In 2008, Ruger received a small number of reports from the field indicating that LCP pistols could discharge when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber. We are firmly committed to safety and would like to retrofit all older LCP Pistols. The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer.
How to determine if your pistol needs the retrofit:
We want to remind gun users that, for maximum safety when carrying any pistol with a loaded magazine in place, the chamber should be empty, and the slide should be closed. Any gun may fire if dropped or struck.
How to arrange to have your pistol retrofitted:
Step 2 - We will send you a shipping label and package with instructions so you can return your pistol to us FREE of charge.
Step 3 - We will install the new hammer mechanism, plus some other functional upgrades that we added since the LCP’s introduction, and return your LCP to you, all FREE of charge. When we do, we also will send you a FREE magazine as a “thank you” for your patience and cooperation. We will make every effort to return your pistol within one week of receipt.