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Old March 8th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #46
 
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I bought one last night at the local Cabela's for $399.99. Tomorrow I am going to send a box through it and see how it does.



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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #47
 
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Just bought one for my wife and have put a box of ammo through it so far and it shoots great. Very light recoil and accurate to 25 yards with no problems so I think this is going to make the perfect first gun for my wife. And once she outgrows it I have another carry pistol option, that's a win-win in my book.
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Correction, paid $ 379.00 for the LC380.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 02:10 PM   #49
 
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I l8ke the lc 380 because it is the perfect siz3 for conceal carry, in my opinion it balances weight with take down power and ligt recoil.. if you are having recoil isses, try putting on some add on grips to reduce some of it. Hope that helps.
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Just the opposite actually. The LC380 uses the same locking system as the LC9. The LCP380 is a blowback operated (fixed barrel) pistol so recoil with the LC380 should be quite a bit lighter by comparison.
the recoil is about half
the lcp is blowback and the lc380 is not - that is not the reason
its the weight of the gun
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I already have the LCP and LC9 so i am not real interested in a pistol that is almost identical to the LC9 only with a lower performing cartridge. I think the .380 is a great round for CC in warm weather in the size of the LCP, but if you have the larger size why not have the better performing round? The LC9 is a comfortable and well mannered pistol to shoot, it is hard to improve on it for what it is intended for.
ruger made this IMHO for women and those that are getting older with arthritis
i owned and LCP and hated it -
yea its ok for a "must need time" but not a gun I wanted to practice with at the range
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Old April 27th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #52
 
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I bought one for my wife last week and she fired it today for the first time. We spent most of the time clearing jams. It just couldn't seem to eject the spent round. Changed ammo to Independence from PMC and had better luck but still many jams. And with Independence the brass ejected straight back into her face. Going back to the gun store tomorrow. I'm not that experienced with pistols but not too pleased with this one.
many 380s are picky about cheap ammo
always dissasemble and clean a new gun before shooting it
buy several brands (if you can find them) and of course its a new gun and most have new feeding issues until broken in
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My LC380 has turned out to be a favorite of mine. I can put more hits into a small target with rapid follow up shots than any other pistol I have. Not as much stopping power, but enough to get the job done espeically when you can be very accurate with it. My Shield in 40 is my primary carry, but I think the LC380 makes a solid carry choice as well. It is also a sweet shooter at the range...by far my favorite now.
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Speedloader for Ruger LC380

I'm looking for speedloader for my Ruger LC380. Does anyone know where I can find one. Having problems loading my magazines due to old hand injury.

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crumpd, get an Uplula , they are the best. Make sure you get one to fit you LC380. I have both sizes & I have the same problem you do with old body parts. You can get them on ebay or gunbroker, or Midway.
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Second vote on the Uplula. How take note. The Uplula for the 380 ACP round doesn't fit the LC380 mags. I have to use the larger one for the 9MM and above rounds. The modified mag of the LC380 is too large for the smaller Uplula.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #57
 
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I have a LC9... It's a great shooting pistol. I can keep decent groups at 7 yards. But I need to practice more. I think I am subconsciously gripping it too tight because of its small size. After shooting a couple of boxes, if I switch handguns, the subsequent guns shake resulting in swiss cheese targets.
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I think the problem I had at first with the LC9 trigger was trying to stage it & get a final short squeeze. I found thet a straight thru pull gives a cleaner break.
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For those interested in information on the LC380, I can help you out. I bought mine This past Friday and shot it Saturday. I've never fired the LC9, so I can't compare to that (for Ruger to Ruger comparison), but I can compare it to the PK380 and TCP (others I actually own and shoot). The LC shoots smooth and has great sights. I had to get used to the trigger as it has a fairly long pull which had me pulling to the right. Once I got that sorted out I was dead on all the way out to 25yrds (with lots of waiting for the right moment to fire at that distance with a smaller pistol).
Since it is a little smaller than the PK, it did have a little more recoil, but not much at all. From the looks of it, all they did for the mag is put a metal spacer at the back of a mag from an LC9 to properly hold a 380. The spring was really stiff on the first load, but after about 100 rounds it wasn't bad. I was shooting Winchester FMJ 95 grain (white box). I didn't have one issue that go around. Every round loaded, fired and ejected as it should.
It comes with the pinky extension as well as the flush bottom plate for the mag. With the pinky extension, it fits great in my hand. I don't have LARGE hands, but I also don't have small hands. This was bought primarily for my wife as an alternative to the PK (which is larger and harder to conceal). She liked the accuracy of it but preferred the recoil of the PK. Even though it kicked more, she still did great with it (this was her first time to shoot anything larger than a 22). If she had been taking her CHL shooting test, she would have easily passed.
Sorry for the long post, but I like people to be well educated if I can assist. If you have questions about it I didn't answer, feel free to ask!

Renegade339 - Just wondering how you like the LC380 now that a few months have past... Any issues etc?
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the recoil is about half
the lcp is blowback and the lc380 is not - that is not the reason
its the weight of the gun
The LCP is a tilting barrel locked-breech design, not a blowback
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