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Just got mine.

So, I've seen the colored dots on the left side of the frame in pictures, and on mine. Green, like mine, Orange in photos, etc. I assume this is a production line thing to identify it for a certain purpose. What?

Recieved the pistol with a small manila envelope, with full nomenclature and description, enclosing a fired case. Again, I assume it's part of some state's "fingerprint" program. Absent any further comment on that, what others are getting this? MO doesn't do it. Possibly, they were stocked for them but the distributor sent it here?

Last - S#'s all seem to start with 370 -. (Mine follows with 632XX, they've made that many now.) And the significance is?
 

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I got the spent case and if you read my posts on rugerforums.com you'll see many of these folks ridiculing me for asking what it is. It is just what it is and most any state could care less about what you have sitting there and you should too but if you think it may somehow help your defense one day, then fine, keep it.

As for the colored dots, where do you see these?

I have no colored dots on my LCP at all AFAIK.
 

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tirod said:
Recieved the pistol with a small manila envelope, with full nomenclature and description, enclosing a fired case. Again, I assume it's part of some state's "fingerprint" program. Absent any further comment on that, what others are getting this? MO doesn't do it. Possibly, they were stocked for them but the distributor sent it here?

Last - S#'s all seem to start with 370 -. (Mine follows with 632XX, they've made that many now.) And the significance is?
All LCP's begin with S/N 370-xxxxx

Taken from the LCP Ownwer's Manual... page 5:

WHY ARE WE INCLUDING A FIRED CARTRIDGE CASE WITH EVERY RUGER PISTOL AND REVOLVER?

Certain states and jurisdictions now require that all newly manufactured pistolsand revolvers must be accompanied by a cartridge case, which has been test fired from that gun at the factory. The case must be placed in a sealed container bearing certain information concerning this test cartridge. At the time of retail sale in those jurisdictions, firearms dealers must forward such test cartridge to a designated destination such as their State Police Laboratory. As independent Ruger Distributors have nationwide markets without territorial restrictions, we have decided to include a fired cartridge case with all new Ruger pistols and revolvers, to minimize the possibility of inadvertent noncompliance with these laws. Retail customers located in other states, where laws or regulations do not require the dealer to so act, may be assured that the fired cartridge case they receive with the firearm at the time of retail purchase is proof that your new Ruger firearm has undergone our normal test firing procedures during manufacture.


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I got the spent case and if you read my posts on rugerforums.com you'll see many of these folks ridiculing me for asking what it is. It is just what it is and most any state could care less about what you have sitting there and you should too but if you think it may somehow help your defense one day, then fine, keep it.

As for the colored dots, where do you see these? I have no colored dots on my LCP at all AFAIK.
Why were you ridiculed?

If you didn't have one, someone removed it prior to you getting the gun. Here is your colored dot...



* Photo taken by rrent of RugerForum.com
 

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Had a blue dot on mine. My guess is that it is a QC thing. Don't think is like the pillow tag that is illegal to remove. ;D
 

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Had a blue dot on mine. My guess is that it is a QC thing. Don't think is like the pillow tag that is illegal to remove. ;D
Are you 110% positvely sure? :)
 

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I was at my boy's last soccer game and was cutting off all the stupid tags on a new foldup chair. You should have seen the looks I was getting from some people. Maybe it was the knife.

My dot's been located just forward of the trigger - now it's on the inside of the box it came in, along with the magazine sticker.

As for the fired case, I don't think it will ever be worth it. I down loaded Gunfacts and read through the tech on "fingerprinting" cases. Perfectly matched ballistics are mostly Hollywood to begin with, a matching case is even less distinctive, especially after thousands of rounds. Replacement firing pins, new barrels, etc., would confuse the issue rapidly. Ruger willingly sells most of the parts as a customer service except the serial numbered frame insert.

That implies, FWIW, differently colored or configured FRN frames could be a future accessory, factory or aftermarket. Instead of a clamp on laser, you could get an integral one with fat grip and finger grooves - or just a picatinny rail. Take a look at the Mini-14 and 10/22 stuff - Ruger is a highly modified firearm.

Give it five years, full race mouse guns with 10 shot mags and red dot sights.
 

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All Ruger pistols have the dots....I am guessing its quality control thing...like inspected by #7. My LCP, SR9 and Mark III all had dots....they don't anymore ::)
 

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I cant remember what color the dot was on mine. What I thought was odd is the label on the Magazines. I like took that off right away. I could see it getting all jammed up inside.
Still waiting for my repaired LCP to get back. I hope they send a Magazine to show their concern. 8)
 

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Ok so someone mentioned they put their dot inside their LCP box, and I brilliantly remembered I did the same thing, so I kept my dot.

I found my LCP box and looked and lo and behold, it is a RED dot! *GASP*

I'm not sure what that means. I bought my LCP about 2 months ago and it has worked flawlessly with about 250 rounds through it so far (MagTech and Remington Golden Sabres).

Anyways I thought I would let you all know especially because it had a RED dot on it and not a blue dot.

Hey, what do you know, I have an LCP with a "Red Dot" on it (literally).. :eek:
 

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Panic over with. My LCP's dot is red and was applied to the inside of the carry case. Wonder what that means!? I guess it could have fallen off the pistol and attached itself to the inside of the case.
 

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i went to a major ruger dealer the other day , and low and behold attached to a (p 90) was a green dot attached to the frame. Never notice them before ,but then again i have really only looked at their revolvers up until now.

i am not sure what mine was, i think it is still in the box--i want to say blue but not 100% sure.

i really think that it is an inspectors mark of some kind, but you never know.

shhhhhhhhh!!!! i think i hear the black helocopters. Now, where is my copy of the catcher in the rye !!!!!!!!!!!

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just checked the box, the dot was a faded blue color.
 
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