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View Poll Results: I have owned a LCP that has had :
Gen 1 frame crack 2 5.56%
Gen 2 frame crack 0 0%
LCP II frame crack 0 0%
Gen 1 take down pin failure 3 8.33%
Gen 2 take down pin failure 1 2.78%
LCP II take down pin failure 1 2.78%
None of the above failures 30 83.33%
Some other major failure 1 2.78%
My round count is/was less than 1000 18 50.00%
My round count is/was more than 1000 5 13.89%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old February 13th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #1
 
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I'm trying to get an idea of the percentage of LCP owners that have experienced a frame crack or a take down pin failure and at what round count. More than one option can be checked.



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Old February 13th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #2
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About a thousand rounds. No problems. It did kinda chew up the first guide rod and the replacement Ruger sent me is starting to look a little rough but that's not one of your choices and I don't consider it major.
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These little guns are not intended to be large volume range guns. Break them in, get familiar with it, select a good carry round, keep them clean, carry them and hope you never have to use it. So far so good with my LCP II which I've had for a month and have 100 rounds thru.
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I never had a failure between the 2 gen 1"s I own. I run the tandemkross takedown pins in both of mine. However I did see a friends lcp fail. The frame seperated which pushed the plastic outward, which pushed the takedown pin out. The slide loaded with a live round, recoil spring, rod and barrel went downrange as one piece. Never expected that, it was less than 500 rounds on the gun. Here is an afterwards picture. Only lcp failure I have seen personally.






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I've had both the takedown pin, and the retaining spring that holds it in place fail. Ruger replaced it promptly, and I've had no problems with the second one.
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No problems with my LCP Gen 1 or my LCP Custom.
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These little guns are not intended to be large volume range guns. Break them in, get familiar with it, select a good carry round, keep them clean, carry them and hope you never have to use it. So far so good with my LCP II which I've had for a month and have 100 rounds thru.
Bill, I see what you're saying here and your advice about maintenance and practice is spot on. But ....I feel compelled to weigh in.

I'm of the opinion that any firearm I carry or own should be capable of handling thousands of rounds over multiple trips to the range without problems. Of course, there are some models that are lower quality than others and there are always going to be the occasional lemons out there. Any model that shows consistent failures will not end up in my safe or holster.

I'm not saying I would intentionally neglect to care for my firearms, but I'm certainly not going to baby it either. Guess that's a big part of the reason I tend to favor revolvers.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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hlg, I like revolvers too. I still have a Service-Six. I had a Security-Six that had a timing issue and 35 years ago I had a sliver of lead hit me in the face and draw blood. Which is why we should always wear eye protection. Any firearm can have issues. Had to send that SS back to Ruger and have the timing fixed.
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I bought my original version LCP used, so I don't know the actual round count (I've put 600-700 through it in the 4+ years I've been the owner). No problems and eats anything I load in the magazines.
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16 % failure rate here and 19.23 % failure rate at another forum (same poll).Most under 1000 rounds. Need a broader segment to make any conclusions.
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Just want to bring this back now that the LCP II has been out for a while.
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