My New LCP broke after 5 rounds!!!!!!!!!!!

My New LCP broke after 5 rounds!!!!!!!!!!!

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    My New LCP broke after 5 rounds!!!!!!!!!!!

    I shot five rounds and the gun had a horrible trigger pull worse than my Keltec P-11. At round six, the trigger went back with no resistance, and nothing happened! No hammer movement when trigger pulled. I called Ruger and they said it will be 3 weeks until I receive a box to send it back. I think this is horrible and I am dissapointed and ticked off at the LCP!


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    Keltec had some workmanship problems on their version 1 model as well. Now they have a version 2. Why I never buy a first year model in anything.

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    Mmmmm, my KelTec P-3AT works perfectly, has for the last six years...no repairs needed. My little mouse gun roars like a lion. Still not fun to shoot at the range, but it always works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Mmmmm, my KelTec P-3AT works perfectly, has for the last six years...no repairs needed. My little mouse gun roars like a lion. Still not fun to shoot at the range, but it always works.

    Stay armed...go with 'time tested'...stay safe!
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    I can detail strip every gun I own and can repair/replace parts.One thing you might try is googling how to strip /replace parts,sounds like a trigger spring or another part broke or came loose,if you can figure out the problem and can fix it then maybe ruger will just ship a new part
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    I've never had very good luck with small autos. I had several Kel-Tecs that were bad paperweights and even worse guns (I gave them four chances, they failed each time).

    Eventually I figured out that for my size and style of dress, a P32 or similar sized gun was not any easier to conceal than a S&W J-frame. Contrary to my bad experience with small autos (and not just Kel-Tecs), I've never had a problem with a J-frame.

    My always gun, as it has been for years now, is a Airweight .38 Special loaded with +P.

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    I also had issues with an LCP I purchased a couple months ago and quickly dumped it for a real CCW handgun.....Kahr PM9. Could not be happier and well worth the extra cost. I generally like Rugers and own several Ruger guns but the LCP did not do much for me after handling and shooting the small pistol. I had many light primer strikes with various ammo over several shooting sessions and the gun it just to small for the .380 IMO. I usually don't give up on a firearm if I have some inital issues but I just don't think I could trust the LCP for carry purposes.
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    Great timing for you...Ruger just issued a recall on most LCP's. Now you'll get free shipping, extra goodies, and repair. Get on their list since they will be sending out shipping tags in the order received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Great timing for you...Ruger just issued a recall on most LCP's. Now you'll get free shipping, extra goodies, and repair. Get on their list since they will be sending out shipping tags in the order received.
    All ready called.. I'll get box in 3 weeks! haha

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    Real bummer on your LCP. What are you going to be carrying in the meantime? While your wittle pistow ith gone?

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    I have seen two LCPs fail at my range recently. I could never trust a gun like that with my life. I'm surprized that Ruger let that one out the door without more testing. Get it fixed and trade up to a Kahr
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    By the way...,Ruger has a recall on the LCP's. There's been reports of them going bang when dropped. Check their website for details on returning these pieces of crap...,I mean firearms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I can detail strip every gun I own and can repair/replace parts.One thing you might try is googling how to strip /replace parts,sounds like a trigger spring or another part broke or came loose,if you can figure out the problem and can fix it then maybe ruger will just ship a new part
    A fellow preacher in the pulpit! I have purchased the DVDs and Manuals on every gun I own. I just replaced my G23 trigger spring with a NY1 yesterday. I was trained as an armorer in USMC but most people really can train themselves on their own guns. I don't try any real gunsmitthing work (grinding, modifications etc.) and only do inspections , routine maintenance, cleaning and replacing of drop in parts. Many of the problems here on the forum are simple repairs and the idea that gunsmiths, when doing Armorer duties , have some magic we don't is simply not true.

    If you know nothing about machinery and guns in particular, don't open the gun up but do put massive amounts of money in escrow to pay for repair work. factory guarantees are good but usually mean the loss of the weapon for some time. Parts for most can be ordered online and we are talking maybe a week down time. To be beat the clock, order the springs and little parts that have a tendency to breakdown and start a spares box. Buy a set of good gunsmithing screwdrivers, brass mallet and a set of needle punches to avoid marring the gun. Most of all develop patience and take your time to be careful during dissassembly and reassembly.
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    Mmmmm, my KelTec P-3AT works perfectly, has for the last six years...no repairs needed. My little mouse gun roars like a lion. Still not fun to shoot at the range, but it always works.
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