Ruger LCP Magazines
Ruger LCP Magazines are available in a variety of styles. The
standard magazine hold six rounds, has a tempered steel body, hardened
feed lips, steel magazine spring and a nylon follower. When this model
is installed, the pistol grip is very small and hard to hold on to.
There's no place for your pinky finger to rest so you have to tuck it
beneath the guns grip. It takes a little getting used to but it provides
a smaller profile for the gun.
The second magazine model is similar to the standard
model except that it has a finger extension built into it. It provides a
more comfortable and secure grip on the gun for better shooting and
For greater ammo capacity, 10 Round and 15 Round
magazines are available. Not great for concealed carry but might be fun
at the range or useful for home defense.
Ruger LCP Magazine Disassembly & Cleaning.
Does A Ruger LCP Magazine Need Grip Extensions?
If you want a better grip on the gun the answer is
yes. See the
Grip Extension Review and the following pictures of magazines with
and without grip extensions. You can either install a grip extension
yourself or buy a magazine with a
finger extension already installed.
|WITHOUT GRIP EXTENSION
WITH GRIP EXTENSION
Ruger LCP Magazine Description & Specs
Original Ruger factory magazines for exact fit and
excellent performance in the LCP compact pistol. Tempered steel body
with hardened feed lips, steel spring, and nylon follower all built to
original specifications. Available in Standard model and Extended model
with a convenient finger ledge on the base pad for an improved grip and
better recoil control for fast follow-up shots. 6-round capacity.
SPECS: Steel, blued finish.
Caliber: 38/357 Caliber (.357-.359)
Feedback Comments & Questions
Ruger LCP Magazine Problem
March 29, 2013
Message: Just bought my LCP 380. When I put 6 in the magazine and try
loading in the gun the magazine will not completely lock in. I have to
remove 1 bullet and reinstall magazine. Gun works fine then. Going to
contact Ruger about issue. Philip
Response - Philip,
Have you tried other magazines with your gun and do they have this same
Will the magazine go all the way in with 6 rounds in it when the slide is
locked back and the magazine lever is depressed? BE CAREFUL if you test this
as you don't want to inadvertently chamber a round by letting the slide go
Check and see if there are any physical differences in the position of the
uppermost round when it holds 5 and 6 rounds. There should be none. Make
sure that when it holds 6, the top round is set fully back and not
The spring force may be too great with the 6th round added and not allowing
the magazine to lock in. With 6 rounds loaded in the magazine can you press
down on the top round and does it "give a little" and push the rest of the
rounds down like it does with 5?
You might want to disassemble, clean and closely examine all parts of the
It might be that you are not using enough force to push the magazine in and
compress the spring. Of course you don't want to push it too hard and break
I would be curious to know what Ruger tells you.
My guess is that it is the magazine spring and with repeated reloading and
use it will weaken with time and eventually work with 6 rounds.
Reply - As stated just bought my 380. Shop around at the
local gun shops. No magazines for the 380. Only one magazine came with the
gun. Bought PMC 90 grains FMJ with purchase of gun. This morning bought
Winchester 92 grains FMJ. Was able to put 6 in the magazine with no problem.
Now that being said I fired 200 rounds and used up the PMC ammo before I
bought some Winchester ammo. Have not called Ruger as of yet. Maybe after
200 rounds the spring in the magazine got softer or maybe changing ammo. Not
willing to purchase anymore PMC. Philip
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