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I want one! Even though it's virtually identical to the Kel-Tec (inside and out), it's got a certain flare to it that the KT lacks... They're coming this March.

http://www.ruger.com/LCP/


 

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It looks a bit thicker than the keltec, but I would love to see how it performs
 

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Cal: .380
Cap: 6+1
Barrel: 2.75"
Weight: 9.4 oz
L: 5.16"
W: .82"
H: 3.6"
trigger: 8#'s
$330.00
 

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If the ruger is problem free it will walk all over keltec, otherwise it will not make many waves.
 

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My my, those Kel-Tec puritans are pissed... 396 and counting... :lol:
Funny thing is many of them are saying they will buy the Ruger immediately. I have never had 1 single problem with any of my Kel-Tecs, but the Ruger is sexier and I like the slide catch.
 

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PW said:
Ruger Collector said:
My my, those Kel-Tec puritans are pissed... 396 and counting... :lol:
Funny thing is many of them are saying they will buy the Ruger immediately. I have never had 1 single problem with any of my Kel-Tecs, but the Ruger is sexier and I like the slide catch.
That is a big improvement. I'd like to see it in action. Rugers always work so flawlessly...does anyone have a price on it yet?
 

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I don't own a Kel-Tec but I certainly recall many KT reliability issues discussed on various forums where a standard response was that a "fluff and buff" was needed to assure some degree of reliability. I think this perception, to some extent, of less than stellar out-of-the-box reliability has attached itself to the company, whether truely justified or not. Ruger, on the other hand, has a reputation, whether justified or not, of producing overbuilt, reliable firearms. Ruger has the advantage of riding this perception with its new offering whereas Kel-Tec must overcome its image to compete in this head-to-head competition. I think, with this advantage, Ruger may well prevail in this new (for them) marketing area.

To be fair, Bill Ruger alienated a fairly large segment of firearms owners with his support of limits on magazine capacity and the company policy of not offering large-capacity magazines (to the public) for the Mini-14 and Mini-30. This new pistol, of course, will have no appeal to this group.

If this venture is successful and Ruger gains significant market-share in this area, I believe we will see further development in other calibers and, possibly, a challenge to NAA in the mini-revolver market.
 

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I am sure it'll be dead reliable and dang sturdy, since that is the ruger way. Ruger semi-auto triggers tend to be a little 'squishy' if you know what I mean. It's not like a sudden 'break' like most guns. It's "squish, squish, squiiiiiiiiBOOM!"

Is that clear as mud.

And 8 lbs...blech. I might have a good gunsmith loosen that up a bit.
 

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I have a KT P-32 and while I enjoy it, it doesn't look very good, it looks cheap. This Ruger looks very nice and .380 is an OK caliber. I would buy one and I plan to.

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Jeff Johnson said:
I wonder how the quality will compare with the KelTec.
I've got the P-3AT. They are known for needing service more than normal.
Slide lock vs none, better extractor design and stronger springs evidenced by the 8lb vs 5lb trigger pull.

What service issues have you had with your KT? I haven't had any real problems with my PF-9, which is a similar design, though I did purchase the PF-9 after the feed ramp issues had been resolved. The steel of the PF-9 barrel does seem to be a little more prone to corrosion, so it needs more attention to cleaning and oiling when perspisation exposure is an issue.

 

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I've never even considered a 380 but this might just change my mind. I love trigger descriptions, adding "squishy" to my vocabulary.LOL

Win
 
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