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Is this a valid test? I read someone's post suggesting that light strikes were due to inproper trigger control - doesn't seem likely if this is a valid test:

Unload the gun.
check to make sure
check again
rack the slide and release - it is now half-cocked
check the loaded chamber window- still empty ?
Pull the trigger - dry fire - and hold it back
Rack the slide and release
check the loaded chamber window - still empty?
S-l-o-w-l-y release the trigger; stop when you hear/feel the first click
Can you now pull the trigger and cause hammer mption? (not on my post recall 370-42xxx
probably not a good idea to pull very hard ... I feel a little give, but no hammer movement)
slowly release the trigger to the second click.
Now you can pull and the hammer will move, right?

mitch
 

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Mitch said:
Is this a valid test? I read someone's post suggesting that light strikes were due to inproper trigger control - doesn't seem likely if this is a valid test:

Unload the gun.
check to make sure
check again
rack the slide and release - it is now half-cocked
check the loaded chamber window- still empty ?
Pull the trigger - dry fire - and hold it back
Rack the slide and release
check the loaded chamber window - still empty?
S-l-o-w-l-y release the trigger; stop when you hear/feel the first click
Can you now pull the trigger and cause hammer mption? (not on my post recall 370-42xxx
probably not a good idea to pull very hard ... I feel a little give, but no hammer movement)
slowly release the trigger to the second click.
Now you can pull and the hammer will move, right?

mitch
sounds to me like ur lcp is ok. lite strikes will not be resolved by any real change that Ruger made here, other than normanlly when you lite strike the lcp prior to the mod change , to reset the hammer block you had to rack the slide at least a 1/4" to reset. My understanding this is not going to be the case with the new mod change, All you have to do now is just release up on the trigger and it will reset without racking the slide, and then just a full pull of the trigger for ignition.
So in essence, one stillhas tolet up on the trigger as one would have to do with any gun, but you have eliminated the additional racking the slide procedure, which would require two handsto do so also. If Ruger followed the design of the kt hammer block change (and my bet is that they did), then that little issue besides the drop safe issue is solved....
 

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Mitch said:
Is this a valid test? I read someone's post suggesting that light strikes were due to inproper trigger control - doesn't seem likely if this is a valid test:

Unload the gun.
check to make sure
check again
rack the slide and release - it is now half-cocked
check the loaded chamber window- still empty ?
Pull the trigger - dry fire - and hold it back
Rack the slide and release
check the loaded chamber window - still empty?
S-l-o-w-l-y release the trigger; stop when you hear/feel the first click
Can you now pull the trigger and cause hammer mption? (not on my post recall 370-42xxx
probably not a good idea to pull very hard ... I feel a little give, but no hammer movement)
slowly release the trigger to the second click.
Now you can pull and the hammer will move, right?

mitch
Before recall work mine would lite strike on the first click of the trigger. Now it won't move
 

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I guess y'all agree then - the action I described would not result in a light strike.

So what did/might cause the two light strikes I experienced on the first box of wolf ammo?

/mitch
 

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that is great to hear, now no more racking the slide if one short strokes the trigger. No doubt Ruger copied the kt design modification that they started putting in their kt's about 4 months ago...
 

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Mitch said:
I guess y'all agree then - the action I described would not result in a light strike.

So what did/might cause the two light strikes I experienced on the first box of wolf ammo?

/mitch
You probably didn't realize it at the time and only let up enough on the trigger after firing that it was only to the first click. As I said earlier that's the only time I experienced a light stike
 

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Mitch, you mentioned problems while using Wolf ammo. I went through two boxes of Wolf with numerous FTEs and one light hit. Other ammo seems to work fine. Wolf leaves a lot of dirt behind as well. No more for me!
 

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Range Report:

Before using magazines with extensions - No problems cycling between rounds. (100 total rounds)

After using magazines with extensions - Failure to cycle ~10 times and the mag would drop. (100 total rounds)

Conclusion - Going back to using magazines WITHOUT extensions. This kind of problem is unacceptable in a self-defense firearm.
 

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Mitch, you mentioned problems while using Wolf ammo. I went through two boxes of Wolf with numerous FTEs and one light hit. Other ammo seems to work fine. Wolf leaves a lot of dirt behind as well. No more for me!
Yeah, I noticed the dirt/unburned powder too. Since one cannot short stroke the trigger, I suspect the grit may be contributing to the two light strikes out of 50 rounds. The ammo is the "bimetal" which I suspect is not reloadable, and which I would normally avoid. It was all the dealer had for plinker ammo tho, so I bought two boxes for break in. I doubt I'll shoot this gun enough to justify getting dies for reloading.

Next range trip I'll shoot the other box of Wolf and a box of Remington UMC that my wife got at the grocery store. I also have a box of gold dots I expect to use for carry.

/mitch
 
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I'm glad they fixed the short cycle problem with the recall work. I checked before and after just to make sure.
 
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