Will a Ruger LCP Shoot Without The Magazine Installed?
Yes, it will fire properly without a
magazine installed. Last week I was at the
range shooting my
Ruger LCP. Since I have not tried it before, I decided
to see what it feels like to shoot it without a magazine in
the gun. After loading a round into the chamber I removed
the magazine and fired at the target which was about 20 feet
away. The LCP shot accurately but I discovered that I had a
stove pipe sticking out of the slide. This was the first one
that I have experienced with this gun. I discussed this with
my friend who suggested that it may be a case of
limp wristing. By removing the magazine I made the gun
even lighter than it was and made it harder to hold onto
(the grip is smaller without the magazine installed).