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    Here is CZ's drop test procedure:
    Safety requirements:

    Drop test
    1.5 meter (4.9) drop test, this is done 54 times with the pistol loaded (blank) and the hammer cocked. Dropping the pistol on the butt, the muzzle, back of the slide, sides of the gun, top of the slide, in essence, any angle that you could drop the gun from. This is done on concrete and 0 failures are allowed! A failure is the gun firing.

    3meter drop (9.8) 5 times with the pistol loaded (blank) and the hammer cocked, This is done on concrete and 0 failures are allowed! A failure is the gun firing.

    After these tests are complete the gun must fire without service.

    The factory contracted an independent lab to do additional testing on guns that previously passed the drop tests. These pistol were dropped an additional 352 times without failure.
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    I'd like to see what Ruger's testing procedure looks like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    I'd like to see what Ruger's testing procedure looks like.
    They probably drop the gun, with a little parachute attached, into a foam pit or a box of pillows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    They probably drop the gun, with a little parachute attached, into a foam pit or a box of pillows.



    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219
    I can't help but wonder at what height the drop was from. Especially with a DAO operation.
    I am not for a second pretending to know what would cause something like this to happens, but if I had to guess, I would say that the action of the pistol has little to do with what causes it to fire when dropped. Anybody have any input on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    Here is CZ's drop test procedure:...
    That's all well and good, but, with that scenario the hammer is already cocked and ready to fire. Not the case with the LCP and the DAO configuration. That is why I'm curious about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    They probably drop the gun, with a little parachute attached, into a foam pit or a box of pillows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Chicken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    I'm not celebrating. I just wonder why some Ruger owners buy an unsafe design and then grovel in gratitude because Ruger gives them (gee whiz!) a whole magazine and free freight to fix a massive engineering screw-up that could have potentially led to death. Ruger should never have let these unsafe guns out of the factory, especially after the SR9 experience.
    I guess I would probably also wonder about that, if I were to see groveling Ruger owners, as you apparently have.

    Personally, I bought the Ruger because it filled a niche in my self-defense 'rotation.' I had looked at KelTecs and NAA's and Berettas, held them in my hand and didn't like them. The Ruger felt enough better (to me), and looked enough better (to me), and, at least in my mind, had a better reputation for getting it right the first time.

    Obviously that did not completely work out, but I don't consider it a deal-breaker, since I own other guns that cannot be safely dropped, and likely will buy others that cannot be safely dropped.

    Anyhow, I'm tired of defending Ruger, and that wasn't my intent when I replied to this thread. I have actually criticized the LCP in other threads and gotten jumped on in them, too. You folks are pretty strident about keeping your pecking order intact, and I'm not trying to upset your little club. I could really care less about anything but discussing guns with knowledgable people, and helping newbies, whenever I can.

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    As the owner of 4 Rugers & 4 KTs, no pleasure here in the recall. I want both companies to "live long & prosper". Have yet to even see a LCP in this part of woods. Wishing all of you a "quick turnaround".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    You folks are pretty strident about keeping your pecking order intact, and I'm not trying to upset your little club.
    OK everyone, which one of you club members talked about the super-secret pecking order? No one was to discuss the pecking order! Who told?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    So it was you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    So it was you!!!!
    NEVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    And you too?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    NEVER!
    We'll just see about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    And you too?!?!
    Yes, I admit it, I have been infiltrating the club all along and don't believe BB, it was his idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    Yes, I admit it, I have been infiltrating the club all along and don't believe BB, it was his idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    You're both on Double Super Secret Probation now!

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    Wow! That's it, and I'm still in the club...? Cool!

    I apologize to my fellow club members for the mishandling of Top Secret information but once I found out that the super-secret pecking order was worth millions of dollars, I became overwhelmed with greed. It will never happen again, I give my word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    Here is CZ's drop test procedure:


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    I'd like to see what Ruger's testing procedure looks like.

    someones math is wrong.
    1.5 meters is not 4.5 inches as is written (and yes kev i know it wasn't you). Just a little factoid check thrown in here. the " symbol stands for inchces in measurement. its the ' symbol thats feet. Not sure a 4.5inch test is much

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    someones math is wrong.
    1.5 meters is not 4.5 inches as is written (and yes kev i know it wasn't you). Just a little factoid check thrown in here. the " symbol stands for inchces in measurement. its the ' symbol thats feet. Not sure a 4.5inch test is much
    No good foreigners!


    Maybe Ruger got their metric/SAE conversions wrong... it happened to NASA. A 4.5 inch drop test would explain a lot.

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