I'm a scrawny olde pharte. Very early in my carry experience, it became obvious that a he man gun could NOT hide out anywhere on me without being either in the way or printing, no matter what I wear other than in the dead of winter. So, the search was on for something that might solve the problem. First things first, what caliber? Just because I have something that will take 38 specials (and can't hide it), a diligent hunt for a smaller gun turned up nothing that filled the bill in 38 spl. Nothing smaller than a 38 sized frame would do for sure and adequate stopping power, that ruled out 22, 25 and 32, leaving the marginal 380ACP to consider. I found reviews on Bersa, Sig, Keltec and others, but was not entranced with the size and weight (or price, for that matter) on any of them. So up jumps Ruger with the LCP. Small (really small) light weight (really light) and in the minimum caliber, even if marginal. So one resides on my hip as this is pecked out. So far, I've managed only 10 rounds for testing. (One FTE, 3rd round, likely limp wristing.) It hits on plates at 30 feet, that's all I can say about the accuracy at this point. What I can say is that it carries very well, and presents quickly from a Fobus paddle, strong or weak side. Sitting, walking, driving (car or tractor) no problems with rib digs as you get from a 1911 or similar he man guns. The good: -Light -Small (!) -Six +1 -No safety to remember or train for -No snag, it's all rounded Downsides: -No hold open on last shot -Very LONG trigger pull, some stacking (two stage.) (I have scrawny paws, but they are medium length. I have to use the pad on my trigger finger or the end will be pinched between the trigger and frame. Worse, with the pad in the way, stroking to discharge won't happen.) This long pull serves as a safety of sorts. A very deliberate pull is needed. -Small has a downside, you can't get a full grip on it with the barrel lined up on the wrist bones, it takes an off center grip. -Sights? Right, they are there, but of debatable utility. I have a sneaking suspicion that "instinctive" or "point" shooting is going to be needed, even if I put some white out or fingernail polish on the blade and notch. As small and light as it is, control could become an issue. This piece is surprisingly not overly comfy to shoot. Whether that is a downer or not is moot since it's intended to carry a lot and shoot a little. Practice is the answer and there is quite a bit of it I have yet to do as well as figure out the basic accuracy. (And to get more breakin done.) More when that happens.