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hogship
02-11-2012, 19:42
Well, that's what Bud's gun shop is saying about the LCP.......

Hands Down the # 1 selling conceal carry pistol of all time ! Thousands sold with a customer feedback rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars !
(I wonder if that includes the Smith J frame?)

The LCP is cheap, reliable, effective, very small, grips well, etc.......it's got a lot going for it.

I can tell you that mine has been 100% reliable since day one......



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LCP sandwiched between MK40 and Seecamp:
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1401653/374967120.jpg
LCP fourth from left:
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1401653/372938565.jpg
LCP on the day I bought it a couple years ago:
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/365164513.jpg
NAA Guardian 32acp, LCP, MK40.....this shows my home-made holster for the LCP......It's still in daily use now.
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/365872226.jpg

The Habit
02-11-2012, 19:48
While I'm sure they sell a ton of them, their claim is a bit hyperbolic. There is no way more LCPs have been sold than j-frames. No way, no how.

glock2740
02-11-2012, 19:50
Cool deal. I love mine. :cool:

hogship
02-11-2012, 20:19
While I'm sure they sell a ton of them, their claim is a bit hyperbolic. There is no way more LCPs have been sold than j-frames. No way, no how.

You know, Habit........I was thinking the same thing at first. Now I've got some second thoughts on this.

One thing to consider is we probably have 10x the number of ccw permit holders in the past 10 years, than all combined over the last 100 years! When you look at it that way, it becomes a little more believable......doesn't it?

I'm not saying the statement is true, or not.........just, that when I first read it, my reaction was exactly the same as yours was........

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vafish
02-11-2012, 20:39
S+W J frames have been in continuous production and very popular for over 60 years.

Ruger LCP has been in production for 4 years.

Not even close in sales numbers.

I'd be surprised if Ruger has sold more LCP's then Keltec has sold P3AT's. IIRC the P3AT came out in 2003.

The Habit
02-11-2012, 20:39
I'm just basing my supposition on the fact that LCPs have only been produced for what, two years now? Three? There must be millions of j-frames out in the world. Of course, if we narrow the comparison down to a specific model of j-frame, 642 for example, and only account for sales in the last few years, I could definitely see the LCP coming out on top.

It's a hot seller, for sure. No wonder why there is never any .380 on the shelves!

cowboy1964
02-11-2012, 20:43
Maybe it's #1 for them. And they did say "pistol", so maybe they are excluding revolvers.

Metal Angel
02-11-2012, 23:18
Good guys guns told me the j-frame is their hottest seller right now.

NeverMore1701
02-12-2012, 01:13
Good guns, but a little feature light for me.

ltj9296
02-12-2012, 07:38
When I bought my lcp from Adventure Outdoors a couple of years ago, the salesman told me it was their #1 seller by far. Still I would not have thought it was #1 ever. I like it btw, it is always in my pocket. I raise chickens and have always had problems with possums and coyotes. I keep 3 traps set at all times, and last year alone I caught 11 possums. The .380 is very effective with them. No need to go into details but I used to use a .22 and the desired results was not what I was looking for. After seeing the results of a head shot on a big old male possum with teeth the size of a german shepherd, I have confidence in the capability of the .380 as a SD round. And before any animal lovers get upset with me, you should see what they can do to a chicken when they catch it.

Sheepdog Scout
02-12-2012, 07:43
Good guns, but a little feature light for me.

Does it need to have salt and pepper shakers attached to it?:tongueout:

mickdundie
02-12-2012, 08:37
We should have a GT set up a "POLL"

Ruger LCP vs SW J, LCR or any othe Lightwieght Compact Revolver

I don't know how to set it up...but the GT moderators do.

I know myself I have owned:

1 Ruger LCR 38 Special +P
1 S&W Mod 640 38 Special +P+ (this is the gun I kick myself for trading off)
1 S&W Mod 642 38 Special +P

and

2 Ruger LCP 380 AUTO

So my vote...technically would go for the LCP since I didn't own 2 of any of the other models



Mick:thumbsup:

4 glocks
02-12-2012, 08:49
About 4 years ago at Christmas time Gander Mt. had a "Sale" on the LCP at $299. That was when .380 ammo could not be found. I passed due to the lack off ammo availability. In 30 min. they must have sold 6 LCP's even when you could not find ammo. I bought one 9 months ago when you could get ammo for $289.
It a great little pocket gun. With the LCP about $300 and the J frame about $400 I can see it as a best seller.

