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.
Step 2 - We will verify that your pistol is subject to the recall and will send you a packing container, detailed instructions and shipping label so you can send 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.
We recognize that this is an inconvenience so, as a thank you, we will include an extra magazine at no charge to you when we return the pistol.