It doesn’t seem like it has been 10 years since Ruger introduced the LCP, revolutionizing the subcompact pistol world. But, it has. And in those years, numerous other companies have followed suit by bringing out micro .380 ACP handguns. Now, in celebration of a decade of leading the market, Ruger has introduced the Limited Edition LCP.

Now in most ways this Limited Edition LCP is very much the same handgun that exploded in popularity in 2008. In fact, it still contains the features that make this gun so popular as both a primary and backup weapon. The LCP is compact and light, weighing a mere 9.6 ounces unloaded, with a length of just over 5 inches.

The features that are different include a stainless-steel slide, with front serrations, and an aluminum skeletonized trigger. Ruger also laser engraved “Tenth Anniversary” on the slide to commemorate the anniversary. Everything else is pretty much the same, including the fixed sights and glass-filled nylon frame.

Because of its many features, the LCP is excellent for concealment. Unfortunately, such a small handgun in .380 makes it pretty snappy in regard to recoil. Regardless, shooters still love this subcompact pistol.

The main reason for this is its size. Most concealed-carry advocates will never need to draw their gun. And even if they do, the mere presence of a prepared victim will end the attack. Therefore, a subcompact on the person is much better than a larger, but more powerful, gun at home. Even better, with modern ammunition, the .380 ACP is a decent self-defense round.

Ruger Limited Edition LCP

  • Action: Semi auto
  • Slide Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Length: 2.75″
  • Overall Length: 5.16″
  • Height: 3.6″
  • Width: .82″
  • Weight: 9.6 ozs.
  • MSRP: $299

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