While at the range yesterday shooting my LCP the pin worked it`s way out and the gun fell apart in my hands while shooting it. Has anybody else had this problem?
Ha! Ha! I'm sorry... but I'm just envisioning seeing someone shooting the LCP and having the whole thing fall apart out of their hand before their horror stricken eyes... HA!While at the range yesterday shooting my LCP the pin worked it`s way out and the gun fell apart in my hands while shooting it. Has anybody else had this problem?
I'm sorry, you didn't mention any of that or getting hurt. My apologies.How do you think the other shooters felt after they ran out of the range when they smelt the CHIT running down my leg!!!!!!
I was glad I had my shooting glasses on when the slide hit me between the eyes
You are exactly correct. I was going to mention that in my post, but assumed it was common knowledge that this spring is what was holding the pin. Maybe some springs are weaker than others or possibly the pin is not being properly seated during re-assembly? Mine seems to be holding the pin rock solid. I guess time will tell.If I recall, it's possible when reassembling, to miss having the pin snap into place and be properly "locked" by it's retaining spring. There's a well defined "click" when the pin slides over and is captured by that spring. Is it possible that improberly seated take down pins could be the cause some of these failures? Or, am I out in "left field" on this and having a brain fade in my recollection of the reassembly procedure? And, the necessity of carefully insuring that the pin is properly positioned and the retaining spring seated so the pin is locked in place?