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I haven't seen any good feedback on this......so I thought I would ask you all. I had my first range trip today with my new LCP. I was really impressed with it's overall accuracy, and ability to digest just about anything I dumped in it.

I had no FTF or FTE. In fact, it really didn't seen to have a preference for ANY particular round--taking them all in stride. 260 rounds of a bit of everything in my supplies of .380.

However, after about 100 rounds.......when it was getting really hot.......I had shot a full mag and went back to reload. But the slide was locked tight. No persuasion seemed to help. It was totally empty and had dropped the hammer on an empty chamber. Not knowing what else to try, I managed to pull the takedown pin. The gun came right apart, and nothing looked amiss inside.

On reassembly, nothing else happened strangely. In fact, the range session continued with yet more rounds and perfect function.

Anyone else had this happen? Incidentally, I did not disassemble the LCP when I got it. The previous owner had done only 20 rounds and decided the gun was not for him--no cleaning was done that I could see. Then maybe it was a tad on the dry side for being so new?

After 260 rounds, I had it home for a clean and lube.......nothing amiss, but it was pretty dry inside. What do you all think it was? (incidentally, it will never be as dry as it was again!) I was too impatient to get it out and play with it! ;)
 

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Not a dumb question at all..........hope you have helped someone else from having this problem if it is truly a cleaning and oiling problem. I too would like to know the real reason for the lockup. Maybe it was too dry or ??? Maybe others that read your post will be sure that a dry gun won't be used on their shift!
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It is hard to say what it was. I am glad it worked after and never happened again. Hopefully it just needed cleaned and oiled. Welcome to the forum.
 

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TTT (that name of yours is a tongue twister). When these new little guns are new, it's very important that they are clean and well lubed and I prefer a good gun grease on key friction points versus oil, i.e., on the rails. One of my favorites is Brian Enos' Slide Glide Lite, low viscosity and it's designed specifically for carry weapons. Another good one, and there are many, is 25b, Mili-tec grease, etc. etc. I have nothing to do with Slide Glide just a consumer (so I am not trying to shill) - I now use it on all my semi-autos from my 1911s and HK's to the ever so humble but spirited and coveted LCP.

http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html
 

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My bet is that the recoil rod somehow got off kelter where it makes it contact with the barrel lug, why it worked and then just froze up is strange. Not sure lack of lube would be an issue here either. You certainly did the right thing in taking the take down pin out and checking things over. IMO that is about the only thing that could have caused this lockup was the recoil rod position. Lube the rails up good on the slide and frame and also around the barrel where it makes contact with the slide and then just proceed to shoot it like you stole it.
 

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Thankfully. I DID steal it! I traded a nice AMT .380 backup for it (which was never shot enough to be reliable). The LCP has already surpassed it in carry-ability and reliability.

Right now, it lives on a ballistic vest in a velcro holster. But, I see it living in my pocket when I can't let myself carry the Scandium Airweight. I really like the size/capacity/weight compromise the LCP offers. It seems the perfect BUG to my Kimber.
 

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icl said:
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Thankfully. I DID steal it! I traded a nice AMT .380 backup for it (which was never shot enough to be reliable). The LCP has already surpassed it in carry-ability and reliability.

Right now, it lives on a ballistic vest in a velcro holster. But, I see it living in my pocket when I can't let myself carry the Scandium Airweight. I really like the size/capacity/weight compromise the LCP offers. It seems the perfect BUG to my Kimber.
Man! if you traded an amt backup for a lcp then you definately won that battle! i had one of those amt's some years ago and it was a complete pos! sounds like your gun may need a little more break-in period. a least enough to make sure this "locking up thing" doesnt happen again.
 

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jocko's speculation seems most plausible to me. Did the guide rod seem out of place when you disassembled the gun? Ditto the suggestion of grease on the slide rails.
 
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