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Old February 24th, 2016, 07:39 AM   #1
 
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Ruger LCP: Is this normal?

So this is my 2nd LCP and I came across something I did not remember having on my old one. There is a little hole above where the extractor channel runs. I called Ruger and they said it was normal, but the woman on the phone did not sound too knowledgeable or sure about my question in general. Shot about 150 rounds out of the gun so far so doesn't appear to affect function, was just curious.

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Old February 24th, 2016, 08:30 AM   #2
 
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My Gen2 does not have the little hole that yours does. I think it is just a small flaw that will never cause you any trouble. You can see a tiny mark (flaw) on mine just below the middle of the ramp. Probably many LCPs have a small flaw which will cause no trouble.


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The are tooling mark from clamping when the secondary machining is done on the slide. Over on the former Elsie Pea forum, people talked about those marks a lot about 5 years ago. Consensus it that they don't make a bit of difference.

Here is a recent thread about it on this forum.

LCP slide has small hole?

There is a picture of my 6 year old LCP with several holes. They don't cause any issues.

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My Gen2 has the little hole. It has been flawless with 600 rounds over a year and a half.
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Thanks guys. Makes me feel better then. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't something that would affect the gun's integrity
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My new LCP had those same two holes, called Ruger and they wanted it back. Later I found that there are many like this, with no issues, going back years. Just today I got mine back, and it's perfect, no hole or vee shaped slot near the edge. So I would say, if it bothers you, call Ruger and get it replaced. On the plus side, they did give me 2 complimentary 6rd mags.
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My new LCP had those same two holes, called Ruger and they wanted it back. Later I found that there are many like this, with no issues, going back years. Just today I got mine back, and it's perfect, no hole or vee shaped slot near the edge. So I would say, if it bothers you, call Ruger and get it replaced. On the plus side, they did give me 2 complimentary 6rd mags.
I think the earlier models like mine had more of the marks. Over the years, Ruger must have modified their tooling (clamping mechanisms) to still get a good grip but not leave as many marks as they mull the breech face, etc.

The maks are only visible during disassembly and don't affect structural integrity where they are located.

Maybe they would give me a gen 2 if I called about my marks.... I'd really like the updated trigger.
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hello, sorry to revive an old thread.
recently took a sig armorers course and sigs have these also. The instructor told us they are a result of hardness tests on the steel.


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just got my lcp2 and it has the exact pit in the same place on the slide.

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just got my lcp2 and it has the exact pit in the same place on the slide.

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Which is why many believe it is a tooling/testing mark. Pretty tough to get casting bubbles to match from slide to slide...
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spoke to ruger representative. She said it was a "ventilation hole" and "something that happens when they machine the slide".
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Different Question!!

I just got my second LCP today. Its been years since I bought my first one. Question is.... The new one has some type of whitish material coming out from around extractor. I gave the pistol a thorough field cleaning and when I came back a few hours later the stuff was there again. Any ideas?
I have not yet fired. Could it just be packing protectant?
I've seen anything like it

Thanks for the input

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Different Question!!

I just got my second LCP today. Its been years since I bought my first one. Question is.... The new one has some type of whitish material coming out from around extractor. I gave the pistol a thorough field cleaning and when I came back a few hours later the stuff was there again. Any ideas?
I have not yet fired. Could it just be packing protectant?
I've seen anything like it

Thanks for the input

Ron
that would make sense. You need a really good spray cleaner or you'll need to remove the extractor to thoroughly clean.
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