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Old July 25, 2019, 07:34 AM   #1
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Wanted: Pico vs LCP (not II) comparison pics

Hey there,

Does anyone have a source or have these two pistol and are willing to share some side by side pics?

Everywhere I look the two are never shown touching each other side by side. This makes it hard to see differences.

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Old July 25, 2019, 08:16 AM   #2
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Go here: http://www.handgunhero.com/ Send in a request to have the LCP I added.

If you have some desktop publishing skills, you can use a tool to resize the pics out there into their actual sizes. Of course, you'll need to locate the necessary high res photos and from the various sides.
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Old July 25, 2019, 08:40 AM   #3
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All I know of is this chart.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B22w...hl=en_US&pli=1
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Old July 25, 2019, 08:53 AM   #4
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I will try to take a picture of my LCP and Pico this afternoon. If there are there any specifics you want to see drop me a PM.
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Old July 25, 2019, 09:01 AM   #5
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Three pics if possible? Down side by side for length, two sitting up to see width, stacked to see which is bigger.

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Old July 25, 2019, 10:01 AM   #6
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Three pics if possible? Down side by side for length, two sitting up to see width, stacked to see which is bigger.

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The Pico is just slightly slimmer overall and the grip is just slightly longer. While the sizes are so similar the two guns are totally different.

The Pico is a true Double Action while the LCP is not. The takedown on the Pico is just turn, push out and slide off while with the LCP it is pry a pin out and slide off. The Pico firing mechanism is a single unit that is very easy to pull out of the frame and so also very easy to maintain or repair. You can even swap frames in about 3 minutes total or less.
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Old July 25, 2019, 10:10 AM   #7
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Are those sights on the PICO aftermarket or standard? They look nice.
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Old July 25, 2019, 10:22 AM   #8
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Are those sights on the PICO aftermarket or standard? They look nice.
The standard sights are raised three dot sights; really nice ones. The ones shown are night sights but from Beretta. The Pico is one of my oft chosen bedside guns.
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Old July 25, 2019, 02:38 PM   #9
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I looked at Picos awhile back but got an LCP instead. The Pico is a bit thinner but I thought the LCP was a more pocket friendly overall with the shorter grip and lower profile sights. It also subjectively just felt a bit nicer to me, and it was lighter although the Pico is hardly heavy. I haven't ever shot a Pico but don't have trouble with the LCP even with the flat mag baseplates and the sights work fine for me.
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Old July 25, 2019, 11:41 PM   #10
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Thank you!

It looks like the Pico gives up overall height that might be meaningful...

okay thanks!
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Old July 26, 2019, 06:12 AM   #11
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Jar, is your Pico magazine base plate aftermarket? The Beretta original mag base is metal and flat making the two guns much closer in grip length. Beretta also ships with a longer mag base.

See the two types in the picture.


Did you modify the original long base by reducing the length?
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Old July 26, 2019, 07:25 AM   #12
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Jar, is your Pico magazine base plate aftermarket? The Beretta original mag base is metal and flat making the two guns much closer in grip length. Beretta also ships with a longer mag base.

See the two types in the picture.


Did you modify the original long base by reducing the length?
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Old July 27, 2019, 02:11 PM   #13
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Magguts couldn't do a Pico +1 mag spring right? The Pico mag is already like one?
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Old July 27, 2019, 10:45 PM   #14
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huh. That is the first LCP non Prescott AZ slide stamp I've seen.
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Old July 28, 2019, 10:38 AM   #15
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I got a Pico for my wife a few years ago because the Taurus 709slim was too large/heavy for EDC for her. She has very small hands loves the 709 for range time. The Pico is small/light enough that it goes with her everywhere.

I liked the width, weight, and real sights.

I liked is so much that when the intersection of "On Sale" "Rebate" and a LGS that didn't charge me for transfer occurred I bought a second one. (ended up getting a Nano for the same reasons - great deal) I have bigger hands. It shot well considering I really only get my middle finger on the grip. FOR ME, it is a great pocket pistol.
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Old July 28, 2019, 11:09 AM   #16
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Not sure if it is camera angle, or what. But the Pico looks uncomfortably top heavy in those pics.
Sights are way overrated on a pocket pistol. For the intended purpose, you will never need them. The important thing being the natural pointability of the pistol. That, to my hands anyway, is where the LCP excells. Raising it to the target is like pointing my finger. Without much consideration of the sights at all, it hits that point I am aiming (pointing) it at consistently at pocket pistol range of 10 yards or less
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Old July 28, 2019, 08:39 PM   #17
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I would add, the Pico has about 25% greater trigger weight. Real sights on the LCP would be the bee's knees (real, not the Custom just bigger nubs).

With the Pico, real sights might be required?
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Not sure if it is camera angle, or what. But the Pico looks uncomfortably top heavy in those pics.
Sights are way overrated on a pocket pistol. For the intended purpose, you will never need them. The important thing being the natural pointability of the pistol. That, to my hands anyway, is where the LCP excells. Raising it to the target is like pointing my finger. Without much consideration of the sights at all, it hits that point I am aiming (pointing) it at consistently at pocket pistol range of 10 yards or less
No, it ain't the camera angle. The Pico is way top heavy for such a small gun. That's why felt recoil is so light. The sights are the best that I have ever seen on a mouse gun. I can hit 3" groups at 10 yards and consistent head shots at 7 yards with mine.

However, like you'd said, pocket pistols are for ranges of 10 yards or less. For me, there is one major design flaw. Because of the top heavy design, the grip is only one-finger w/o the grip extension, and I don't have huge paws.
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Old July 30, 2019, 04:17 PM   #19
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I know I'm late to the party but I'd like to compliment JAR on the information.
VERY nice pictures and info.
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Old July 30, 2019, 06:40 PM   #20
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Yep. Thank you. Thank you by about $189.
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Old August 8, 2019, 11:35 AM   #21
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I'm thinking about a PICO to replace my LCP (stainless)
Mention of "softer" recoil...anyone find this to be true..the LCP is brutal, not that it's a "range" gun...but.
Also, does the Pico lock back after the last round..??
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Old August 8, 2019, 01:27 PM   #22
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I’ve got both guns and I like shooting and carrying the Pico more than the LCP. It has much better sights and a better trigger. Both are reliable as a hammer. One word of caution on Pico, DON’T DRY FIRE IT. I did a few times and the firing pin broke. Just an FYI.
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I'm thinking about a PICO to replace my LCP (stainless)
Mention of "softer" recoil...anyone find this to be true..the LCP is brutal, not that it's a "range" gun...but.
Also, does the Pico lock back after the last round..??
Personally I find the Pico to be the softer shooter.
Yes the Pico has a slide lock.
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I can hit 3" groups at 10 yards and consistent head shots at 7 yards with mine.
As I can with my point and shoot instinct style with my old LCP.
Might open up to 6-8" with a quick 6 +1 mag dump. Can't say the recoil is anything annoying to me.
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Old August 10, 2019, 03:14 PM   #25
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I have owned 4 Ruger LCP's not including one's sent in for repair. I now own Two Pico's.

First of all, tear each gun down and compare and a huge difference in Build quality.
The Pico is all stainless steel other than the Polymere grip. Importance? The Pico for myself has proven that it will out last any LCP and keep on trucking.

Some examples:

Best sights in class: can easily be changed out to night sights






Magazines look like top end custom-all stainless steel with metal follower





Modular design-- easy to work on, easy to clean, and if polymer grip cracks so easy to replace.




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