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Old 06-24-2018, 02:58 PM
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My old AMT Backup .380 has always gone bang when the 14# trigger was pulled. That is until it has shot between 75 to 100 rounds after which it starts to malfunction.
It has been replaced several times over the years but I still carry it when I need a tiny concealable backup.

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I have carried the J-Frame, mostly a light weight, for self-defense now for almost fifty years. I had a short period where I carried the Kahr Psomethingerother, but I came back to the J.

My latest love is the Ruger LCR, I have one, my wife has one and I have a second one, a three inch with the adjustable sights I take with me when going off for more than a few days (carries as well as a two inch under my T-shirt).

But my right hand is getting wimpy. It hurts like the devil after shooting (hurts pretty much after anything or nothing at all).

My VA Ortho guy says it's arthritis and a bad tendon. He is gonna re-route the tendon thru my thumb and clean out the arthritis. Will be in a cast 6 weeks and he's gonna do it in the early fall (if I don't chicken out).

So it really hurts to shoot my J-Frames. It hurts less to shoot my Glock 43, but it still smarts.

My buddy had a near new Glock 42 with the Trijicon HD sites (I put them on all my autos) and sold it to me with three mags for $400.

I admit to being skeptical of the accuracy and power. I bought a LOT of Hornady Critical Defense and started going to the range.

Accuracy was great, especially shooting fast (for an old guy) at relatively short distances. Gun fit my hand well and it was really easy to keep it on target. It always went "Bang!" and never failed to function like it should.

But the best thing, for me at least, was the real absence of felt recoil. It felt like I was shooting a .22 or close to it. No pain at all, even when shooting a couple hundred rounds (which I could no longer even think of doing with the J-Frames).

I bought a Clip-Draw for it and carefully insert it onto my jeans/shorts waist band just right of my belly button, let the T-shirt fall and it simply disappears.

I have read of a number of guys who use the trigger guard holsters (Mic-style) AND the Clip Draw, but I just can't figure a way to do that and get the gun out and ready to use in a reasonable time though I have tried several times to make the two work together.

Anyway, the Glock 42 is a hand saver (maybe better described as a pain saver) for me.

Bob
My wife has a glock 42, and I agree that it's the lowest felt recoil of any .380 I have shot, especially when loaded with Federal HST Micro or Hornady Critical Defense. My .380 is a S&W Bodyguard w/Crimson Trace Laser.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:11 PM
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T-shirt).

I have read of a number of guys who use the trigger guard holsters (Mic-style) AND the Clip Draw, but I just can't figure a way to do that and get the gun out and ready to use in a reasonable time though I have tried several times to make the two work together.

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Bob,

Those trigger guard holsters are intended to be used "passively" by that that they mean you anchor the lanyard to your belt or belt loop, tuck your pistol where you carry it, and just yank that pistol out - the lanyard "unholsters" it for you.
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LCP 2nd version of the original and the mag has popped a few times over the years.
S&Walther PPKs ..... tack driver with almost any ammo.... my favorite.
Primary Tropical carry.
XTP/JRN @ 115gr bullets or Penn 100gr .355” leads.

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LCP 2nd version of the original and the mag has popped a few times over the years.
S&Walther PPKs ..... tack driver with almost any ammo.... my favorite.
Primary Tropical carry.
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My LCP is the same model and has the same mag problem. Iím wondering if the LCP2 solved this issue.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:03 PM
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I went to the range today to get more time behind my J frames. I threw the LCP in my bag to burn up the remainder of my .380 ammo and it ran perfectly, as usual. It would be the perfect deep carry IF the mag would stay put in my pocket.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:17 PM
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I went to the range today to get more time behind my J frames. I threw the LCP in my bag to burn up the remainder of my .380 ammo and it ran perfectly, as usual. It would be the perfect deep carry IF the mag would stay put in my pocket.
I might have missed it earlier. Which pocket holster? Maybe a different holster would protect the release button better.
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I might have missed it earlier. Which pocket holster? Maybe a different holster would protect the release button better.
In answer to your Q Iíve tried many different holsters to no avail. Some cover the mag button and some donít. When this happened I was using the Ruger pocket holster that came in the box w/the gun.
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:38 AM
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In answer to your Q I’ve tried many different holsters to no avail. Some cover the mag button and some don’t. When this happened I was using the Ruger pocket holster that came in the box w/the gun.
Two thoughts (but only if you otherwise like the lcp).

First would be to call Ruger and see what they say. I’ve always gotten excelent support from them. It could just be the mag release or the release spring needs to be replaced.

Second thought would be I’ve seen a couple kydex pocket holsters for lcp’s that cover the mag release. That should protect it from being pressed.
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Thanks Ziggy2525, I sent Ruger an email. As to the Kydex holster I have a Talon stiff leather holster that’s pretty much the same (covers the button) and the problem persists.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:49 AM
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I have my LCP II in a galco pocket holster and have never had a problem. I also have the houge slip on grips that makes the magazine release not protrude as much.
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I carry an LCP .380 a lot and have never had a problem with it. Not so my LC9 9mm. I had an incident (2) of the mag dropping out. Ruger repaired it quickly and politely. No problem since.
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I sent Ruger an email. They sent me a customer number w/instructions to call them, which I did. The gun is now on its way back to the company so we’ll see what happens. Sad b/c I really like this gun. It’s accurate, has been reliable w/everything I put down range (300+ rounds) and carries like a dream.
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I sent Ruger an email. They sent me a customer number w/instructions to call them, which I did. The gun is now on its way back to the company so weíll see what happens. Sad b/c I really like this gun. Itís accurate, has been reliable w/everything I put down range (300+ rounds) and carries like a dream.
I think you'll be satisfied. Hope so.
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I bought a KelTec P32 years ago for deep cover. It was pretty accurate for a teenie-tiny gun and remarkably reliable. I was very happy with it...until I shot it over my Chrony.

My lieutenant wanted it, so I agreed to a straight trade for a revolver he had. He wasnít a revolver guy, so I got a nickeled S&W Model 37 for a P32. Hey! We were both happy!

Turned out I couldnít see the teeny shiny sights on the Model 37, so I swapped it away after I bought this, which has become a constant companion.


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I bought my wife one of these, laser and all. Even had a trigger job done on it because of her arthritis. She still can hardly pull the trigger. No way she can rack the slide on an auto. So that's that. It's a nice revolver, though, even with the hole.
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Ideal Conceal has a .380 iPhone Gun...not sure it’s enough to change your mind about 380’s...

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