Ruger LCP vs P380 P-3AT DB380 TCP P238 Bodyguard 380

If you need confirmation that the Ruger LCP is a good ccw concealed carry pistol you have come to the right spot because it is. However, claiming the LCP is a great concealed carry pocket pistol would require a bit more of a leap.

We compared the Ruger LCP against six of it's .380 ACP pocket pistol competitors. The Ruger LCP scores high in craftsmanship, concealed size, reliability, and price.

The one glaring drawback to the LCP is the trigger! First of all the trigger pull is so creepy that people roll up their windows and lock their doors when he is in the neighborhood. To make matters worse you have a heavy pull throughout the travel of the trigger and since it's close to impossible to find a consistent break point you will never be sure exactly when the trigger guard is going to kick back and hit you right on the end of your pointer/trigger finger. Being fair the issue with the guard kicking the crap out of your finger probably depends somewhat o…

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Taurus TCP vs LCP P380 P-3AT DB380 P238 Bodyguard 380

If you are wondering how the Taurus TCP stacks up in size to some of the other .380 pocket pistols this will help. We compared it to the Ruger LCP, Kahr P380, Kel Tec P-3AT, Diamondback DB380, Sig Sauer P238, and the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380.

The Taurus TCP came out awhile after the LCP and right away had multiple model / material options. For those who were looking to avoid the standard Blued finish Taurus was a good option.

The price is just slightly higher than the Kel Tec P-3AT. It is also slightly larger and heavier, but by very small amounts.

We have noticed that most people are buying these .380 pocket pistols based on brand loyalty and preference. If you are a Taurus fan, then you will not be disappointed. If you want more information on the Taurus TCP, check out their website at taurususa.com

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Sig Sauer P238 vs LCP P380 P-3AT DB380 TCP Bodyguard 380

We have sized up the Sig Sauer P238 for anyone interested in seeing how it compares to the Ruger LCP, Kahr P380, Kel-Tec P-3AT, Diamondback DB380, Taurus TCP, and Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380.

As for size, the Sig Sauer P238 is right there in the mix with the other .380 pocket pistols. The Sig P238 is also available in many, oh so many, different looks.

There are a few things that jump out and make you take notice while comparing the Sig Sauer to other .380 ACP pocket pistols. First of all you will probably take note of the price as it is in the very high end of the models mentioned here. Another thing is that the Sig is a bit heavier than the others.

We believe the weight and price of the P238 will push some Sig fans in the direction of the P290 9mm pistol. For that reason we have included a size comparison of those at: Sig Sauer P238 vs Sig Sauer P290 If you want additional information on Sig Sauer, check out their website at sigsauer.…

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Ruger LCP vs LC9 vs LCR Lightweight Compact Comparison

We received quite a few requests to size up the Ruger LCP, LC9 and LCR. We found it quite interesting putting this size comparison together. The Ruger LCP vs LC9 vs LCR size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and the back and bottom aligned in the other.

Personal opinion: the LCP is an amazing pocket pistol that I carry almost everyday, even though I dislike the trigger, because it can be concealed so easily. It does not require me to wear a holster or dress in a certain attire to conceal it. All I need to do is throw it in my pocket holster and tuck it away in the back pocket. The LCP in a nice pocket holster is about the size of a wallet.

The Ruger LC9 and Ruger LCR are very similar in size, but quite a bit larger than the LCP. For that reason I would choose the LCR because of the .357 option.

You can find more information on Ruger's website: ruger.com

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Kahr PM9 vs Sig Sauer P290 9mm Pistol Comparison

In this second installment of the ccw micro 9 9mm size comparisons we put the Sig Sauer P290 up against the Kahr PM9. One great part of this review is that you are dealing with two guns that are quite similar in size and price. However, Kahr has now released the CM9 which is basically identical to the PM9, but less expensive. You can find additional information on the Kahr PM9/CM9 differences at kahr.com

The Kahr PM9 CM9 vs Sig Sauer P290 micro 9 pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

Hopefully you find our illustration showing the size comparison between the PM9 and P290 beneficial. If you have purchased or used one of these guns please leave a review below and let us know what you do and/or do not like about it. Also, if there are any specific size comparisons you think we should create please use the contact us link to suggest which gun illustrations to make …

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Kimber Solo vs Kahr PM9 Micro 9 Comparison

After all the requests to include the Kahr PM9 in our micro 9 comparisons we set up an all new comparison layout. To avoid the clutter of five guns in one image, we are keeping it to a one on one comparison now with the Kimber Solo.

