Here is CZ's drop test procedure:
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.
I'd like to see what Ruger's testing procedure looks like.
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?Originally Posted by tekhead1219
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.
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".
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.