This is a discussion on What is the MTBF for the LCP with standard factory ammo? within the General LCP Discussion forums, part of the LCP Pocket category; Originally Posted by boo Huh. Why am I a bad guy?. Did not fully understand your post. Sorry you took my post wrong . I ...
Last edited by pennsy; 03-01-2017 at 06:23 PM.
Going back to the MTBF question, I'm hopeful the round count is on the higher end of most guesses so far. I've only had my Custom for about two months and I've already put just over 750 rounds through it. By the sounds of things, if I keep taking it to the range weekly, I will have exhausted its useful life in a couple weeks.
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Hard to say, Joe. Nice thing is, if you break it Ruger will fix it. So if you enjoy pouring rounds through it, I'd say carry on. :-)
Joe's got a ways to go to beat guys like louchia and davevabch. They've put literally thousands of rounds through their LCPs. But yes, feedback from high utilizers is always appreciated.
My New Years resolution was to get to the range weekly. I missed last week for the first time this year. I got my wife into shooting recently and she's become a pretty enthusiastic shooter already. It's nice to have another range buddy. I own six Ruger pistols and the LCPs are the newest. When getting her into shooting, I started her with my SR22 and Single Six. She wanted to rent an LCP at the range. Said it looked less intimidating than my SR9c, LC9s or Glock 17. I was skeptical about the recoil and muzzle flip for her but I didn't want to discourage her. She loved it. I loved it and now have two LCPs. I'm over 750 rounds and she's at about 400 on hers. I cleaned all the factory gunk out before the first trip to the range and three times since. As far as any additional maintenance, none so far. I'm thinking about adding the Wolf or Galloway 13# recoil springs so that will likely be the first thing to do. I probably have well over 10k rounds through my other Rugers. None have ever gone back to Ruger for repair.
I've had a CCL for three years now (was among the first to get one in IL once they finally got the law in place). I have rotated carrying my SR9c and LC9s up until getting the LCP Custom. Now I just love dropping that little thing in my pocket. It's a pleasure to carry. The LC9s has become a tweener that's losing carry time.
Thanks for having me on the forum. I'm sure I'll be a reasonably active member.
Sounds like you're going to be a real credit to the forum, Joe. Glad to have you aboard.
Quick update on the LCP Custom. Just over 900 rounds now. 75 rounds of 3 different brands of JHP defensive ammo and the rest assorted FMJ (cheapest I could find at the moment) still holding at exactly one FTE at about round 40-50 and not another flaw since.
It's been cleaned 5 times - just Remoil so far - nothing heavier duty. TD pin has never walked on me. I've ordered new recoil springs and a spare take down pin but don't have them yet. It's working just fine and I'm getting better at shooting it. I'm very satisfied. I don't know if this constitutes a 'torture test'. I'm averaging about 80 rounds a week and Elsie and I are both having a good time so far.
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