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Ruger LCP .380 ACP 3701
Ruger LCP Blued .380 (3701)

Ruger LCP Blued .380 (3701)
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Sturm, Ruger and Company was founded in 1949 by business partners Alexander ("Alex") McCormick Sturm and William ("Bill") Batterman Ruger. Prior to the partnership, Bill Ruger had previously designed machine guns for the U.S. military during World War II and afterwards, successfully duplicated two Japanese Baby Nambu pistols in his garage based on samples acquired from a Marine.

It would serve as the basis for launching the company when Ruger ingeniously combined the looks of a German 9mm Luger with rimfire engineering from the Colt Woodsman and the operating mechanism of the Nambu. Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm rented a small machine shop in Southport, Connecticut and immediately introduced the world to the greatest rimfire pistol in history-- the legendary MK-I, which still continues to this day in its third generation.

Alex Sturm was married to the granddaughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, was a Yale graduate, a talented artist and business entrepreneur that supplied the capital investment to start the fledgling company. In addition, he personally designed the famous Germanic heraldic red eagle that still serves as Ruger's company logo.

Bill Ruger supplied the business acumen plus technical-know-how as a skilled gunsmith and celebrated inventor. Tragically in 1951, Alex Sturm fell seriously ill and died at the age of 28 just as the company was beginning to gain traction.

After Sturm's passing, Bill Ruger mourned the loss of his old friend and business partner by permanently changing the company's distinctive red eagle logo to solid black (or white, shrouded in black), where it remains to this day in remembrance. Bill Ruger would go on to lead the company to world prominence, becoming the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.

A pioneering legend in American industry until his death in 2002, Ruger had a hand in the design and styling of every single gun the company produced while under his direction. To date, Sturm Ruger has manufactured more than 30-million firearms, while also becoming a leading supplier of precision investment castings in diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive and even golf clubs.

The Ruger LCP, which stands for "Lightweight Compact Pistol", is a pocket gun aimed squarely at the concealed carry market. Chambered for the .380ACP cartridge, it has a durable but lightweight glass-filled nylon frame.

Weighing in at just 9.4 ounces, the pistol has a 6+1 capacity. While the slide on the LCP does not automatically lock back on the last shot, it does have a manual hold open latch for inspection and cleaning.

The trigger is a smooth 5-1/2 pound double action only pull. For a pocket gun, it has understandably tiny sights and exhibits solid accuracy. In any realistic self-defense situation in which the Ruger LCP is likely to be deployed, it has all the accuracy anyone would require to effectively get the job done.

Easy to reach by thumb, the magazine release is activated effortlessly-- but not to where it will unintentionally pop out when riding in your pocket or purse. The Ruger LCP operates on a locked breach system similar to larger pistols rather than the blowback principle commonly seen on compact handguns. The result is a gun that is lighter in weight and does not have an excessively heavy recoil spring.

It uses a dual-spring system on a steel guide rod. Takedown for cleaning and lubrication is painlessly accomplished by dropping the magazine, ensuring the chamber is empty and then sliding out the disassembly pin.

For maximum concealment, the factory magazine has a flush fit, flat removable floorplate. For something more substantial to hang onto when fast handling is paramount, it can be replaced with a finger groove extension that is included with the package. All sharp edges have been eliminated and the trigger does not tend to pinch your index finger as is common on micro compact pistols.

The hammer is recessed into the slide to prevent snagging as you draw from a holster or pocket. A hardened steel alloy blued finish slide houses the 2.75" barrel. Reliability is excellent with the little Ruger LCP pistol, where recoil is manageable even with high velocity self-defense rounds.

While Ruger does not provide a written warranty, the company has always promptly, professionally and courteously repaired the extremely limited number of malfunctioning firearms we've sent them. In our humble opinion, they have a better warranty and service track record than many manufacturer's offering a so-called "limited lifetime" policy (which by the way, is not your lifetime, but what a particular manufacturer perceives to be the life of the gun).

Overall, the Ruger LCP is a highly portable, ultra-compact and well designed concealed carry pistol capable of discreetly going anywhere and easily slipping into any pocket.
Compact- the LCP is designed to fit in a variety of holsters and concealed carry options
Rugged Construction- hardened steel slide with black matte finish and a high performance glass filled nylon frame
Fixed Front & Rear Sights- are integral to the slide
Checkered Grip Frame- provides a secure and comfortable hold
Recessed Hammer- snag free design completely contained within the slide
Finger Grip Extension Plate- can be added to the magazine floorplate for comfort and a better grip
Soft Case
Caliber: .380 Auto
Magazine Capacity: (1) 6- Round
Finish: Black Matte
Barrel Length: 2.75"
Double Action Only (Hammer Fired)
Sights: fixed notch type
Weight: 9.4 ozs.
Grips: High Performance glass- filled polymer frame
Warranty: "The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be designated as "limited" or as "full" and sets minimum standards for a full warranty. Sturm,Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to provide any written warranty, either "limited" or "full, rather than to attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson - Moss Act and the regulation issued thereunder. There are certain implied warranties under state law with respect to sales of comsumer goods.As the extent and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger and Company wishes to assure its customers of it's continued interest in providing service to owners of Ruger firearms."

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