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Old August 17, 2019, 10:32 PM   #26
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..picked one up a while back. ..spent a couple extra $ & got it with the two-tone FDE grip frame/light tan Cerakote (Ruger calls it Sage) slide. ..still was only $200 plus free shipping. ..looks nice. ..only had black or ss guns 'til then so wanted to try something different. But I really do like the color combo. ..lots of color/design choices for the LCP. It seems the LCP II comes only in black. ..bought the prior generation (even before the Custom. ..the Custom has the red trigger) as, for me, I prefer the older trigger, thinner design & slicker (less grippy. I like less grippy in a cc piece as it tends to snag clothing a little less). It's for really deep cc. ..haven't carried it though as the S&W M&P Shield 9mm conceals pretty darn well so I've been carrying it. ..only sent maybe 50-75 various rounds downrange with the LCP & the thing jambs dang near once for each magazine & that's after thoroughly cleaning the thing with Gun Scrubber aerosol cleaner 3x in one day prior to its 1st use, oiling it & then cleaning it after each magazine. I do the Gun Scrubber treatment on all triggers on all new guns. ..pretty cheap trigger job. And I field strip, clean & lube all new guns for the 1st hundred rounds or so after each magazine. ..just me. It's a procedure some recommend for rifles to temper the bbl but I go ahead & do the same on my hg as well. ..probably not necessary. ..picked up a couple of spare mags (one allows an additional round) so maybe those'll help. ..plan on getting it out to the range within the next month to try the new mags & MIL-COMM TW25B Grease in a syringe & a synthetic gun oil I picked up. ..try some different ammo as well. ..gotta sing before it'll be promoted to a cc piece. ..got a handmade Mika brand pocket holster. The inventor hand makes them himself customized for each hg. ..pretty nice pocket holster. But I'm kinda prejudiced toward the Clinger brand Kydex holsters so I got one of those too. If I can get the bugs outta this LCP (may have to send it back to Ruger if it won't settle in after a few hundred rounds) I'm not sure which of the two holsters will win out. ..hear a lot of folks say the LCP is not fun to shoot due to its light weight--9 1/2 oz as compared to the Shield @ more like 21 oz--but for me it doesn't jump around anymore than any other hg I shoot. I just lock the heck outta my wrist & that pretty much keeps it under control.
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Old August 17, 2019, 10:35 PM   #27
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Yepper. Should you need it a .380 in the pocket trumps a .45 @ home in the sock drawer any day of the week.
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Old August 18, 2019, 06:53 AM   #28
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only sent maybe 50-75 various rounds downrange with the LCP & the thing jambs dang near once for each magazine
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If I can get the bugs outta this LCP
I'd send it back now. I had a LCP(second gen, NOT LCP2) and it was always VERY reliable..as in, never had any issue in hundreds of rounds of just about anything..cheap Russian to high $ XtremeDefender stuff from Underwood..something is amiss, IMHO.
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Old August 18, 2019, 11:28 AM   #29
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Not sure why you are having problems. Like most every other LCP owner, mine has been 100% reliable from the get go. With any brand, or type of ammo I have put in it. Continues to be 100% reliable today as it was 10 years ago.
I think a call to Ruger is in order.
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Old August 18, 2019, 03:57 PM   #30
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^^^what #19 said re the Hogue grip sleeve!
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Old August 19, 2019, 12:52 AM   #31
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OK. That's 2 members who've suggested I contact Ruger. ..talked me into it. ..will give 'em a call. Thanks.
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Old August 19, 2019, 09:28 PM   #32
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I would call. Mine has never missed feeding or firing.
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Old August 19, 2019, 11:13 PM   #33
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Try this. Take the magazines that load them up to full capacity and let them take a "Set" for 48 hrs. Then when shooting, load up minus one round and let the gun break in.
And of course do not load up to full capacity by putting a round in the chamber and then the loaded mags. Load up the mags, rack the slide and drop the magazine and load another into the mag.
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Old August 19, 2019, 11:19 PM   #34
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Shooting the LCP

The LCP Custom is my favorite mouse gun. I like the red trigger and the fact that it comes with sights. It is reliable. I carry it with a seven round extended magazine and a spare mag. I also added a side mounted laser unit that works well in the dark. I bought it before Laserlyte discontinued these laser units. My LCP looks like the one on this photo.


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Old August 20, 2019, 05:27 AM   #35
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MrBot, was your LCP made in Prescott, AZ or Mayodan, NC?

And your 6-rd mags, made in ITALY or the USA?

I would call Ruger, as others have suggested.
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Old August 20, 2019, 05:42 AM   #36
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Carmady, The li'l bugger isn't currently with me. I'll check it out when this changes within the next few days & respond.
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Old August 20, 2019, 02:43 PM   #37
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The LCP, like other small autos, is subject to limp-wristing.
This could be your problem.
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Old August 21, 2019, 03:31 PM   #38
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I have an LCP II... if I am running or at work, it is on me! It is not fun to shoot at the range, but that's not what its for It fits my needs, to be highly concealable and allow me to protect my loved ones if needed.
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Old August 21, 2019, 03:56 PM   #39
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Just got one of the LCP Customs as shown above with red trigger. Within the first three shots, the front sight went AWOL. The hole it left showed no evidence it had been secured in any fashion. Just looked like it was stuck in there. Ruger is sending a new front sight. I shot it alongside my 9mm Shield and a new 9mm Sig P365. Both of the 9mm's had less recoil than the Ruger .380 .
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Old August 22, 2019, 12:51 AM   #40
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MrBot, was your LCP made in Prescot, AZ or Mayodan, NC?
And your 6-rd mags, made in ITALY or the USA?
Mayodan, NC for the LCP
USA for the mag
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Old August 23, 2019, 05:26 PM   #41
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Great little gun. It's a perfect go anywhere gun and the one I carry most often. Not easy to shoot of course, but it's there when you need it.

Never tried a sleeve on it, but I may have to pick one up.
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