I love that until last month, the title of this web site said Elsie Pea.What is an Elsie?
Either the the Hogue or Pachmayr grips are nice. The Hogue's purple is different but not clashing. Also, a sleeve alone is not going to tame the recoil as much as you might hope. My recommendation is a stronger recoil spring (the stronger recoil springs add proportionally more effort to racking the slide) to reduce perceived recoil (I find the 13lb is still reasonable). I might also consider a stainless steel guide rod (if you are going with a stronger spring), and 1" garrison grip extensions (the 1.25 is at a weird angle) to get a more secure grip. All my above suggestions apply to either the LCP or the LCPII btw.Was expecting recoil got more than expected. I am thinking of adding a Hough sleeve. Will this help any on the recoil. My little Elsie is purple. Is the color of the hough purple sleeve close in color.
Thanks not sure of the load as it was all that was in shock where I made the purchase. Like I said expected recoil as this is a downsize from my usual larger 9mm. Never used a sleeve before and wondered if it would help at all.Elsie Pea - LCP. Elsie Pea Too - LCPII. I have an LCPII and have a Hogue Handall grip on it. I can't say that it mitigates recoil much but it does give a better purchase on the weapon. Its a small gun and it going to be snappy. If a lighter load (as rmichael suggests) doesn't make it a bit more easily handled then you might be looking at a getting different weapon. They are many larger 380's out there that might be what you'd like. Or got to a larger weapon altogether. I summer carry my LCPII and winter carry my EC9s not because of recoil reasons but because summer here in Texas requires light clothing and the LCPII is easily concealable under shorts and a T-shirt..
Was expecting recoil got more than expected. I am thinking of adding a Hough sleeve. Will this help any on the recoil. My little Elsie is purple. Is the color of the hough purple sleeve close in color.
Hello Granny, I'm almost as old as the hills and have had my LCP for a while. Here are the things I have don/do to manage recoil. First, I put a Hogue grip on mine. It provides a little bit of cushion as well as a very slightly larger area of impact on the palm. When I shoot, I make sure I have good firm pressure on the handle/grip with the middle and ring fingers squeezing Elsie back in to my palm and making my wrist firm. This ensures the recoil energy passes on through to my arm and shoulder and doesn't bruise my palm or twist my wrist. The final thing I did is buy some 50gr ammo - Liberty Civil Defense and. I tried it, very light recoil and no feed problems, but it's costly and 95gr ammo works for me just fine.
Would love to go to the range and practice. All I need is ammo. None availabe in my area.I am getting older and found the LCP in .380 a bit snappy as well. One thing that really worked was the Hogue grip. Once you get the grip take some time practice your grip, get to the range and practice as much as possible. With some effort you can get a reliable and trusting feel for the LCP.
*I ended up just keeping my EC9s and LC9s in rotation and retired the LCP in .380 for personal reasons. I have the LCPII22LR and love it.
*I guess what I am saying is keep working at what is best for you and find what you are comfortable with.
*Always ask for assistance and get to know the firearm you are working on.
Have fun, be safe and have a great day. WELCOME TO THE FORUM TOO!