It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability. It is that reputation that leads the company to produce firearms like the Ruger LCP, winner of the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence's Handgun of the Year award for 2008. In fact, Ruger handguns have taken home the award each year for the past four years, which speaks volumes about the manufacturer.
The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence's award for Handgun of the Year is symbolic of excellence and innovation in the field of firearms – particularly handguns. It is no wonder then, that the Ruger LCP won the award in 2008. Offering the legendary reliability and quality that is expected of Ruger firearms, the LCP presents the shooter with an extremely lightweight, compact product that sacrificing nothing and makes concealed carry the most simple of considerations. That said, let us take a look at some of the exciting features this pocket pistol brings to the table.
The Ruger LCP is marked by its rugged construction, which includes a glass-filled nylon frame alongside a blued alloy steel slide. The most noticeable aspect of the Ruger LCP, however, is its size, which makes it ideal for all day carry and ensures that when you need it, you will have it.
The Ruger LCP is the company's most compact offering to date, featuring a 2.75-inch barrel and an overall length of just 5.16 inches. Ordinarily, I would not mention the width of a pistol, but in the case of the LCP, it is worth noting. The LCP boasts a width of just .82 inches, making it truly concealable in just about any location. As noted, the frame is constructed from an extremely lightweight, glass-filled polymer. Alongside the alloy steel slide and barrel, the LCP weighs in at an unbelievable 9.4 ounces and is manageable by men and women of all sizes. Other features include fixed front and rear sights that are integrated into the slide and an optional finger grip extension floor plate. As noted, the pistol is chambered for .380 ACP and includes one 6-round magazine.
With the Ruger LCP, concealed carry has never been more comfortable. Whether you are looking for a back-up pistol for a full-sized pistol or something to replace your everyday carry, the Ruger LCP is definitely worthy of a look or two. Consider the LCP for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Target shooting
- Law enforcement
- Much more…
The Ruger LCP is available now for just $315.00.