This is a discussion on New LCP within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I picked up new LCP yesterday and noticed the inside was filthy, anyone else notice the grim and dirt on the feeding ramp and firing ...
March 31st, 2010 11:24 AM
I picked up new LCP yesterday and noticed the inside was filthy, anyone else notice the grim and dirt on the feeding ramp and firing pin area of their new LCP?
I know there was one round fired from the factory but this thing looks used?!?!?
March 31st, 2010 11:50 AM
Most firearms travel from the factory packed in grease and oil to protect them until they are sold. The dirt and grime is just what gets inside and gets stuck in the lubricant. A good cleaning is always a good idea when you first get one.
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March 31st, 2010 12:03 PM
Some guns get test fired more than others. Probably, your example got a full mag run through it. You could look at it as extra quality control.
March 31st, 2010 12:52 PM
I should not worry so much about it. Just clean it and lubricate it well before using it. And congrats in the new LCP!
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March 31st, 2010 01:31 PM
Do you trust your gun broker? Perhaps it was really LNIB and they "forgot" to mention it?
Not saying it's the case, but there are a few less than respectable businesses out there.
March 31st, 2010 01:46 PM
Yah. I know of a local gun shop where the employees are known to 'test drive' their inventory.
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March 31st, 2010 02:22 PM
Several LCPs among friends and all bought at roughly the same - month or so apart. Same condition. Clean it and shoot it. No problems.
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March 31st, 2010 03:04 PM
Do you know the gun shop well enough to ask about it and get a truthful answer?
If the gun functions well, I'd say that it doesn't really matter, you just want a dependable weapon.
Congrats on the purchase.
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March 31st, 2010 03:10 PM
Don't worry about it, just shoot it...
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March 31st, 2010 03:20 PM
It's brand new! Clean it, get to know it, and enjoy.
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March 31st, 2010 03:31 PM
Hey you guys are right!
I just got back from my dealer who allowed me to look at the two remaining unopened LCPs' and they looked identical to mine.
I'll clean when I get home this evening then go shoot the hell out of it this weekend!!!
Thanks for all of the stellar input, you guys rock!
March 31st, 2010 10:05 PM
All of the new guns I've bought have had some powder residue in them from the test firing. I don't remember the LCP being any more dirty than my Glock, Kahr, Seecamp, etc. As others have mentioned, give the gun a good cleaning and lubrication before your first range trip.
I also installed a 12lb. Wolff Spring my LCP due to all of the positive reports on the Elsiepea forum.
March 31st, 2010 10:11 PM
congrats on the new Elsie Pea shooter
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