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Old February 4, 2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Comparison Charts: Ruger LCP vs. 380 Pocket Pistols.

I made a few charts featuring the Ruger LCP (380 auto) versus some of the most popular subcompact and micro-compact 380 auto pocket pistols in current production.

All handgun specifications were obtained from manufacture based sites. Handgun photos, images and graphs are rendered at [+/-] 0.3125" or 1/32" MOE.

Hope you find the comparison charts useful, or at least, entertaining.











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Old February 4, 2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:17 PM   #4
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I'd like to see the thickness dimensions across the width of the widest portion of the frame. That's what I can't personally stand in deep concealment- holster/carry girth!:barf:

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Old February 4, 2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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LCP FTW. I loved mine.
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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Nice work.
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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Nice work, but you forgot the Hi-Point.
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:29 PM   #8
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Very informative, thanks for the effort.
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Old February 5, 2011, 12:37 AM   #9
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Great charts los, once again. You are an artist.
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Old February 5, 2011, 12:48 AM   #10
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What do you do Los, do you just setup a grid in photoshop/auto cad and scale everything off? Clever way of doing the comparisons.
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Old February 5, 2011, 02:33 AM   #11
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I made a grid with my laptop to pre-scale each individual image to manufacture dimensions. I then save the scaled images to a separate folder and copy and paste the images onto the comparison chart that you see posted.

Handgun dimensions, data, width graph, ammo capacity and reference lines are added to complete the Comparison Chart. After the completed comparison chart is saved on my computer, I upload to photobucket and use the editing tools to place a border on the chart.

The actual hardest part is finding an image that can be enlarged or reduced without creating to much distortion and/or losing image detail.
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Old February 5, 2011, 02:50 AM   #12
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los: Great effort. Highly appreciated.
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Old February 5, 2011, 02:51 AM   #13
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Oh man, a lot more work that I figured you were doing. If you had autocad of photoshop it wouldnt take you but .25 the time!

But then again those programs arnt cheap

Good work man.
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Old February 5, 2011, 02:55 AM   #14
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What a great service to the community, especially after all the feverish debates on this subject. Thank you, sir!
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Old February 5, 2011, 04:24 AM   #15
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Many thanks, los! Great work!
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Old February 5, 2011, 09:50 AM   #16
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THANKS to All for the kind words.

I know the Charts lack important specs like barrel length, weight with a fully loaded magazine or cylinder, accessory options and MSRP. I deliberately left this [moot] information out because I wanted the charts to be used as a visual aid and reference for size comparison. That is their sole intent and purpose.

My next project will feature subcomapct handguns in the 45 acp platform. I'll probably use a Glock 30 or 36 for the host handgun going toe-to-toe with some of the most popular subcompact carry pieces in current production, and with some models no longer in the market.
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Old February 5, 2011, 01:02 PM   #17
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Love to see more comparsions. This is a great reference material.
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Old February 7, 2011, 08:56 PM   #18
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Anyway we can see the other matchups, ie, LWS vs P380, etc?
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Old February 7, 2011, 10:22 PM   #19
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... Anyway we can see the other matchups, ie, LWS vs P380, etc?
Here ya go....


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Old February 7, 2011, 10:25 PM   #20
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Great report -- thanks very much from a P-3AT owner.
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Old February 8, 2011, 08:21 AM   #21
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Well done. I'm a LCP guy and your charts were very interesting. I especially thought the capacity chart was a nice addition.
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Old February 8, 2011, 08:24 AM   #22
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Nice thread!

Is it just me, or does the Ruger look an aweful lot like the Kel-Tec?
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Old February 8, 2011, 08:27 AM   #23
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Outstanding work. Greatly appreciated! Any chance of doing a comparison chart on the new Ruger LC9 against other super compact 9's? Like the Kahr PM9, Keltec PF9, etc and even against its little brother the LCP?... Thanks again...Virg.
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Old February 8, 2011, 10:19 AM   #24
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...Is it just me, or does the Ruger look an aweful lot like the Kel-Tec?
Yup. I think Kel-Tec and Ruger have the same Father..
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Old February 8, 2011, 10:24 AM   #25
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...Outstanding work. Greatly appreciated! Any chance of doing a comparison chart on the new Ruger LC9 against other super compact 9's? Like the Kahr PM9, Keltec PF9, etc and even against its little brother the LCP?.
THANKS.

Here ya go, virg...


NOTE: Kahr PM9 image is flipped horizontally


Note: Kel-Tec PF9 image is flipped horizontally


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