Ruger has reintroduced the Ruger LC380 to the California firearm market. Called the LC380CA, the pistol was originally introduced nationwide in 2013 as a low-recoiling variant of the Ruger LC9 pistol. In 2014, Ruger made some minor changes to the LC380 production processes that would have required the pistol to meet California's controversial microstamping law. The LC380CA California compliant model reflects the unmodified pistol as originally approved by California in 2013.
The reintroduced pistols will ship for a limited time with a LaserMax CenterFire frame-mounted red laser.
The lightweight and compact LC380CA is designed for personal protection, holding 7+1 rounds of .380 Auto ammunition. The pistol uses the same holsters and accessories as the Ruger LC9 and LC9s. The LC380CA also features a blued, through-hardened, alloy-steel slide; a high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with aggressive texturing; a finger grip extension magazine floorplate to improve handling; and a rapid acquisition, windage adjustable, 3-Dot sight system.
The compact, 17.2 oz. Ruger LC380CA has a 3.1" barrel, an overall length of 6", a height of 4.5" and a slim 0.9" width. The compact frame and short trigger reach are designed to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes. The LC380CA offers modern safety features such as a tactile loaded chamber indicator, magazine disconnect, and a manual external safety. The LC380CA ships with one, 7-round magazine, a soft case and a cable locking device.
Later this year, Ruger plans to expand its offerings of Genuine Ruger Factory Parts & Accessories to include a 9 mm caliber conversion kit for the LC380, allowing owners of a Ruger LC380 or LC380CA to convert their pistols to safely and reliably fire 9 mm Luger ammunition.