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:)My LCP is back from Prescott today after being sent in to be upgraded and repaired. The turn around time was only three weeks. I sent it back for the new style slide hold open to be installed, and to correct the feeding problems that it was having. The factory ended up repairing the barrel, and also replacing the extractor, pivot pin, slide hold open and the trigger bar. The trigger does seem to have a lighter pull now. The new style hold open is great as it is much easier to use then the old style hold open was. I will be testing the LCP out in the next week or so on the feeding issues, and will get back to the forum with a report on how everything works out. Have a great day, Gary.
 

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Hi Gary, and welcome to the forum! Can you tell me what the differences are between the old extracter and the new? I've been hearing that Ruger has been replacing alot of them.
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Mike
 

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Hi Gary, and welcome to the forum! Can you tell me what the differences are between the old extracter and the new? I've been hearing that Ruger has been replacing alot of them.
Thanks,
Mike
FWIW, I think a lot of the ftf issues with the Ruger ElsiePea has been in the extractor, more than any barrel is. If that round doesn't slip up behind that extractor with relative ease, you will have ftf issues. I have talked to people who have had some ftf issues with American eagle and have stated that the bullet drop into the chamber with ease but is a real bugger to slide up behind that extractor. My bet is that Ruger has opened up that extractor a little more to accomodate more ammo variances..
 

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The extractor is cut different, the hold open is higher and rounded and works much easier. There was no cost incurred for the labor, parts or for shipping. Thanks, Gary
 

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:)My LCP is back from Prescott today after being sent in to be upgraded and repaired. The turn around time was only three weeks. I sent it back for the new style slide hold open to be installed, and to correct the feeding problems that it was having. The factory ended up repairing the barrel, and also replacing the extractor, pivot pin, slide hold open and the trigger bar. The trigger does seem to have a lighter pull now. The new style hold open is great as it is much easier to use then the old style hold open was. I will be testing the LCP out in the next week or so on the feeding issues, and will get back to the forum with a report on how everything works out. Have a great day, Gary.
It was test fired today and it work flawlessly. Thanks Ruger you did a great job up grading my LCP . It is now the LCP I had hoped for, Gary.
 

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Glad to hear it worked out well for ya :)
 

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I just got my LCP back from Prescott this past week as well. I had the same work done as Gary. My LCP was failing miserably when I took it to the range, even after trying at least five different types of ammo. I called Prescott and sent it for repair. I received it back three weeks later. I took it to the range this evening and put 50 rounds through it, Speer Gold Dot, AE FMJ and Winchester green box. While it did perform somewhat better, it was far from perfect, with the main FTF occurring with the Gold Dots. The FMGs seemed to perform better, especially as I continued firing. I have other defense ammo that I purchased for evaluation purposes which I will try out later. I was hoping that the LCP upon return would not need a break-in period.
 

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prescott rec'd my lcp on 9/15 so today is day 23. my problem was a broken trigger. did ruger let you know the firearm was on the way back (ups notification tracking number)?

why do you think it takes them so long to make the repairs? i would think for the most common repairs where you don't have to do a whole lot of troubleshooting, it should take no more than 2-3 hours, no?

there must be a whole lot of lcps stacked up in the queue....lol
 

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I did not get any notice that Ruger was sending back my LCP until it was delivered to my front door. It was about a three week turn around on it, but it was worth the wait. When you get yours back save all the paperwork that come back with it, then take it out and shoot it to your heart content. Have a nice day, Gary. :)
 

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I did not get any notice that Ruger was sending back my LCP until it was delivered to my front door. It was about a three week turn around on it, but it was worth the wait. When you get yours back save all the paperwork that come back with it, then take it out and shoot it to your heart content. Have a nice day, Gary. :)
Great to hear you love your LCP now and Ruger took care of you! Do you have a FFL? I didnt think they could deliver it to your front door.
 

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the repaired pistol will legally come back directly to the customer's door but you have to sign for it.

i hope mine is completely fixed and replaced and all the other parts updated as well. more than 3 weeks is too long to just simply put the pistol back together.
 

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Just got mine back from prescott after about a month. it had issues with like 5 types of ammo (would not go into battery like 20%) excited to see what ruger did to make it better :D ended up with all the same fixes as everyone else, repaired barrel, new extractor, trigger pivot, and the hammer pin. going shooting in less than 24 hours and im hoping it works like everyone else's seems to.
 

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Just got mine back from prescott after about a month. it had issues with like 5 types of ammo (would not go into battery like 20%) excited to see what ruger did to make it better :D ended up with all the same fixes as everyone else, repaired barrel, new extractor, trigger pivot, and the hammer pin. going shooting in less than 24 hours and im hoping it works like everyone else's seems to.
Keep us updated!
 

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i now believe that the lcp is actually a cleverly disguised clone of a jiminez and not the kel-tec. just put 50 rounds of remmington fmj and the pistol still isnt reliable. aside from the ftf issues the magazine would occasionally drop out at random times with flat rounds such as wwb and speer gold dots. now the magazine drops out every 3rd or 4th round. i always depress the magazine release when i put in a new mag, so this issue has never had anything to do with me. put a call into ruger after shooting today and they are having a supervisor call me back. they told me that this time they will rush it through, is just pretty lame to actually have it in my hands for 2 weeks out of the month and a half ive owned it.
 

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I am having the same problem with my LCP, too, i.e., the magazine dropping out. I thought it was me somehow depressing the magazine release, although I have been careful not to do that. I may be giving Ruger a call again as welll.
 

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I would give Ruger a call. I'm left handed and there is no way in hell I'm depressing the mag release.My mag drop problem has definately increased the more I've fired the pistol.
 

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i disagree with the poster(andrieux) that states ruger is more like a Jimenez clone ,but i do believe that to prevent the magazine problem either they should put in a metal mag release(just like kel-tec has done) or find a better magazine manufacture. As far as misfires, stuff happens regardless which firearm manufacture is involved--some are better then others. May be the user who misfired short stroked the trigger because the ruger could have been a different trigger system then what they are used to. could have also been hard primers in the ammo, as well. Could have been a weak hammer spring. maybe the gun is a lemon( i have gotten a glock lemon before) The possibilities are endless. try different ammo, different hammer spring, let some one else shoot your gun who is more familiar with the set up,May be the problem is shooter induced as with all of the whiners who first own glocks say that my glock shoots low and left it is there fault that they jerk the trigger but nobody swallows their pride and states that it was me. Try shooting a different gun or Just sell the gun and get rid of it.

the bottom line is any and every bad purchase puts a bad taste in the purchasers mouth and it is understandable why he feels that way.but is the responsibility for the tech dept to make it right regardless what the problem is. They are the ones that can save customer confidence. i have been there and done that with glock and if it wasn't for the great handguns that they produce. i would not buy them based only on tech attitudes and arrogance,because the tech dept is lacking in many ways as a whole.
 

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ruger has aways been friendly when i called, although i'm not sure they actually care if my pistol works. they waited more than a week to even ship the replacement part to fix the faulty mag release issue. this after keeping it for a month. hopefully when the part arrives ill actually have a gun that will work like it should have out of the box. im still holding out hope but at the same time i still believe in my jiminez comment ;)
 
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