Ruger LCP Recall

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Ruger: This is getting really old. Both your new pistols have been recalled. How do you expect us to trust you?

The press release:

SOUTHPORT, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR – News) announces that it 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. Although no injuries have been reported, we are firmly committed to safety and will retrofit all older LCP pistols (described below). The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer.

As a responsible manufacturer, we want to make our customers aware of this FREE safety upgrade. All LCP pistols bearing the prefix “370” (that is, serial number 370-xxxxx) may be affected. LCP owners can sign up for the safety upgrade or obtain additional information by:

* Visiting our LCP recall website at
* E-mail:
* Fax: 928-541-8873
* Calling the LCP Recall hotline at 1-800-784-3701

The new parts are being built and we will retrofit LCP pistols on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they are available. When Ruger is ready to retrofit a consumer’s pistol, Ruger will send a shipping label and package with instructions for the FREE return of the LCP pistol to our factory in Prescott, Arizona. Ruger will install the new hammer mechanism, plus some other functional upgrades that have been added since the LCP’s introduction, at no charge to the consumer and the pistol will be returned at Ruger expense. All owners will receive a FREE LCP magazine with the new finger grip extension as a “thank you” for their patience and cooperation.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Kevin in OKC Kevin in OKC on Oct 28, 2010

    Oh and for JD, I use the LCP as a carrying pistol so I bought the best hollow point round I could find. My cousin (who happens to have the ruger emblem tattooed on his shoulder and named his son Ruger) told me I needed to try various rounds till I found one that worked. I did this with no results. Every round jams. Oh and I meant "past", not "passed" in my last post.

  • DonJuan DonJuan on Dec 31, 2010

    Grow up, boys. Ruger makes fine firearms, period! I have an LCP (375) and love it. It's purely a back-up, last effort gun. I depend on it working and know it will. It's a fine little gun. Did the have a problem? Maybe. Did they man-up and take care of it? YES they did. They paid freight both ways and gave a free mag with the return. What more can you expect from a first class outfit? Nothing! If you want to see total failure in a gun maufacturer...check out the Diamondback DB 380. Is this little gun junk? Google it...YES! Are they standing behind their problems? NO. Did I buy one? Yes. I traded it for a Bersa Thunder 380. Since then, I've purchased 2 more Bersa 380's and just purchased a Ruger LCP. Got 200+ rounds throug it with NO problems. Most of the problems you will have with these small guns are the loose nut behind the wheel. And for you macho LE we could get by with an arsenal of 10# units hanging from our waist in public, we would too! Don't think we don't have them on just can't see them.