RUGER LCP Pistol Recall

Southport, CT- Ruger announces that it has recently received a…

Southport, CT- Ruger announces that it has recently received a small number of reports from the field indicating that LCP pistols can discharge when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber.  Although no injuries have been reported, Ruger is firmly committed to safety and will retrofit all older LCP pistols (described below).  The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer.

The FREE safety upgrade applies to all LCP pistols bearing the prefix “370” (that is, serial number 370-xxxxx) may be affected.  LCP owners can sign up for the safety upgrade or obtain additional information by:
• Visiting Ruger’s LCP recall website at
• E-mail:
• Fax:  928-541-8873
• Calling the LCP Recall hotline at 1-800-784-3701

The new parts are being built and Ruger will retrofit LCP pistols on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they are available.  When Ruger is ready to retrofit a consumer’s pistol, Ruger will send a shipping label and package with instructions for the FREE return of the LCP pistol to their factory in Prescott, Arizona.

Ruger will install the new hammer mechanism, plus some other functional upgrades that have been added since the LCP’s introduction, at no charge to the consumer and the pistol will be returned at Ruger expense.  All owners will receive a FREE LCP magazine with the new finger grip extension as a “thank you” for their patience and cooperation.

Ruger wants 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.

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  • George

    When this recall was first instituted Ruger stated that they would issue return packaging to owners on a first-come first-served basis. At the same time they stated to me that I would receive the box when they had repair parts in stock. My LCP has been in their possession since Jan 7th. They now state that there are no parts available, that a new supplier was sourced and that they can’t quote a return date. This is BS – plain and simple.

  • richard behrman

    When I bought my LCP at a gun show ,I asked the dealer about any recalls or any problems and he lied to me and said because your numbers are in the 4s you are fine. Please hurry with caling me for the re firring

  • richard behrman

    I would like my lcp refitted as soon as possible. The dealer at the gun show lied to me he told me my serial # because it was in the 4s would not be affected but I dont see a diamond shape anywhere. please call sooon

  • HowardCohodas

    I have an LCP. I have confidence in it. Ruger customer service is exemplary. When I asked for the updated hold-back, they sent it to me at no charge. The LCP was the first gun I ever worked on, but I was able to make the change without much difficulty even though it is taken apart considerably to make the exchange.

    The fact that they initiated a recall when it is not clear that they were required to do so increases my admiration for the company.

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