Whether you prefer to maintain the element of surprise or you just need something more discrete to keep on your person, a subcompact pistol can be a valuable asset as you go about your business. Unlike a larger-framed gun, these subcompacts can be easily concealed on your person. Carrying concealed keeps you under the radar and also allows you to carry in places you might otherwise not have the ability to do so. Of course, the handgun you choose to carry can be an extremely important decision.
Among the various gun manufacturers today, few companies have a reputation for concealed carry that compares to Ruger. Over the years, they have released a variety of options that have appealed to today’s shooters. Among those options, you may want to pick up a Ruger LC380 as your new carry weapon of choice. Featuring an ergonomic design, small frame, and a caliber that just about anyone can reliably shoot, you’ll be able to take care of anything that might come your way.
Selecting the Ruger LC380
Realizing that some shooters found the LCP to be just too small of a platform, the LC380 starts out by introducing a slightly larger and longer frame design without sacrificing the subcompact size you need to conceal it. Its rugged construction relies on a blued, hardened alloy steel slide and a one-piece, glass-filled nylon frame. The grip is ergonomically designed and features a checkered configuration to ensure that you keep a solid hold on the weapon while in the field. Each gun comes with a finger extension for the magazine, which is great for those who have a large hand.
In addition to the excellent design features, it is topped off with dovetailed 3-dot sights. These high visibility sights were designed with a windage adjustable rear and a fixed front. Like the slide, the barrel is also blued to resist the elements and features a precision design that helps keep you on target. For safety, it includes an internal lock, manual safety, magazine disconnect, and a loaded chambered indicator, which can also come in handy when under pressure.
Ruger LC380 Specifications
Chambered in the easy-to-fire .380 ACP, the LC380 was built to appeal to as many shooters as possible. The base model features a 3.12” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:16 right hand twist. Overall, the gun measures 6” long, 4.5” tall, and 0.9” wide, making it exceptionally well-suited for concealed carry use. Since it weighs in at 17.2 ounces, you will likely not even notice it as you go about your daily routine. In addition to the base model, you can also purchase one with an included Crimson Trace Lasergrip, bringing the total weight up to 17.8 ounces. Alternatively, California residents will also find a model built compliant for their home state.
LC380 Cerakote Options
While the gun might be great by itself, one of the ways shooters are making their weapon more unique is by getting a custom finish on it to match their personality. This can also be a great way to get female shooters more interested, as popular colors like Tiffany Blue and Pink provide them with a gun they are more willing to carry. At Omaha Outdoors, we apply this finish using a cerakote. This ceramic substance is applied by one of our certified technicians and ensures a long life, and offering a durable way to make it more unique. Popular colors include: Tiffany Blue, FDE (Flat Dark Earth), OD Green, Burnt Bronze, Patriot Brown, and Pink, but you are not limited by this.
Whether you are looking for a basic LC380 to add to your collection or want a special cerakoted model, Omaha Outdoors is here to help. Just pick up the phone and give us a call and we’ll make sure you get exactly what you need.