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Old February 17th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #1
 
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Lc 380

My sister just purchased a brand new LC 380 and brought it by late this afternoon to shoot it as she lives in town. She loaded it and it would not fire. It looked like the bullet was not going in all the way, looked like a small gap. The indicator on the top didn't even raise up. I told her to take it home and give it a full cleaning, the try it again. Anyone else experience this with this model Ruger?



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Old February 17th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #2
 
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Are you or she loading with Luger vs Kurz.....9MM vs .380. Almost the same. Please double check the rim.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #3
 
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It was PMC 380 auto 90 grain FMJ
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You checked the actual ammo? Packaging error? Not trying to insult, just dumber things have happened. Is she fully racking and releasing the slide? It's not a toy so rack that muther and let the full action of the spring take hold. After that I can only say there may be a defect.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #5
 
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Took my new LC380 to the range for the first time 2 weeks ago, had no problems at all, put 100 rounds down the pipe. The magazine has a (rail) spacer on the inside of the mag toward the back due to the difference of the 380 ACP and the 9 MM cartridge. I always read the instruction manual, field strip and clean all new firearms before taking to the range.

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Cool Lc 380?

Does the owners manual say anything about +p in these guns?
I have an LCP and it says NOT to use.

So overall would you recommend the new LC380? Maybe for those who already have a LCP, would you trade in to get the new LC380?

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Does the owners manual say anything about +p in these guns?
I have an LCP and it says NOT to use.

So overall would you recommend the new LC380? Maybe for those who already have a LCP, would you trade in to get the new LC380?

The instruction manual for the LC9 is the same manual for the LC380, they inserted one loose page titled Instruction Manual Insert for the Ruger LC380.

In red ink it states, Do not use "+P" ammunition

Keeping the LCP, the LC380 is another option to conceal carry depending on my attire.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 05:22 AM   #8
 
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I purchased two and hit the range last week. I found that I had to "tap" the magazines in pretty hard to get them to catch. I attributed it to the fact that they aren't broken in yet. I will see next time I get them to the range.

BTW, I also found that the slide would not always lock back after firing the last round in a mag. When it did lock, it was only holding on by a fraction of a milimeter. I think the slide-lock spring is a little weak. It may just be that they aren't broken in yet and the tolerances are very tight. As above, I will see next time out.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 05:23 AM   #9
 
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Hey RockNKY, I work at West Chester FD. Live down near Huntington WV though.
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Oh, BTW, I am in the market for another magazine for the LC 380. If you hear of anyone carrying them, please let me know.
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Oh, BTW, I am in the market for another magazine for the LC 380. If you hear of anyone carrying them, please let me know.
I called Ruger and they said the LC380 magazines should be coming in any day now.
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Just in case this happens to anyone else, it ended up being a knick on the ramp. polished it out and gun works great.
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I called Ruger and they said the LC380 magazines should be coming in any day now.
Great thanks broski!
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I bought a new LC380 last evening, haven't had a chance to fire it yet. Like NozzleandBuster's, the magazine has to be tapped in pretty hard to get it to catch. i looked at the LCP380 but the LC fit my hand better. I'll be looking for a couple extra magazines after I try it out.

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Bought my brand new Lc380 this weekend probably should have cleaned before taking to the range today. After a few rounds and some oil, I'm loving it! As a female with small hands, recoil is my enemy,however I barely noticed recoil with this gun. Also tried out my husband's new 10/22 and love that too! My husband felt like a kid again with the 10/22. Good day at the range with my Ruger's!
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