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Old December 29th, 2016, 10:01 AM   #16
 
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I've had more than a couple of pistols that would 'snag' on the mag release and felt like the mag wouldn't go past without an extra nudge. Also, certain mags would insert freely(barely feeling the point of mag release contact) and others would hang up a bit. My Taurus TCP was the most noticeable; but other compacts from SIG, Ruger felt the same. In no case would the mag NOT go past the release with the extra nudge; but I usually just pressed the release button when inserting the mag(Again, the TCP was the most noticeable).

If yours will NOT insert without pressing the mag release button, that could be problematic.
Talked to my LGS who is also a gunsmith. He said that is pretty typically for the LCP ll. He told me to keep running the mag in and out, and it should wear down the latch. For as hard as it was hitting, it really didn't take much time to wear it down. At first I pushed the button just enough for the mag to rub on the latch, then it got easier, as I went faster. Seems to me that should be taken care of before Ruger ships it, along with adding a 2nd magazine, instead of one.



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Old January 1st, 2017, 05:27 PM   #17
 
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I actually got the LCP II the other day and I'm having similar issues. I got the the chance to fire it today and it would misfeed the first bullet everytime. Tried using Fiocchi, Remington, Winchester fmj, and PMC my wife's uncle had. They all jammed trying to initially chamber a bullet. I got the Remington to finally chamber after trying about 5 times, and it shot twice and misfed the third shot. I gotta contact Ruger on the 3rd when their customer service opens back up.
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I purchased my LCP II this past week and took it to the range to see how it performed. I was very disappointed with the reliability of the LCP II because it would misfeed on the LAST cartridge in the magazine and jam in the chamber. These misfeeds (on the last cartridge in the magazine) occurred repeatedly with either of the two LCP II magazines I was using. These feeds occurred whether I loaded 4, 5, or 6 cartridges in the magazine and with three different types of 380 Auto ammo.(Winchester JHP & FMJ and Remington FMJ).

Also, when I got home from the range I ejected the magazine from the LCP II and tried to eject the chambered round but the round misfed and jammed. I tried this numerous times but each time the chambered round would misfeed. I also tried reloading the magazine plus a round in the chamber and then emptying the magazine using the slide but again the last cartridge in the magazine would misfeed.
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I purchased my LCP II this past week and took it to the range to see how it performed. I was very disappointed with the reliability of the LCP II because it would misfeed on the LAST cartridge in the magazine and jam in the chamber. These misfeeds (on the last cartridge in the magazine) occurred repeatedly with either of the two LCP II magazines I was using. These feeds occurred whether I loaded 4, 5, or 6 cartridges in the magazine and with three different types of 380 Auto ammo.(Winchester JHP & FMJ and Remington FMJ).

Also, when I got home from the range I ejected the magazine from the LCP II and tried to eject the chambered round but the round misfed and jammed. I tried this numerous times but each time the chambered round would misfeed. I also tried reloading the magazine plus a round in the chamber and then emptying the magazine using the slide but again the last cartridge in the magazine would misfeed.
Sorry to hear about these issues. Call Ruger, and keep us posted on the fix.

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Ruger lcp ii magazines

New to forum. Just purchased a new lcp ii last week. Magazine dropped during shooting. I changed floor plates thinking downward pressure on extended floor plate and possible weak magazine release might be the problem. Did the same thing with flat floor plate. Also, magazines were difficult to seat. Just for the heck of it i tried and old lcp mag. Worked perfect. Oddly enough when i contacted Ruger, they asked me if i tried a regular lcp mag. sending it back this week. BTW, i put a caliper to the mags. The old mags are wider near the lips. Ruger is aware of this mag problem. Great pistol. Hope the bugs get worked out. Ruger customer service is great and they will make it right
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This is the first I've heard of this problem with the LCPII. I'm more adapt to believe you have magazine issues. Have you tried different magazines in it? That's the first place I would start.


On the other Ruger forum we've had several discussions about the new LCPII. If interested check in this section. There's several LCP and LCPII threads.


