Ruger LCP History:
The Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol) is a lightweight compact personal defense pistol introduced by Ruger in 2008. The Ruger LCP got off to a bad start with the first recall notices on it, when on October 29, 2008, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. announced a recall of some of the LCP pistols due to the possibility of some of the guns discharging if dropped onto a hard surface. However this issue was quickly remedied and the Ruger LCP sales are going strong on into 2010. This is Ruger's first entry into the sales field of tiny, light personal defense pistols.
With the Ruger LCP weighing in at only 9.4 ounces (no clip installed) this pistol is easily carried by anyone who wishes to carry a handgun concealed all day long. The Ruger LCP was designed in direct response to customer requests for a compact handgun for use by police as a back-up, and as a defensive handgun for civilian concealed carry needs. An admirable feature of the new Ruger LCP is, that it is possible to tell if there is a round chambered by looking at the "view hole" next to the extractor.
Ruger LCP Features:
1. The Ruger LCP is compact, lightweight and designed to fit a variety of holsters for conceal-carry options.
2. The Ruger LCP has a steel barrel, steel slide and black, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.
3. The Ruger LCP's fixed front and rear sights are integral to the slide, while the hammer is recessed within the slide.
4. The Ruger LCP comes with an optional Finger grip extension floorplate.