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Old October 29, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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any problems with ruger lcp reliablity?

how many rounds have you shot and how many malfunctions?

the best sd round i found on youtube is critical defense with gold dot in second place:

does it come with 2 mags?

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Old October 29, 2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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I haven't shot my lcp too much. About 500 Rounds. I have had under 5 malfunctions with mine. The only time I had problems with it was when I took it to the range after a few months of not shooting it. I found that my problems were resolved with a little bit of oil on the slide.

My self-defense load is the critical defense round. I have only shot about 50 rounds of it but had no problems with any of them. The only other load I have shot through it has been Winchester White Box.
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Old October 29, 2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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Couple hundred rounds. All good.
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Old October 29, 2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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Nearly 2000 rounds, @ 6 malfs, mostly early on. Comes with one mag.

I find I choose ammo more on availability and cost rather than function. The LCP is NOT finicky.

Do avoid the Herter's brand from Cabelas. Got a squib load of that, lucky it was close to the chamber so the LCP didn't go into battery....

I have also had malfunctions in several different types of pistols with Cor-Bon, and also HPR, which is a new Arizona-based brand.
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Old October 29, 2012, 10:44 PM   #5
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1400 rounds through mine. Only problems were not going fully into battery during first few rounds. Cleared up with use. Super reliable pistol.
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Old October 30, 2012, 05:09 AM   #6
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500 rounds.

One stovepipe and one FTE within the first 200. 'pipe was with WWB, FTE was with Lawman. I also shot some Speer Gold Dot carry ammo to make sure it works, it does and seems a bit hotter than the usual target ammo.

I've examined the ejected brass and there are no markings of a bad extractor or firing pin issues.

Only other problem is that the plastic pins start to walk out of the frame and need to be punched back into place.

I doubt that Ruger actually intended anyone to shoot the damn thing on a regular basis.

I keep mine pretty greasy with TW-25b on the rails.
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Old October 30, 2012, 06:11 AM   #7
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500 rounds with zero malfunctions. Assorted ammo but most of it was Remington.

The gun comes with one magazine.
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