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7.62gunner
07-11-2008, 9:14 AM
I don't live in California and was just wondering if you can buy the new Ruger LCP in CA.

Sig226
07-11-2008, 9:18 AM
Only if it is converted to single shot first...Or PPT'd from a LEO.

it is not on the "safe" list...

dfletcher
07-11-2008, 9:47 AM
Only if it is converted to single shot first...Or PPT'd from a LEO.
it is not on the "safe" list...

Meaning PPT'd from an LE on its initial trip into the state via a CA FFL, correct? Once it's here it can be PPTd by anyone.

7.62gunner
07-11-2008, 9:52 AM
Thanks for the info guys.

slowfire
07-11-2008, 8:45 PM
For a little plastic .380 that pistol packs a kick!!! :eek: You only have a two finger grip on it so grip it like your life depended on it.:D

Sig226
07-12-2008, 3:54 PM
Meaning PPT'd from an LE on its initial trip into the state via a CA FFL, correct? Once it's here it can be PPTd by anyone.


Yep. LEO must buy the pistol first, then he has to decide to sell it. ;)

7.62gunner
07-12-2008, 4:04 PM
What's the point?

Mac Attack
07-12-2008, 10:03 PM
IMO Ruger ripped off the design for the LCP from Keltec. Other than the manual slide lock there looks to be essentially no difference between a Ruger LCP and the Keltec P3AT. I have not handled one yet but from all the pictures I have seen of it they are the same.

I used to own a P3AT and although I like the idea of a .380 ACP I did not like how it shot. The recoil wasn't untamible as some would lead you to believe, but it was pretty snappy. It was a handgun which I carried often but hardly shot.... 50 times a month at the most. I ended up selling it and went with a Keltec P32 which is just as compact but is easier to shoot. Nothing conceals better in the pocket and is easier to carry than a P32/P3AT.