Michael Wilsher couldn’t wish for a better everyday carry gun than the Ruger LCP. Strike that. With its improved trigger, the five-star Ruger LCP II should be on Mr. Wisher’s wish list. [Click here to ID his entire load out.] But I am a little surprised that . . .
the Virginian carries the diminutive gat in a holster. I look at it like this . . .
The Ruger LCP is the perfect pocket pistol.
It’s small, thin and small. And thin! And a lot more than merely accurate –.380 not presenting the recoil issues that degrades a shooter’s ability to put rounds where he or she wants. As the target below more-or-less demonstrates. [Lousy shooter, slow fire, seven yards.]
I can’t think of a better gun to holster in your front pants pocket; an important option for stealth minded gun guys and gals wearing a minimal or body-clinging wardrobe.
As this is the Land of the Free — New Jersey, Hawaii and other anti-gun states excepted — you’re free to holster the Ruger LCP on your belt. But if you’re going to carry that way, why not carry a bigger gun?
I’m not a ballistic size queen, but I adhere to a simple principle: schlep the largest handgun you can carry comfortably.
Once you’re going with a belt-mounted holster, carrying a handgun with a bit more heft and yes, significantly more width than the light ‘n thin LCP won’t add significant discomfort.
But it will add capability. More capacity, a better grip, better sights, a better sight radius, a larger caliber and equally good or better accuracy (especially during adrenaline charged rapid fire). Yes?