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Old 11-17-2020, 01:00 PM
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I painted the front sight orange and the rear sight white. Put a grip sleeve on it too. I can hit pretty good with it at 50'. Haven't tried out much farther than that. All in all it's just been a fun reliable gun for me.
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:29 PM
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Mine ( picked up for free as a prize at a shooting match so I had no concern for dumping the gu. If it did not work) has been very reliable with both standard and high velocity ammo.
It does shoot a bit high, but I shot a steelchallenge match with it recently and in 20 5 round strings missed one target. Not too shabby for a gun competing against tricked out full size pistols
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:47 PM
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I shoot cci quiet ammo out of mine. It has a really light recoil spring and cycles it flawlessly. the one I carry has over 10k rounds through it. Haven't had one single issue. I keep it clean.
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:03 PM
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I bought one of the very first ones available in January of this year. It was a turd out of the box with ftf and fte issues. After 300-400 rounds I sent it in to Ruger. I got it back doused in a very liberal coating of oil and a piece of paper saying there was nothing wrong with it except it doesnít like certain ammo. Winchester being the worst and CCI not real hot either. It absolutely loves Federal Automatch. Iíve put at least 2k rounds through it with barely a hiccup. Itís a great companion to my LCP II .380
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Old 12-29-2020, 07:49 PM
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I saw one for $329. Is that the going price? I'm talking about the LCP 22.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:45 PM
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Academy Sports locally has had them for $299 when they have them in stock.
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I got one a few days ago and have had it to the range once.


I also got six extra mags for it. I found that the feed lips of the mags were razor sharp right where they engage the rims of the cases, as one would expect from punched steel. You could really feel the friction as the lips gouged into the case rims when sliding the rounds back against the rear of the magazines when loading them. So I smoothed them all off somewhat with some 1200 grit sandpaper before even heading out, and that reduced that drag somewhat.



Shooting CCI Mini Mags to start off, I had zero issues for the full 70 rounds (all seven mags loaded up with the MMs).


Then I tried a bunch of Federal 510b that I had, and experienced a number of failures. Mostly with a couple of (and one in particular) magazines.


The first round, chambered by slingshotting the slide, always fired. But the next round would fail to be picked up, and the gun wouldn't be cocked after that top round was fired. Manually racking the slide to load that second round allowed the gun to always fire the rest of the rounds in that mag.


Of course, the mag spring is pushing up its hardest for the first few rounds, and while it would chamber a round properly when slingshotting the slide for those top two rounds, that second round wouldn't feed properly on its own.



That makes me think that there was a lot of drag on the slide from the 2nd round pushing up against the bottom of the slide as it tried to move back, and the 510s didn't have enough snort to send the slide all of the way back, so it didn't cock the gun or pick up that next round.

I need to examine the bottom of the slide and see if there's something that needs to be smoothed up or greased a bit to help with that. And perhaps the slide or the rails it runs on are not smooth yet, and that extra upward force creates friction in a number of places, retarding the backward movement of the slide.



I also had a couple of failures to properly feed where the next round ended up pinched between the breech and the bolt face, and just dropped out of the mag well when I pulled the slide back (after first ejecting the magazine, of course). I didn't pay enough attention to know if those happened with those same two magazines.


I need to label the mags and pay more attention the next time I give the little gun a try.


To me, 510bs always feel like they have a weaker, or more "mellow" impulse when firing them than the Mini Mags. And I think one of the things that makes Mini Mags (and Blazers) so reliable in most semi-auto pistols is that they appear to use a fast-burning powder that creates a "sharper" impulse, and that's a plus when trying to operate a blowback pistol, especially ones with short barrels, where you need every advantage you can get to blow the slide back firmly.


I specifically made sure not to limp-wrist the little gun after I started having the failures, but that didn't make any difference. The 510bs, and those two mags in particular (especially one of them) seemed to be the culprits.


I may try a more diligent polishing of the feed lips and compare their exact positions against the "good" magazines to make sure they're not bent out of position in comparison.


For me, the gun consistently shot high and left. Not terrible, but obviously not right where I wanted it. Decent groups, just a bit high and left for me.

The barrel in mine seems rather "unfinished", with both the "crown" and the entry into the chamber being razor sharp - I mean, it'd cut you if your twirled it against your fingertip. I may look into doing something to remove the sharp edge/burr at the crown end, and probably also smooth up the entry to the chamber.


I have one of the LCPIIs in .380, and it's a peach. Not one failure of any sort with it, and it shoots nicely for me. I did put some white paint on the front sight of that one, and I will probably do something to the sights of the .22 as well. I am nearsighted and wear progressives, and I can't really focus on the sights, and having them all black doesn't help. So I may just have been misinterpreting the blurry mess that is my sight picture with this little gun.


The first thing I noticed was the amazing muzzle flash that one sees from the shooter's point of view when firing, particularly, the Mini Mags. This was at an indoor range, and this may not be as visible outside in the sun.


I like the little gun, and will work with it a bit and see if I can make it less picky about the ammo.
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I think I may check into buying one if I can find one for the right price locally.
IF I do have a problem I'm only 20 minutes away from where they're made so I can actually hand deliver it to them for any needed repairs.
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I think I may check into buying one if I can find one for the right price locally.
Iíd buy another if I needed it. With the slip on Hogue grip it feels great. If you do get one, do your thumb a favor and pick up a Baby Uplula. Youíll thank me later.
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Iíd buy another if I needed it. With the slip on Hogue grip it feels great. If you do get one, do your thumb a favor and pick up a Baby Uplula. Youíll thank me later.
It comes with a Glock style loading tool that works just fine...Tandemkross also sells a tool that works with it and several other single stack .22's. I love my Uplula's for some guns but its certainly not needed here.
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I saw one for $329. Is that the going price? I'm talking about the LCP 22.
Well, the MSRP is $349, so the realistic price should be ~$300-$325, when the supply catches up. I've seen stocking dealers asking $350 to well over $400 on GB, but with no takers.

I'll be jumping on one when the price drops closer to the $300 mark and would have jumped at the $329 you mentioned.

Have well over a case of the SK made Wolf MT that should work quite well, as it does in my S&W M41.

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Well, the MSRP is $349, so the realistic price should be ~$300-$325, when the supply catches up. I've seen stocking dealers asking $350 to well over $400 on GB, but with no takers.

I'll be jumping on one when the price drops closer to the $300 mark and would have jumped at the $329 you mentioned.

Have well over a case of the SK made Wolf MT that should work quite well, as it does in my S&W M41.

Rob
Gander Outdoors has them in-stock -$325
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