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When you cleaned you lcp for the first time(before you shot it)was it really dirty?I know they test fire the guns but mine was really dirty I am glad it didn't sit in storage for a long time before I got it.I wonder what type of ammo they use for testing?
 

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Mine was really dirty also when I got it. However, I always clean my new guns when I get them.
 

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I cant really say it was dirty. But, Yeah I guess I can, because if my guns arent spotless, they are dirty.
 

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Straight to the range with mine. I didn't even make it home before I put 50 rounds through it. I do always to a basic break down and clean and lube after i get done.
 

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Not dirty per se, just had about a quart of oil on it and the mags though!
 

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matt said:
When you cleaned you lcp for the first time(before you shot it)was it really dirty?I know they test fire the guns but mine was really dirty I am glad it didn't sit in storage for a long time before I got it.I wonder what type of ammo they use for testing?
Ruger is certainly not going to use corrosive ammo to test fire their LCPs. The dirt from a few test fire rounds of any reasonable non-corrosive ammo isn't going to hurt the LCP no matter how long the gun is in storage before someone buys it.

I know quite a few people who shoot in competition and they, pretty much, don't clean their guns until the begin to malfunction. While I don't think this is ideal, I'm pretty sure no lasting damage is done if the cleanings are infrequent. The main risk from infrequent cleanings is a temporary malfunction. Once the gun is cleaned again, it isn't damaged at all.
 

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I would think that the oil/grease or ? would ultimately get very "sticky" and not really do the job it is intended to do very well at all...........I don't believe I could subscribe to not cleaning my pistols until they malfunction! Sorry!
 

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I agree.

My approach is lube it up really good with oil, especially all the metal contact points. And then I apply grease around the slide rails and inside. This way the dirt/debris/metal shards are more likely to stick onto the grease and get stuck there, than to fall back down into some mechanical area.
 

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mine had the shipping packing grease dripping off of it, but a quick Mpro7 cleaning did the trick. no FTF's or jams
 

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I never said anything about corrosive ammo.I was just wondering what ammo they would use for test fireing.anyone who does serious shooting(for money) cleans their gun and inspects them for wear and broken parts every chance they get.why wouldn't you want the gun as reliable as possible???
 

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Well personally, since this is one of my carry guns, I sure wouldn't want to wait until it malfunctions to clean it! As for oil gumming up over time, I'd think it's more likely the oil would to just run out and leave the gun in a poorly lubed condition. I use grease on the slide, oil for all other parts for this reason.
 

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IMO these guns are not kimbers with extreme tightness. They are loose as a goose and willgo many hudnreds of rounds without cleaning. I have 1350 through my lcp and have cleaned it 4 times. It has never given an issue. Clean them if you wish, that is good to do, not knocking that at all, but this stuff from other forums that you need to clean every 50 to 100 rounds is pure B. S.

That being said,, if your going to carry it as ur defense gun, indeed make sure it is cleaned and lubed, why take any chances. I once went with my 380 kt many moons ago 1249 rounds without cleaning it.I shot it until the slide cracked in two places but it certanly wasn't from not cleaning it. We tend ot under estimate the lcp IMO.
 

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kraigster414 said:
Welcome Jocko! ;D

Folks, this man knows his LCP.
thank you but I know the kt's better for I was always having to work on them, and alot of that knowledge goes right hand in hand with the lcp, only in my case I have not had to work on my lcp, unless u want to call polishing the feed ramp work. ( I do that to every semi I own) The lcp is a very trouble free little pocket rocket, IMO.
 
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