Pearce Grip Extender
Tube Grip - LaserLyte laser
First and foremost, annual installation
of fresh new guide rod springs ordered from
Ruger will keep your Elsie Pea working like a spring chicken. No
need for after market heavier springs which cause problems anyway
according to online reviews. A set of new springs from
Ruger will cost you $2.50 each (there are two on the rod, an
inner and outer) and $5 shipping. With a minimum order of $10, I
ordered two sets of springs and I also got one new guide rod and one
new take down pin (I know I'm gonna lose one eventually).
Now for the home brew stuff....
I've always had an occasional FTF
(fail to feed) with my LCP. It wasn't that big a problem but it did
cause me to be a bit wary of the LCP for a carry weapon. This week I ordered a
spring/extender, installed it and went to fire some. I got an FTF
about 60% of the time with the first three rounds. Not what I wanted
for carry for sure. When I got home, I took the guide rod/springs out of my LCP and put the slide back on.
I wanted to mimic the feed of the rounds in "slow motion"
so I could examine what was happening in the breech to
determine why I would get rare feed problems with the stock mag and
more frequent problems with the
I racked without the spring
about fifty times and found no resistance to the round seating in
the chamber like it did before. I put the return spring and guide rod
back in and
racked the slide on full magazines on both the stock and
and found no hesitation or FTF's AT ALL on the
magazines for 100
feeds. This cured the problem if I racked the weapon slowly (which
once caused an FTF always for the first three feeds on the
mag) or if I racked it quickly simulating more of the real action of
the slide (which once caused the
MagGuts mag to FTF on the first
three rounds about half the time). Essentially, by widening the gap
at the front of the magazine "ears" from 0.342" to 0.355" I
completely eliminated the FTF problem on both magazines. I fired
some forty rounds today with the
and more with the stocker
and did not have a single FTF using these widened mags.
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