LCP 2 mag drop issues!!! - Page 2 - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

LCP 2 mag drop issues!!!

This is a discussion on LCP 2 mag drop issues!!! within the Ruger Pistols forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I feel fortunate. Bought the LCP Gen2 over a year ago, hundreds of rounds, the only thing I’ve had an issue with is the force ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Pistols

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old January 30th, 2020, 04:25 AM   #16
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 146
Wildtoad is on a distinguished road
I feel fortunate. Bought the LCP Gen2 over a year ago, hundreds of rounds, the only thing I’ve had an issue with is the force required to rack it, which leads to having to push the slide a bit to get fully in place. Snappy little shooter.



Wildtoad is offline  
Advertisements
Old January 30th, 2020, 08:33 AM   #17
 
Nomadic Paladin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,209
Nomadic Paladin will become famous soon enoughNomadic Paladin will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatchee View Post
We have 3 LCP2s in the family. None have had that issue but with 2 of them the mag requires a hard slap to insert it correctly. No big deal.
No mag should require a "hard slap" to insert it correctly. If it does, either the mag is overloaded, or there is a fit issue. One thing I will address as I have become a believer (thanks to IOWEGAN) is the myth of the plus 1 capacity. Having researched this also through other sources, I now never top off any magazine.

To correctly load a semi-auto:
1. lock the slide back without a magazine inserted
2. push the mag into the mag well and gently push until you hear the mag release engage
3. release the slide from its locked position using your favorite method (mine is an overhand release)
4. Let the slide and recoil spring do their job and all should be well. If it isn't there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Should you choose to carry without a round in the chamber, I suggest removing 1 round from the magazine before inserting it (I.E. 6 rounds in a 7 round magazine. The mag may still be difficult to insert, but still should be pushed into place rather than "slapped"

My $.02
Nomadic Paladin is online now  
Old January 30th, 2020, 08:54 AM   #18
 
NICKEL CITY DUDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Western New York
Posts: 146
NICKEL CITY DUDE is on a distinguished road
My gun will accept 7 + 1 but I only carry it with 6 in the magazine and one in the chamber. The reason being that your odds of getting into a fire fight with you carry gun are slim. From what I have read if you get into a situation where you need to draw your CCW the whole incident will last about 5 seconds. In that time you would be lucky to get off 3 rounds before it ends. Therefore carrying more than 6 and an extra clip is useless. Just my two cents.
NICKEL CITY DUDE is online now  
 
Old January 30th, 2020, 11:50 AM   #19
 
Nomadic Paladin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,209
Nomadic Paladin will become famous soon enoughNomadic Paladin will become famous soon enough
The experts I respect will all say that the whole +1 gimmick is a marketing ploy.
Nomadic Paladin is online now  
Old February 14th, 2020, 01:45 AM   #20
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 1
Lavalite is on a distinguished road
I have the same issues with my LCP II, mag was dropping out almost every shot. Since I have other original LCPs, I switched the mags and they run 100% with factory 6 and 7 rounders.

You lose the last round lock open feature but I'm happy for now and will maybe eventually send it back.
Lavalite is offline  
Old February 18th, 2020, 06:15 AM   #21
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
Bumpkin1 is on a distinguished road
Well I want to update everyone on this...I got my LCP 2 back from Ruger for the second time, and again they changed the frame. However this time, I went online to Mcarbo and they make an aftermarket mag release spring for the LCP2. I put that spring in and took out the factory one. And, I fired 150 rounds with every grip angle o could think of to include one handed and the gun ran flawlessly. I highly recommend that aftermarket mag release spring. It seems to have made the difference.
Bumpkin1 is offline  
Old February 18th, 2020, 10:26 AM   #22
 
mrmike7189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 757
mrmike7189 is on a distinguished road
I have been carrying my guns without a +1 for years.
I dont see the need?
I carry a spare mag
mrmike7189 is offline  
Old February 23rd, 2020, 05:16 PM   #23
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 18
Mr Wonderful is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bumpkin1 View Post
Well I want to update everyone on this...I got my LCP 2 back from Ruger for the second time, and again they changed the frame. However this time, I went online to Mcarbo and they make an aftermarket mag release spring for the LCP2. I put that spring in and took out the factory one. And, I fired 150 rounds with every grip angle o could think of to include one handed and the gun ran flawlessly. I highly recommend that aftermarket mag release spring. It seems to have made the difference.
Thanks for the post, man. I just ordered one of the heavy duty mag release button springs you recommended.
I knew that was the problem, though, and asked Ruger to send me a stronger spring -they sent me a stock spring.

