Would the new model you're talking about be the LC380 by chance? Or are you talking about that fancy LCP with the skeletonized trigger? I have an LCP and my brother has an LC380. They are both fine guns, but I have to say I don't really see the point of the LC380. Significantly larger and still only has the power of a .380 auto, although it is definitely nicer to shoot.There are two styles of LCPs now... primary differences are the newer style has
better sights and better trigger. I have the old style LCP and its fine, it goes with me nearly always as its so small.
I get ya for sure, I bought my LCP for the same reason. Sometimes if I'm going somewhere that I can't or would rather not carry (like in the homes of friends or neighbors who may be offended) I'll keep the .380 in a back pocket and lock it in the glove box when I get where I'm going. Quick and easy. I don't know about the other makes but I'm pretty sure Ruger says no +P loads in the LCP. I know you've probably done your homework already and I don't mean to give unsolicited advice, but have you ever considered something like an SP101? I have an easier time carrying mine IWB than I do my .380.Smoot- id much rather carry something bigger. i used to carry a smith shield in .40 cal. then i moved up the other emp (40 on a 1911 frame). i like carrying it too, but i normally wear shorts and a t-shirt about every day (student problems) and its just hard for me to comfortably conceal it. the 380+p in a good hollow point like critical defense still packs quite a punch. and can carry easily short's pockets, or in an ankle rig and boots.