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My guess is that no one will actually know for sure, but is there any kind of estimate to the amount of rounds you can fire out of an LCP before having to start replacing parts or even the gun? Assuming you are using regular ammo, not +P.

Also, how many rounds do you usually shoot from your LCP when you go to the range?
 

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I have no idea on the life expectancy but I thought I read somewhere that a reviewer put like 5000 rounds through it and according to Ruger that's no where near the expected life.

As for what I shoot at the range...I usually run 50 or less rounds...reason being is after that many my hand needs a rest. Once I get better at shoot this gun it will only see the range to get the occasional practice with it.
 

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I have no idea on the life expectancy but I thought I read somewhere that a reviewer put like 5000 rounds through it and according to Ruger that's no where near the expected life.

As for what I shoot at the range...I usually run 50 or less rounds...reason being is after that many my hand needs a rest. Once I get better at shoot this gun it will only see the range to get the occasional practice with it.
Thanks for answering both questions. I have been wondering how many rounds I can expect to fire after my hand just needs a rest. Hopefully my LCP will come in soon. (on a wait list)
 

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I expect to wear out before my LCP does. It's not a range gun for me, I have others for that. I'll shoot 100-300 per year max, probably less.

I've read where a couple hundred rounds per session wears your hand out, I haven't shot more than 100 each time, plus I'm shooting other guns which tires your hand. I don't know the limit, it might be different for each person though.
 

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There was mention of a guy who loaned one out to folks for free range use and it had about 40,000 rounds through it and he finally had to have it repaired. Ruger replaced most of the parts on it apparently.
 

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Kinda like asking if that new car will make it to 100K miles without any major repairs.

I'm sure the Ruger engineers/designers could step in and tell us what parts will fatigue first and the ones that will break in XXXX amount of cycles but I doubt if they will. Viva the warranty!
 
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