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Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry?

This is a discussion on Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? within the General LCP Discussion forums, part of the LCP Pocket category; Originally Posted by ETS I follow Hickock closely and really like him a lot, but have to admit that more than once, I cringed as ...

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  • The LCP II's action can be locked by choice; the gun is safe to carry

    2 11.11%
  • The LCP II's action can be locked by choice; the gun is NOT safe to carry

    0 0%
  • The LCP II's action can NOT be locked by choice; the gun is safe to carry

    8 44.44%
  • The LCP II's action can NOT be locked by choice; the gun is NOT safe to carry

    4 22.22%
  • I haven't made up my mind

    4 22.22%
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  1. #21 Re: Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETS View Post
    I follow Hickock closely and really like him a lot, but have to admit that more than once, I cringed as Gunner wandered among the targets he was shooting at. Absolutely the only thing I ever had to criticize him for. By the way, that man can and does shooting anything with any kind of trigger, so, I can't take his ability to shoot whatever as applicable to me.
    I have to give that one to you. He is a Glock guy. No question about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennsy View Post
    I have to give that one to you. [Hickock] is a Glock guy. No question about it.
    I am too provided I don't have to carry one. ;-) Lordy knows they're fun to shoot. But nothing's more fun to shoot in my estimation that a competition-tuned 1911.
    A man's got to know his gun's limitations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    With all due respect, I could care less what the community thinks. When it comes to my life, my femoral artery, the life of a innocent victim Will I carry a Glock or a Rugaglock? (LCP ll) Not NO, but HELL NO!

    Or is it Glockaru? That said, better your leg than mine,
    How about "Gluger"?


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  5. #24 Re: Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennsy View Post
    I put it in the holster and leave it there. I use a kydex IWB that covers the trigger . Where it gets less safe is when it gets drawn and needs to go back in at the 4 oclock position. That's where I'm really,really careful. I definitely would rather a smooth, long , double action trigger but did not realize this until owning it for awhile. Do you ever notice Hickok says it a lot .He rather have some resistance in his triggers as long as it is smooth and breaks cleanly and consistently. (Yea, I'm a hickok discipal)
    I can see a concern for reholstering the weapon, however the concern I believe to be more of a concern is just the light trigger. A pocket gun is not the easiest gun to grab onto quickly. How easy would it be to put your finger on that trigger at the wrong time. There is not much resistance. Even a Glock 43 is so much bigger. People shoot themselves all the time while just cleaning guns. Sad, that something as stupid as this happens, yet light trigger makes this tragic act even more likely. How about a high tense moment. You have to draw your gun and you have adrenaline running through your entire body and your finger goes on that trigger. This LIGHT trigger?
    There are so many possible mishaps with a light trigger. A target gun is one thing, but for a Pocket gun? Serioulsy, why would any one want a light trigger without a safety on such a gun? Show me the real benifit, other than you can target practice better.

    I remember the day I bought my first LCP, the original with the long hard trigger. I remarked about how long it was to my LGS friend, a retired combat Marine. he said "If the times comes for you to use that gun, that long trigger will not bother you one bit and in the meantime it is there to protect you from hurting yourself". Sounded like good advice then and still does.
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  6. #25 Re: Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    I am too provided I don't have to carry one. ;-) Lordy knows they're fun to shoot. But nothing's more fun to shoot in my estimation that a competition-tuned 1911.
    Someday I would like to try one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkma22 View Post
    How about "Gluger"?


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    I think we have a winner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennsy View Post
    Someday I would like to try one.
    Back in the day I was the treasurer of a Rod and Gun club in the East Bay above San Francisco that operated a gun range. The club members were serious gun enthusiasts. I was able to shoot all kinds of firearms thanks to their generosity. If you can find something like that in your area, it could open up a world of opportunities to you.
    A man's got to know his gun's limitations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    I can see a concern for reholstering the weapon, however the concern I believe to be more of a concern is just the light trigger. A pocket gun is not the easiest gun to grab onto quickly. How easy would it be to put your finger on that trigger at the wrong time. There is not much resistance. Even a Glock 43 is so much bigger. People shoot themselves all the time while just cleaning guns. Sad, that something as stupid as this happens, yet light trigger makes this tragic act even more likely. How about a high tense moment. You have to draw your gun and you have adrenaline running through your entire body and your finger goes on that trigger. This LIGHT trigger?
    There are so many possible mishaps with a light trigger. A target gun is one thing, but for a Pocket gun? Serioulsy, why would any one want a light trigger without a safety on such a gun? Show me the real benifit, other than you can target practice better.

    I remember the day I bought my first LCP, the original with the long hard trigger. I remarked about how long it was to my LGS friend, a retired combat Marine. he said "If the times comes for you to use that gun, that long trigger will not bother you one bit and in the meantime it is there to protect you from hurting yourself". Sounded like good advice then and still does.
    My bad,Dave. I switched topic to the LC9s pro because I have yet to feel the LCP II trigger. By the way, has anyone accidentally let off a double tap? Another product of light triggers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    I remember the day I bought my first LCP, the original with the long hard trigger. I remarked about how long it was to my LGS friend, a retired combat Marine. he said "If the times comes for you to use that gun, that long trigger will not bother you one bit and in the meantime it is there to protect you from hurting yourself". Sounded like good advice then and still does.
    I don't know, Dave. Why do we have to try so hard to convince people that Glock-styled triggers are NOT in their best interest when it seems so obvious to us? Has Glock so brainwashed the shooting community that like the Pied Piper, folks are willing to dance to their tune until they learn a lesson the hard way? I mean the fact that someone actually voted that the LCP II's action can be locked by choice is simply astonishing to me. I put those answers in the poll and kept the poll anonymous to find out how many people would effectively admit that they don't understand how a trigger safety is supposed to work. Looks like I caught my first lemming.
    Last edited by bld522; 03-19-2017 at 12:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    I think we have a winner!
    ROFLMAO!!

    GLUGER!
    Yep, that is a winner and I think it will stick for years to come.
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