Compact and pocket pistols are everywhere these days, and with concealed-carry rights spreading around the country, their popularity is guaranteed to continue growing. Sturm, Ruger is one American company that has entered the pocket-pistol market full bore with dependable and innovative deep-cover Rugers that are built to last. One indication of its commitment to satisfying customer demand is Ruger’s extensive line of CCW-ready handguns.

RUGER LCP
For the ultimate in pocket-pistol comfort and concealability, Ruger offers the outstanding LCP (Lightweight Carry Pistol), which was introduced in 2008 as a double-action-only (DAO), fiberglass-reinforced, nylon-framed, recoil-operated, semi-automatic pocket pistol chambered in the popular .380 ACP cartridge with a 6+1 capacity.

Ruger also added one very welcome, and on pocket guns rarely seen, feature—a manual slide hold open. The LCP really shines with regard to its snag-free profile and miniscule dimensions. Weighing less than 10 ounces empty, and with a total length of just over 5 inches and a width of only 0.82 inches, the LCP manages to almost disappear inside a front pocket.

The Ruger LCP features rounded edges throughout and a smooth finish with flush, integral, low-profile, fixed sights. The double-action-only (DAO) design is also built to be very safe. In keeping with the pistol’s simple controls there is no external or manual safety. There is a small window on the right side of the slide at the back of the chamber, which provides visual indication of a round in the chamber.

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