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Just took my new LCP to the range. Shot a 50 count box of Blazer brass without any issue. Its hard to see the front sight to aim but I hit the center of mass on all rounds. I could hit the target center within a few inches at 10 years. Not a bad shooter. The trigger did not matter as much as I thought after I learned to stage it properly.
Then I tried to use Federal Premium 'Low Recoil' 90 grain Hyrdra-Shok JHP and the problems started. Each round would not feed properly. The round would end up with its point jammed up against the feed ramp at a downward angle. Of course the slide would not going into battery fully. I had to retract the slide just a little then rack it and it would go into battery.
The normal ball ammo I just show feed without any issues. I mixed the ammo up and it again failed to fully chamber each of the JHP ones, the ball ammo no problems.
So what should I do?
Should I break in the firearm with more ball ammo?
Should I polished the feed ramp?
Should I try another personnel defense ammo brand? Any recommendations?
Any advise would be appreciated.
Skip is right on the trigger staging. Forget it unless you ate shooting a target pistol.
The "low recoil" rounds may not be generating enough force to adequately cycle the slide, especially if you don't have a strong grip on the pistol. I would get a box of standard self defense ammo - Gold Dots or Hornady CD - and try again. Keep a strong grip.
I was staging the trigger to see how accurate I could get with this small pistol. I did have a few that I pulled and still hit center of mass. I would never do this in a real situation. I agree with your point and shoot mode, unfortunately the indoor range does not allow rapid firing so I had to go slow. At the normal range I am a member at they do allow the rapid firing which I plan on trying out next week.
Thanks for the help,
+1 to Skip! It must be understood that the LCP is NOT a target/range gun! It's design and purpose is specifically point and shoot, up close and personal self defense!
Polish the ramp. It also helps to set there and rack the slide 100 to 200 to break in the spring and the slibe and everything up.
I'd stay away from that low recoil stuff. The only ammo that I had a problem with in my Glock 27 was from a couple of boxes of low recoil 165 grain Hydra Shok that an FBI agent gave me. I think now that his agency was discontinuing its use and told their guys to get rid of or shoot up the stuff they had.
+1 on all of the above. Do not limp wrist, polish the ramp, keep lubed, put about 200 rounds of good ammo thru the LCP.
Dry firing practice (with all live ammo in another room) can be very useful to improve skill in this technique. Using a laser in the bore can let you see if you're holding on-target or not while pulling the trigger.
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