RugerForum.com ? View forum - Ruger Semiauto Pistols

There's been a few of us had a problem (probably allot more that nobody has said anything about) with the trigger not resetting. Mine was one of them and a week or so later my LCPII went back to Prescott. They did get that trigger resetting right.
When I sent it back I also gave them a detailed letter what other issues there was. One thing I told them about is that I have tried several times to extract a chambered round without it getting caught on the extractor. Others on that forum had the same complaint. I would work the slide hard, not babying it. Just about every time I had the extractor grab the chambered round by the base and wedge the tip of the bullet in the top right hand corner of the ejection port. I can't tell you how many times I tried to work the slide to try to get the extractor let that case go. I couldn't get it to release no matter how many times I tried. I ended up having to physically pry the cases base off the extractor several times. In all fairness I haven't had that problem when the gun fires just when trying to extract it manually. Ruger did nothing about that when it was back and others have the same complaint about theirs doing the same thing.
I did find if you work that slide as hard and fast as you physically can it usually extracts it and releases it from the extractor. I've yet to have it come out the ejection port but it falls out the magazine port. I've never had to work a slide on any gun like I have with this thing.
I won't go over it again it's on another thread here about carrying a chambered round in a fully cocked gun with nothing more than a Trigger blade safety. This and my early LCP are two guns I wish I had never bought. The LCPII shoots good and has been reliable once it came back from Prescott. I just don't trust carrying it with a chambered round. If I can't trust it there's no point in carrying it.
If I were doing it over again I wouldn't buy a LCPII. I should have turned around and ran to other way.

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Mine shipped out for Prescott earlier today.
Something I suggest you watch. The Take Down pin walks it's way out when I was shooting it. I tried a couple other Ruger pins that did the same thing. Before a 2nd trip back to Prescott I ordered a Tandemkross T.D. Pin. It doing the same thing. Something apparently isn't right with that wire that holds the T.D.Pin in the frame.

I also have noticed when the gun is uncocked there is a slight bit of play at the rear of the slide. Side to side play a slight teeter totter. I realize it has to have some.
When I really noticed it was when it was cocked. To me there's excessive play on the rear of the slide, then if you put a finger on the muzzle end on top of the slide and under the polymer frame there is excessive up and down movement.
I'm not real familiar with Ruger semi autos but I can't recall anything like this on my other brands of semi autos. It might be a Ruger thing but I'll wait and see what they say.

I also questioned about a fully cocked hammer with nothing more that a Trigger blade safety.
They should have it in Prescott on Friday.
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Were are you guys find the LCP II's ? All i can find at Academy Sports and Gander Mountain are LCP's
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Were are you guys find the LCP II's ? All i can find at Academy Sports and Gander Mountain are LCP's
I've seen them at several different dealers. Some local and I was in FL right before Christmas and saw some down there. They are out there but my advice to you if you see one run the other way.
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I've seen them at several different dealers. Some local and I was in FL right before Christmas and saw some down there. They are out there but my advice to you if you see one run the other way.
Thank's for the advice
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Hi guys, new member. Don't bash me to hard on my first post.

I bought my wife a LCP II for Christmas. Just got around to shooting it yesterday. Shot 50 rounds, loading 5 rounds per magazine. Used the mag that came with the gun and had two more Ruger branded mags for the LCP II. Was using Remington UMC 95 Gr FMJ rounds.

I experienced the last round not fully seating in the barrel with the slide held open. Didn't happen on each mag but more than half the time. I did switch to one of the other mags I had and had the same issue.

After getting back home I looked it over for any obvious oddities and didn't see anything my inexperienced eyes thought was out of order. Figure will try another box and see what happens but am not particularly happy about this weapon not cycling correct.

I have seen several reports here of not chambering on a fresh mag and on the last round. Not sure if this warrants a recall but considering filing with the Consumer Products Safety Commission if the problem continues. Will also contact Ruger if the problem doesn't resolve.

If anyone knows a fix would appreciate some pointers.
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Hi guys, new member. Don't bash me to hard on my first post.

I bought my wife a LCP II for Christmas. Just got around to shooting it yesterday. Shot 50 rounds, loading 5 rounds per magazine. Used the mag that came with the gun and had two more Ruger branded mags for the LCP II. Was using Remington UMC 95 Gr FMJ rounds.

