I had trouble hitting what I was aiming at with it, then again I was fresh out of the Army at the time and was adept with a rifle, but had limited experience with pistols aside from a hand-me-down .357 revolver and the obligatory 20 or so rounds (maybe more, I can't remember) annual M9 Beretta qualification. My big gorilla mitts didn't do me any favors either. At this point, seven years later, I'm probably nastier with a pistol than I've ever been with a rifle due to tons of range time and some professional pistol training courses that were hands down better than any military training I've had. That being said, my rifle handling skills haven't faltered, just haven't advanced to the level my pistol skills have.My LCP is not easy for me to shoot, either. The trigger breaks very late in the pull. My son in law tried shooting it, and he also had to squeeze the trigger beyond what usually will make other guns fire.
Do you have the first gen LCP or the LCP II?
Very true. The "wave your realistic looking BB gun at them, they won't know the difference" tactic is highly inadvisable. Not only is it punishable by law the same as if you brandished a real firearm, but it may escalate a conflict further and you'll have hot lead coming your way from a real actual gun and no way to return effective fire.Walking around with air gun is one of the worst ideas I’ve heard of in a long time. Massad Ayoob explains why in his book “In the gravest extreme”.
I don't know a good option for our brothers in non-gun-friendly countries. Perhaps a baseball or cricket bat for home defense and a folding pocket knife for daily carry? Every man should carry a pocket knife anyway for utility purposes primarily, and defense as a last resort. You'll still lose a gun fight 99 times out of 100, but at least they're effective as weapons. They'd still be legally effed, too, if they had to deploy them as weapons. I guess use your Schengen visa to move to Czechia or something if you live in the EU? You can own guns and concealed carry there.