Took my wife shooting today - she wanted to practice with her LCP, which is an early (recall, 370-series) gun.
After about 5 mags worth of firing, I notice that the head of the takedown pin has sheared off, and is laying on the bench!
I'm not exactly sure at what point it sheared off, so I guess the good news is that the pistol continued to function.
I called Ruger, and they emailed me a return label, UPS Next-Day Air. I boxed the pistol up, and off it went back to the mother ship. Estimated turnaround is 2 weeks. They said they will check the whole pistol out and test fire it with at least 24 rounds before sending it back.
I also mentioned the frame pin walking issue to them (the pins start to shift out of the frame under recoil), and they are going to check that out, too.
I'm disappointed that her gun broke, but it does seem that Ruger is willing to make it right. My experience with their service in the past has been positive. They are picking up the freight as well.
Just to make sure it wasn't the ammo (S&B, which was very dirty), I ran 70 rounds through my own LCP. No issues whatsoever - but my LCP is a newer 372-series gun. Mine does not experience the frame pin walking issue, either.
So, for the next few weeks, she'll be carrying my LCP, and I'll be back to my G19 or G26 in my Smartcarry - which is not really such a bad thing...
I checked over at the Elsie Pea Forum, and there are other reports of similar happening...though the lady on the phone at Ruger claimed to have never heard of such an issue.
So - keep an eye on those takedown pins!