View Poll Results: After two recalls, have you lost confidence in Ruger?
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If you've any doubts, check out Jeff at Gunblast dropping his pre-updated CLP over and over and over and .........it never once went off (he pulled the bullet and was using an empty case with a live primer in it). Short of dropping it from the top of a tall ladder onto a concrete sidewalk? Pretty much anything 'could' go off given the right circumstance.
Ruger had a concern based on a 'this could possibly happen' scenario. Some primers were slightly 'dented' when the gun was dropped 'just right'. You'd almost have to booger up the gun to get it to AD.
Ruger went the extra mile to make 200% sure nothing could happen and protect us from ourselves.
P/s- stop dropping your guns, people!
That's pretty much my opinion. It's more of a lets make sure some lawyer wont use this "glaring flaw in design" to cash in. It's fashionable ot want to sue someone anymore. So they decided to do a little rump covering. I can't say I blame them.
Originally Posted by clanger
I'm not Ruger fan boy or anything. I like the wheel guns and a couple auto loaders. They make a weapon that is worth what you pay for it..Well..Maybe not the P89. Those used to be pretty hit or miss as to getting a good one but so was many S&W auto loaders until about 8-10 years ago. Hell, Glock had some troubles back in the day and their sales are great.
I've had a few Ruger autos over the years. They did fine, no need ot think they will not work right when you need to use them.
S&W just recalled 7 model years of Walther's. For AD during decock, of all things.
I have confidence in Ruger.I just picked my LCP up today! Man is this thing small!!
Congrats. Hope you enjoy it.
Originally Posted by Slammed
Love My LCP & SR9
I own both, and carry the LCP everywhere I go, It's my never leave home without it BUG Just drop it in your pocket and forget it's there till ya need it! and the SR9 is totally reliable. As a matter of fact I'm looking to purchase another LCP for my wife, that is as soon as I can find one! Ruger just can't seem to catch up on their production of these little wonders, and if I were to have a complaint about them that would be it.......Ya still can't find them!!!!!!!!!!!! unless you want to buy one on line and pay through the nose for it!
I am a little more confident about the effectiveness of my LCP, since adding a Crimson Trace laser sight. A .380 round needs to be fired with a fair amount of precision, to have a decent chance of being effective against the worst case scenario-type of attacker.
The little gun is quite capable of shooting with the necessary precision, IF the shooter can do his job. I practiced with mine a lot, before adding the laser, and eventually was able to achieve 'pie-plate' precision, out past 10 yards.
Since adding the laser sight, I can hit much smaller targets, and do it quicker, and from even further away. I recommend it, highly.
I agree. I put one on mine shortly after I got it, and don't regret it one bit. Made me much more accurate, and faster.
Originally Posted by Bisley
I carry it now everywhere I go. The gun has never had an issue after 300 rounds through it. I have no problems relying on it.
But if you do, then don't carry it. I will have mine....ready when and if I need it.
We've got 5 Ruger LCP's in my family.
3 are carried daily in Texas and shot at least once a month at the range - it's not a target pistol by any means, but if you know how to shoot it - it will do exactly what it's meant to do.
2 are in house & in car protection for my daughter and son-in-law in Oklahoma.
All are shot regularly - no problems at all.
I've got mine in my pocket in a DeSantis pocket holster every time I go out (it's in my pocket right now) - it's a great "bug" gun.
I bought my holster at Cabela's for $15.
In cool and cold weather I carry my Kimber .45 in a strong side hip holster. But in Texas it's not cool very ofter.
I carry it now everywhere I go. The gun has never had an issue after 300 rounds through it. I have no problems refering it to anyone - you can't hardly fine one in Dallas / Forth Worth area.
Last edited by dondavis3; 09-10-2009 at 10:57 AM.
I have had an LCP for about 6 months and am comfortable carying it. Just wish I could get more ammo to practice with.
I have shot it; it works; I carry it every day. I has been back to the factory and it seems just fine. Ruger has had recalls for years. It is a shame but a reality. At least they seem to repair their mistakes.
I was once a collector of Smith and Wesson revolvers; from almost all eras of their production. They were made with such precision and care in the old days that there was no thought of having to send one back. I know a very few were, but it was rare. Today, Smith and Wesson is no longer making such quality firearms. Ruger had the opportunity to step into Smith's shoes and make superb firearms, but they have not done so. I have a number of Ruger handguns and I do like them. But I do not trust them as I did my old Smith and Wesson revolvers.
I purchased a post recall model, serial #371-*****. It worked at the range for test purposes. It's my everyday summer pocket carry, so I feel confident it will work if called upon in self defense.
Hard to say, everyone needs a little bit of leeway. Just My Opinion.
Since this has been started, I have purchased the LCP. Great little gun, a dream to carry. I also picked up the LCR, which I also like. I guess I have confidence in Ruger.
I bought 2 LCPs at Cabela's today. Great gun and fantastic deal. They were $349 with a pocket holster, extra magazine and soft case.
I've had mine for about a year and had nary a hiccup from it. Great little pocket pistol.
Ruger product quality
Well I have lost confidence in Ruger because I bought 2 new Mark III"s since last August 7th and they have been at Ruger (for repair/replacement) for a total of 2 months. In 10 months I haven't had my paid for pistols for @ 2 months - Think 20% loss is acceptable- I don't. Guess I expected more from an established name in American manufacturing. I still don't have my last gun back and after having had to call them and inquire, I was told it most likely will be delivered 6/1 - and that was a soft statement. Hope it is repaired totally. Either way I will NEVER buy another Ruger product. I may sell the Hunter and buy a 41. First I am going to buy a Savage 223.
Sorry to hear about your problems, but I own 6 Rugers (from LCP's to Vaquero's to P 85 II to Mark II ) and have never had a single problem with any of them.
And they cover .380 and .45 Long Colt and .9mm and .22 cal.
I'm either very lucky ro you were exceptionally unlucky.
Have only 20% acess to your guns is not acceptable at all.
As I said - I'm sorry for your problems.
Respectfully there have been now, what, 40 replies to this thread "Confidence in a Ruger/LCP"?
How many were negative?
So, I suggest your experience with Ruger firearms is not the same as the experiences the rest of us have had..
Not saying you are misleading anyone, just that it seems you have been unfortunate in your dealings with Ruger, while the majority of us have had the opposite experiences.
I've owned Rugers now for over 40 years, and SO FAR, yet to be disappointed with ANY of them.
Just personal observation, no offense intended to you.
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