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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:19 PM   #1
 
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Just picked up an LC 380 today for my wife to carry. From the research I have done seems like a pretty solid weapon. It fits her hands perfectly and she was comfortable with the cal. Any one out there have one? If so have you had any issues with it? Also in your opnions what ammo runs well for the range and for day to day carry? She is looking to carry it on her hip outside the waist band. Any suggestions on a good holster?
Sorry for so many questions right off the bat, I just want her to be comfortable with it as it is her first gun she has owned. Any and all feed back is very much appericated.



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Congrats. I don't own the 380 but it musr be softer to shoot than the lc9. I carry my lc9 on a Michael kole owb.

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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new firearm. Purchased the Ruger LC380 in Janurary 2013, shoot 100 rounds of CCI Blazer Brass 380 ACP 95 grain FMJ w/o any issues. Have a Blackhawk Hip Holster Size 8 purchased at Walmart for $18. I load Hornady Critical Defense 380 AUTO 90 gr FTX #90080 cartridge for Conceal Carry. Read manual, field strip and clean before shooting.
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new firearm. Purchased the Ruger LC380 in Janurary 2013, shoot 100 rounds of CCI Blazer Brass 380 ACP 95 grain FMJ w/o any issues. Have a Blackhawk Hip Holster Size 8 purchased at Walmart for $18. I load Hornady Critical Defense 380 AUTO 90 gr FTX #90080 cartridge for Conceal Carry. Read manual, field strip and clean before shooting.
Have you been able to get any extra mags. for your 380? I have been looking all over and I don't see them avail. All I see are the LC9's. I dont even see it listed as an option to buy any. Is there something I'm missing?
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Have you been able to get any extra mags. for your 380? I have been looking all over and I don't see them avail. All I see are the LC9's. I dont even see it listed as an option to buy any. Is there something I'm missing?
Called Ruger they said when the LC380 mags arrive (which should be any day now) they will be on shopruger.com under new items.
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I have an Lc9 & have ordered a LC380 from my dealer. I need as light a racking & recoiling gun as I can get. Arthritis & age have done their work on me. I just recieved a PJ kydex holster, $50 shipped & it is the easiest holster I have to put on & reholster.I have a lot of holsters to compare it to.

For what its worth I have a S&W Shield 9 & I can hardly rack the slide. I will probably sell it. The LC9 or Glock I do not have any problem with in loading , recoil, or breaking down. The Shield is the hardest gun I have ever had to break down. I know that young people don't have the same trouble as us old folks, but it happens to us all.

When I got the LC9 I thought it would be great to have this in a 380 & was happy when they brought it out. I am a very good shot with small pistols but hated the 380 Keltec & NAA 32 . aside from hard to shoot ,I could not hit worth a darn with them.I normally carry a PPK 32 or 380. I do like a laser & have them on both Rugers.
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I have 2 LC9s and WAS going to buy an LC380 for my wife, because she has limited strength in her hands due to disability, and is recoil sensitive. She shot my Sig P238 and decided that she could handle that pretty well, so now I have no need to buy the LC380.

Twisted Industries has a 22 conversion coming out for the LC9. I see no reason why it wont work for the LC380, I would contact them to be certain, but that offers a nice, low cost practice conversion for the LC380.

http://rugerforum.net/handgun-access...ruger-lc9.html
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welcome battl.....the light recoil spring sold my wife on the lc380. I ditched my Taurus 709 and bought 2 lc380s. My wife finally got her CCW because of this weapon. Great Choice. I have sent both back to Ruger.....The slides won't lock back....I'll keep you informed.
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BTW the Ruger rep said that he has been told to say: "Magazines should be available in a month".
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Just picked up an LC 380 today for my wife to carry. From the research I have done seems like a pretty solid weapon. It fits her hands perfectly and she was comfortable with the cal. Any one out there have one? If so have you had any issues with it? Also in your opnions what ammo runs well for the range and for day to day carry? She is looking to carry it on her hip outside the waist band. Any suggestions on a good holster?
Sorry for so many questions right off the bat, I just want her to be comfortable with it as it is her first gun she has owned. Any and all feed back is very much appericated.
Congrats to you and your wife!

Every pistol is different as to what it likes to shoot or shoot well. I have several Rugers but not an LC380.

When ammo is available again, try different brands and types until you find what works best in that pistol.

My Rugers, except for the LC9 I used to have, didn't really care what I fed them. They all worked fine. Some are more accurate with certain brands and they're all more accurate with my reloads, but they still shoot.

Generally, range or practice rounds are FMJs while most prefer JHPs for SD/HD.

JHPs are much more expensive than FMJs, but it's important to shoot some of your carry ammo to test for functionality.
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Sorry for going off topic but what is the recoil on the LC 380 like? Could someone compare it to the recoil on the Sr9c?
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I purchased the lc380 last week for my wife. I own a sr22 and became a fan of Rugers build quality vs price point. In lieu of getting into a big discussion on why I chose it for my wife rather than an LCP, I will sum it up like this.... I want it to be simple for her to pick up and shoot, obviously no thumb safety on LCP would make it easier for her to handle quickly. I just do not like leaving a round in chamber unless there is a thumb safety, personal preference.. So that would leave her having to rack the slide of the lcp prior to shooting. That for me is the man reason I wanted the lc380. I also liked the size. As it is for her, she will carry it in her purse where the size difference will not matter as much and give her more of a grip. Ok all that said, I shot it for the first time today. I must say the gun was very impressive, no issues at all (unless you consider it only locking back on last round maybe 75% of the time a big problem, for me I don't care). I had zero FTf or fte after about 150 various rounds. Considering my 938 was twice the price and had a considerable break in period, this gun was awesome. I had read the reviews about the horribly long trigger, and there is merit to that. However, I was able to shoot this gun as good as my 938, or maybe even better but my ego won't let me fully admit that, it is my wife's gun and all. Anyways, I am new to the forum but not new to shooting. I just wanted to share my opinion as it always feels great to make a purchase and fully be satisfied with it day one. If you are considering purchasing it, I would recommend it to anyone. Great weapon, long trigger.... Yes.....can you still shoot it accurately... Without a problem. Kudos to ruger on yet again impressing me with the quality of a weapon at a great price point... I am not affiliated with ruger in any way, but felt it was important to post a positive review for out of the box performance, as some other recent purchases were not.
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Do not have an LC380 but my carry ammo in my Bersa Thunder .380 is Hornady Critical Defense. It really shoots well and I recommend it for the LC380 also. Low muzzle flash and low recoil, and I'm very accurate with it.

I have a SR9c and all I can say is Ruger makes great guns.
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Make sure the holster is designed for a woman as they have differnt needs in carry than a man.
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I have the LC380, the LC9, and the LCP380. The LCP is my least favorite to fire due to the recoil. The LC9 is better but as for the recoil factor, the LC380 has the least amount and it's the same size as the LC9
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