Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ruger LCP Recall


Ruger has recently received a small number of reports from the field indicating that LCP pistols can discharge when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber. We are firmly committed to safety and would like to retrofit all older LCP Pistols. The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer...

...How to determine if your pistol needs the retrofit: All LCP pistols bearing prefix “370” (that is, serial number 370-xxxxx) may be affected. Newly manufactured and retrofitted “370” prefix LCP pistols with the new hammer mechanism installed have been marked with a diamond in the flat portion of the slot just behind and below the hammer as show to the right. Going forward, new pistols will be marked with the serial number prefix “371” (serial number 371-xxxxx). Pistols with the “371” prefix are not affected.
For more information, go here.

H/T DownRange TV

5 comments:

dw said...

that's me. thanks again for the info. free upgrades and free mag. i can live with that.

catfish said...

I bought an SR9, based on McBane and other's recommendation. Mine was recalled. They fixed it, changed out the trigger and threw me a new mag for my trouble.

Now the LCP has a similar problem??

Gotta make you wonder....

Clay said...

Indeed, isn't this the second recall by Ruger in under 18 months?

HowardCohodas said...

I have an LCP. I have confidence in it. Ruger customer service is exemplary. When I asked for the updated hold-back, they sent it to me at no charge. The LCP was the first gun I ever worked on, but I was able to make the change without much difficulty even though it is taken apart considerably to make the exchange.

The fact that they initiated a recall when it is not clear that they were required to do so increases my admiration for the company.

For fans of the LCP: http://LCPforum.com/

JR said...

Howard; I agree that Ruger has outstanding customer service and that this recall is being handled quickly and professionally.

I will be the owner of an LCP soon, and am actually looking forward to it.