I own both and like them equally for the different roles they play for me individually but, if I was forced to rid myself of one of them, the LCP would go. I think the J-frame configured revolvers offers more flexibility over a wider range of use. However, as others have noted, the little Ruger (and its ilk) does offer a special niche in terms of pocket carry or when carrying in hot weather when summer attire poses more concealment problems. The LCP really has no serious competition when discreet carry in small places (i.e., in a pocket or on an ankle) is needed.
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