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I'm not trying to piss anyone off with this question so keep the flaming to a minimum and stick to the subject.

I need a mouse gun for my wife - by Christmas (good luck). The recall I can live with. But the mags dropping out when the LCP is fired is too much.

This is a vote. Is this gun trustworthy enough for your wife to carry?

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Mag dropping out? I've never heard of that one. I would think it must not have been in right to start with.
 

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_87120_ said:
This is a vote. Is this gun trustworthy enough for your wife to carry?

Dan in ABQ
Absolutely Dan! I would have no problem with my wife carrying it, however she has a problem with it. She says she won't carry any girlie sized caliber like a little 380.....she likes my 44 snubby :eek: ....gotta love that woman ;D
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HowardCohodas said:
Yes it is, with the following caveat. If I could convince my wife to carry, I would give her mine and buy a new one for myself. Mine has been tested a lot, both at the range and by dry firing, so I know it to be reliable.
I'm with Howard. As much as I love my LCP, some ppl have had many reliability issues with theirs. I would not carry it, let alone have my wife carry it, if it had not been put through its paces and convinced me it was ready for battle...
 

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I agree with you and Howard, 96GTS. However, in my situation, it is my wife who will be doing the deciding if the pistol is proven or not. Not only because she is a strong willed woman, but because a weapon that works for me might not work for her. She was a ballistics technician at CCI for 10 years, probably more qualified to make that decision than me..... ;D
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guns are like people, I only consider them reliable once they have proven themselves.

Has your lcp proven it's self to be reliable??????

If so, then i wouldn't have a problem using it for a ccw.

like people, guns need time to prove themselves worthy.

I never base a guns reliability on someone else's experience or from the makers reputation.

People are no different, let them prove themselves as well.

go to a gun range in a couple of outtings and discharge about 200 rounds each session, then you will get an idea what you are up against. To truly know is to take time to find out.

Mine is 100% reliable with every thing i have put it through( ammo wise or drills), except it doesn't favor the hornady xtp round for some reason----The lcp is ammo specific.

Keltec has went to a metal magazine release button ,maybe ruger should as well.

My thoughts on these dropping magazine incidents are that the ones with the problems are slapping their mags in like their guns are made of steel.

Another possibility, there also might be some extra material( plastic, dirt, or debris) , in the gun itself or some extra material on the magazine to prevent it from fully seating properly. Another theory is that just maybe they are pressing the mag. release button unaware.

That is just my opinion, though.

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After it went through a break in period it has been 100% reliable for about 300 rounds now, I have never heard of the LCP's having a mag releasing issue, and it has never happened to me.

so the short answer is Yes.

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why slam the lcp magazines. not a race gun. I owned 3 kt's with the plastic release and never had one ever pop out, but I also never slamed them in either,Just felt no need for it. I never carry a spare magazine when carrying so to me to practice smalling in the magazine was fruitless.

I have always felt and I cana't prove what I am saying here either but I feel if you slam a magazine in with a metal release that over time something is going to wear,either th metal release or the magazine cut out. Might take longer than slamming metal against plastic but it will happen

treat your lcp right and it willserve you well with the plastic release. I sure have no issues with my lcp.
 

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My LCP is my daily carry. With over 600 rounds down the tube, I have had no problems whatsoever. No FTE's, no FTF's, no mag's dropping out, etc. Mine has been very reliable so far.... :)
 

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Thank you for your replies and for taking my question seriously. What prompted this question to begin with was a thread on this site. Apparently, there are many LCPs that have a problem with the mags popping out while shooting.

My wife already wants this gun. She carries a Glock 26 or a Glock 30 when out and about and a S&W 629 SS Classic in the woods. She knows how to operate our shotgun also but prefers a pistol when things go bump in the night.

My only concern is that when it's SHTF time, she has to push the mag back after each round. She trusts me to narrow the list down when buying a new gun and I don't want to ever give her any reason to doubt my judgement.

