LCP finish wear problem?

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    LCP finish wear problem?

    Hey everyone, I just purchased a brand new Ruger LCP engraved model this past week and finally got it out to the range today and after just 5 magazines ran through it (30 rds) I am experiencing this wear of finish as shown in the picture, is this normal in LCPs? I am a little concerned that the wear is being caused by some undue friction or perhaps improperly fitting parts, again I am not an expert, still just beginning my journey into firearms and ccw.
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    That's what mine looks like; I think it gives the gun a little character.

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    mine has the same kind of wear.

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    "is this normal in LCPs?"

    That exact barrel finish wear is normal for almost all semi-automatics.

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    thanks guys, moronic question I know but appreciate the responses

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    Thanks for the question, mine looks exactly like that photograph. Good to hear this feedback from other LCP'ers.

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    On a side note I love my new LCP and am super glad I purchased it over the kel-tec p3at I had been comparing it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    Hey everyone, I just purchased a brand new Ruger LCP engraved model this past week.
    - What is engraved on it? I noticed the LCP on the top of the slide and the writing on the back, but is there something else?

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    Nothing to be concerned about. All locked breech semiautos show this type of barrel finish wear after firing.
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    Ditto on the wear, LOVE the little pistol!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    - What is engraved on it? I noticed the LCP on the top of the slide and the writing on the back, but is there something else?
    I got the edition that has really nice scroll filigree engraved on the sides of the slide, it was like an extra $30 at the gun store I frequent and I figured why not spend the couple extra dollars to have a slightly more unique lcp.

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    Same wear on my LCP.
    Let's see some pictures of that engraving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    thanks guys, moronic question I know but appreciate the responses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    I got the edition that has really nice scroll filigree engraved on the sides of the slide, it was like an extra $30 at the gun store I frequent and I figured why not spend the couple extra dollars to have a slightly more unique lcp.
    I picked up the same model recently, I like it quite a bit. And mine does have the same barrel finish wear, nothing to worry about.

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    You can easily avoid all that 'normal' wear, don't use it.

    What you have is just fine, and shows that somebody doesn't just let that gun sit in a safe, or in a glove box.
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