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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum (or any forum for that matter). Not sure how this works, but was hoping you might be able to help me. I was at the range today with my new crimson trace laser sight for the LCP (I think I'm really gona like it), and about three magazines into my session the trigger went limp. It fired the first round of this magazine and loaded the next round but the trigger didn't reset completely forward and won't. I just stays abount half way forward and has no tension when you do pull it the rest of the way back.
Any suggestions on where to start? Anyone had any problems with the trigger/hammer? I hope this is not a serious issue going forward, I just purchased and second and third LCP. I love the little thing, but of course I do need the trigger to function.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Ward
 

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I am no expert but that sounds odd...Give it a good cleaning first.....if that doesn't work, I would call Ruger and send it back to them for repair they are very good at turn around. The gun will come back better than new...

Maybe someone with more knowledge could shed some light on this..
 

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call ruger and have them issue a pre paid pickup. It has to go back. you indeed have a bad trigger bar/pivot pin problem. Either the spring has came off the trigger bar that is related tothe trigger pin which will prevent the trigger from resetting or you have a bad trigger bar. Either one, IMO it needs to go back to Ruger. they made it, let them make it right..
 

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your trigger and related parts have broken. mine did the same thing very suddenly after only a few magazines, new right out of the box.

call ruger, they will email a prepaid overnight ups label for you to print out and ship the gun back to them. they've had my lcp for over three weeks now, so don't expect to get it back right away. if your lcp is relatively new, you probably have the option of taking it back and getting a refund or exchange. i don't suggest either since i [believe] i like the lcp and pretty i believe pretty much any lcp could break on you suddenly.

the trigger problem is not prevalent but apparent. you should not attempt to repair it because i think ruger is well aware of this problem and may have newer replacement parts and you want the latest including other parts of the firearms they may replace (i hope they update all the parts on the lcp, if not, i'm going to be pissed keeping my firearm 23+ days).
 

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I replied to a trigger issue on the welcome page. My question to him is the same one I will ask you guy's having this problem. What is the S/N of your guns? Mine was broken in the box and the S/N was 370-34505. There may be a batch that have this same issue. I traded mine for a new one after a week of waiting. I am wondering if Ruger asked my dealer to do the trade. In all fairness, my dealer told me that mine was his first failure of any kind in the 170 LCP's they have sold. My new one shoots great so far. I have noticed that there seems to be an initial or reference mark etched into the ejection port. I wonder if they are to identify the assembler..... ???
 

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Thanks for the quick responses. I will contact ruger and let them give it the once (or twice) over. Hopefully they can get it fixed for good. Love the little pistol. Really hoping it will be a reliable CCW for years to come. It is the perfect size and weight for carry, and a good caliber with a punch.

Thanks again for the advice. You guys have made my first experience in the forum a pleasant one.

Ward
 

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Good luck Ward and keep us updated on the progress.
 

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you know i don't have the serial number handy but i just called ruger and they say it will be delivered to me on wednesday, all repaired. so i can post my ser# then.
 

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Ruger doesn't seem to be nearly as fast as S&W/Walthers most repairs seem to be back in under two weeks. John
 

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Hey; you are not alone . . . . . I received my new LCP yesterday and I bought the crimson trace laser site at the same time. I had to go to a wedding yesterday, so this morning I anxiously assembled my laser site on my LCP and dry fired the gun ONCE, you read this right; ONCE! Broken trigger immediately! As you might expect, I am not a happy camper; I was looking forward to taking it out today to see how it shot and now, I am sitting here with what looks like a great little weapon that doesn't go bang. I will call Ruger tomorrow and see what they have to say, but I will have a bad taste in my mouth for quite awhile. I bought this gun because of the Ruger reputation for quality and reliability, I would expect they would have better quality systems in house to prevent this kind of out of box failure. I would be interested in hearing from anyone else that has experienced this problem, as well as how well Ruger treated them regarding service. The serial number of my gun is 370-50601, so it looks like this problem is not a new one that is isolated to a single lot of manufacturing.
 

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Got my LCP about 6 weeks ago. I put 50 rounds through it and without hiccups. Later, I dry fired it 2 or 3 times and the trigger busted; it wouldn't come forward at all. I sent it back to the factory, just to learn about the recall! It's been there for 5 weeks now, I should have it back in about 1 week. They're throwing in a magazine with finger grip for my patience.
 

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I have 2 LCP's and the trigger broke before I had finished the first clip in one of them. I called Ruger and they said they would fix it whey my turn came up for the recall retrofit. Seems like to me they would try to get it in asap since it's brand new and broken but that's obviously not the case. Sure disappoints me and makes me skeptical about carrying the other one I own. Love my SR9 and haven't had a single problem with it.
 

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