ive had my kel-tec P-3AT for a few years and i really like it. its light weight, reliable and easy to conceal. now ruger has came out with a clone (IMO) of my good old kel-tec. guns and ammo, handguns mag did reviews of the ruger LCP and both loved it. there was also an article in one of them about the best pocket .380 auto out there. they didnt even have a kel-tec in the evaluation anyhow, 4 gun writers and a woman all loved the ruger, which was no suprise to me, ruger is also my favorite firearms maker, so when i saw this auto, i had to have it. they did forget to mention in any article ive read this past year, that this auto has been recalled. the recall was because if you dropped it with a live round in the chamber, it would sometimes fire(well DUH!!). guess you shouldn't drop a loaded gun. seems that the bobbed hammer was a little too long, would stick out just enough when cocked and loaded to hit the ground and fire, if dropped just right. ruger is fixing this problem for free and it is stated several times in the manual, if you drop a loaded firearm it may fire. i had been waiting to buy my new ruger from the same gunshop that i got the kel-tec, but he hasn't even received the shipping boxes from ruger to fix the recall on the autos he has, so off to gander mtn i go. i paid $249 for the kel-tec 2.5 years ago and i just paid $349 for the ruger. both before taxes. both pistols have polymer frames, break down for cleaning the same, are 6+1 in capacity, weigh about the same, barrels are the same, like i said eariler, they are clones of each other. the ruger does have a slide lock(which is an attractive feature to me), it also recesses its barrel ever so slightly inside the slide, the kel-tec actually extends past the slide(which ive never been a fan of), the extractor on the ruger is beefier than the kel-tecs, both have fixed sights and checkering on the grips. the checkering on the kel-tec is rugged and very easy to hold on to. the ruger checkering on the other hand is small and almost smooth and only goes 1/2 way up the handle, im having a hard time holding this pistol practicing to get it out of my jacket pocket, ive actually dropped it twice(yes, it was unloaded) IMO, the ruger needs the kel-tec grip, because i firmly believe it only going to get harder to hold on to with sweaty hands. i guess i could put some grip tape on it or a rubber grip sleeve. here's a few pictures and off to the range i go. more in a few hours.