Building upon the foundation of the original released back in 2008, Ruger has introduced the all-new LCP II, raising the bar yet again for compact .380 auto pistols. This new pistol comes with a short, single-action trigger with inner trigger safety, improved sights for better visibility, a bigger grip surface for enhanced recoil distribution, and an easy-to-rack slide with an improved slide stop mechanism with a last round hold-open.

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With its compact size (just 5.17″ long and 3.71″ tall), this new lightweight compact pistol comes with a pocket holster and is designed to fit a variety of holsters and concealed carry options. Weighing in at just 10.6 ounces and equipped to hold 6+1 rounds of powerful .380 Auto ammunition, the LCP II is the ideal back-up gun – compact and light enough that you never have to leave it at home.

“With modern styling, improved features and a modest price, the LCP II promises to raise the bar on what people have come to expect in a compact .380 Auto pistol,” said Ruger President and COO Chris Killoy. “The LCP II is another fine example of Ruger’s product innovation and dedication to continuous improvement of a popular product line,” he concluded.

The American-made LCP II is built on a rigid, one-piece, precision-machined, anodized aluminum chassis with integral frame rails and fire control housing. Additional features include rugged construction with a through-hardened alloy steel slide; a black, one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame; a textured grip frame to provide a secure and comfortable grip; a finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and more secure grip, and a blued, alloy steel barrel. The LCP II ships with one 6-round magazine.

Note: Six-round LCP magazines are compatible with the LCP II, but will not activate the last round hold-open feature. Seven-round LCP magazines are NOT compatible.

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