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I was wondering if anyone else had a similar issue:

When I first got my LCP, I went straight to the range and, while shooting, had a few instances where the slide would not go completely forward, hanging up about 1/2 cm from closing.

After a cleaning/lubricating, the problem went away at the range.

Since then, I've been dry firing with a snap cap, and when retracting the slide a bit to...not sure what it's called, cock the hammer/load the spring/???...it will sometimes hang at the same spot.

I DO NOT experience the same thing if the chamber is empty.

I haven't analyzed it super closely (a slight tap on the slide will nudge it forward) so I'm not sure what interlock is getting hung up, so I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this, and if they've figured out the cause.

To note, the sticking point is just where the barrel makes its final pop up into place when the slide closes...
 

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QUESTION; has your gun went through the recallyet??? If not, just make a note of that when it is recalled and Ruger will correct it. If it has went through the recall and is doing this, then le tus know that.
 

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I have what sounds like the same thing happening to my lcp. With a round in the chamber, if I press the slide/slide with barrel back, just a bit, it does not go forward again unless I force it. After looking closely, when the slide goes back, the barrel drops down. The extractor rises slightly with respect to the shell. When trying to return the slide forward, the extractor gets caught against the rim of the shell. When forcing the slide back forward, a small dent is made in the shell, just under the extractor rim of the shell, by the extractor. I do not like this feature.
A defensive scenario, if my lcp were slightly pressed against a subject (human torso or body part) during close quarter defense, pressure directly rearward on slide (most Autos would not fire until the slide is returned completely), once I pull the gun back from the subject it will still not fire, until I slam my palm against the back of the slide, forcing the extractor to take its bite out of the shell. But then, maybe that is good since LCP's apparently can fire when impacted with a shell in the chamber.
I rented another LCP at the local range, it does the same thing. Until the firing mechanism is upgraded I will have to be extra cautious where I am pointing it while I pound on it trying to get the slide to return forward so I can shoot the thing.
Also, a side topic. I have had a firing pin break while shooting a rental lcp at the range. I was not able to get anyone to tell me how many rounds it had fired, probably allot though.
 

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chanceman, sounds extremely similar, except it takes just a slight nudge with my shooting hand thumb to pop it back forward. I'll try a new round in it next time I'm at the range so that I can inspect the rim for dents.

Jocko, no recall yet, though I'm on the list, I was just wondering if it was my lousy cleaning/lube job that's causing it, or perhaps some other area that might just need a touch of emery cloth to clean up. I'll be sure to include a little note when it goes in if it isn't perfect before then.
 

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cj said:
I was wondering if anyone else had a similar issue:

When I first got my LCP, I went straight to the range and, while shooting, had a few instances where the slide would not go completely forward, hanging up about 1/2 cm from closing.

After a cleaning/lubricating, the problem went away at the range.

Since then, I've been dry firing with a snap cap, and when retracting the slide a bit to...not sure what it's called, cock the hammer/load the spring/???...it will sometimes hang at the same spot.

I DO NOT experience the same thing if the chamber is empty.

I haven't analyzed it super closely (a slight tap on the slide will nudge it forward) so I'm not sure what interlock is getting hung up, so I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this, and if they've figured out the cause.

To note, the sticking point is just where the barrel makes its final pop up into place when the slide closes...
:( Yup, mine is back for the recall rite now and mine did the same thing, plus jamming up every 5-6 rounds. used 5 differant types of ammo, plus Mag flying out every so often. don't forget to tell them about it at recall time. There should be a recall on all these problems. ::)
 

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I have about 250-300 rounds through it. I have already sent mine in. Perhaps I should call Ruger and see if I can have a note attached to my account. It happens with both types of ammo I have. Corbon Powerball 60gr and I believe the other is magtech.
 
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