The Lightweight Compact Pistol (LCP) by Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., introduced at the 2008 SHOT Show, quickly became one of the most successful concealed-carry pistols on the market. After more than 1.5 million units of sales of the original, Ruger released the LCP II in 2016. Very much a utilitarian, no-frills gun like the original LCP, the latest iteration is more than just a line extension—it’s basically a new pistol. At the heart of the LCP II is a completely new trigger system with a single-action pull that breaks at around 6 lbs. Additionally, Ruger included better sights and the redesigned frame with enhanced gripping surfaces. An automatic slide hold-open lever was also added. To learn more about the LCP II, check out this week's NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe. For more on the LCPII, check out ruger.com.
Model: LCP II
Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Chambering: .380 ACP
Action Type: recoil-operated, center-fire semi-automatic pistol
Frame: glass-filled nylon
Slide: alloy steel, blued finish
Magazine: six-round, detachable box
Sights: integral; blade front, notch rear
Trigger: single-action; 6-lb. pull
Weight: 10.6 ozs.
Tested: Ruger LCP II Handgun