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    Thumbs up New Summer Carry/Deep Concealment/BUG incoming - Ruger LCP 10th Anniversary LE!

    Well folks, the saga of my search for a Summer Carry, Deep Concealment, and Backup Gun is at long last drawing to a close. Since Summer of 2017 I have repeatedly contemplated getting a small, lightweight firearm to concealed carry during the Summertime.
    However, it was a project that kept getting placed on the backburner for a number of reasons, but most of all because I just couldn't make up my mind with so many choices currently on the market.

    In the past, the top contender was the Taurus Spectrum due to its impressive cost/features ratio, not to mention the obvious aesthetic appeal, but after it was released the need had vanished with the season and in the meantime I became aware of all the unresolved issues with the pistol. Next in line was the Remington RM380, which I actually came very close to choosing, but I disliked how tricky the takedown/reassembly process could be. I had also considered the North American Arms Sidewinder in .22WMR, but it was actually rather expensive and the more I thought about it the less of a good idea it seemed.
    Obviously, I was always aware of the Ruger LCP and had considered it, but it just didn't quite hold my attention, at least not until I handled my brother's LC9S, that is. After that I looked into the Ruger LC Series, considered the LC380 or LC9/EC9, but just really liked the size/weight of the LCP, then the 10th Anniversary Limited Edition came to my attention and I knew it was the one.

    I know, I know...



    EDIT: Well, now that I finally have the gun in my possession, here they are, thanks for your patience!






    As you can see, that which makes the LCP 10th Anniversary Limited Edition visually distinct from the typical standard edition LCP is the Stainless Steel slide with arrow-shaped front/rear serrations and the Aluminum skeletonized trigger which it shares with the now discontinued LCP Custom, not to mention the laser-etched Ruger Logo and 2008 - 2018 on the top of the slide. I prefer Stainless Steel over the standard Blued slides of the LCP for the corrosion resistance as well as the aesthetics, the upgraded LCP Custom trigger is supposedly smoother than the standard, and while I typically dislike front slide serrations, on a gun as small as the LCP they're actually very helpful.
    Some may question why I would carry a Limited Edition firearm. The short answer is that I don't buy firearms as investments and that I strongly doubt that a commemorative edition of a polymer pocket pistol will ever have any significant monitary value, at least not in my lifetime. Besides, they were released last September and are still readily available, so either nobody wants them or "Limited Edition" is a bit of a misnomer. (They're also priced cheaper on Bud's than most other LCPs right now.)

    I'll have more to share once I actually have it in my hands, but I just felt like sharing this much now.
    Last edited by Tuco_Ramírez; 05-08-2019 at 05:21 PM. Reason: Added pics! Thanks for your patience, everyone!
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    Congratulations !

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    I would recommend you try out an LCP II before finalizing the purchase. I notice that your model had the intermediate trigger - the one they went to before releasing the LCP II - but the trigger pull between the LCP and LCP II is night and day.

    In addition, the LCP II has the slide lock when empty feature.

    But congrats on whatever you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    I would recommend you try out an LCP II before finalizing the purchase. I notice that your model had the intermediate trigger - the one they went to before releasing the LCP II - but the trigger pull between the LCP and LCP II is night and day.

    In addition, the LCP II has the slide lock when empty feature.

    But congrats on whatever you get.
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I already looked into the matter and I prefer the LCP over the LCP II, as do others it would seem, hence why Ruger still makes them.

    I prefer the look/feel, the features, the price, and overall I prefer hammer-fired to striker-fired firearms.
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    Congrats on a snazzy looking pistol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuco_Ramírez View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I already looked into the matter and I prefer the LCP over the LCP II, as do others it would seem, hence why Ruger still makes them.

    I prefer the look/feel, the features, the price, and overall I prefer hammer-fired to striker-fired firearms.
    As noted - congratulations on your new to you pistol. BTW, the LCP II is hammer fired by the same bobbed, nearly invisible hammer as the original LCP and only cost $265.
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    Good to know, I could have sworn that it was striker-fired. The 10th Anniversary Edition was priced at $229 by my LGS, with the standard edition costing under $200.
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    Congratulations on your new Ruger LCP and may it serve you well!
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    Nice acquisition! Looking forward to the range report!
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    I like the melted slide; fewer sharp edges to cut clothing.

    Can't wait for real pictures and a range report!
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