Anyway, the way I knew it was the spring, and not my finger/thumb hitting the button, is because I filed the button so low that I have to use my finger nail to eject the mag -no way to do it by accident. Even after doing that, it still ejected the mag, so I knew then it was the flex of the frame from recoil causing the problems, and that's why Ruger replaces the frames as the repair for mag drop. I sent mine back when I first got it and the note said they replaced my frame.

The only thing that helped so far was putting a hogue grip on it. That helped, but didn't cure it. I have high expectations for the spring you recommended.

Last edited by Mr Wonderful; February 23rd, 2020 at 07:52 PM.
Mr Wonderful is offline  
Old February 24th, 2020, 12:50 PM   #24
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 146
Wildtoad is on a distinguished road
Before yesterday, I had had zero issues with my LCP2. After about 10 mags of shooting I encountered a dropped mag. Popped it back in place and continued shooting for several more mags, I have three. Next time out, if I have a drop Iíll check which mag does it.
Wildtoad is offline  
Old March 7th, 2020, 08:13 AM   #25
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
Bumpkin1 is on a distinguished road
Since my last post I’ve ran another 100 rounds through the gun without any issues...It’s the spring fellas....get one of those Mcarbo aftermarket springs. Excellent buy and I now trust this firearm enough to carry it and I do. I even bought an extra spring, aftermarket takedown pin and talon grips because I plan on buying a second LCP II.

I carry this little pistol everywhere in my pocket, like at work when I can’t carry my Glocks
Bumpkin1 is offline  
Old March 14th, 2020, 07:17 PM   #26
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 18
Mr Wonderful is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bumpkin1 View Post
Since my last post Iíve ran another 100 rounds through the gun without any issues...Itís the spring fellas....get one of those Mcarbo aftermarket springs. Excellent buy and I now trust this firearm enough to carry it and I do. I even bought an extra spring, aftermarket takedown pin and talon grips because I plan on buying a second LCP II.

I carry this little pistol everywhere in my pocket, like at work when I canít carry my Glocks
The mag release button spring from Mcarbo improved mine. I tested with the hogue grip off. I only shot 50 rounds of the worst offending FMJ ammo (Sellier and Bellot) and had one mag drop of the 50 shots. Before the hogue grip and before the spring, I'd have several mag drops per magazine shot with Sellier and Bellot FMJ
The spring, along with the hogue grip should make it 100%.
BTW, I think the reason the Sellier and Bellot has more problems is because it's so hot, or hot compared to Speer LawMan.
Thanks for recommending the mag button spring, Bumkin. It made a huge improvement.
Mr Wonderful is offline  
Old March 15th, 2020, 04:06 AM   #27
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: pa
Posts: 478
pennsy is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Wonderful View Post
The mag release button spring from Mcarbo improved mine. I tested with the hogue grip off. I only shot 50 rounds of the worst offending FMJ ammo (Sellier and Bellot) and had one mag drop of the 50 shots. Before the hogue grip and before the spring, I'd have several mag drops per magazine shot with Sellier and Bellot FMJ
The spring, along with the hogue grip should make it 100%.
BTW, I think the reason the Sellier and Bellot has more problems is because it's so hot, or hot compared to Speer LawMan.
Thanks for recommending the mag button spring, Bumkin. It made a huge improvement.
Do you have to pull the frame out to install the spring?
pennsy is online now  
Old March 15th, 2020, 04:30 PM   #28
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 10
Ctusser is on a distinguished road
I’m about fed up with mine. I sent mine back to Ruger a few months ago for a broken extractor, but it had many various failures before that happened. After I got it back it was fairly reliable for 250rds with one failure, but in the last 500 rds its been having various failures of all kinds, including the mag drop. I love the size and design. But it’s certainly not something I could trust to function if I needed it. By contrast my wife got a Sig p365 at the same time and not a single hiccup in about 1200 rds
Ctusser is offline  
Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM   #29
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 18
Mr Wonderful is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by pennsy View Post
Do you have to pull the frame out to install the spring?
You do, but it's very easy to do. I'll find the youtube video I used, and will post it for you later,
Mr Wonderful is offline  
Old Yesterday, 08:30 PM   #30
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 18
Mr Wonderful is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by pennsy View Post
Do you have to pull the frame out to install the spring?
Here's the video I used.
Mr Wonderful is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Pistols

None


Search tags for this page

has ruger resolved the problem of the lcp ii jamming

,

ruger lcp aftermarket mag release

Click on a term to search for related topics.



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2020 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.