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Old March 8th, 2020, 03:54 AM   #1
 
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Weird LCP jams on first few rounds after cleaning

Whats up everyone. Weird problem, LCP jams on first few rounds after cleaning. All I did was clean the gun and put it back together. Now it will fail to feed the first few rounds while racking them. I have not test fired it yet but this has never been a problem. I almost think the feed ramp having a little gunk on it helped it feed? I am using flat nose standard white box ammo and have never had a problem with it. I tried some round nose and it feeds good but again the flat nose was never a problem until after cleaning. Cleaned the mags and springs. It seems the more tension when the mag is fully loaded is a contributing factor after the cleaning because the last rounds load fine. I don't get it. Any help is appreciated.



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Old March 8th, 2020, 07:46 AM   #2
 
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I like to wipe an oily fingertip on the feed ramp after cleaning. I definitely think a few bullet noses slick it up for the following rounds. Polishing your feed ramp with Flitz will probably cure the issue.
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I know with my magazines, it is possible for the spring to go back in not properly seated and end up taking up extra room / under more more tension. I can totally imagine the extra spring tension throwing everything off. Try a quick disassembly of the mags and pay particular attention how they want to go back together. Just a thought.

Edit: I agree, Flitz is also a great option.

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I use a Dremel to poiish feed ramps, felt tip with the green crox polihing compound. works wonders. could be a mag problem as stated above but if it does it with other mags then feed ramp needs attention.
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Did you take the mags apart during your initial cleaning, or did you do this later in an attempt to rectify the feeding issue?
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Did you take the mags apart during your initial cleaning, or did you do this later in an attempt to rectify the feeding issue?
Exactly, took them apart to rectify the issue. I just got done polishing the ramp with a product called never dull. Made it nice and smooth, still didn't resolve the issue. Really strange.
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Exactly, took them apart to rectify the issue.
Okay, I sort of figured that from your first post, but I wasn't 100% sure. That seems to rule out mag issues. .

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I just got done polishing the ramp with a product called never dull. Made it nice and smooth, still didn't resolve the issue. Really strange.
I too was going to suggest a feed ramp polish if it started happening before you took the mags apart, but since that didn't help either, I have no idea what to suggest at this point (other than the usual send it back to Ruger).

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Okay, I sort of figured that from your first post, but I wasn't 100% sure. That seems to rule out mag issues. .



I too was going to suggest a feed ramp polish if it started happening before you took the mags apart, but since that didn't help either, I have no idea what to suggest at this point (other than the usual send it back to Ruger).
I appreciate the help. I need to get out and shoot it, I only have about 200 rounds through it so maybe it needs more time to break in. Round nose ammo still feeds so I will just carry with that for now.
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I appreciate the help. I need to get out and shoot it, I only have about 200 rounds through it so maybe it needs more time to break in. Round nose ammo still feeds so I will just carry with that for now.
That's not a bad plan. See if this hitch works itself out with use. If not, then see about sending it in.
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I appreciate the help. I need to get out and shoot it, I only have about 200 rounds through it so maybe it needs more time to break in. Round nose ammo still feeds so I will just carry with that for now.
I bought an LCPII from someone who had it for two weeks. It jammed like you are describing. I finally sent it to Ruger, and they replaced the gun. Don't know what was wrong to require replacing the entire pistol, but they did, and the new one functions flawlessly.

I would recommend sending it to Ruger before doing any home smithing on it. That way they cannot blame you for any issues. As for running more ammo through it in hopes it would break in, I ran more than 1,000 rounds of various ammo through mine, many of it high priced defensive ammo to no avail.
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The gun worked before you cleaned it. the problem started after you cleaned it. You may have assembled the magazines incorrectly. Check them, springs may be backward or upside down in the mags. The gun worked before cleaning, it should work after cleaning.
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I bought an LCPII from someone who had it for two weeks. It jammed like you are describing. I finally sent it to Ruger, and they replaced the gun. Don't know what was wrong to require replacing the entire pistol, but they did, and the new one functions flawlessly.

I would recommend sending it to Ruger before doing any home smithing on it. That way they cannot blame you for any issues. As for running more ammo through it in hopes it would break in, I ran more than 1,000 rounds of various ammo through mine, many of it high priced defensive ammo to no avail.
Yeah I think you're right, I need to send it in. How long did it take to get the new one back?
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The gun worked before you cleaned it. the problem started after you cleaned it. You may have assembled the magazines incorrectly. Check them, springs may be backward or upside down in the mags. The gun worked before cleaning, it should work after cleaning.
No doubt, I did check everything many times to make sure I didn't reassemble something wrong. The jamming started before I touched the mags though.
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Yeah I think you're right, I need to send it in. How long did it take to get the new one back?
Mine was delayed for the Christmas and New Year holidays, so about three weeks, but without that it would have been only about a week and a half. It all depends on how busy they are, but Ruger tends to turn things around quickly
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