Br: And the poor sight problem can be address one of two ways.. 1. Crimson Trace makes an excellent laser for the LCP. ($154.00) 2. Innovative Arms makes has an excellent slide refinish/sight upgrade for the LCP. ($160.00) I have found the Crimson Trace laser to be excellent addition to my LCP, and the barrel and slide are off now to Innovative Arms for their sight upgrade. FWIW I don't think a tiny mousegun carried concealed for "close up and personal" self defense even NEEDS external sights, or a laser.. Such confrontations are generally within "point and shoot" distance, and therefore you would be looking at the target or threat, not any sights anyway. But... IF a confrontation occurs at a distance that will allow you to seek a good sight picture, or place the red laser dot on the center mass of the threat THEN having such options are nice.. But at the same time, IF you have enough time for that it's prudent to retreat rather than confront, so it's up to the person in the situation to decide whether to move away from the threat rather than use potentially deadly force. I'm of the conviction that anytime you shoot someone, NO MATTER how righteous it might be, you will still be in for a long process proving you had no other choice, and even if cleared of any libability, criminally, you are always subject to civil proceedings by some shyster lawyer representing the person you shot.. (Who of course was a choirboy, dedicated to helping the poor and homeless, and you obviously overreacted when you placed a round in his ticker "thinking" you were being threatened..) Just personal opinion, no offense. Best Wishes, jesse P.S. I have two LCP's and my bride has one.. All three have been absolutely reliable and surprisingly accurate right out of the box.