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Strike 2 with new LCP II

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Recently got a new LCP II and unfortunately it is on it's way back to Ruger for a second time. This issue I am having is that when you seat a magazine with the slide locked back, using the same or less force than is required for my LCP Custom or Glock 43, the top bullet in the magazine is rising up just enough that the round will not chamber. This causes a jam sufficient enough that the magazine will not release, and the slide cannot be manipulated to clear the round. The only way to clear the malfunction was to press down on the top bullet to force it to align on the feed ramp or reset in the magazine to chamber. I also had several double feeds as well. Ruger customer service was very friendly, paid to have the weapon FedEx to them and back. They said they didn't find anything wrong with the weapon and adjusted the magazine. I told them I was able to duplicate the malfunction with several magazines and 4 different types of ammo, so I was fairly sure I would have the issue(s) again. I got 12 rounds through the weapon before I had the same issues, in fact they got worse and one of the jams required two people to clear the weapon. The manual does say that it is "not necessary to slam the magazine" to get it to seat properly, but again I'm not using excessive force or anything that my LCP Custom can't handle. I know the LCP II is pretty much a complete redesign, but this should not be occurring. I have not read almost anything on multiple forums with people having a similar issue(s). My hunch is that there is something internal in the grip that is causing the magazine not seat correctly. Thoughts?
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For all of my handguns with slide locked back after the last round is fired, I load the next magazine before racking the slide or hitting the slide release.
Ruger LCPs do not have a "slide release". They have a "hold open" but it is not designed to be a slide release. They specify racking the slide as the method to allow the slide to move to the forward position if it's been locked back.
I purchased a lcp2 December of 15 and have run 75 rounds of freedom 100 grain reman and about 25 rounds of HTP self defense hollow points using a mix of lcp, lcp 2, and promags magazines. I have not forced the mags in I just pushed until there was a audible click. Sounds like ammo and weapon are contributing to the malfunctions. I hope those lcp2 with issues get worked out good luck.
The LCP II was first announced in about October 2016. Are you referring to the LCP "Gen 2"? There's a huge difference.
The lcp new design. Lcp 2. Like I commented no problems with used lcp ruger mags, lcp 2 mag and pro mag. Only freedom munitions reman 100 grain and htp hollow point ammo. I m sorry I could not tell gen 1 from 2. Gen 2 = lcp custom?

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What you are incorrectly calling the "Lcp 2" is, in fact, the "LCP II".

So-called "Gen 1" LCPs have a dash in their serial numbers. Mine, for example, has a serial number 371-761xx (the exact number is hidden with the two x's).

So-called "Gen 2" LCPs have no dash in their serial numbers. I'd have to look up the design variations between the "Gen 1" and "Gen 2" models. Ruger does not differentiate between them in their naming scheme.

The LCP Custom is a unique variation of the LCP family and was made prior to the LCP II.

I have no idea what you are referring to with the magazine labels or the ammo naming.
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