The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 3, 2013, 05:42 PM   #1
weblance
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Posts: 624
New Ruger 380 Pistol!! LC380

Ruger now has a new 380 pistol based on the LC9. Its called the LC380. Im sure many people will Poo Poo this new model, but I think it will sell to those who hate the LCP because of the way it recoils. I really like my LC9 and also like the 380 cartridge, but never liked my LCP. Nice to see more new models from Ruger. LCR 22 WMR, SR45 and LC380.

http://www.ruger.com/products/lc380/index.html
weblance is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 07:11 PM   #2
lee n. field
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 12, 2002
Location: The same state as Mordor.
Posts: 3,239
Interesting.

Basically, the LC9 done in .380. Probably not to difficult a conversion. I wonder if it uses the same magazines as the LC9.
__________________
"As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. "
lee n. field is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 07:25 PM   #3
Capt Rick Hiott
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 154
I have the LCP,,,almost to small for my hands.......I like this!

But then again I would buy the 9mm instead of the 380 because of the size......
__________________
Capt Rick Hiott
Charleston,SC
Capt Rick Hiott is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 07:36 PM   #4
Kreyzhorse
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 12, 2006
Location: NKY
Posts: 11,481
I don't get it either. I own a LCP and it can be a handful but if I were buying a larger, more comfortable gun, it would be a 9mm.

However, in a larger gun the .380 is going to have less recoil than a 9mm in the same frame so maybe they are hoping it finds a niche in the CCW market with people who are less than enthusiasts.

Either way, I'm glad to see Ruger still branching out.
__________________
"He who laughs last, laughs dead." Homer Simpson
Kreyzhorse is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 07:37 PM   #5
BarryLee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 29, 2010
Location: The ATL (OTP)
Posts: 2,735
Quote:
But then again I would buy the 9mm instead of the 380 because of the size......
Yes, my initial thought was that it was pretty neat idea, but really why not just get the LC9?
__________________
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman
BarryLee is online now  
Old January 3, 2013, 08:36 PM   #6
weblance
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Posts: 624
In the Ruger webpage for the LC380, Its billed as "our lightest recoiling personal protection pistol yet". I think it would be perfect for my recoil sensitive wife. She has limited strength in her hands. She hates my LCP and LC9, but shoots my Sig P238 well. Im concerned that in a crisis, she would forget to switch off the P238s safety. The LC380 eliminates that problem, by being DAO, safety off. I like the idea, and will pick one up as soon as I find one.
weblance is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 08:43 PM   #7
kayakersteve
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 17, 2007
Location: Western NY
Posts: 922
That was one I looked at if it will ever be available at my lgs.

Ended up buying sig p290 and love it. 9mm makes more sense to me in that size of gun.
__________________
See Ya!
kayakersteve is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 08:47 PM   #8
breakingcontact
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 736
Where's the SR45?
breakingcontact is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 08:49 PM   #9
breakingcontact
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 736
I was just clowning, here's the SR45!

http://www.ruger.com/products/sr45/models.html

Now where is the SR45 compact?
breakingcontact is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 09:11 PM   #10
9mm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 9, 2011
Location: Land of the Free
Posts: 2,711
Quote:
Capacity: 7+1
Is there safety like lc9?
__________________
See user title
9mm is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 09:44 PM   #11
weblance
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9mm
Is there safety like lc9?
It appears to be exactly like the LC9 with just the differences to allow 380 cartridges. I would expect even most internal parts to be the same. So, yes, I assume all the safety features of the LC9... Love them, or Hate them.
weblance is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 09:57 PM   #12
testuser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2010
Posts: 495
This is probably meant to appeal to female and recoil shy shooters. The locked breach will mean the slide will be easy to operate and recoil will be insignificant compared to the 9mm thanks to the reduced power of the .380.

