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Brand new never fired LCP, the mag would not go in without pressing the mag release. Once it was it, it stayed in OK. I looked at the latch from the bottom and could see some marks on it where the mag was hitting. I tried to install both mags several times, but always the same problem. Finally, I put a little more pressure on the mag without pushing in on the release and it popped into place.

After doing that, the mag would not stay in (wouldnt latch). I pressed the button a few times, everything moved ok. The mag would slide into the gun ok, but would not latch no matter what I tried. Finally I removed the slide to get a better look at what was causing this. On the top side of the latch I could see something sticking out. I took a small screwdriver and barely touch it and it fell out. It was a small split pin/roll pin, about 1 mm in diameter and 4-5mm long. It left marks in the top of the latch where it was wedged in.

Mag latches fine now, and slides in easy, but I am worried about the pin and long term problems.

I took the gun back to GM and they said they had no idea where it came from. I looked at the parts breakdown and cannot see anything that looks similar to this pin.

I purchased this gun last Friday at GM, they said it was modded but had no diamond. For more on that look at this thread http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1517.0

Any ideas?

I am calling Ruger tomorrow. Gander said they would exchange the gun, but it would take 30 days to get a new one.
 

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Hi again mrjeep 94,
This topic has been brought up in a couple of different spots and is kind of hard to keep up with. This posting I link will help you although you will have some readind to do as it has been going on for a while.http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1516.0
You are not alone on this issue so I hope you don't get disappointed with your LCP as it does seem as you have had your share of problems.
 

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mrjeep94. when you call ruger tomorrow, ask them why they even addressed the magazine release thing with this what looks like a stupid roll pin insert. I just got my lcp back and have fired 200 rounds with the pinkie extension with zero issues, I tried looking inside and cannot see any sign of a roll pin or even where it would have been inserted. Not to say it is not there but I can''t see it and I ain't gonna dissamble to see either, for me if it ain't broke why try to fix it...
 

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pookiechad said:
my brand new lcp also wont accept magazines without pressing the mag release
I guess that was never a real issue with my pressing the mag release button on any semi I owned. Just always felt it was kinder to the over all wear and tear of the gun...
 

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Just a thought, but since mrJeep44's gun was new and unfired when the roll pin fell out, could the pin have no relation to the mag release, but perhaps a "extra part floating around" either from assembly or recall work? The previous picture of the roll pin looks similar in size to the firing pin retainer pin. (#2 on the parts list). Pin is visible just ahead of the rear sight. I'm with Jocko, I can't see any sign of a roll pin in my post recall LCP when using a bright light and magnifying glass.
 

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pookiechad said:
my brand new lcp also wont accept magazines without pressing the mag release
Mine had the same problem at first. I was able to make it go away. I pressed the mag release about half way in until I was able to push the magazine in. I released the mag and kept pressing the mag release button just enough to allow me to push the magazine in. After awhile it got easier and easier to put the magazine in. I don't know if there is flashing or something somewhere that is getting worn down, but after doing that about 20-30 times it seems perfectly fine to me.
 

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Lock slide in place, with flashlight in one hand and small screw driver in the other apply small wiggle motion to " the pin " on top of latch release, pin will fall out-- mag will then catch and release like it should. I was reading part of a post and the man from ruger said to " bump " the mag in a few times. Im gonna guess that the bumping action is to get rid of the pin.JUST A GUESS.
 
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