The Ruger LCP is one of the most popular concealed carry pistols in the world. There are a lot of pros and cons about this pistol. I want to start off with the pros. 1) The LCP weighs 9.3 ounces without the loaded magazine. 2) You can drop this pistol in your pocket with an extra magazine and you might forget that a pistol is actually in your pocket or purse. 3) The LCP is very accurate at twenty feet. 4) The LCP is very inexpensive.5) The LCP is very reliable. I have never had a misfire or failure to eject. 6) 380 ammo for a defensive situation is quite good. I carry the LCP 80% of the time when I carry a concealed weapon. The Cons: 1) Most people that shoot for a living are not crazy about the 380 cartridge for self defense. 2) The trigger pull is long, but smooth. 3) Sights are not very good. 4) The slides does not stay open after firing the last round. The pros and cons of the LCP are right on the money, but I shoot two magazines rapid fire per month for practice at twenty feet, and if you hit a target in the kill zone it really doesn’t matter what caliber the cartridge is. My LCP has two extended magazines( 7 rounds instead of 6) and one in the chamber. I will not carry with one in the chamber because the LCP is hammer fired. If you drop a hammer fired weapon without a safety, it could discharge a round. A striker fired pistol is safe with or without a safety. Ruger’s LCP2 is, by all the reviews that I have read, a greatly improved pistol. I posted a target of 14 rounds at twenty feet firing rapid fire and two videos from You Tube. One video is comparing the LCP to the LCP2, and the other is a review on the LCP2.