Ruger LCP MagGuts

(117 customer reviews)


Ruger LCP MagGuts™-High Capacity Magazine Conversion
Converts your 6 round Ruger LCP .380 caliber magazine into a 7 round magazine without extension. The kit uses your existing magazine tube and base plate while replacing all internal components with MagGuts™ components.
This is the latest and improved version which includes a connected hybrid spring system. The springs are attached together along with the lock plate for easier and more foolproof assembly. (Website picture has not yet been updated and reflects older, separate springs).
Easy to install.
Finger extension and flat base plates are both compatible with this kit.
-May not work in LCP versions manufactured after December 2023
-Works to add a round in the LCP2, but slide lock function after the last round will be lost
-Compatible only with OEM 6 round magazine

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117 reviews for Ruger LCP MagGuts

  1. Jon C. (verified owner)

    Great concept, but it needs to be advertised more and tge product line expanded. I have about 5 other guns i would love to see this product apply to.

  2. James N. (verified owner)

    I’ve installed these very ingeniously designed mag springs/extenders & have had no issues. A+ design. Rotate your ammo from time to time & you don’t need to worry about spring fatigue regardless of magazine type.

  3. Michael G. (verified owner)

    Great product

  4. Cody R. (verified owner)

    Bought a magguts kit for my mp shield and liked it so much I bought a second one and one for my ruger 380. The two for my m&p work flawlessly. However the one for the ruger is very difficult to load and often falls out the mag well. Not sure what the issue is but definitely a 5 star product if it weren’t for that issue!

  5. Gladius (verified owner)

    Not that it is a ‘fault’ of this brilliant design, but with the 7th round loaded, the magazine requires significantly more force to lock into place. Once properly inserted, I have had zero feed issues, and even when full, the magazine reliably ejects with only a small added tension on the magazine release.

  6. James N. (verified owner)

    Really appreciate the ingenious design, no negative issues. Installed in 3 magazines. I KelTec & 2 in Ruger LCP’s. Rotate your ammo once or twice a month & it’ll keep you familiar with your firearm & keep the springs from metal fatigue on a more than adequate rotation schedule.

  7. Douglas M. (verified owner)

    I like these new mag internals to add one more round. I wish they were not so expensive.

  8. Cory p. (verified owner)

    Great product, I enjoy having an additional round of freedom without any additional bulk. Thanks

  9. TRACY V. (verified owner)

    The MagGuts spring kit works properly, with ammo feeding normally in both OEM Ruger and ProMag (aftermarket) six-round mags. I have had no problems after approximately 300 rounds.

  10. Richard W. (verified owner)

    When would not having an extra round in the mag be a good idea? …that’s what I thought! Upgraded all 4 of my mags for my LCP.

  11. iSchneggs (verified owner)

    Functions just as advertised! I also have the MagGuts for my Glock 42, and frankly it seems to work just a skosh better. Why? There’s about 1/16 of an inch of wiggle room in my G42 magazine while there appears to be no wiggle room in my LCP. You’ll hear reviewers talking about having to ‘slap’ the magazine up into the LCP to get it in. But it works!!!

  12. MARK T. (verified owner)

    Purchased Mag guts for all 3 of my LCP magazines for my LCP custom. Installed and took to the range where they performed flawlessly with multiple cycles of ball and hollow point XTP rounds. They seem to have improved reliability over stock magazines. I am very impressed with the product. Mark

  13. John N. (verified owner)

    Worked so well on the Kahr, I decided to get it for the LCP. Works great as expected.

  14. Nikki C. (verified owner)

    Great item ..high quality. Works perfect so far. Thanks

  15. Joshua M. (verified owner)

    Does exactly what it’s supposed to do. I’m shocked Ruger doesn’t provide the LCP from the factory like this.

  16. Terry B. (verified owner)

    Great product. Easy to install

  17. Stephen H. (verified owner)

    Quality product. Works as advertised. Fair price. Would like to see it available for more applications.

  18. Robert H. (verified owner)

    Took just a couple minutes to swap out the old LCP guts for the new guts in a couple of magazines. Shot an IDPA BUG match with the “new” mags. No problems. So, I added them to several mags of one of my carry guns, a Glock 42. Shot another BUG match with that gun and no problems either.

  19. Daniel T. (verified owner)

    I ordered the mag guts kit for my Ruger LCP, and I could not get the base plate of the magazine to lock on with the new springs. I sent customer service an email and they promptly sent out a replacement and included a return label for the defective spring. They wanted the spring back because they had never seen this issue before. The retaining pin for the magazine base plate was pinned on just a little bit off from where it needed to be. The replacement arrived quickly and fit perfectly. I’ve put roughly 75 rounds through the gun since I added the mag guts kit and it has functioned flawlessly. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from these guys again, and I’m really hoping they come out with a kit for the HK VP9/P30 SK magazines.