Not my cup of tea, as I dislike DAO trigger on these...reset is too long for my taste.
testuser is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 10:09 PM   #13
Dashunde
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 22, 2004
Posts: 1,696
Same money, same size and weight, less powerful and more expensive ammo... I dont see the point.
Dashunde is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 10:36 PM   #14
Cheapshooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 2, 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,324
Quote:
Same money, same size and weight, less powerful and more expensive ammo... I dont see the point.
LCP, the gun you can carry when you can't carry a gun
LC380, the gun for wimps that can't handle the 380 ACP in a gun perfectly sized for it

I guess there are those that are so unfamiliar with shooting that even the light, but snappy recoil of the LCP is too much. Just don't get it either. I've fired LC9's, and have a bit smaller KAHR CM 9. To me neither of those are noticeably harder recoiling than my little Elsie. So if you are going to carry more bulk, why not get more punch?
__________________
Cheapshooter's rules of gun ownership #1: NEVER SELL OR TRADE ANYTHING!
Cheapshooter is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 10:57 PM   #15
Yung.gunr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 11, 2010
Location: Phoenix area
Posts: 1,369
I'm in the exact same boat as Weblance.

I have a Taurus TCP, didn't even suggest my wife try that. We got her the LC9 hoping it would work better for her. That was awful for her. She loves the way my P238 shoots. The LC380 may be the ticket for her because I want my P238 back.
Yung.gunr is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 11:19 PM   #16
weblance
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheapshooter
LC380, the gun for wimps that can't handle the 380 ACP in a gun perfectly sized for it
Im glad you feel that people with physical limitations are wimps. This pistol is perfect for those who have difficulty with recoil. Maybe you dont. Neither do I. But I know people who do. Several, as a matter of fact. These are the people criminals prey upon, because they are weak. Now maybe they can have an advantage. Try not to be so narrow minded.
weblance is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 11:22 PM   #17
TennJed
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2010
Posts: 1,523
Other larger 380s are on the market (Sig P250 & P232, Beretta 84, Walther PK, Bersa's, Taurus, ect) so someone is buying them.

Regardless of what you think about Ruger, it is hard to deny most of what they come out with is profitable for them
__________________
Find out just how tall I am
By jumping in the middle of a river
TennJed is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 11:25 PM   #18
TennJed
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2010
Posts: 1,523
Quote:
LCP, the gun you can carry when you can't carry a gun
LC380, the gun for wimps that can't handle the 380 ACP in a gun perfectly sized for it
__________________
Cheapshooter's rules of gun ownership #1: NEVER SELL OR TRADE ANYTHING!
Cheapshooter, if you won a wimpy 380 gun such as this as a door prize, would you sell or trade it
__________________
Find out just how tall I am
By jumping in the middle of a river
TennJed is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 11:25 PM   #19
klyph3
Member
 
Join Date: July 11, 2012
Posts: 59
I was hoping for an lc22...
klyph3 is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 11:27 PM   #20
TennJed
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2010
Posts: 1,523
Quote:
I was hoping for an lc22...
That would make its way to the top of my want list
__________________
Find out just how tall I am
By jumping in the middle of a river
TennJed is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 11:56 PM   #21
Dashunde
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 22, 2004
Posts: 1,696
Me too, that'd be lots of fun
Dashunde is offline  
Old January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM   #22
9mm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 9, 2011
Location: Land of the Free
Posts: 2,711
an LC-22 ? 10 shot about the same size as lcp? Hmm...............I hope it's DA/SA, not DAO...
__________________
See user title
9mm is offline  
Old January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM   #23
AndyWest
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2011
Posts: 621
Love my LCP, but I'd also like a mid-size 380 for my collection and this may be it. Or a CZ-83. A non-mouse 380 fits the gap before a 9mm that some new or recoil-averse shooters might like. I wish more women in my family would carry or at least not be scared of pistols, and models like this may help.
__________________
Shoot smart. Shoot S-Mart.
AndyWest is offline  
Old January 4, 2013, 12:29 AM   #24
bonefamily
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 28, 2012
Location: central Ohio
Posts: 304
This new 380 sounds perfect for my wife and I will be getting her one as soon as I can order one.

I'd like to see anyone call my wife a wimp and walk away from it
bonefamily is offline  
Old January 4, 2013, 01:50 AM   #25
Stringfellow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 29, 2009
Posts: 198
Not to derail the thread, but upon browsing Ruger's website, I found their new Commander 1911 more interesting.
__________________
Well-armed Liberal
Stringfellow is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.12389 seconds with 9 queries