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Old February 9th, 2017, 01:51 AM   #31
 
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After reading all the "issue" threads on the LCP II, I decided to go with the original LCP again (I've owned two of them in the last year). Both have been 100% reliable.

I really hope Ruger gets the LCP II squared away for the people who did purchase them.

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Thanks for info. What polish would you suggest to do the feed ramp?
I've polished several feed ramps. I used a Dremel Moto tool with the polishing felt pads and the red rouge or polishing compound that came in the Dremel kit. I'm sure any polishing compound would work. I do a little and check it. I run it about medium speed and don't over do it or let it get very hot.
The LCP's and other guns have a blued or black feed ramp. I removed all the dark finish. I've also have polished several Glock ramps.
I don't know when I'll be polishing anymore. I recently did the P-238.

I'm about out of that Red compound and it dawned on me recently what would probably work good. I'm going to try some of that JB Bore Paste. Put it on a new felt pad. Like I said do a little then check it. You don't want to change the shape of the feed ramp just polishing it up removing any imperfections.
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After reading all the "issue" threads on the LCP II, I decided to go with the original LCP again (I've owned two of them in the last year). Both have been 100% reliable.

I really hope Ruger gets the LCP II squared away for the people who did purchase them.

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I think that was a smart move on your part going with the original one instead. I hope Ruger does make the the II's right. Sadly I'd much rather have my early LCP if the trigger wasn't so heavy then this supposedly new and improved LCPII. My early one it never concerned me carrying it in the wallet holster or a pocket holster.
I may have already mentioned this before. I've noticed that the LCPII does appear to be fully cocked but when you squeeze the trigger if you watch the hammer it does moves a little like it's completing the cocking cycle. Either way it's to close for comfort and I'm not comfortable carrying a chambered round.
Hopefully mine in Prescott will be back soon. First time they shipped it back I want to say it was a week from the day they received it. They received it a week ago tomorrow. Hopefully they corrected the take down pin issues and will answer my question about carrying the chambered round.
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I think that was a smart move on your part going with the original one instead. I hope Ruger does make the the II's right. Sadly I'd much rather have my early LCP if the trigger wasn't so heavy then this supposedly new and improved LCPII. My early one it never concerned me carrying it in the wallet holster or a pocket holster.
I may have already mentioned this before. I've noticed that the LCPII does appear to be fully cocked but when you squeeze the trigger if you watch the hammer it does moves a little like it's completing the cocking cycle. Either way it's to close for comfort and I'm not comfortable carrying a chambered round.
Hopefully mine in Prescott will be back soon. First time they shipped it back I want to say it was a week from the day they received it. They received it a week ago tomorrow. Hopefully they corrected the take down pin issues and will answer my question about carrying the chambered round.
Mine is in my front pocket as I type this. So easy and convenient to carry. Once I start hearing more positive reviews on the LCP II from real users (we all know the major magazine publishers sandbag the reviews because they rely on the gun manufacturers for advertising revenue).

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Tried out the new LCP 2 today and I was disappointed with the feeding. It jammed almost every cycle, about 15 rounds. Came in searched the problem and found this page. All I've ever cleaned on it was the barrel. Pulled it apart simply cleaned the slide and any other grease from the factory and put a light coat of Rem oil on the slide and outside of barrel, very light! Went back out tried same 3 factory rounds and not one misfire!! All cycled perfect no matter what I tried. Simply had to clean the factory rust preventative.
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Tried out the new LCP 2 today and I was disappointed with the feeding. It jammed almost every cycle, about 15 rounds. Came in searched the problem and found this page. All I've ever cleaned on it was the barrel. Pulled it apart simply cleaned the slide and any other grease from the factory and put a light coat of Rem oil on the slide and outside of barrel, very light! Went back out tried same 3 factory rounds and not one misfire!! All cycled perfect no matter what I tried. Simply had to clean the factory rust preventative.
Always the fist thing to do with any new or used firearm is to clean-it and lubricate with a quality light oil (which I believe RemOil is). My LCP II is (so far - don't want to jinx it) trouble free.
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I've never been a pistol guy. My only one until this year was a GP100 so new to auto pistols. Always clean my guns very well but this one I overlooked!! My auto deer rifles and my auto shotguns are spotless and run flawlessly so should have known to get this one to that point! Only other auto pistols I've gotten are CZ and both of them have been bulletproof. Seem less finicky than this LCP 2.
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Some autos need a break-in period for some parts to properly mate and for minor burrs or machining marks to be smoothed out. Some companies like Kahr actually state not to trust their autos for carry until it has 200 rounds thru them. My S&W Shield Performance Center had 5 jams in the first 100 shots. The last 50 were trouble-free. Also, some ammo is a bit underpowered. It's probably best to use rounds with higher for weight velocities for break-in. I didn't do that for the Shield and I think that was part of my problems.
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Wow, I wish I found this thread before my purchase. All I did was watch YouTube and read articles. For months. Damn it all. I bought my LCP II last weekend and I have never regretted a purchase more. I tired to put about 120 rounds through it and I got a grand total of three magazines (I bought one extra, both are Ruger brand LCP IIs) to successfully feed. I had failures to eject, failures to feed, I had three LIVE round stove pipes which I had never even seen before.

I have some questions then: (Yes, I cleaned the gun.)

1) Are the magazines supposed to have so much play? After seating them I can push them in and out a disquietingly amount. Even at its lowest un squishy position the damn magazine still looks too high. Yes, I have tried everything from giving it lovey dovey gentle snugly pushes to a hard tap. No change.

