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Light Strikes in LCP II .22lr

This is a discussion on Light Strikes in LCP II .22lr within the General LCP Discussion forums, part of the LCP Pocket category; Defensive guns should work EVERY time straight out of the box....PERIOD! I am a Glock/Sig Sauer police armorer and we test thousands of weapons before ...

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  1. #11 Re: Light Strikes in LCP II .22lr 
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    Defensive guns should work EVERY time straight out of the box....PERIOD! I am a Glock/Sig Sauer police armorer and we test thousands of weapons before issuing them to our members. I can count on one hand the number of returns to the factory because we will not accept the weapon even though we can fix it!

    Ruger LCP has become a "Saturday night special" gun with very poor workmanship. Our agency now forbids the carrying of the LCP, we have had over 100 malfunctions of the LCP carried for off-duty/backup purposes. The gun is JUNK!!!! For the folks who have one that ALWAYS works, keep it. If it malfunctions for any reason, do not carry it and risk your life. I have gone back to the J frame .38, even though my Generation 1 does function flawlessly under ideal conditions. However, when firing from practical and possible defensive positions( falling back, limp wrist from attack, one hand etc.) I have experienced problems.
    I don't care how good their customer service is, the product should work straight from the factory. I sometimes wonder how much "testing" they actually do prior to shipping!
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    Pretty snarky remark there, Denny. The guy had a broken firing pin, Mr Know it all. I think an apology is in order and maybe you shouldn't reply at all if you can't be nice.
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    This is a firing pin issue on the LCPII 22LR and the OP has been informative as usual and I appreciate it. Just received ours and it has been checked and readied for the range. Have some mini-mags and others to try. Extra mags due on Thursday and really looking forward to testing it. Post #11 is curious to me regarding the LCP series in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtkfish View Post
    I don't care how good their customer service is, the product should work straight from the factory. I sometimes wonder how much "testing" they actually do prior to shipping!
    I have to agree with this....Ruger seems to be drifting in the direction of letting the customer be the "final test". Oh they'll fix it, but you have the inconvenience of sorting it all out. Reminds me of the philosophy of General Motors.

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    The thing that bothers me most is that Ruger took (copied) a design from a little known gun manufacturer in Florida (Kel-Tec) and other than making it look more finished, they did not improve it one bit! I would argue that the Kel-Tecs, as cheaply as they appear to be, are more reliable than many of these Rugers. Ruger should really be ashamed of themselves for putting out what is clearly a self defense pistol that folks use to defend themselves that have so many malfunctions and are in need of so many trips back to the factory.
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    I'm sorry but for as frustrating as Ruger quality has been of late, Kel Tec has a much grander reputation for poor quality. Watch the P17 reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsitgm View Post
    I'm sorry but for as frustrating as Ruger quality has been of late, Kel Tec has a much grander reputation for poor quality. Watch the P17 reports.

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    For sure, I would not bet my life on a Kel-Tec either. I had a Kel-Tec .32 (P32?) years ago and it functioned flawlessly but I am aware of their poor quality control in general. I guess mu point is, since Ruger copied the Kel-Tec, and had opportunities to see the flaws, you think they would have made it far more reliable. Such a shame because it is a great little pocket gun as far as size and caliber.
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