299. That was when .380 ammo could not be found. I passed due to the lack off ammo availability. In 30 min. they must have sold 6 LCP's even when you could not find ammo. I bought one 9 months ago when you could get ammo for $289.
    It a great little pocket gun. With the LCP about $300 and the J frame about $400 I can see it as a best seller.
  14. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    No, but real (night) sights, and a good trigger don't hurt :tongueout:
  15. ArmedMikeL


    Jan 4, 2005
    Bought one from Buds. It is the LCP with Lasermax. Best $418.00 I spent.
  16. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    I would guess that the Colt 1911 earned that title years ago globally. Back before carrying was cool with the more genteel crowd.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  17. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

    Any animal lover who loves possums has not spent much time around them...if I had eleven in a year I would be sportin' twin G 20s a right side one and a left side one.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  18. ESI Agent

    ESI Agent

    Dec 31, 2004
    L.A. Ca
    If we could buy the LCP in Ca, the sales would go up significantly.
  19. KarlThomas


    Nov 29, 2010
    I'm sure that statement is based on sales given a certain time period, not all time sales. Surely it's not even close in all time sales.
  20. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    Could be "all time sales for Bud's Gun Shop of what Bud's considers a 'Concealed Carry' pistol (not revolver)". e.g. perhaps they don't consider a full-sized semi-auto a 'concealed carry' firearm.

    That said, I don't like the LCP trigger. Not just long, but seems to be so long that my trigger finger is pointing back at me before the gun fires. Awkward.

    S&W Bodyguard .380 has a much better trigger.