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Customizing LCP?
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So after the "Wish" thread I started really wishing I could bling out my LCP...I was looking online at some gorgeous Stainless/gold/pearl grip Taurus guns and stuff but they are not being manufactured anymore and anyway, I don't really *need* one.

But it would be fun to get my little carry gun fixed up. But its just a standard black with a crimson trace. I can't find any photos online, other than a few repaint jobs, of a custom job like engraving (other than factory) and pretty grips (maybe impossible on the LCP?)....

I guess the easiest way to get a gorgeous girly gun would be to start with something stainless, which I did not do....
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I got a raspberry colored one hoping my wife would like it, but she can't rack the slide.

(My first and only lesson of keeping my nose out of her firearms choices)

Now I carry the raspberry one. LOL.
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MrPeanut;44554 Wrote:I got a raspberry colored one hoping my wife would like it, but she can't rack the slide.

(My first and only lesson of keeping my nose out of her firearms choices)

Now I carry the raspberry one. LOL.

LOL, maybe some duracoat for you??? :-)

I can rack the slide fine, but my crimson trace laser has a small imperfection in the seam that cuts up into the side of my trigger finger nailbed with every recoil....so I have to start taping that up or something. Won't matter if I have to actually USE it in a situation...it just starts hurting after about 6-8 rounds at the range.

I really would LOVE to get one of those antique looking scrollwork stainless steel guns with mother of pearl grips but I don't think I can afford that. haha.
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RugerGirl;44547 Wrote:So after the "Wish" thread I started really wishing I could bling out my LCP...I was looking online at some gorgeous Stainless/gold/pearl grip Taurus guns and stuff but they are not being manufactured anymore and anyway, I don't really *need* one.

But it would be fun to get my little carry gun fixed up. But its just a standard black with a crimson trace. I can't find any photos online, other than a few repaint jobs, of a custom job like engraving (other than factory) and pretty grips (maybe impossible on the LCP?)....

I guess the easiest way to get a gorgeous girly gun would be to start with something stainless, which I did not do....

Have you found the Ruger Pistol Forums yet? It started out as an "Elsie Pea" forum.

Ruger now makes decorative variants, and I believe there was an option for a chromed slide as well. Some folks have Cerakoted the slide. I think the "Coyote" special edition is no more.

Hogue makes brightly colored grips, including pink for the LCP.

As you and I both know, some kind of softer grip is really a help on these snappy little Elsies, so I think hardening up the grip or making it slippery would be the last thing anyone would enjoy.

Internally, many people are experimenting with firmer recoil springs from Wolfe. They reduce recoil, may improve cycling, help to keep you from getting beaned in the forehead with the ejected casings, but can make it tougher to rack the slide. (I actually had a casing fly over my head and deposit itself into the brass bucket three feet behind me last week.)

Quite a few people have enhanced their sights with a bit of bright paint.

Mine came with a a LaserLyte from the prior owner. Much more sleek than the CrimsonTrace, and still usable in daylight outdoors. It's a better looking gun without sprouting a "chin."

If you started with something stainless, you wouldn't have 6+1 rounds of .380 at an all-up weight of 12oz or so.
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gascolator;44560 Wrote:Have you found the Ruger Pistol Forums yet? It started out as an "Elsie Pea" forum.

Ruger now makes decorative variants, and I believe there was an option for a chromed slide as well. Some folks have Cerakoted the slide. I think the "Coyote" special edition is no more.

Hogue makes brightly colored grips, including pink for the LCP.

As you and I both know, some kind of softer grip is really a help on these snappy little Elsies, so I think hardening up the grip or making it slippery would be the last thing anyone would enjoy.

Internally, many people are experimenting with firmer recoil springs from Wolfe. They reduce recoil, may improve cycling, help to keep you from getting beaned in the forehead with the ejected casings, but can make it tougher to rack the slide. (I actually had a casing fly over my head and deposit itself into the brass bucket three feet behind me last week.)

Quite a few people have enhanced their sights with a bit of bright paint.

Mine came with a a LaserLyte from the prior owner. Much more sleek than the CrimsonTrace, and still usable in daylight outdoors. It's a better looking gun without sprouting a "chin."

If you started with something stainless, you wouldn't have 6+1 rounds of .380 at an all-up weight of 12oz or so.

Yeah, I joined Elsie Pea several months ago...don't go there much though, for some reason.

Thanks for the link to the enhanced LCP's....my favorite factory one though is the nickel plated engraved one. I wanted that one from the start but it was $200 more than I wanted to spend!

Good point about the slick grip though. Hm.

I really like how Crimson Trace is grip-activated....hub has a built in laser with his Bodyguard, but I don't like having to turn it on. Is the Laserlyte one grip activated?
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Honestly, I can't see spending money to customize an LCP since it is mainly made as a backup gun. I would sooner fix up my primary carry weapon to make it as accurate and reliable as I could afford too. Your life may depend on it someday.

...just my 2 cents on the subject. Smile YMMV!
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RugerGirl;44565 Wrote:I really like how Crimson Trace is grip-activated....hub has a built in laser with his Bodyguard, but I don't like having to turn it on. Is the Laserlyte one grip activated?

First a picture of a chromed one--- nice trigger, too:

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The Laserlyte is activated by the tip of your trigger finger pushing a little button with the trip of your trigger finger, that's it at the "nose" of the laser unit:

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#8
Love that trigger!
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I ended up sanding the seam on my crimson trace laser inside the trigger guard and it made all the difference in the world while shooting.
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TheWolff;44630 Wrote:I ended up sanding the seam on my crimson trace laser inside the trigger guard and it made all the difference in the world while shooting.

Somebody told me it was too dangerous to do that because the plastic is thin and could easily break....hmm. But yeah, it makes it tough to shoot the way it is now.
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