  20. Benjamin S. (verified owner)

    After first installation, I was able to pull the follower right out of the top of the magazine. But after a slight bending in the follower, it fixed that issue. I put roughly 8 or 9 mag’s worth of ammo through my LCP with the magguts magazine. The first mag, 3rd bullet got hung up. But after that, it ran smoothly. Overall I am happy with the product. I would give it 5 stars if I didn’t have the issue with the follower when I first installed the parts. And 7 rounds fits so easy in the mag that I didn’t believe that my original parts would only fit six. So I swapped my original parts back in to check. Great stuff magguts. Thank you.

  21. Alexander S. (verified owner)

    I run these springs in all my small guns. They are reliable and work great.

  22. James C. (verified owner)

    No complaints, thanks for a great upgrade!

  23. Tim P. (verified owner)


  24. Russell P. (verified owner)

    Install was very straightforward. Kit worked as advertised, which is to say – Great! I will purchase more, as the need arises. Very good product.

  25. Michael R. (verified owner)

    Mags ran flawlessly and easy to install. Definite must have for any lcp!

  26. Jorge R. (verified owner)

    This is not my 1st experience with magguts and definitely will not be the last. I love this springs system for my guns (reliable, durable) my little LCP with 7 + 1 i can not ask for more.

  27. Clifton I. (verified owner)

    I bought two kits to upgrade the magazines that came with my Ruger LCP, which is now 8-10 years old (guessing based on memory). Reading the installation instructions, especially the multiple warnings and notes to especially be followed, prepared me for a flawless installation. They just worked right from the beginning. They seem to be easier on the thumb to load than the originals. Fully loaded with 7 rounds it does take an extra bump/push on the mag to insert it into the pistol, but once clicked in it was good-to-go. I had one failure to eject, on a next-to-last round, which left me with a double feed. I’m calling that on the ammunition – I was using an assortment of old ball ammo and new carry ammo, and this was one of the sketchier looking series of rounds where it failed. This was the ONLY failure, so I am now carrying the LCP with the MagGuts springs installed.

  28. David S. (verified owner)

    Got one for my LCP, and it ran perfectly. I only had one issue when loading, where the bullet end was pressed downwards too far when I was loading the second round and the follower got stuck, which was completely my fault. Depressing the spring from the rear aligned everything and no other issues from there on out. I feel very comfortable trusting my life to this product.

  29. Pedro R. (verified owner)

    Works as intended and provide the seven round capacity. Purchased three and they work flawlessly. I am very happy with the product.

  30. Max B.

    I have a $40.00 Ruger OEM +1 Mag. For a little more than half the price you can achieve the same capacity in a more compact format. The increased size of the OEM mag does not allow one to get a pinkie on the grip. Its size is not an advantage whereas the +2 OEM mag of the LC9s does give one a better grip. The basic 6 rd mag comes with a finger extension that allows you to get your ring finger firmly on the grip. It makes more sense to add the MagGuts to it and thereby retain the original footprint!

  31. George L. (verified owner)

    works great with no problems

  32. Harvey G. (verified owner)

    Easy to install. Works flawlessly. Will definitely recommend.

  33. Charles G. (verified owner)

    The plus 2 product adds a 1/4” in length. It makes the 7 round mag the length of the 8 round mag. It allows for 9+1. Great product. The springs were a little finicky during install. Once installed properly they have performed flawlessly.

  34. Jorge R. (verified owner)

    Ordered the MagGuts for a great price, fast shipping with notifications and it works great. Literally took me about 1-2 minutes to install and it worked flawlessly.

  35. Robert M. (verified owner)


  36. Jason H. (verified owner)

    The kit works for its intended purpose and I plan to use it. However, the fitment with the LCP magazine base could be greatly improved. When installed, the kit allows the base to slide back and forth on the bottom of the magazine, enough so, that a flush base is no longer flush with the front of the grip and so that the magazine is partially open on the bottom with either base.

  37. Eric L. (verified owner)

    Didn’t even try out the factory mag, installed the new springs straight away and have not had any issues with reliability. A little tougher to seat a loaded mag on a closed slide but a good smack gets it done.

  38. William W. (verified owner)

    This has increased the capacity of both of my magazines. Intend to buy more MagGuts for my wifes’ Kimber magazine.

  39. Joseph H. (verified owner)

    Works great. Just need a better way to describe how to put it together? Maybe color code parts . Detailed instructions? Had to watch YouTube video. And it wasn’t all the good

  40. David M. (verified owner)

    I was a little worried the mag guts spring wouldn’t work as reliably as the original, but it does. Zero problems.

  41. Tom K.

    My Magguts purchase has been very good, shipping was quick, easy to install on magazines, and what a great thing to be able to increase capacity without increasing length! I wish they could make extra capacity for every magazine!

