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Well, I've been on several "waiting" lists for an LCP and talking with a guy at work he said, "I can get you one." Yeah, right I says. But a phone call and BINGO, I picked up a NIB yesterday for $299 out the door. Whoo Hoo. Be shooting it pretty soon. What a great site this is for the LCP.
 

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(typos corrected per the esteemed Jocko's request - I am way too nice, kraigster414 :))

You can do one of three things here:

1. Ignore it. 2, do some of it. 3 do all of it.

You have a new LCP, probably the latest version.

- Take the slide off, clean it and lube the rails with grease and around the barrel and barrel lug. Then re-install and just sit there and rack the slide back and forth as fast as you can. This will help break things in without firing rounds through it.

- Buy some FMJ ammo for break-in. I would stay away from American Eagle and Remington to start off with as there has been reports of issues with feeding. CCI works great, Mag-tech works great, Winchester works great. You ought to be able to find one of those rounds at any good gun store.

- Go out and shoot it like you stole it, fully pulling the trigger and then fully releaseing it upon firing. Holding partially on the trigger after firing will produce lite strikes due to imporper use of the handgun..

- Practice close, 7 yards or under, just get to know your LCP for the first 200 or so rounds. It is a fun gun to shoot but requires a solid grip on the gun or you will get limp wristing that will result in FTF or FTE. Again, not the guns fault or ammo, shooter error.

- After your nice little lcp performs as we expect it will, then find yourself a defense round. Remington Golden Sabre 102 grains work great, so does Corbon DPX.

- Test at least one box of your defense round. It must be flawless or go to another brand for total reliability.

- After your first session, again re-clean and re-lube and if you are energetic, I would also polish the feed ramp and barrel chamber to a mirrow finish, with a nice dremel cotton swab and polishing compound or get some 600+ grit auto paper and do the same thing. You aren't hurting a thing but you certainly are enhancing reliability.

- You have a good gun, break it in like you stole it. It will do what it is supposed to do, but you must also do some things correctly. Good luck and again refer to my first sentence. Just trying to help if I can, not to insult....
 

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(typos corrected per the esteemed Jocko's request - I am way too nice, kraigster414 :))

You can do one of three things here:

1. Ignore it. 2, do some of it. 3 do all of it.

You have a new LCP, probably the latest version.

- Take the slide off, clean it and lube the rails with grease and around the barrel and barrel lug. Then re-install and just sit there and rack the slide back and forth as fast as you can. This will help break things in without firing rounds through it.

- Buy some FMJ ammo for break-in. I would stay away from American Eagle and Remington to start off with as there has been reports of issues with feeding. CCI works great, Mag-tech works great, Winchester works great. You ought to be able to find one of those rounds at any good gun store.

- Go out and shoot it like you stole it, fully pulling the trigger and then fully releaseing it upon firing. Holding partially on the trigger after firing will produce lite strikes due to imporper use of the handgun..

- Practice close, 7 yards or under, just get to know your LCP for the first 200 or so rounds. It is a fun gun to shoot but requires a solid grip on the gun or you will get limp wristing that will result in FTF or FTE. Again, not the guns fault or ammo, shooter error.

- After your nice little lcp performs as we expect it will, then find yourself a defense round. Remington Golden Sabre 102 grains work great, so does Corbon DPX.

- Test at least one box of your defense round. It must be flawless or go to another brand for total reliability.

- After your first session, again re-clean and re-lube and if you are energetic, I would also polish the feed ramp and barrel chamber to a mirrow finish, with a nice dremel cotton swab and polishing compound or get some 600+ grit auto paper and do the same thing. You aren't hurting a thing but you certainly are enhancing reliability.

- You have a good gun, break it in like you stole it. It will do what it is supposed to do, but you must also do some things correctly. Good luck and again refer to my first sentence. Just trying to help if I can, not to insult....
Jocko! Keep 'em comin'.........and
 

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Thank you for this. I found your post through a search wondering about the type of ammo to buy 'just to get familiar with' the new gun. I plan to do all you recommended that I can with these old hands (without causing problems).

Thanks again for helping me - Jim
 

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jocko said:
(typos corrected per the esteemed Jocko's request - I am way too nice, kraigster414 :))

You can do one of three things here:

1. Ignore it. 2, do some of it. 3 do all of it.

You have a new LCP, probably the latest version.

- Take the slide off, clean it and lube the rails with grease and around the barrel and barrel lug. Then re-install and just sit there and rack the slide back and forth as fast as you can. This will help break things in without firing rounds through it.

- Buy some FMJ ammo for break-in. I would stay away from American Eagle and Remington to start off with as there has been reports of issues with feeding. CCI works great, Mag-tech works great, Winchester works great. You ought to be able to find one of those rounds at any good gun store.

- Go out and shoot it like you stole it, fully pulling the trigger and then fully releaseing it upon firing. Holding partially on the trigger after firing will produce lite strikes due to imporper use of the handgun..

- Practice close, 7 yards or under, just get to know your LCP for the first 200 or so rounds. It is a fun gun to shoot but requires a solid grip on the gun or you will get limp wristing that will result in FTF or FTE. Again, not the guns fault or ammo, shooter error.

- After your nice little lcp performs as we expect it will, then find yourself a defense round. Remington Golden Sabre 102 grains work great, so does Corbon DPX.

- Test at least one box of your defense round. It must be flawless or go to another brand for total reliability.

- After your first session, again re-clean and re-lube and if you are energetic, I would also polish the feed ramp and barrel chamber to a mirrow finish, with a nice dremel cotton swab and polishing compound or get some 600+ grit auto paper and do the same thing. You aren't hurting a thing but you certainly are enhancing reliability.

- You have a good gun, break it in like you stole it. It will do what it is supposed to do, but you must also do some things correctly. Good luck and again refer to my first sentence. Just trying to help if I can, not to insult....
Is that the CCI Blazer variety with the aluminum case? Has anyone had success with Prvi?
 
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