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LCP 1st range trip: 100 rounds, an issue, need more practice & pain

Took my new LCP to the range today and ran 100 rounds through it. I shot from 5 and 10 yard ranges.

Accuracy: While the gun may be accurate, I am not used to the trigger pull or recoil. I started shooting with my usual two hand grip and was all over the place. With 20 rounds left I finally figured out the best way for me to get consistant shots. I got the best patterns by squeezing the crap out of the grip while firing. I bought snap caps and will be practicing with them as I need to get familiar with the long trigger pull.

Issue: There were multiple times during my outing where after inserting the magazine and racking the slide, the slide did not fully close. The slide stopped a quarter inch from fully closing. By slightly pushing the slide forward it clicked and then locked. This occurred 3 or 4 times during my outing. I will keep monitoring it the next time out.

Pain: The LCP is not a plinking gun where you will casually shoot a few hundred rounds a time (at least I won't) I can easily shoot a few hundred rounds from my 40S&W Springfield XDM (Short trigger pull, full size grip, minimal recoil, no pain). In fact, I was breaking up my time at the range today by switching between firing my LCP and XDM.

Conclusion: Aside from the issue mentioned above I had no fail to fire or fail to eject issues. The LCP kicks harder than I expected. The long trigger pull will take time to get accustomed to. I will use snap caps to get more consistant with the long trigger pull. I will wait for a few more trips to the range before considering my LCP as a accurate and reliable backup weapon. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.
 

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Re: LCP 1st range trip: 100 rounds, an issue, need more practice & pain

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Issue:  There were multiple times during my outing where after inserting the magazine and racking the slide, the slide did not fully close.  The slide stopped a quarter inch from fully closing.  By slightly pushing the slide forward it clicked and then locked.  This occurred 3 or 4 times during my outing.  I will keep monitoring it the next time out.
When you rack the slide to chamber the first round, do you ride the slide forward or do you sling shot it?
 

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Re: LCP 1st range trip: 100 rounds, an issue, need more practice & pain

yeah, that would be important; pistols are made after-all to chamber a round in a somewhat harsh manor.

do you have a pre-recall 370 series? You might be having an issue which the chamber reaming will solve.
 

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sniper3 said:
I don't ride the slide forward. I pull it back and let go. Is that improper?
Sling shot or using the hold back to release the slide is correct. If you still do not go into battery, but need a nudge to get it the last 1/4 inch, then that is problematic.

If the problem persists, a call to the Ruger service department would be in order.
 

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Re: LCP 1st range trip: 100 rounds, an issue, need more practice & pain

Thanks for the comments. It is a 370 Serial number but it has a diamond on it. I'm going to try it again next week and see how it behaves.
 
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