NeverMore1701
02-12-2012, 10:57
Does it need to have salt and pepper shakers attached to it?:tongueout:

No, but real (night) sights, and a good trigger don't hurt :tongueout:

ArmedMikeQ
02-12-2012, 12:06
Bought one from Buds. It is the LCP with Lasermax. Best $418.00 I spent.

El_Ron1
02-12-2012, 12:39
Numba 1 selling conceal carry pistol of all time! I would guess that the Colt 1911 earned that title years ago globally. Back before carrying was cool with the more genteel crowd.

Bruce M
02-13-2012, 07:26
Does it need to have salt and pepper shakers attached to it?:tongueout: :rofl::rofl:

.... And before any animal lovers get upset with me, you should see what they can do to a chicken when they catch it.
Any animal lover who loves possums has not spent much time around them...if I had eleven in a year I would be sportin' twin G 20s a right side one and a left side one.

ESI Agent
02-13-2012, 12:25
If we could buy the LCP in Ca, the sales would go up significantly.

KarlThomas
02-13-2012, 13:05
I'm sure that statement is based on sales given a certain time period, not all time sales. Surely it's not even close in all time sales.

Thx-1138
02-13-2012, 13:27
Could be "all time sales for Bud's Gun Shop of what Bud's considers a 'Concealed Carry' pistol (not revolver)". e.g. perhaps they don't consider a full-sized semi-auto a 'concealed carry' firearm.



That said, I don't like the LCP trigger. Not just long, but seems to be so long that my trigger finger is pointing back at me before the gun fires. Awkward.

S&W Bodyguard .380 has a much better trigger.

March817
02-13-2012, 13:45
The J-frame is not technically a pistol.

Zombie Steve
02-13-2012, 13:56
It's fun to shoot a Texas star with an ElsiePea. Usually it's a 50/50 chance that a hit will actually knock the plate off.

:supergrin:

TN.Frank
02-13-2012, 14:04
While I'm sure they sell a ton of them, their claim is a bit hyperbolic. There is no way more LCPs have been sold than j-frames. No way, no how.

Ditto x1000. J-Frame S&W's have sound millions I'd bet.

hsprincipal
02-13-2012, 18:25
I sold mine and got a G27 gen 4.

vafish
02-13-2012, 19:09
The J-frame is not technically a pistol.

Every dictionary I looked in didn't make a distinction between a pistol and a revolver.

noun
1.
a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.


n
1. a short-barrelled handgun


pistol
"small hand-held firearm," c.1570,



You have to go to a gun specific book to get a definition that separates revolvers out from pistols. And since the term Pistol predates revolvers or semi automatics by several hundred years it was usually used to describe both of them when they finally came about.

Even Sam Colt first called his guns "Revolving Breech Pistols".

March817
02-13-2012, 23:46
Every dictionary I looked in didn't make a distinction between a pistol and a revolver.

noun
1.
a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.


n
1. a short-barrelled handgun


pistol
"small hand-held firearm," c.1570,



You have to go to a gun specific book to get a definition that separates revolvers out from pistols. And since the term Pistol predates revolvers or semi automatics by several hundred years it was usually used to describe both of them when they finally came about.

Even Sam Colt first called his guns "Revolving Breech Pistols".

Which is why I used the word "technically", and probably why Bud's didn't use the word "handgun".

fowler
02-14-2012, 08:13
Yes and number 1 substandard unpowered hard to hit with auto. Second rate in a serious defence auto,but if you can,t carry anything bigger its better than nothing,rule n-1 have a gun.

Bob Hafler
02-14-2012, 08:33
About 8 months ago the one LGS I go to told me his biggest selling pocket pistol was the KT P3AT. His thoughts were people having a hard time paying more for the clone then they do for the original, and that cosmetics didn't play a part in it at all for many when it came to pocket pistols. Neither one of them is a joy to shoot IMO. I have a early gen 2 P3at and it has it's place for CC from time to time. It's been very reliable but like I mentioned not much fun to shoot and certainly not my EDC.