Thanks again for your replies. I feel a little better about this gun. But, I think we are going to put many, many rounds through it before carrying it.

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I have fired about 150 rounds through my LCP - and I've never "slammed" a magazine.

My LCP is not reliable with magazines with finger extensions. The damn things fall out - sometimes on the 1st shot, sometimes on the 2d - They always fall out.

I've been shooting for 50 years and never had this problem before. I've tried very remedy I know - different ammo, different holding techniques and other shooters. They always fall out.

It will go back with a letter when recalled.

Otherwise, it's been 100% reliable. :D
 

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But, I think we are going to put many, many rounds through it before carrying it.

Dan in ABQ
Always a good idea for any tool that might be required to save your life. My wife can have any weapon she wants (goes both ways...except she draws the line at a 50 Barrett, says I can't have anything that costs that much to shoot :( ) She likes the LCP but just doesn't feel comfortable with that caliber, so it's not the pistol for her. I'm not sure what is causing Dave's mags to drop, all of mine have extensions on them and I don't have a problem, I think he is doing the right thing by mentioning it when the LCP goes back...
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Huzzah said "magazine dropping out must not have been in right to start with." I am one of those who have had problems with the magazine dropping out. It has happened on several occasions. I have gone out of my way to make sure the magazine was seated correctly. I even tried to pull the magazine out a couple of times just to be sure it was seated properly. I have also had problems with the magazine being loose and moving around some as well. I noticed that someone else with this problem only noticed it when using the finger extensions. I realized after reading that post, that I too did not experience this until I started to use finger extensions. I am going to take a finger extension off and see if that makes any difference. I plan to also include a letter addressing this when my time comes to send my LCP back.
 

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YOU GUYS MAKE ME SICK!!! ;D Doing all this talking about your wives carrying. I cant even get my wife to go to the range let alone carry(ok, so im just jealous). Im over it now, Yes I would definately let my wife carry the LCP(if I could get her to carry..there I go again) Sorry, I will be better after my next therapy session, I promise ;D Like I stated in another thread, since the recall notice, I have shot the living crap out of the LCP, and not any problems at all, besides a sore wrist and a deleted ammo stock. But like the sayin goes, To each is own. You have to be the judge of it.
 

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RobR369 said:
YOU GUYS MAKE ME SICK!!! ;D Doing all this talking about your wives carrying. I cant even get my wife to go to the range let alone carry(ok, so im just jealous). Im over it now, Yes I would definately let my wife carry the LCP(if I could get her to carry..there I go again) Sorry, I will be better after my next therapy session, I promise ;D Like I stated in another thread, since the recall notice, I have shot the living crap out of the LCP, and not any problems at all, besides a sore wrist and a deleted ammo stock. But like the sayin goes, To each is own. You have to be the judge of it.
have to agree, I have zero issues with carrying my lcp before this recall even. I sometimes wonder how many other guns we are carrying around that "might" have a drop safety issue,but with good common sense, the issue never rears its head. I am glad that Ruger is addressing it but had they never came forward I am sure that 99% of us would still felt the lcp was safe to carry in the pre-mod condition.

Still my hat is off to Ruger for doing what is right, We need to bear along with this recall and not feel slighted if someone tells us on the phone that the turn around will be 7 days instead of maybe 14, either way, it will come back to us, and this time I truly hope when we get um back , we can go out and shoot the damn thing like we stole it.

As far as a few commenting about loose magazine, if it doesn't give an issue , move on. My 3 kt's all had loose magazines and never gave an issue, Mine is alittle loose on my lcp but certainly nothing that concerned me. If it goes bang every time, then it ain't broke, so do't fix it..
 

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I too have shot several rounds through mine and haven't had any trouble at all. But if I ever do have any problems with the mag falling out, I would certainly have to change my view about the LCP being my main carry weapon. If I'm not 100% confident in something, it's out of here!
 
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