Rumor Alert: Striker Fired Ruger LCP Coming?

Ruger LCPs striker fired

So, a little bird told me recently that we may see a new striker-fired Ruger LCP in the coming weeks.

Presumably, the company will follow the naming convention it used with the LC9 pistol by adding an “s” at the end of the LCP to indicate the new firing mechanism.

If the rumor is true, and we are going to see a new Ruger LCPs, I wonder if that spells the end of the hammer-fired versions of the tiny handguns.

Since the gun was introduced in 2008, the suggested retail prices on them have dropped from $330 down to a (nearly) unbelievable $259. Is the company clearing out the sales channel to make way for the new guns? I would not be surprised.

When the first LCP pistols began shipping, I was interested, but not overly impressed. The biggest disappointment to me were the nearly unusable sights. They were simply too small. However, a second generation of LCP pistols increase the sight size enough to make them pretty functional for a gun this small.

So, exactly when we will see a LCPs remains a mystery, as is the pricing and fate of the current model. Keep in mind that this is a rumor I have from a single source. It could prove to be inaccurate in part or whole.

I will say that picking up one of the current LCP pistols is not a bad idea if you have the money. The guns are very aggressively priced, and worth every bit of the sub $250 street price. Heck, the Kel-Tec P-3AT, a gun some say was the inspiration for the LCP, has a significantly higher retail of $338.

If anyone has additional information on the LCPs they would like to share, feel free to contact me here.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

2 replies on “Rumor Alert: Striker Fired Ruger LCP Coming?”

A striker fired LC 380 would be good. But, a striker fired LCP may be difficult for such a small gun. I would like to see both guns striker fired.

I thought Ruger said they could not produce a LCS 380 due to problems with consistent ignition so how could they build a LCPS?

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