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Old February 13th, 2017, 04:43 PM   #1
 
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New LCP II problem or is this normal.

Just purchased a new LCP II today. When locking the slide back with an empty magazine inserted, the slide can actually stop just before the slide stop engages in the detent. And then after fully locking back the slide when I release it - it briefly catches again but then keeps moving forward due to the spring tension. I can tell it is catching because of the inserted magazine.

With the magazine out the slide operates smoothly Also, I have not fired the gun yet.

I this due to the magazine for this new gun since the LCP II locks back after the last shot or is this a problem?

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Old February 13th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #2
 
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Mine doesn't do that. The first thing to check is to see if it's a magazine issue. Buy another mag. for it (you should have two anyway) and see if it does the same thing with the new magazine. If it does, it may just need to break in. Shoot it and see how it goes. My LCP II had difficulty inserting the magazine. At first I had to push in the mag release to fully insert the mag. Now, a month later, it inserts easily without having to press the mag release.

If you determine you have a faulty magazine, contact Ruger and have them send you a new one. Hopefully it's just that simple.
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Man it sure seems a lot of people are having issues with the LCPII.


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Ordered an extra magazine yesterday. Today called Ruger and asked what they thought - they are sending out a new Magazine tomorrow to see if it's a mag problem. I have a feeling that's what it is - if not i'm sure they will take care of it. Either way, I'll post back when I know what the problem is in case others run across it.

On a side note - for a compact 380 I really like it.
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most likely a mag issue
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Man it sure seems a lot of people are having issues with the LCPII.


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From what I've seen lately on this forum, I have to agree.
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Ruger sells a lot of guns, and this is a big and busy forum. Every time Ruger brings out a new gun, a few people post issues here, and then everyone thinks the gun is a dud and Ruger's quality control has fallen into the outhouse.

Every firearms manufacturer makes some guns with defects. Even if it's a tiny percentage of total production, if you make and sell a lot of guns, that minuscule percentage turns out to be more guns than if you are a small manufacturer. Most people buy a gun and like it- and we never hear about that. Those unlucky few, however, who get a dud? Well, they're much, much more likely to post about it on a forum. So issues get magnified.
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Ruger sells a lot of guns, and this is a big and busy forum. Every time Ruger brings out a new gun, a few people post issues here, and then everyone thinks the gun is a dud and Ruger's quality control has fallen into the outhouse.

Every firearms manufacturer makes some guns with defects. Even if it's a tiny percentage of total production, if you make and sell a lot of guns, that minuscule percentage turns out to be more guns than if you are a small manufacturer. Most people buy a gun and like it- and we never hear about that. Those unlucky few, however, who get a dud? Well, they're much, much more likely to post about it on a forum. So issues get magnified.
Absolutely! All forums are the same in this respect.

Many people don't even know about the "forums" until they buy a product and then have a problem they didn't expect. At that point, go online and see if there is a way to "solve" the problem, easily.

Now they find a "forum" and start a thread listing their problem. Just how it works I guess.
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One could argue that you should wait a year or two before you buy a newly released firearm from Ruger. This way you're not part of the guinea pig process. When a significant amount of people on several different forums have legitimate complaints/problems/QC issues about a particular firearm that's kind of hard to ignore.
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One could argue that you should wait a year or two before you buy a newly released firearm from Ruger. This way you're not part of the guinea pig process. When a significant amount of people on several different forums have legitimate complaints/problems/QC issues about a particular firearm that's kind of hard to ignore.
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I couldn't agree with you more.
Ruger has used their customers guinea pigs for years. Spending time on these forums saves people from allot of headaches buying known problems guns. You can't believe everything but when you see the same thing over and over you know there has to be something to it.
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Well usually a second generation of anything is made to improve or enhance something in the first gen. Seems to me, people love and have had very few issues with the LCP. Now the "new and improved" model comes out.... and it seems to be one of the biggest problem guns Ruger makes right now. Just my observation.... may or may not be true.


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I was able to purchase a new magazine today (don't have to wait until I get the one from Ruger). The slide is still catching on something when the magazine is inserted.

So, it's off to Ruger tomorrow. I would like to think that this is something that should have been caught before it left production. But, I should have caught it at the gun store before I purchased it - I was too much in a hurry.
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I really wanted to try the LCP II. But being an active member of the forum recently made me get the original LCP. I've owned two of them, and both have been trouble free.



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Got the gun back from Ruger. They repaired the slide and replaced a part. The slide still catches a little bit, but not enough to hold the slide open. I manually cycled some ammo through a several times and got some FTEs and FTFs- not making feel real optimistic about this gun. Hopefully I can get out today and see how it performs actually firing.
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Well, ran 6 magazines through with two different types of ammo. 6 times I have either a FTF or FTE about the fourth or fifth round. So it will be back to Ruger Again this week. Very frustrating.
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