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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:44 AM   #1
 
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Riding LCP II mag release during firing?

I have the new LCP II. I am finding that I may be riding or hitting the mag release during shooting as I randomly get the mag to drop while shooting. I have 3 mags and I cannot isolate it to one of them. Shooting one handed has not caused this issue yet. I wish they had the release a little more protected and less rounded. Anyone else experienced this error or is it just me? Maybe 3-4 times during 50 shots is what I experienced.



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Old February 5th, 2017, 08:03 AM   #2
 
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Yep

I have the same problem.Had to readjust my grip .I also changed to the flat mag floor plate as I found my 3rd finger exerted downward pressure on the mag.I'm still trying to get profient with new grip however.
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Thanks for the reply. I tried switching the mag plates but for me it makes no difference. Just have watch out for inadvertent contact with the mag release. Cheers.
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mag release...

Let me know if you find a solution
Thanks!
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So my only reliable solution is not to use my usual 2 thumbs forward grip with left hand filling the right hand grip opening high up. I think it is my left hand tripping the mag release, because strong side only doesn't trip the mag so far. So something between the ineffective teacup grip and my usual grip, but where the supporting left hand is gripping lower than usual, below the mag release. I see videos of others shooting this with usual grip, so I hope it's not my gun. This gun is so cool, but has been a little disappointing. Replaced a bad extractor. Replaced a bad mag. Sensitive mag release. It would be nice to get feedback from others here on whether they do or don't modify their two handed grip on the LCP II. Perhaps I should post another question that is more specific on grip.
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Unhappy Same magazine drop issue LCP2

I have the same issue found out last night. Previously, when I shot the gun, I was seeing how accurate so slow shooting. Last night, I put it through the paces of fast response with multiple quick shots. Using Ruger ammo. Each time, after the second shot, the magazine dropped about 3/8 of an inch and no round was available in the chamber. I was left with a slide open situation. I don't want to have to worry if that is going to happen again sometime.
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I have not had that problem and I use a two thumb forward grip.
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 08:18 AM   #8
 
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LCP II magazine release during firing

I just picked up a new LCP II and today at the range experienced the same issue others are: The magazine would release upon firing. I tried to shoot slow, I removed any fingers from the left side of the firearm and still the same. I discussed the issue with one of the guys at the range since they rent out this same model. He had no suggestions other than try a different ammo. I tried my expensive Hornaday ammo and received the same results. It got worse as I kept firing. Eventually EVERY round would release the magazine.

I hope someone comes up with a solution or recommendation soon.
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I just picked up a new LCP II and today at the range experienced the same issue others are: The magazine would release upon firing. I tried to shoot slow, I removed any fingers from the left side of the firearm and still the same. I discussed the issue with one of the guys at the range since they rent out this same model. He had no suggestions other than try a different ammo. I tried my expensive Hornaday ammo and received the same results. It got worse as I kept firing. Eventually EVERY round would release the magazine.

I hope someone comes up with a solution or recommendation soon.
In your case I think you need to call Ruger.
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Update... mag release malfunction... so previously I thought it was me doing something wrong because of my hold. Now even with a teacup grip I get mag drops with three different magazines. I had an SRO at my range confirm the bad mag release with three fully loaded mags. He said to send it back to Ruger so I will do that ASAP. This is dangerous in a CC gun.

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Well they replaced mag latch and spring, trigger pivot pin, slide stop, and ejector and fired 36 rounds without error. We'll see!
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this issue is what led me to sell my LCP II. I replaced it with the Glock 42
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Fired 75 rounds without error. Still my favorite shooting pocket 380. But, I added a single stack 9 to my carry, a Shield, no safety, Trijicon HD orange night sights.
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Mag release on firing

I bought a new LCP 2 on Friday, and took ii out Sunday to try it out. Up on firing, the Mag releases and drops 1/2" or so. At first I thought it was me.
The mag drops no matter how I, or my Wife hold it.
Loved the trigger and sights.
Called Ruger on Monday. They said to send it in. Sent yesterday.
Now we wait......
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I bought a new LCP 2 on Friday, and took ii out Sunday to try it out. Up on firing, the Mag releases and drops 1/2" or so. At first I thought it was me.
The mag drops no matter how I, or my Wife hold it.
Loved the trigger and sights.
Called Ruger on Monday. They said to send it in. Sent yesterday.
Now we wait......
Well, at least you know you are not alone and Ruger seems ready to fix this. Testing and retesting a .380 is not cheap though.
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