Ruger LCP .380
Did we save the best for last? Loads of concealed carry enthusiasts think so…
Since its introduction in 2008, the LCP has become and instant classic.
The lightweight polymer frame, compact size, and Ruger reliability have helped launch this 5.16″ pistol into the sub-compact hall of fame.
Designed for the concealed carry market, it’s a bit larger than we’d prefer for a shirt pocket pistol, but it’s extremely lightweight and durable design more than compensate. It’s a double action only pistol with a long trigger pull and no safety.
This was made even more famous when Texas Governor Rick Perry used one to shoot a coyote that was reportedly attacking his daughter’s dog while on a jogging trail. Perry was wearing running shorts, yet he somehow found room for his LCP, which speaks volumes about this gun’s ease of carry.