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Hey everyone... I got my LCP this week, made sure it had been through the recall process, which it has, and finally got to fire it this morning. I thought that the hold open would automatically hold the slide open on the last shot, but it did not. Am I correct to assume that the hold open is only a manual function? Other than that, the gun took 4 mags of American Eagle ammo perfectly.
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That's it. Not automatic lock back when you run out of ammo.

And, congrats on your new purchase. Mine is for my wife. She likes a sleeve and swapping the Ruger finger extension for a couple of Pearce's. It's hard to get the gun away from her to go shoot it myself, lol.

She still carries her Glock most of the time but likes the LCP for when the Glock won't do.

Dan in ABQ
 

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CHZO6 said:
Hey everyone... I got my LCP this week, made sure it had been through the recall process, which it has, and finally got to fire it this morning. I thought that the hold open would automatically hold the slide open on the last shot, but it did not. Am I correct to assume that the hold open is only a manual function? Other than that, the gun took 4 mags of American Eagle ammo perfectly.
Thanks a lot!
I wish it did hold open on the last shot. When I first read about the LCP I thought it had an automatic slide lock but when I finally got one I realized it didn't work automaticly, but was a manual one. I guess its no "big" deal and would have only added to the cost of the gun anyway.
And oh yea, best to stay away from the pinkie extensions. They seem to be causing a lot of problems in a lot of guns!
 

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CHZO6 said:
Hey everyone... I got my LCP this week, made sure it had been through the recall process, which it has, and finally got to fire it this morning. I thought that the hold open would automatically hold the slide open on the last shot, but it did not. Am I correct to assume that the hold open is only a manual function? Other than that, the gun took 4 mags of American Eagle ammo perfectly.
Thanks a lot!
I wish it did hold open on the last shot. When I first read about the LCP I thought it had an automatic slide lock but when I finally got one I realized it didn't work automaticly, but was a manual one. I guess its no "big" deal and would have only added to the cost of the gun anyway.
And oh yea, best to stay away from the pinkie extensions. They seem to be causing a lot of problems in a lot of guns!
Nice for range use , no doubt. many feel for a defense gun and especially pocket carry that any movable bells and whistle parts are not needed. I tend to agree. I don't carry a spare magazine, so it is a no-brainer as far as I am concerned..Pinkie extension works ok in my lcp and has for over 200 rouonds but again it is my range magazine and not my personal carry. I bought it because it is small, and I want to keep it that way. BUT THAT being said I have sleep at a holiday inn lately. ;D ;D
 

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CHZO6 said:
Thanks! Is there a big difference between the pearce grip ext. and the Ruger?
Yes, as mentioned already, the Peice is larger and fits my large hands better. The Ruger extension is very nice but it's for those with "Girly Man" Hands ;D
With the Ruger extension. I feel I'm putting undue strain on the magazine but not so with the Peirce. So............both my mags are equipped with the Peirce extensions.
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CHZO6 said:
And oh yea, best to stay away from the pinkie extensions. They seem to be causing a lot of problems in a lot of guns!
From what I have read on this forum it's not the extension but rather the construction of the new magazines that are causing the problem.
 

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CHZO6 said:
Thanks! Is there a big difference between the pearce grip ext. and the Ruger?
The Pearce is more like an extension of the grip. The Ruger "sticks out." I can't get all of my (fat) fingers on the grip with the Ruger but can with the Pearce.

Dan in ABQ
 
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