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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #46
 
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When I first had the issue I searched Internet forums and YouTube to see how many people were having similar issues. I did not find much. However, lately I am seeing a lot of posts on forums and videos on YouTube with people having almost the exact same issues as we have had. The good news is Ruger customer service was outstanding, the bad news is I think they have an issue w/ the LCP II with so many people posting issues like ours. Since they repaired mine I have shot almost 200 rounds of Winchester White Box through it, with only one failure to extract. I have also put some self defense ammo through it with no issues. Before I carry the LCP II as my primary concealed carry weapon, I will probably put 50-100 rounds of my preferred self defense ammo through it. I will test it with normal fire rates as well as rapid fire rates to make sure the feed issues do not repeat. Love the LCP II size and trigger, but not yet confident that there is not a higher rate of malfunction possible than I want in a primary carry weapon.



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Old March 11th, 2017, 01:01 PM   #47
 
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The LCP II is a great EDC pocket pistol, but like all small semi-auto pistol you need to know that you may have a Malfunction at any time (after the first shot). I recommend practicing Malfunction Clearance drills before you start to carry it. If you don’t want to take the time to train for malfunctions, you may want to think about carrying an S&W 642 revolver.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 01:26 PM   #48
 
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I carry the LCP II or the Glock 43 as my EDC, just depends on how concealed I need to be. More and more, I do find myself favoring the LCP II with a concealment express IWB holster as my go to pistol. I have been shooting semi-autos for years, but I think I've been spoiled a bit with Glocks. I can count on one hand the amount of malfunctions I've had with Glocks, despite what ammo I'm using. The LCP II fought me for awhile, but after the second service by Ruger it has about 400 rounds through it with only 1 or 2 failures to extract. Regardless, I still do malfunctions drills about every time I hit the range. I have enough confidence in the LCP II now that I do not hesitate to carry it.
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Being a "great EDC pistol" and actually expecting malfunctions just doesn't fly with me. It shouldn't with anyone. Glock reliability? I fired at least 1000 rounds through my (pre-buyout) SIG 232 and 229 without one SINGLE malfunction.

I got my LCP II back from Ruger with a clean bill of health. Went to the range today, workign through five different ammos and wow, not happy. Will do full write up later, but suffice to say, I'll be calling Ruger back on Monday.

What an absolute embarrassment. This gun is a complete firetrucking disaster. If this isn't made right, it will be the last Ruger I ever buy.
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Being a "great EDC pistol" and actually expecting malfunctions just doesn't fly with me. It shouldn't with anyone. Glock reliability? I fired at least 1000 rounds through my (pre-buyout) SIG 232 and 229 without one SINGLE malfunction.

I got my LCP II back from Ruger with a clean bill of health. Went to the range today, workign through five different ammos and wow, not happy. Will do full write up later, but suffice to say, I'll be calling Ruger back on Monday.

What an absolute embarrassment. This gun is a complete firetrucking disaster. If this isn't made right, it will be the last Ruger I ever buy.
From what I'm reading on several Ruger forums it seems it is almost binary when it comes to the LCP II. Some folks are having zero issues, others can barely get the gun to go through two magazines before having issues. Here's what they did to finally fix my LCP II.

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. I tested it out with snap caps and magazine loading and seating (my original problem) seems to be functioning normally. I have put about 400 rounds through it following the repair and had two failures to extract.

I agree you shouldn't carry a weapon where you expect malfunctions, but drilling for malfunctions is prudent....even for SIGs and Glocks.
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Old April 9th, 2017, 03:53 AM   #51
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Man, if you are going to get a LCP, get the Gen 2 not the LCP ll. A lot better trigger, fewer problems, and a WHOLE LOT SAFER! The trigger on the LCP ll is horrible and unsafe to boot. A half inch of free play, of which 1/8th is just air, feels like it has a broken hammer spring, and then a short preload and the gun goes off. And it was the first time I had finger slap. I had four of the LCPS, shot thousands of rounds through them, but I would not take the new model if you gave it to me.
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I brought a new LCP 11 yesterday took it to the range after good cleaning . 1st shot fine, next shot fine, 3rd shot not fired. Checked, did not go into battery. Now will not go into battery with any type of 4 different ammo. I have many pistols and am sure this is user error.
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I have a pair of IIs--no performance fail-problems/issues with either using various makes of ammo in 200+ rounds on each. Guessing my experience is probably the norm for these pistols rather than the exception but.....not saying some don't/won't have problems....I'm one of the many fortunate. At least Ruger CS works for the exceptions (most often?).

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I bought my LCP II about two weeks ago. First time at the range, the first two or three rounds will chamber and fire, but the last or next to the last round will jam. It was difficult to eject until I turn it to the side and pull the slide with more force and that solve that problem. I was using Remington ammo when it miss-fed or jam. Next I tried Hornaday Critical self Defense and I had no problems. The range master told me that it needed to be "broken out" or that I was not grabbing the gun strong enough or that the ammo was not "hot enough". Having bought the gun as a self defense, every day carry, I needed to ensure that it is reliable. I went to the gun shop where I bought it and discussed the issues with them (after researching several sites and forums) they recommended I try a different ammo and sold me a box of Winchester 90 grain target practice ammo. I shot the entire box of 50 without any miss-feds or jams.
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Shot another 100 rds of various ammo out of my new LCP II, week old today. Now has 300+ rds fired without a hitch. Yesterday was testing the spare mag I had just received, again without a hitch.

Really like this gun, just wish I could buy the Ruger/Viridian E series red laser for it separately. Called Viridian, currently will not sell to consumers. Called Ruger, currently will not sell to previous owners of the LCP II, but possibly down the road 4-5 months. They want to sell them as a package to start with.

I understand the marketing, but it really sucks the only way to get one right now is to buy the package. I don't need another 380 BUG, already have 2. Have searched other laser sight companies, and currently not much out there for this model.

On the plus side, I did shoot a IDPA cardboard silhouette target drawing and firing rapid fire. Had 43 rounds left in the box when I started this drill at 8 yds. All center of mass hits, except 2 that were just out but still would have hit vitals, lung/liver.

With the last few mag loads went 3 to the chest, 2 to the head. All 43 shots on target, even though some of my head shot hits were low, but still would have hit spine/throat. After seeing the first few were low, I held higher (forehead) and those were eye level at minimum. I know, no one was shooting back at me, but is still good to know what one can do with a CCW. I'll try this more in the future, and no doubt will tighten up those few fliers.

I'm sure with a laser mounted the grouping would be tighter, but I'm well satisfied with the gun as is. I do have the front and rear sights painted with white paint to resemble a 3 Dot setup, this helped immensely.

At this point, I feel confident I could replace my current EDC gun with this new LCP II, even though the one I would be replacing has a laser. Reason being the better trigger of the LCP II.

I'll have to shoot them side by side, draw/rapid fire, to make a final choice. I do know that even with a laser, sometimes it's hard to find that "dot", whether be red or green.

Either way, I have 2 reliable EDC or BUG choices.

Now if Ruger would just make the trigger like my LC9s Pro I be tickled! My favorite CCW when conditions allow!
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