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Old 07-09-2015, 06:14 AM
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Just picked this up the other day. Ruger LCP Talo edition. Will reside primarily in my pocket as my summer carry since I'm most often in shorts and tshirts.

I know others on here have the same firearm so feel free to offer up ammo choices, things to watch out for, modifications, etc. I already plan on getting the Hogue Handall Hybird grip and probably a 13# spring upgrade. Pocket holster choices? I have a Sticky holster on order that I'm hoping can serve double duty as pocket and IWB.

And please leave the caliber debates and "shoulda bought a Glock" out of it.
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What caliber?
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what caliber Glock do you wish you had bought?
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Had one. Do not shoot hot loads in it as most of the parts are alloy or plastic and will shear or rapidly wear under the pressures of high powered loads. It's a reliable weapon with Rugers signature loooooong trigger pull but it's better than throwing rocks.
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oh man... the engineer in me got really excited when I saw that thread title.
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What caliber?
Sorry, I assumed everyone who knew the LCP knew that it only came in .380
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what caliber Glock do you wish you had bought?
Prob the 9mm G43 since ammo is cheaper and readily available.
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What not the LC9? Not much bigger than what you have.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
"shoulda bought a Glock"
You said it not me...
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Prob the 9mm G43 since ammo is cheaper and readily available.
While that is normally the argument I give for going with 9mm, in this particular instance it just doesn't work for me. I have two full size 9mm guns at home with hundreds and hundreds of rounds. I like 9mm. But .380 is no slouch and it's plenty available everywhere I've looked.

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What not the LC9? Not much bigger than what you have.
As mentioned in the original post, this is primarily a summer carry pocket gun. Keyword is pocket. I can't speak for the clothes you all wear, but with shorts on, the G43 or LC9 or basically any 9mm are definitely NOT pocket guns. Physical size and weight differences are considerable compared to the LCP. The glock 43 weighs nearly 23 ounces fully loaded. A pound and a half in my pocket. Even the glock 42 weighs in at almost 14oz (on paper, real world testing shows it at 16oz loaded). The LCP weighs 12oz fully loaded. That's a big big difference day in and day out. Even if the 9's could physically fit, they're all quite heavy. Sure I could've looked at a Rorbaugh or a Boberg, but those are easily 3-4 times the price. That's a lot of .380 I could buy.

Once winter comes around and I start wearing jeans and a belt more often I will then start looking at single stack 9mm. Shield, PPS, Nano, etc.
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While that is normally the argument I give for going with 9mm, in this particular instance it just doesn't work for me. I have two full size 9mm guns at home with hundreds and hundreds of rounds. I like 9mm. But .380 is no slouch and it's plenty available everywhere I've looked.



As mentioned in the original post, this is primarily a summer carry pocket gun. Keyword is pocket. I can't speak for the clothes you all wear, but with shorts on, the G43 or LC9 or basically any 9mm are definitely NOT pocket guns. Physical size and weight differences are considerable compared to the LCP. The glock 43 weighs nearly 23 ounces fully loaded. A pound and a half in my pocket. Even the glock 42 weighs in at almost 14oz (on paper, real world testing shows it at 16oz loaded). The LCP weighs 12oz fully loaded. That's a big big difference day in and day out. Even if the 9's could physically fit, they're all quite heavy. Sure I could've looked at a Rorbaugh or a Boberg, but those are easily 3-4 times the price. That's a lot of .380 I could buy.

Once winter comes around and I start wearing jeans and a belt more often I will then start looking at single stack 9mm. Shield, PPS, Nano, etc.
The 43 is 20.6 ounces fully loaded. Mine conceals quite well in the pocket of cargo shorts which is all I wear.

Great purchase, nobody should be faulted for whatever they buy these days given the way the government wants to ban them. Just messing with you. Glad you carry!!
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
The 43 is 20.6 ounces fully loaded. Mine conceals quite well in the pocket of cargo shorts which is all I wear.

Great purchase, nobody should be faulted for whatever they buy these days given the way the government wants to ban them. Just messing with you. Glad you carry!!
Gotcha. I'm seeing the 20.6 number now that I'm looking around. The glock site is where I got mine. Either way, it's too big for what I want. I tried it. It didn't fit well. Too wide, too tall, too heavy.

And I agree. We should never chastise someone for their choice in carry weapon. Even the lowly 22 is fine with me. Better than throwing your cell phone at the bad guy.
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Nice!
Do you have a preferred ammo or holster?
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Does it hurt your hand when you shoot it?
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Nice!
I would lay that in the opposite direction!
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Does it hurt your hand when you shoot it?
haven't got that far yet. Bought it Tuesday afternoon. Will head to the range this weekend. From everything I've heard they can be a bit snappy. But I know for a fact it can't be worse than my P64. That thing is a bitch to shoot.
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Just wear boxer shorts then the heavy guns will do just fine !!! you will have that Gangsta look like all the thugs in the hood do with their pants hanging to the knees I like my bodyguard 380 and hornaday Critical defense seems to do great
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Once winter comes around and I start wearing jeans and a belt more often I will then start looking at single stack 9mm. Shield, PPS, Nano, etc.
Don't overlook its big brother, the LC9S.
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