Ruger LCP II Pistol

Ruger LCP II Semi-Auto Pistol – .380 Automatic Colt Pistol


Ruger LCP II Semi-Auto Pistol – .380 Automatic Colt Pistol


Cartridge or Gauge: .380 Automatic Colt Pistol
Finish: Black
Stock Color: Black Polymer Grip/Frame
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The Ruger® LCP II Semi-Auto Pistol is similar to the incredibly popular original LCP, with added features for enhanced accuracy, fire control, and overall user function. The LCP II features a single-action trigger pull, with an internal hammer that won’t snag when drawing the weapon. The sights are larger and serrated for superior visibility. A beefed up backstrap with an aggressively textured grip frame provides better distribution of recoil forces and a secure hold. The LCP II comes with an automatic slide hold-open function for faster reloading; and it includes finger grip extension for the magazine floorplate. The frame is made of lightweight and highly durable glass-filled nylon, and the alloy steel slide features an anti-corrosive black finish. All sharp edges have been eliminated on the LCP II to aid in concealment and to reduce wear on clothing. Unlike many small semi-automatic pistols that operate with a blowback action, the Ruger LCP II operates on a locked-breech system, which mitigates recoil and does not necessitate the user to pull the slide back against an excessively heavy recoil spring during loading. The Ruger LCP II Semi-Auto Pistol comes with one 6-round magazine, and a pocket holster.

  • Highly concealable
  • Single-action trigger
  • Internal hammer
  • Larger, serrated sights
  • Beefed up backstrap
  • Aggressively textured grip
  • Locked-breech system
  • Glass-filled nylon frame
  • Hardened steel slide
  • Auto slide hold-open latch
  • 6-round magazine

[Review] Ruger LCP II Pistol : The Best Pocket Pistol?

In 2008, Ruger released one of their most popular handguns in the sub-compact, .380-chambered LCP, short for “Lightweight Compact Pistol” (an accurate, if uninspired name). Ruger LCP II Pistol

The original, first-gen Ruger LCP debuted at the 2008 SHOT Show and very quickly became one of Ruger’s most popular pistols.

As confidence in the .380 round increased and Ruger’s little pop-gun sold like hotcakes, they actually updated the original in 2013 with a slightly shorter trigger-pull and some better sights, while also releasing a seven round extended mag that mag that made it a little easier to get a grip on the gun.

These changes dramatically improved the shootability of the gun and helped Ruger move even more of these pint-sized pocket guns.

Now, Ruger releases the updated LCP II, an upgraded and improved version of the gun that defined the pocket pistol.

The question is, are those changes worth upgrading for?  

I carried it for about six months last year (basically what we call “summer” here in Georgia) to find out. Ruger LCP II Pistol

The Case For a Pocket Pistol

So, all my fellow Southerners should understand my desire for a small, lightweight carry gun that can easily be hidden away under a t-shirt.

I don’t lose sleep over the occasional printing issue with my Glock 19, rare as those instances are.

However, I don’t love advertising the fact that I’m carrying a gun.  I very much follow the same philosophy my buddy Travis outlines in his gray man article.  The only people that should know I’m carrying are me, and my family.

Despite this, I’ve carried some big guns like a Beretta 92fs, full-size 1911’s, and other things in that range.

That being said, I’ve also left those guns in my glovebox, or even at home entirely, and gone out without a gun at all because it’s hot and I’m wearing light clothing, or because I just don’t feel like carrying a heavy gun around. Ruger LCP II Pistol

Enter the pocket pistol.  

The Ruger LC9, S&W Bodyguard, Glock 42/43, and of course the Ruger LCP and LCP II are all fantastic options for a gun that’s svelte enough to just slip into a pocket or tuck into a waistband and forget about until you need it.

There are of course other options from Kahr, Colt, Remington, Beretta…everybody makes a pocket pistol basically, but these are some of the most popular.


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