2) Are the magazines supposed to be damned hard to load the sixth round?

3) My magazines catch on the way up into the grip so that I need to actually depress the release to get them in. Is this crap or a "feature"?

4) I tried Winchester White box, PMC, Sig, Federal, HPR, and Amerian Eagle. Is there a secret handshake ammo that actually works?

5) Most malfunctions seem to be the round catching up at the crimp. Is this normal? I mean, yes I just used "normal" to describe a malfunction, but that's how great this pistol is.

After a thorough cleaning the problem actually seems worse. Regardless of number of rounds in the magazine, regardless of which ammo, the first round ALWAYS fails to feed when I rack the slide.

I really want to like Ruger. I love their revolvers, like my Mk. II 22/45, I'm ok with my 10/22. They completely screwed me on my Mini-30 but I moved past it. But now this. And I already sold my Sig 232 and 229, both of which, mind you, out of the box never malfunctioned once through 100s of rounds in 10 years.

*sigh*

Polish the feed ramp? I bought this gun FROM Ruger. If there are modifications to the gun required for it to function, at all, shouldn't it be Ruger doing it? Did I just by a Taurus or Kel Tec?

Will call Ruger tomorrow and see what's up. For anyone else on the sidelines, I seriously recommend you DO NOT BUY THIS GUN. This was to be my new ultra easy carry pistol post Sig lump of metal. My guess is the only reason there isn't more bad word out there on this junk is that I am a member of a bad batch of guns, or lots of people trust YouTube and print media, buy this thing, figure it must work, stick it in their purse or pocket and think they're good to go.

That could get people killed.

Sorry for the rant / tone. I just can't believe this. Should have my head examined for trusting a $300 Ruger to be worth a damn.
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I recently purchased two LCPs - one original (I believe often referred to as gen 2) for my wife and a Custom for me. Neither are IIs. We have taken them out shooting four times already and I would guess that I have 600+ rounds through the Custom and maybe 500 through my wife's original - assorted range and SD rounds. The Custom has had one FTE and the original has had 3. I'm suspecting limp-wristing on my wife's part. She's fairly new to shooting.

I am really impressed with the Custom. After all these rounds through it, I'll carry this pocket gun with 100% confidence. I'm getting tighter than expected groups when aiming and more important, I'm getting all 7 rounds in an acceptable area of the silhouette drawing, pointing and unloading one handed as quickly as I can at 21 feet. Absolutely a blast at a friend's farm this past weekend! Of course I can do better with my SR9c and full sized Glock, but then again, I can't just drop them in my pocket. This gun does what it's supposed to do remarkably well.

I was pretty skeptical about LCPs and have done a 180 since getting them. Rented one at a local range and was impressed enough to buy two. I really like the Custom and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
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Navajas,

You frustration is understandable. We hate it whenever we buy anything that doesn't work well. Something is amiss for it not to handle the loads you have put thru it (or tried to). Mine feeds the Winchester white box like a champ. The play you have described in your magazine does not exist on mine. Something is amiss and you should send it to Ruger (after you call them) and have them look at it. The difficulty in inserting your magazine, needed to push the mag release, is a fairly common one but in most cases it is just a matter of breaking in. Mine needed the mag release pushed in at first but quickly wore in and now the mags insert quite easily. The last round on all my autoloading pistols are hard to load whether it is my .45 mags or the Shield mags. I don't find the LCP II mags (I have 2) to be any harder.

I believe the design of the LCP II is sound. In any manufactured item, all it takes is for one part to be out of spec for problems to ensue. My LCP II (like many others) has been flawless in it's operation but, I know, that is little comfort to you. Call Ruger and follow their instructions on how to send it back. My guess is that when it comes back, you will be very happy with it.
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Well, true to rumor, Ruger service was personable and contrite on the phone. They payed to ship it back. I guess we'll see.
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Hello, Iím new in the forum and also English is my second languages so please apologies to me for my grammar.

I got a new LCP II in January and since than I took to the range five times. I used quality ammunitions and I cleaned and oiled my gun after every shooting practice.
I had several stove piping and failure to extract during my practice shooting but always with a fifth and a sixth round. I had never problem with the first four rounds. I thought the problem is with my magazine. The magazine follower pushes the last round too high and the empty case is stuck in the chamber.

I contacted with Ruger and they sent to me a new magazine. Yesterday I went to the range to try my new magazine but unfortunately I had the same problems.

I made a few pictures, so you can see what exactly and how the magazine follower blocks the way to the empty shell. Also you can see how the magazine follower pushes the last round too high causing a failure to extract.

Next week I will call Rugerís costumer services again. I really like my gun but with these constant issues I canít carry it because isnít serviceable.
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SRQ,

I had similar issues. At first Ruger thought it was a magazine issue, but after it occurred again with the magazine they "fixed" I sent it back. They replaced the grip frame, hammer latch, hammer latch spring, and magazine latch. They repaired the barrel. They also tested fired 18 rounds of Black Hills 100GR FMJ, 18 rounds of Fed American Eagle 95GR FMJ, and 18 rounds of Fiochi 95GR FMJ with no malfunctions.
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Nukes,

Thank you for your fast answer!
So do you have a “brand new” gun now? I hope Ruger figured out what was wrong with our batch. I saw lot of similar complains all around on the net.
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