It was several months ago I got the rose gold Ruger LCP II by TALO in and over that time we have ran the gun pretty hard and were able to get some solid ideas on where this pistol is at.

First Impressions 

While you get what you get with the grip area it does have texturing where it counts and more of a beavertail that you would expect.

The sights are minimalistic but are functional, and serrated to combat glare.

The six round magazine has a small extension to aid in getting your pinky into the fight. While not the most comfortable pistol in the world to shoot it is not bad at all for the “mouse guns”.

Range Time 


All handguns are a compromise, large handguns offer capacity and comfort while smaller handguns lack a bit in those areas but make up for it in concealability. The LCP II is a fine pistol that is certainly concealable but not being so bad to shoot, which is quite important. Being proficient in your carry gun is of up most priority so buying the ultra concealable pistol that is tough to shoot gives you an excuse not to train. The LCP II is quite shootable and not bad to train with and that coupled with reliability and acceptable accuracy makes it an attractive option as far as handguns go. The .380 Auto can be a viable defensive round, as shown by my ballistic test you can read by following this link.   If you are in the market for a new concealed carry handgun the LCP II is worth looking at and with TALO doing one in rose gold that can appeal to those looking to make a fashion statement with their carry gun. If you don’t care for the color Ruger offers it in black but maybe go against the grain, is rose gold the new black? After about 300 rounds downrange with several shooters and zero issues, I am satisfied with the platform, the color is still up for debate.


Barrel length: 2.75″
Overall length: 5.16″
Width: .82″
Height: 3.6″
Sights: fixed
Caliber: .380 Automatic
Capacity: 6+1
Weight: 10.6 ounces
MSRP: $399



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By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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