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What is the MTBF for the LCP with standard factory ammo?

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  1. #11 Re: What is the MTBF for the LCP with standard factory ammo? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by boo View Post
    A take down pin backing out is a failure, if it was installed correctly to begin with.
    I agree. A takedown pin backing out IS a failure, particularly if it was installed correctly to begin with.

    So only a few votes were cast in this poll, but the results seem to be following the classic bell-shaped curve with most of the responses falling between a MTBF rating of 500-1000 rounds and 1000-2000 rounds. I'm in the 500-1000 rounds camp myself. In fact, I'm looking around right now for a BB gun I can use for point-and-shoot training instead of burning up my LCP (and my wallet) for that purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    I agree. A takedown pin backing out IS a failure, particularly if it was installed correctly to begin with.

    So only a few votes were cast in this poll, but the results seem to be following the classic bell-shaped curve with most of the responses falling between a MTBF rating of 500-1000 rounds and 1000-2000 rounds. I'm in the 500-1000 rounds camp myself. In fact, I'm looking around right now for a BB gun I can use for point-and-shoot training instead of burning up my LCP (and my wallet) for that purpose.
    I personally am going to pick up another LCP some day soon before they are gone . I like it that much . Most realistic training although I,m in your camp on the number of rounds required to stay sharp . I know mine is 100 % reliable and have confidence in it . That is not going to change as long as it is kept clean . Shooting the snot out of it now is only going to beat it up . Mine is in it's prime right now .
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    Yep. But I'm persuaded by Dave's argument that the only way to stay sharp with a handgun . . . any handgun . . . is practice, practice, practice. It doesn't necessarily have to be handgun that shoots bullets all the time, however . . . or at least that's my hope. A BB gun might just do the trick for point-and-shoot training, for example. And a BB gun costs a whole lot less to purchase and shoot than another LCP. That's why I'm leaning in the direction of a BB gun right now. I'm just waiting for some feedback as to which one I should buy from folks who are far more familiar with them than I am before I make the leap.
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  5. #14 Re: What is the MTBF for the LCP with standard factory ammo? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    Yep. But I'm persuaded by Dave's argument that the only way to stay sharp with a handgun . . . any handgun . . . is practice, practice, practice. It doesn't necessarily have to be handgun that shoots bullets all the time, however . . . or at least that's my hope. And a BB gun costs a whole lot less to purchase and shoot than another LCP. That's why I'm leaning in the direction of a BB gun instead. I'm just waiting for some feedback as to which one I should buy from folks who are far more familiar with them than I am before I make the leap.
    I can see that logic . I shoot my 22 revolver sometimes for just fun and practice . If I lived where I could not shoot at my own property I would definitely have a powerful air gun for pests and for the times I just want to shoot something .
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    Yep. I'm inside city limits. Shooting a rimfire for practice is a no-no here unless I'm at a range. Otherwise the rimfire would be my first choice. I've got a Beretta Bobcat that would be perfect for the task. I can and WILL shoot my Beretta when I go to the range, though. It's too much fun NOT to shoot! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    Yep. I'm inside city limits. Shooting a rimfire for practice is a no-no here unless I'm at a range. Otherwise the rimfire would be my first choice. I've got a Beretta Bobcat that would be perfect for the task. I can and WILL shoot my Beretta when I go to the range, though. It's too much fun NOT to shoot! :-)
    I always liked the little Bobcat . How does it shoot ? Little guns are my thing . Large guns are too easy .
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    It took awhile to break in. I think mini rimfire pistols are just like that. But it's pretty darn reliable now. And the flip-up barrel is the bee's knees. Gotta love it! :-)
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    I always have my eyes open for a Bobcat! Those little weapons are great! Den
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennsy View Post
    Excuse me Mr. bad guy ,could you please help me look for my slide and pin.Time out.
    Huh. Why am I a bad guy?. Did not fully understand your post.
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    I'm pretty sure pennsy wasn't referring to you as a bad guy, boo. Correct me if I'm wrong about that, pennsy.

    There's a wonderful book out there by a guy named don Miguel Ruiz called The Four Agreements. It's a little book that can easily be read cover to cover in an afternoon and it changed my life. It's been on the New York Times bestseller list for decades. The second agreement may apply here . . . "don't take anything personally". Try it. You may like it.
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