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    New LCP

    Been looking at a lot of 1911's lately so went out today looking again,didn't quite pull the trigger yet on one but its coming !!! But looking around my lgs today I couldn't help myself but I kept checking out the lcp w/ crimson trace. After reading info on hear about it and just reviews in general I bought one !! Great little gun for backup and everywhere carry. Got it home and fired a box through it shot well for what it is,quick follow up shots are not the tightest but close enough for what I bought it for, I need to tweak the crimson a little bit but well pleased with gun. My biggest issue with it is after last round the slide doesn't lock open,??????) I own several firearms but not an expert by any means, so I got a ? Is this standard for this gun or should slide be locked back ?? Dumb ?? Or do I need to take it back and have them look @ it ?
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    Nope. The slide does not lock open on an empty mag. Unfortunately, they're all built that way. Otherwise, it's an outstanding CCW.

    Congratulations on your new gun!

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    Nope it doesn't lock after the last round. I don't know why they make them that way.

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    For a backup mag I bought a factory 7 rounder.

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    But I pocket carry mine with the flush plate on the 6 rounder. I don't like how the finger extension prints in my khakis

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    Ok I wasn't sure, would rather ask ? Then look dumber than I really am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanW View Post
    Ok I wasn't sure, would rather ask ? Then look dumber than I really am.
    Believe me, that's far from a dumb question. The LCP is the only pistol I own that doesn't lock back on an empty mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishoot View Post
    Believe me, that's far from a dumb question. The LCP is the only pistol I own that doesn't lock back on an empty mag.
    Do you know why? It couldn't add much expense to the manufacturing process to put a spring under the catch and design the follower to push it up after the last round.

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    My brother owns a Bersa 9 and it doesn't always lock back when the last round is fired. So...my stupid question is what is the advantage of the lock back other than signifying that it's time to reload? I always count my shots but I'm guessing that under SD firing one wouldn't necessarily be "counting" their shots, at all. BTW the LCP was my first weapon purchased so not locking back on an empty mag. was not all that unusual to me at the time.
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    I got an LCP yesterday as well.

    I previously had a Keltec 32 caliber pistol many years ago... The Ruger is based off the 380 Keltec (which is almost the same as the 32 version)

    I rented the LCP at the range yesterday, and then bought one a cuple hours later after thinking about it. The rental was the older model. When I got my new one and fired it, I could tell that the trigger was different. After I was done, I mentioned it, and the range guy told me that Ruger had redesigned the trigger. I've since looked it up - apparently the new version also has bigger sights.

    I am glad I went with this over a Keltec 380, after I found out about the better trigger. I remember that Keltec 32 I had - I never could hit the bullseye with that LOOONG, heavy trigger. I was hitting dead center with the LCP at 7 yards with no issues at all.




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    LCP, Great little carry option. For up close duty and deep carry conditions, it's hard to beat. I carry mine every day of the week during business hours. Congrats on a fine choice.
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    I don't think it's a huge deal that it doesn't lock back. Lots of times while I'm shooting and focusing on the front sight I don't notice the slide is locked back until the trigger won't break again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I don't think it's a huge deal that it doesn't lock back. Lots of times while I'm shooting and focusing on the front sight I don't notice the slide is locked back until the trigger won't break again.
    Agree. In fact, during a fight, chances are that one will fire until it clicks, then the audible sound will tell ya when to reload and repeat.
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    Agree with all stated above...
    Great little pistol- only complaint, is that my hands are big, and it's small

    But, that's my only complaint
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    Bought one (used) about 2 months ago for my 2 grandudes to shoot. It had a LaserLyte laser on it that I have come to like. Great pistol but I DO miss the last round lock back. I feel dumb if I don't count (yeah, I know it's only 6!) but pulling the trigger and getting a click is annoying. After zeroing the laser I got 3 in one hole (!!!) from 5-7 yds. Gotta like that!
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    The LCP is a great little pistol and in my opinion you made a smart buy. Mine, which is now 5-1/2 years old, has been a fine, fine friend.
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