For this comparison we throw the Kahr PM9, which as the same dimensions as the CM9 up against the Kimber Solo. The Kimber and Kahr are shockingly similar in overall size / dimensions. They also have extremely similar grip angles.

If you haven't read our other Kahr posts, the new Kahr CM9 is basically identical to the PM9, but less expensive. They swapped out some of the expensive components and were able to save you quite a bit. You can find additional information on the Kahr PM9 and the new Kahr CM9 differences at kahr.com

The Kimber Solo vs Kahr PM9 CM9 micro 9 pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

Hopefully you fi…

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Kahr PM9 vs Kel Tec PF9 9mm Pistol Comparison

The Kahr PM9 vs Kel Tec PF9 micro 9 pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis of the grips in the other.

If you are trying to decide between the PM9, CM9 and PF9 this 9mm concealed carry size comparison should help. The Kel Tec PF9 MSRP starts as low as $333.00, while the Kahr PM9 MSRP is $786.00 and the CM9 MSRP is $565.00. Prices published 5-29-11

The CM9 was introduced in 2011 and is really just a cheaper, but still high quality, version of the PM9. You can find additional information on the PM9 and the new CM9 differences at kahr.com and info on the PF9 at keltecweapons.com.

Hopefully you find our illustration showing the size comparison between the Kahr PM9 and the Kel Tec PF9 beneficial. If you have purchased or used one of these guns please leave a review below and let us know what you do and/or do not like about it. Also, if there are any specific size compariso…

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Ruger LC9 vs Kel Tec PF9 9mm Pistol Comparison

The Ruger LC9 vs Kel Tec PF9 9mm pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

If you are trying to decide between the Ruger LC9 and the Kel Tec PF9 this 9mm ccw size comparison might help. These two pistols are very similar in size with the LC9 being just slightly larger.

The specification with the largest discrepancy is the weight. The PF9 weighs only 12.7 ounces, which is 4.4 ounces less than the LC9. To match the LC9's weight the PF9 would have to increase its weight by over one third.

Hopefully you find our illustration showing the size comparison between the Ruger LC9 and Kel Tec PF9 beneficial. If you have purchased or used one of these guns please leave a review below and let us know what you do and/or do not like about it. Also, if there are any specific size comparisons you think we should create please use the contact us link to suggest which gun illustrations t…

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Ruger LC9 vs Kimber Solo 9mm Pistol Comparison

The Ruger LC9 vs Kimber Solo 9mm pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

If you are in the market to buy a 9mm for concealed carry purposes and looking at getting either the Ruger LC9 or Kimber Solo you have probably realized that the Kimber is quite a bit smaller in size, but also quite a bit larger in price!

Surprisingly the smaller size of the Kimber does not correlate into lighter weight as both of these pistols weigh basically the same.

One other thing that is worth paying attention to is that the Ruger has an extra round of capacity over the Kimber.

 SoloLC9caliber9mm9mmcapacity6+17+1length5.5"6"width .9"height 4.5"barrel L2.7"3.12"weight17 oz17.1 oz

Hopefully you find our illustration showing the size comparison between the Ruger LC9 and the Kimber Solo beneficial. If you have purchased or used one of these guns please lea…

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Ruger LC9 vs Sig Sauer P290 Pistol Comparison

The Ruger LC9 vs Sig Sauer P290 9mm pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

Based on the rendered illustrations of these two pistols you will notice a half inch difference in length, with the P290 being the lesser of the two. It is also just over half an inch shorter in height compared to that of the LC9. Ironically like the Sig weighs 3.4 ounces more than the Ruger LC9.

The Sig P290 has a 6+1 capacity which is equal to that of the Kimber Solo, but one less than the Ruger LC9.

 P290LC9caliber9mm9mmcapacity6+17+1length5.5"6"width1.1.9"height3.94.5"barrel L2.93.12"weight20.5 oz17.1 oz

Hopefully you find our illustration showing the size comparison between the Ruger LC9 and the Sig Sauer P290 beneficial. If you have purchased or used one of these guns please leave a review below and let us know what you do and/or do not like about it. Also, if there ar…

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