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Old March 7th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #1
 
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LC380 Review

Ruger sent me their LC380 for review. After a not so positive range session they sent a second pistol with admirable results. Still though the magazines won't hold more than a few Black Hills .380 rounds.


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Thanks for the very interesting review. Was the slide as easy to rack as Ruger claims in their ads? My wife has arthritis in her hands and can't manipulate most pistol slides anymore. The LC380 may be the pistol for her.
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It's why I prefer the Bodyguard .380.....................
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It's why I prefer the Bodyguard .380.....................
Thanks for the tip!
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Thanks for the very interesting review. Was the slide as easy to rack as Ruger claims in their ads? My wife has arthritis in her hands and can't manipulate most pistol slides anymore. The LC380 may be the pistol for her.
They are using lighter recoil springs for the .380 cartridge so yes slide manipulation requires less force.
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It's why I prefer the Bodyguard .380.....................
The Bodyguard is more comparable to the size of a Ruger LCP.
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Thanks for the fine review.
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The Bodyguard is more comparable to the size of a Ruger LCP.
Can the Bodyguard be purchased without a laser?
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Always enjoy your reviews. Thanks for posting.
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Can the Bodyguard be purchased without a laser?
As far as I know all Bodyguards have lasers.
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Duck, That was a great & informative review. I am old and need a light recoiling gun, & one that is easy to rack the slide. I have an LC9 & it is fine for me but a lighter recoil would help a lot. I shoot PPK's a lot and have no trouble with them, although the 32 is much easier. I also have ordered a LC380. I have a laser on my 9 & am getting one for my 380 too.

I bought a S&W Shield 9 & the slide is so hard to rack I am trading it back in for some easier racking 9. I can load it & shoot it but if I had a jamb I am in trouble. I am thinking about a Ruger LC9c. How are they to rack & recoil?

By the way I got a PJ IWB kydex holster for my LC9 w/ laser and it is the easiest to use & most comfotable I have. $50 delivered, although there is a long wait, but worth it.
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Duck, That was a great & informative review. I am old and need a light recoiling gun, & one that is easy to rack the slide. I have an LC9 & it is fine for me but a lighter recoil would help a lot. I shoot PPK's a lot and have no trouble with them, although the 32 is much easier. I also have ordered a LC380. I have a laser on my 9 & am getting one for my 380 too.

I bought a S&W Shield 9 & the slide is so hard to rack I am trading it back in for some easier racking 9. I can load it & shoot it but if I had a jamb I am in trouble. I am thinking about a Ruger LC9c. How are they to rack & recoil?
I have both the LC9 and LC380. On top of the easier slide racking the felt recoil of the .380 was considerable less as well as less muzzle blast. As long as you get a good working one I think you will be very pleased with the 380.

As far as you second paragraph, I'm not sure which pistol you're referring to, there is a LC9 and a SR9c. If you were meaning the SR9c, the recoil is very minimal but racking the slide does require a considerable amount of force, more than a LC9 or LC380. Hope that was what you're asking.
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Duck, Thanks a lot. The SR9c was what I was asking about to trade my Shield on. I do get all my LC's & SR's mixed up. My wrists are pretty well shot from arthritis & I still like to shoot. I was looking for a smaller gun (no bigger than a SR9c) that had a slide rack no harder than the LC9, but with less recoil.

I looked at a Taurus PT 111 but I am not sure of Taurus. They have a very nice trigger & second strike capabilities. The Shield is the hardest slide I have ever racked. I noticed a lot of posts on that subject so it is not just me. One guy on the S&W site said he had it apart & just might have to leave it on the table in parts. It is that hard. Thanks again.
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Duck, Thanks a lot. The SR9c was what I was asking about to trade my Shield on. I do get all my LC's & SR's mixed up. My wrists are pretty well shot from arthritis & I still like to shoot. I was looking for a smaller gun (no bigger than a SR9c) that had a slide rack no harder than the LC9, but with less recoil.

I looked at a Taurus PT 111 but I am not sure of Taurus. They have a very nice trigger & second strike capabilities. The Shield is the hardest slide I have ever racked. I noticed a lot of posts on that subject so it is not just me. One guy on the S&W site said he had it apart & just might have to leave it on the table in parts. It is that hard. Thanks again.
gene1, I have an SR9c and Shields in 9mm and .40. The slides on all three pistols are very hard to rack. I don't feel much difference between my SR9c and my Shields.
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