New Ruger LCP issues and problems

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  1. #1 New Ruger LCP issues and problems 
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    New user and first time post.

    Well darn. I purchased an LCP with Lasermax laser and took it to the range for the first time on VDay.

    Shot 150 rounds of Federal and Magtech ammo.

    1. I had 4 FTE which were in the first 30 or 40 rounds. All cleared up after 30 to 40 rounds.

    2. I had about 3 times where I had to push the slide closed because the round would get stuck in the feed ramp. All that cleared up after about 40 rounds.

    3. Within the 150 rounds though I had an serious issue.
    I would load a magazine and rack the slide. A round would load in the chamber. I will pull the trigger and no pressure on the trigger. I would eject a live round, load another round in the chamber and the trigger would function properly. The way I would rack the slide would be pull it all the way back fully and sling shot it and a round would load.

    4. Laser would go dim and then bright after I shot it. That happened about 3 times. The CS lady said that it probally needs new batteries.

    I called Ruger and they emailed me a shipping label. It shipped out today. The customer service lady told me once they received the pistol it would be about 2 weeks.

    Arrrggggggggg. I really wanted this pistol to work right out of the box so I feel good about it.

    Any advise on the issue #3 ?

    #3 happened about 4 times.

    I would load a magazine with 6 rounds and rack the slide. A round would load in the chamber. I pulled the trigger and no pressure on the trigger. It was like the firing pin was not cocked. I would pull back the slide and a live round would eject out. Another round would load in the chamber and the trigger would function properly. I would shoot the remaining 5 rounds from the mag.

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  2. #2 Re: New Ruger LCP issues and problems 
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    Sounds like the trigger is not re setting. If you've described that to Ruger, they will fix it. That's not something you should tackle unless you are familiar with the platform.
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    Welcome to the Forum, ArmedMike.... Sorry to hear you're having issues with your LCP. But on the bright side, it is a new gun...and it is a Ruger. You have a good warranty and Ruger has an excellent CS record. They will fix it. So, hang in there: This too shall pass.
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    Thanks I appreciate your post. It arrived today at Ruger so I will report back when I receive it back....
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    Welcome to the club Mike! As the old saying goes, "All's well that ends well." I'm sure when you get Elsie back it will function perfectly, and you will join the ranks of us happy campers! Fret not, Ruger is good with solving these problems!
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    Ruger may not be the best boyfriend but when he messes up, you'll always get chocolates, flowers, and a true apology and promise that it will never happen again. That's generally enough to appease miss Elsie.
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    Welcome Mike...I don't care what other guys are saying to you... It's gonna feel like FOREVER til you get her back!! :P... Just kidding guys. It's like I tell people in the optical how soon their glasses will be ready. I tell em...By the end of the week you'll have lost about all of the sight you started out with. 1st day ..ah no sweat. 2nd day. oh really?..not yet? 3rd day ....Come on..I NEED my glasses...hurry! . 4th day ...I'm in bed...I can't see a thing!!..Actually..like Ubaldo99 said. "This too shall pass."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMikeQ
    1. I had 4 FTE which were in the first 30 or 40 rounds. All cleared up after 30 to 40 rounds.
    What precisely do you mean by "FTE"? There are two typical meanings for that abbreviation, and they don't mean the same thing. One is "Failure to Extract" and the other is "Failure to Eject".


    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMikeQ
    2. I had about 3 times where I had to push the slide closed because the round would get stuck in the feed ramp. All that cleared up after about 40 rounds.
    It sounds like you have not been cycling the LCP's slide with enough gusto. You really need to "slingshot" the LCP's slide. The way I do it is to hold the slide with my left hand and then very rapidly push the frame forward with my right hand until the slide is actually yanked out of my left hand.


    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMikeQ
    3. Within the 150 rounds though I had an serious issue.
    I would load a magazine and rack the slide. A round would load in the chamber. I will pull the trigger and no pressure on the trigger. I would eject a live round, load another round in the chamber and the trigger would function properly. The way I would rack the slide would be pull it all the way back fully and sling shot it and a round would load.
    I suspect the problem related to the above scenario. If the slide is not FULLY in battery, the trigger will not engage. Same solution as the above situation.
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  9. #9 Re: New Ruger LCP issues and problems 
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    As I was told "Man Handle It"! Rack hard, and pull the trigger back like your trying to break it. Oh yeah, did you rack it about a 100 times before your first range outing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipD
    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMikeQ
    1. I had 4 FTE which were in the first 30 or 40 rounds. All cleared up after 30 to 40 rounds.
    What precisely do you mean by "FTE"? There are two typical meanings for that abbreviation, and they don't mean the same thing. One is "Failure to Extract" and the other is "Failure to Eject".


    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMikeQ
    2. I had about 3 times where I had to push the slide closed because the round would get stuck in the feed ramp. All that cleared up after about 40 rounds.
    It sounds like you have not been cycling the LCP's slide with enough gusto. You really need to "slingshot" the LCP's slide. The way I do it is to hold the slide with my left hand and then very rapidly push the frame forward with my right hand until the slide is actually yanked out of my left hand.


    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMikeQ
    3. Within the 150 rounds though I had an serious issue.
    I would load a magazine and rack the slide. A round would load in the chamber. I will pull the trigger and no pressure on the trigger. I would eject a live round, load another round in the chamber and the trigger would function properly. The way I would rack the slide would be pull it all the way back fully and sling shot it and a round would load.
    I suspect the problem related to the above scenario. If the slide is not FULLY in battery, the trigger will not engage. Same solution as the above situation.
    1. I dont know. I shot a round and it didnt load another round from the mag. Like it hung up.

    2. I was pulling it all the way back and letting it go forward. Wasnt holding it or babying it.

    3. I dont think so that this was the issue cause because of #2. I would do the same and pull back the slide and let it slam forward loading a round. I also locked the slide back and then put a mag in and released it forward loading a round. Each time with both ways I had the trigger with no pressure. I would eject a live round and then it would function properly on the trigger.
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