The .380 ACP: History & Performance
Despite disagreements surrounding the .380 ACP cartridge's performance, its history shows it to be a popular, effective round, because people have always enjoyed small, easy-to-carry pistols that can be quickly deployed.
Review: Ruger LCP MAX
Although Sturm, Ruger & Co. was one of the last major manufacturers to “super-size” the capacity of its compact 9 mm Luger offering, it is one of the first to apply the popular staggered-stack magazine technology to a pistol chambered in .380 ACP.
Micro Nines: The New World Champ Or Another Contender?
Right now, the hot topic of conversation in the self defense community is the sub-compact class of carry pistols dubbed the 'Micro Nines,’ which are becoming ever more prevalent in the current market.
At The Range: Ruger LCP MAX
American Rifleman staff take to the range the latest update in Ruger’s concealed carry lineup, a semi-automatic that offers lightweight, pocket-size security with increased capacity and improved functionality of original LCP designs.
Review: Ruger LCP II Lite Rack
The popularity of small-caliber pocket pistols chambered in .25 ACP and .32 ACP has waned considerably in recent years due to an ever-growing selection of sub-compact models chambered for larger cartridges, including 9 mm Luger and .380 ACP—a transition that occurred, in part, due to the 2008 release of Ruger’s Lightweight Compact Pistol (LCP).
New for 2021: Ruger LCP MAX
Ruger upgraded its compact pistol lineup with the all-new LCP MAX, which stuffs 11 rounds into a firearm footprint the size of the company's popular LCP II.
Ruger LCP: A Budget-Friendly and Reliable Subcompact .380 ACP Handgun
Ruger's LCP is a great option for concealed carry use that is also budget friendly, and is still widely popular for a 16-year-old .380 ACP handgun design.
Editor's Choice: Ruger LCP II Lite Rack
RUGER’s LCP II (Light Carry Pistol) chambered in .380 ACP took the pocket pistol market by storm just a few years ago. For 2020, the company has launched the Lite Rack version of this little semi-automatic chambered in .22 Long Rifle.
Tested: Ruger LCP II .22 LR Pistol
This new rimfire version of the popular .380 ACP pocket pistol is an ideal understudy for affordable practice at the range and casual plinking.
Ruger Introduces Lite Rack LCP II Chambered in .22 LR
The new low-recoiling Lite Rack pistol features an easy-to-manipulate slide designed to fire comfortably regardless of the hand size or strength of the user.