  42. Lance (verified owner)

    Assembled easily. Rounds loaded easily. Same room left after last round loaded. Manually stripped by hand properly (which is all the slide does to a magazine). Magazine seats properly. Manually cycled LCP flawlessly dozens of times. Behaves exactly like the factory magazine in the house.

    Haven’t been to the range yet but, gave the fifth star in good faith. I have no doubt MagGuts will empty the magazine during live fire.

  43. Casey Nix (verified owner)

  44. Duc Quach (verified owner)

    I like this product very much

  45. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fast order processing and shipping. Not to mention great product.

  46. Royce Corum (verified owner)

  47. Anonymous (verified owner)

  48. Humberto Anselmi (verified owner)

    Easy install

  49. Edwin S. (verified owner)

    Easily installed. 100% function.

  50. Robert H. (verified owner)

    Works great

  51. Lance C. (verified owner)


  52. Richard Lea (verified owner)

    Quick and easy

  53. Vincent Pearson (verified owner)

    Slight cycling issue over the previous generation

  54. Jason B. (verified owner)

    Great product, and easy installation!

  55. James Bowman (verified owner)

  56. Stuart K. (verified owner)

    Installed easily, no problems,
    Performs as advertised.

  57. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I bought these new versions with non-detachable springs to replace my old versions with detachable springs. The old versions have worked completely reliably but the springs are getting a bit weak. The new versions are much easier to install and worked on the range just perfectly with my carry ammo. These are a must-have for the LCP!

  58. Steaven C. (verified owner)

    I’m not suggesting anyone do this but I actually bought it and used it in a Taurus tcp 380. It fit perfectly as far as I can tell and it seems to chamber correctly. If you do this it will do away with the last round slide open lock.

  59. Craig D. (verified owner)

    Easy conversion.Haven’t been to range to test. If it works review will go to 5

  60. C C. (verified owner)

    Great product, highly recommend!

  61. Patrik K. (verified owner)

    Like magic, an extra freedom seed fits into these tiny magazines! One tiny nitpick (although even with this it’s a five star product) is when loaded with seven and inserted into the gun, the baseplate is pushed forward a couple of mm.

  62. Marcus G. (verified owner)

    Works perfectly.

  63. MIKE H. (verified owner)

    LCP’s can be a little tricky and these magguts worked perfect

  64. MIKE H. (verified owner)

    Great product, no miss fires, no jamming

  65. Anonymous (verified owner)

  66. Kenneth Whalen (verified owner)

    awesome part easy install gets you plus one extra round , the more the better if you’re in a bad situation

  67. Curt (verified owner)

    Haven’t used this yet but I have been happy with the magguts for my M&P shield. I really wish you had something for my XDS 45. I think you would make alot of money if you did. One extra round really does matter especially if it takes you from a 6 round magazine to 7.

  68. David B. (verified owner)

    Works perfectly!

  69. Reggie (verified owner)

    Simple assembly. Feeds better that original factory mag!
    Will purchase another one for my spare mag.

  70. Brad Kent (verified owner)

  71. Reggie K. (verified owner)

    Good job

  72. Morton D. (verified owner)

    Works great!

  73. Deane Stanton (verified owner)

  74. Frank Wood (verified owner)

  75. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great, thank you!!

  76. Robert V. (verified owner)

    With the mailing system the way it’s been, I really didn’t expect to get them as fast as I did. Once I received them, I installed them right away and they are everything they say they are. Love the Ruger LCP MagGuts.

  77. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great products.

  78. Brian S. (verified owner)

    I had been referred to Magguts products by a fellow shooter. So, I ordered 5 mag kits.4 of the 5 installed quickly and cleanly. I just received them, so I haven’t got to the range yet, but I look forward to that. My only issue was that one of the kits was for a pistol I do not own. I sent an email reporting the issue. I am waiting to hear back about how to resolve the issue. Otherwise, I am still very positive about the products. I have actually ordered more kits ( before I received my first order) to upgrade more of my magazines. 👍

  79. Jeff (verified owner)

    This was my 2nd Magguts purchase; the first was for the Glock 43. Both magazines have performed flawlessly at the range. Waiting to see if they can add a round or two to the LCP Lite Rack 22.

  80. Marty Cantrell (verified owner)

    Well since you ask, I must have misunderstood something,I was thinking the +1 spring for the lcp would be 1 flat spring not the old style 2 section spring. I have several kits for the 9mm sheild that are the 1 piece flat spring. Am I mistaken?..I don’t give bad reviews…I had planned on ordering several…Could you let me know please…Thank you

  81. FREDDY MARIN (verified owner)

    Very happy with my extra bullet

  82. James Robinson (verified owner)

    Your product line is awesome and could be a life saver, as every round counts nowadays

  83. Karl (verified owner)

    Absolutely DO NOT install this on a Ruger LCP magazine if you intend to carry it. This does not work! It fails to feed over 50% of the time and is a life hazard if you every need your LCP in a defense situation. Fortunately it is easy to remove, but a complete WASTE OF MONEY. Don’t understand since all other products I’ve tried have been flawless, but have two of these and both could cost you your life! I have tried both of mine with four different brands of ammo, three range and one defense (which all feed reliably in the Ruger mags) and these fail to work reliably with all. DO NOT BUY (not even for range use, just too much of a pain).

