Ruger LCP reliability

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  1. fastbolt

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    Both of my LCP's are marked AZ, if it matters.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting a LCP 2 once its available. Curious to know the reliability as well. So far it sounds to be pretty reliable then not.
     

  3. 30roundmusket

    30roundmusket US Army Vet.

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    Mayodan, NC about 2 years old
     
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    There is an old adage that says...

    "nothing is 100%, 100% of the time"
     
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    Only terrible gun I ever owned. Won't buy a Ruger product again, ever. Sent it back to them twice, third time they sent me a new one, issues with that POS as well. Tried 4 types of ammo and three shooters. Same issues in all situations.

    Constant FTE, dead trigger occasionally, FTRB, just an overall piece of crap gun. Pawned the second one after two range trips. Wasn't limp wristing. Dunno what the deal was with those two, lots of people swear they are utterly reliable.
     
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    Never a problem with any of mine.

    In fact, I tend to think of Ruger as the American version of AK.

    Not the prettiest, not the most innovative... But, son of a gun, they always work.
     
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    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Mine has been 100% through 300 rounds. Don't what your problem is...:D
     
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    Mine only jammed with aluminum ammo. Similar to what the OP had.
     
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    I have a later production original in stainless. No hiccups with a couple types of FMJ and HPs. I never thought I'd say this but it has largely put my Airweight J-frame in the safe. The two really fill about the same role for me.

    My vetting procedure differs a bit with these micro guns. The LCP and the CW380 for example. I never try to "torture test" them. If these ALWAYS run with 75 rounds between a quick barrel/ramp swab, I call that good to go after several sessions. IMO, these guns will never be fired in anger more than a dozen times. I don't need to prove they'll function without cleaning for one thousand rounds.
     
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    About ten years ago American Rifleman did a review of all the pocket .380s that were on the market at the time. They made a point of mentioning that only Kahr specifically stated that their pocket .380 required a break in period of up to 500 rounds, but American Rifleman (the reviewer was Wiley Clapp IIRC) thought this should apply to all the pocket .380s they reviewed.
     
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    Mine has probably close to 1000 through it over something like 4 years. I can remember one stoppage. I’ve shot it at a local IDPA match a handful of times, no issues there. It’s a gen 1 and my only real complaint is the lack of last round hold open makes reloading relatively slow, in my opinion. The lack of real sights and the long heavy trigger are fine within about 7 yards. If I take my time I can get good hits out further (it’s mechanically accurate), but that’s not how it’s meant to be used.

    OP, I hope Ruger can get yours working.
     
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    Notice the older owned ones have no comment to issues?

    Like I said, AZ built vs NC built.

    The AZ built hardly ran into issue. NC built plague the line.
     
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    The two I had that were total junk were built in Mayodan NC I believe. I still have no idea if they were truly junk or myself, and the other two shooters were doing something wrong. Either way, they were unusable junk for us. This is about 3 years ago.
     
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    My AZ built LCP has been flawless. It even feeds the Underwood / Lehigh Defense Extreme Defender rounds.

    Unfortunate you are having trouble with yours. I might suggest a tight wrist lock. Not saying you are limp wristing exactly, but the LCP as you know is a small gun with a small grip and can be hard to hold on to.

    Best of luck with your issue.
     
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    Due to manufacturing methods, you could get a great one or a lemmon.

    My sample
    2011 manufactred lcp original design original trigger. Worked perfect from the very first shot .
    2014 stainless lcp first design but with enhanced trigger. Serialized insert was out of spec. Takedown pin holes not aligned during setup. Takedown pin "wallowed " and fell out only a few mags first time out shot through it .
    Got a replacement. I checked the replacement out it was OK. But I traded it in on a SIG P238 in 2017 .
    Still have the first lcp because it proved to be very reliable.

    I do not agree that you need to put 200 or 500 rounds to break in. If break in means to function .
     
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    The only issues I ever had (two guns) were with CCI Aluminum.
     
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    I've had this little pea shooter probably 10 years maybe longer. Shoots everything I have fed through it reliably, even all the hard cast hand loads and they are as hot as I could safely load them.


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