I've had my P3AT for a while now and I pretty much carry it every day as a backup to my 1911 or PPS. Went to the range today and put a couple of magazines through it. It's been a few months since I fired it. Worked great as usual, no functional problems. As I was getting ready to leave I bumped into someone who had just bought an LCP with an CT laser and he was sighting it in. I asked him if I could try it if I used my own ammo. (.380 can be hard to find around here. ) My initial impression is that the recoil is pretty much the same as the P3AT. The grip feels the same. The only difference that I can see is that the P3AT tends to cause tiny abrasions/cuts on the top/nail side of my trigger finger after each shot and the LCP doesn't. The key difference seems to be the larger space in the trigger guard on the LCP. For practice I always put a small band-aid on my finger and accept that in a SD situation I'll probably be ok with the P3AT. I didn't have that problem with the LCP. Now I am considering switching over to the LCP. Haven't decided what action I will take yet. Anyways, just wanted to share my experience.