LCP Recall

It is possible for certain Ruger® P85™ 9mm pistols manufactured between 1987 and 1990 to accidentally discharge when the safety/decocker lever is engaged, if the firing pin is broken in a particular way. This can potentially lead to accidents if the user fails to take the basic, very important safety precaution of always keeping the pistol pointed in a safe direction, especially when loading, unloading, or decocking. Although these firing pins are very durable and breakage has only occurred in a handful of instances, Ruger developed a safety modification that replaces the safety and firing pin mechanism to prevent accidental discharge under these circumstances. The safety modification consists of internally modifying the pistol to accept the new safety system; there is no alteration to the frame itself.

How To Determine If Your Pistol Needs The Safety Modification:

This safety modification is applicable to all original Ruger® P85™ pistols, manufactured between 1987 and 1990. This modification does not apply to any P85™ which has "MKIIR" stamped on either the right or left safety (See Figure 1); the "MKIIR" identifies that the safety modification has already been installed. The modification also does not apply to any other model P-Series pistol (including the P85MKII), as this safety system was installed in all other models at the time of production.

If you own a P85™ manufactured between 1987 and 1990 that has not had the safety modification, please contact us immediately to arrange for installation of the safety modification.

Next Steps
Step 1 - Contact us via email at or 336-949-5200 and provide your name, address, the serial number of your pistol, telephone number and the best time to call.

Step 2 - We will verify that your pistol is eligible for the safety modification, and if so, 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 safety modification in your P85™ and will return it to you FREE of charge.

Thank you,
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

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.
For Connecticut residents (only), we will send you a gift certificate in lieu of the magazine.