I experienced the last round not fully seating in the barrel with the slide held open. Didn't happen on each mag but more than half the time. I did switch to one of the other mags I had and had the same issue.

After getting back home I looked it over for any obvious oddities and didn't see anything my inexperienced eyes thought was out of order. Figure will try another box and see what happens but am not particularly happy about this weapon not cycling correct.

I have seen several reports here of not chambering on a fresh mag and on the last round. Not sure if this warrants a recall but considering filing with the Consumer Products Safety Commission if the problem continues. Will also contact Ruger if the problem doesn't resolve.

If anyone knows a fix would appreciate some pointers.
Since you don't mention it, did you actually clean and lubricate your pistol before shooting it? Rugers come from the factory with varying levels of rust preventative inside, and that needs to be removed and a proper gun lubricant added.
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Since you don't mention it, did you actually clean and lubricate your pistol before shooting it? Rugers come from the factory with varying levels of rust preventative inside, and that needs to be removed and a proper gun lubricant added.
I did a light cleaning before shooting. When I got home from the range I field stripped it and gave it a more thorough going over. I use Tetra lubes, after a good cleaning I lubed it in the same manner I do on my other pistols. A bit of Tetra grease massaged into all of the metal components then wiped down, a bit of oil on a swab through the barrel.

Might be a week or two before I can get it back to the range to see the results. If it wasn't for other similar reports I would think it was something I did or did not do but the reports seen here make me wonder.
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I did a light cleaning before shooting. When I got home from the range I field stripped it and gave it a more thorough going over. I use Tetra lubes, after a good cleaning I lubed it in the same manner I do on my other pistols. A bit of Tetra grease massaged into all of the metal components then wiped down, a bit of oil on a swab through the barrel.

Might be a week or two before I can get it back to the range to see the results. If it wasn't for other similar reports I would think it was something I did or did not do but the reports seen here make me wonder.

Welcome to the forum Boggie Dog........
Now that you've given it a good cleaning I suggest taking it back out and try it again. That's always the first thing others and myself recommend giving the gun a good cleaning before taking it to the range. Some guns do require some break in. Mine shot fine right from the start but it was also taken apart and cleaned first. Another thing you said the cartridge is not fully seating in the Barrel(chamber) you might try polishing the feed ramp. I polished mine before I even took it to the range for the first time.
Ruger tests fires them, then the slops excessive lubricant on them,before they ship them. When I got my LCPII it was almost to the point of the lube dripping.

Ruger will make it right which is no excuse for them not making them right to begin with. I only know to well how aggravating it is to buy a new gun and have to ship it back to the factory because something isn't right. I've been experiencing it several times over the last couple years with brand new Ruger's.

I got a email Friday evening that they received my LCPII Jewel in Prescott last Friday.

I'm anxious to see what if anything they have to say when I questioned the safety of carrying a chambered round in a fully cocked gun and not much of a safety to speak of.

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Welcome to the forum Boggie Dog........
Now that you've given it a good cleaning I suggest taking it back out and try it again. That's always the first thing others and myself recommend giving the gun a good cleaning before taking it to the range. Some guns do require some break in. Mine shot fine right from the start but it was also taken apart and cleaned first. Another thing you said the cartridge is not fully seating in the Barrel(chamber) you might try polishing the feed ramp. I polished mine before I even took it to the range for the first time.
Ruger tests fires them, then the slops excessive lubricant on them,before they ship them. When I got my LCPII it was almost to the point of the lube dripping.

Ruger will make it right which is no excuse for them not making them right to begin with. I only know to well how aggravating it is to buy a new gun and have to ship it back to the factory because something isn't right. I've been experiencing it several times over the last couple years with brand new Ruger's.

I got a email Friday evening that they received my LCPII Jewel in Prescott last Friday.

I'm anxious to see what if anything they have to say when I questioned the safety of carrying a chambered round in a fully cocked gun and not much of a safety to speak of.
Thanks for info. What polish would you suggest to do the feed ramp?
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