Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:59 AM
I've got a couple LCP's. I carry one quite often, and my wife carries one as her main CCW gun. They are very light and small, so the recoil is very noticeable for a .380. It is uncomfortable to shoot more then a mag or two, especially for my wife. But most CCW's allow you to list 3 handguns, so you can change around guns depending on what your wearing, or carrying it in. The sights are very small, so we added laser sights. The one main advantage to it is the size and weight. You can basically carry it in your front pants pocket. But the trade off is punishing recoil for the females. I shoot .454 casulls and .44 magnums all the time, so recoil doesn't bother me much. But the trigger guard on this little gun will slam your finger and blister it after about 20-25 rounds. But again, it's extremely small and lightweight. And if your only going to shoot a few practice rounds at a time it would be fine for a female. And if the time comes to use it for self defense, you won't notice the recoil. It's better to have a small light gun that you will carry all the time, then a bigger heavier gun that you will not.
John Bishop, Commissioner
San Bernardino County Fish & Game Commission
Member: N.R.A., C.R.P.A., W.E.G.C., Calguns Foundation Supporter