When it was originally released in 2008, the Ruger LCP was a major hit. It has since become one of the most popular concealed carry pistols in the United States today, due to its extremely compact size that makes it small enough to fit inside of a pocket.
The LCP is chambered for the .380 ACP round and holds six rounds of ammunition in the magazine. It has a long and heavy double action only trigger pull. Because of its small size, it is snappy and this combined with the heavy trigger means it will take some time getting used to. The LCP has since been developed into a more ergonomic version with a lighter trigger called the LCP II, but the original LCP remains in production too.