The Ruger .380 is designed to be a compact carry firearm for personal protection. Boasting an impressively lightweight and petite size, this weapon only weighs approximately 12 ounces fully loaded. Small hands will cover the entire gun, with larger hands easily being able to wrap around the trigger for added stability and protection.
The width of the LCP .380 is just over ¾-inch. This makes it the ideal companion for concealed carry experts. Techna Clip offers a special holster, which is specifically designed to accommodate this petite gun. The LCP 380 holster makes it easy to rapidly draw this weapon in self-defense situations. The gun itself does not feature a safety and offers seven rounds of ammunition. The smooth slide also makes it easy to rapidly rack the slide, making this handgun ready to shoot in virtually no time.
The magazine release is designed for right-handed people, but left-handed people report easily being able to release the magazine without dropping the LCP .380. Additionally, this weapon offers a 15 round magazine, which is perfect for target practice and time out on the shooting range.
Easy to shoot, this small weapon has a long trigger pull. Experts report the trigger is smooth and recoil is nominal considering the light weight associated with the gun. Accuracy is excellent at less than 25 yards; however, it is important for people to remember that personal safety devices are rarely used at distances greater than several feet. Generally, these types of handguns are designed for close shooting distances, where life protection is essential, such as when wrestling with a home intruder, protection against carjacking, etc.
The LCP 380 belt clip makes it easy for rapid draw. The sights are small and the ammunition is finally more readily available in stores. This weapon is simple and easy to use, which makes it a favorite among gun enthusiasts that own several concealed carry weapons.
The Ruger .380 specifications are as follows:
- Capacity: 6 plus 1
- Weight: 9.40 oz. (Standard)
- Length: 5.16”
- Width: 0.82”
- Height: 3.60”
- Barrel Finish: Blued
- Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
- Grooves: 6
- Twist 1:16”
- Grip Frame: Black, Glass-Filled Nylon Sights: Fixed Front and Rear, High Performance
A successful concealed carry firearm, the Ruger .380 has grown to be a substantially popular model among people looking for lightweight pistols. The main difference between Ruger’s popular LC9 and LCP .380 is the caliber size and the LCP .380 weighs only a mere one-ounce more. Recoil is less with the .380, which also results in the slide being easier to rack.