Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) 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.
The obvious solution here is to not drop your gun on the concrete. Uncle mentioned that he’s still happy with his Kel-Tec, and I am similarly happy with my Beretta Jetfire.
However, if you are an LCP owner, please get your gun to Ruger ASAP for the safety fix. Ruger is providing this service free of charge, and since the LCP had the biggest launch ever for a handgun, this could affect a lot of users.