Any vibes on the LCP .22 LR ?

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  1. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    Anyone have one? It looks like a slick little range gun, and for some maybe for defense, but so many of us own .380 LCP's I kind of like the idea of practicing with much cheaper ammo.

    Plus I just like .22's .
     
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    It is a great idea, because the LCP .380 barrel wears out easily -- based on internet reports of putting holes in it. I think M2carbine is one of those who wore his out. But he bought a replacement or two :)
     
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    I definitely want a couple, but that price needs to get real first.
     
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    I like the LCP and LCP II line, though neither is carried anymore. For me, the .22 version would be for fun. I can see potential for practical value for others.
     
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    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    Yeah $300 seems a bit steep.
     
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    I understand where you are coming from but wow are we spoiled when $300 is too much for a new gun.
     
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    Not quite sure what it’s good for, in my opinion. I’ll pass.

    Maybe some folks like shooting pocket pistols at the range...in that case, go for it. It’s sure no self defense gun or at least not a good one.
     
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    I’m getting one, just as soon as they hit $200.
     
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    Its a plastic rimfire pocket gun. Yes, $300 is too much, in my opinion.
     
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    I like the concept. The LCP is around 12 oz. My Kel-Tec P-32 is 6.6 oz. I want Kel-Tec to make a P-22.
     
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    I’d rather have a pellet gun.
     
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    I was interested until I watched the video. How accurate can that little pocket pistol be with the double action trigger.

    Practice in place of the 380 models is the only real use in my opinion. I rather accurate pistols like the Mk model Rugers even for goofing around plinking.
     
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    10+1 in a pocketable Lil package is cool.. of it comes down to about $249... I may scoop one up for a lil run pea shooter.. the REAL Elsie Pea.. :kidding:
     
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    I'll agree in today's market but I was just pointing out how prices have dropped lately. We can get full size 9s now for $300.
    Then buy one but I had rather have the 22lr. Oh, I do have a pellet gun also.
     
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    It does NOTHING for me. The LCP (in .380) is a pocket pistol for backup use or when the utmost discreet carry is needed. A .22 version would be a much poorer choice for THAT role and is certainly no range gun or target gun!
    I just don't get it...
    If you need a gun this size for the discreetness in carry and .380 is too much for you due to Arthritis or something, look for a .32 Keltec or a .25 something.
    The .22 in a small auto is not the most reliable platform or much of a stopper (but better than a stick).
     
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    True

    Some are fairly decent too
     
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    I see the LCP 2-22 as a kit gun, plinker, backup, and trainer. I used to carry a 22 pocket gun as a backup when I was a cop. It was fun little gun to play with and cheap to shoot. I figured it was as least as good as a 25 auto, a lot of the guys were carrying. I eventually replaced it with an AMT 380 Backup.

    But yeah, way too expensive now. They make and sell original LCPs for under $200 now. No reason the LCPII can't be sold under 2 bills as well. Eventually it may be when the supply overwhelms the demand.
     
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    If you carry an LCP II, and I guess many people do (I have the 2nd iteration of the original LFP) then I think this is a great idea for a training gun. .22 is a lot cheaper than .380, it's a lot more comfortable to shoot, and with a tiny gun like the LCP, well, IMHO, you can't have enough practice.

    Glock should take notice and bring out a .22 version of the 42 or 43.

    Other than that, I don't see the point of it. Unless you want a no recoil, inexpensive, tiny .22 for when you can't carry anything larger and there is no real ammo to be had anywhere, but you're still sitting on thousands of rounds of .22., and Stingers are the new $5 bills. 20 years after the Apocalypse, these may be the bees knees.
     
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    Just saw the video posted above a few days ago. It has an easy rack slide as well. And the guy in the video was getting some hits on the 100 yard target as well (about the 4 minute mark). So accuracy isn't an issue. I see this as an alternative for those that have limited hand strength and/or recoil sensitive. Although most would consider a .22lr pistol as sub-optimal for defensive purposes, it may very well be an ideal choice for those with limitations that simply can't handle another type of pistol/revolver. Far better to be accurate and proficient with a .22lr pistol than misses or bad hits with a larger caliber because you can't shoot it enough to gain proficiency.

    I'm considering either this or a 380EZ (or both) for my wife due to her limitations. My only hesitation on the LCP II would be rim fire ammo consistency. I'd definitely test it with the best loading I could get for consistent performance.

    The 10+1 capacity is nice as well. Limited recoil would/should allow those rounds to be fired quickly and accurately.
     
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