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Light Strikes in LCP II .22lr

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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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    I read through this whole interesting thread and the main thing that bothers me is what was mentioned about Ruger using "titanium" as the base material for these firing pins. Even many of the aftermarket folks who once made titanium firing pins are now backing off from that practice. Titanium doesn't take repeated shock very well and over a very short period of time the tips on titanium firing pins will begin to crystallize and crumble.
    I've noticed this on 1911 style pistols when owners have swapped out the steel firing pins in lieu of the lighter titanium style to gain faster "lock-time", due to the lighter weight of the titanium pins. They soon go back to a steel firing pin to get more durability.

    As for dry firing ANY .22 rimfire firearm. I've been a long-time proponent of using the #4-6 yellow plastic dry wall anchors and have made that known on several rimfire web-sites for the last 10+ years. This practice comes from seeing way too many chamber mouth dings from firing pins traveling too far and hitting the chamber mouth:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGW Gunsmith View Post
    I read through this whole interesting thread and the main thing that bothers me is what was mentioned about Ruger using "titanium" as the base material for these firing pins. Even many of the aftermarket folks who once made titanium firing pins are now backing off from that practice. Titanium doesn't take repeated shock very well and over a very short period of time the tips on titanium firing pins will begin to crystallize and crumble.
    I've noticed this on 1911 style pistols when owners have swapped out the steel firing pins in lieu of the lighter titanium style to gain faster "lock-time", due to the lighter weight of the titanium pins. They soon go back to a steel firing pin to get more durability.

    As for dry firing ANY .22 rimfire firearm. I've been a long-time proponent of using the #4-6 yellow plastic dry wall anchors and have made that known on several rimfire web-sites for the last 10+ years. This practice comes from seeing way too many chamber mouth dings from firing pins traveling too far and hitting the chamber mouth:

    Good information thanks. Interesting and good observation on the firing issue.
    *When and if I do dry fire a .22 rimfire I have made it a point to use the #4-6 yellow plastic dry wall anchors too. For me it is are a good practice to avoid as many issues as I can. They will cycle in a auto too for testing and I do not dry fire without them.
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