    • admincorso (store manager)

      The MagGuts conversion for the LCP should work absolutely perfectly like it does for many thousands of customers. There is definitely something wrong. Please refer to an email we sent from support to help you get this resolved.

  84. Al S. (verified owner)

    I used this kit to make a Taurus Spectrum 7 rd in to an 8 rd. Magazine. Worked good . Only no last round lock back . Which fine .you are supposed to count your rounds anyway. Also must use set screw for base retention. Works like Charm.

  85. Kenneth W. (verified owner)

    Awesome product I actually like this versus the extended mag, I’ve bought 2 so far and will most definitely buy agin , go ahead pull the trigger you wont be disappointed!

  86. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Went together well. Haven’t taken to the range yet.

  87. Anonymous (verified owner)

  88. Vincent V. (verified owner)

    Me and my wife put a hundred rounds through this mag and had zero FTF…took about 4 minutes to install..good quality and I will recommend your product to my friends.

  89. John Bartlett (verified owner)

    Easy install , and it works as advertised. High quality. Also have them in Glock 42 and Sig 238 magazines.

  90. John M. (verified owner)

    Magguts dropped right in and worked as designed just like those others in my Sig 365 and Kahr P380.

  91. Brian S. (verified owner)

    Simple to install and works flawlessly

  92. Gregory Brandsted (verified owner)

  93. Anonymous (verified owner)

    4 stars for ease of assembly, maybe 5 once I get to shoot the gun to see if it functions properly!

  94. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works well in the lcp 2, it just doesn’t lock the slide back. This isn’t an issue for me especially since it’s specifically made for the original lcp which doesn’t have a slide hold open feature. At the time of this review I’ve put 30 rounds of various hollow points and approximately 240 rounds of various fmj through the magazine with no failures to feed. The 6 round lcp 2 magazine with this +1 kit is relatively easy to load and has been reliable for me in the 270ish rounds I’ve shot using it.

  95. Larry (verified owner)

  96. Michael Mueller (verified owner)

    Fantastic product will be buying more!

  97. John (verified owner)

    Really need mag guys for S&W SHIELD 45

  98. Andrew h. (verified owner)

    Ive owned magguts kits on 5 different guns. Always rock solid performance

  99. Conley H. (verified owner)

    Very pleased overall, holds an extra round with ease and seems to be reliable. My only minor gripe, the tab that retains the factory base plate could be slightly larger in diameter and a bit taller to come almost flush to the top of the baseplate. Do to the tab on the Magguts spring not being sized to properly fit the hole on the factory baseplate it allows a bit of back and forth movement of the baseplate.

  100. michael delage (verified owner)

    Excellent, as always. Extremely easy to install on stock LCP mags. I tried to get clever and install these LCP 7+1 springs into a Factory Ruger extended 7+1 mag, with the intent of making an 8+1. It does not work, unfortunately. No fault of the product, and I didn’t earn my Gunsmithing Merit Badge that day…

  101. JAMES (verified owner)

    Works as stated. Install relatively easy. Will purchase more from MagGuts.

  102. Thomas A (verified owner)

    Yes, it allows one extra round! The only concern is you can’t easily seat the magazine. Push all you want and it does not latch into place. A forceful slap is required. I will definitely use this for my carry Mag. I will use a regular mag for my reload. If it was a little easier to seat, I would have given it 5 Stars.

  103. Garry S. (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Easy install and works flawlessly. Received the mag kit in just a few days. Not my first order, not my last.

  104. Dave D. (verified owner)

    The shipping was prompt (2 1/2 days) . The installation was easy . Will order another one for the other mag . Thanks

  105. Jeremy (verified owner)

    Easy install, feeds well, very happy!

  106. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fast shipping, prompt and helpful customer service and a great product!! Installed in LCP 2 mag in 2 min and works great

  107. JOHN CELLINI (verified owner)

    Did not work

  108. Peter (verified owner)

  109. John DeSantis (verified owner)

    Support was very helpful when I asked questions and the guts themselves worked as expected.

  110. Douglas (verified owner)

    Took my mag to the range today. The Magguts follower performed flawlessly (original 6 round lcp in an LCP II). Last round did not hold open as the LCPII mags do, I’m okay with that.

  111. Craig (verified owner)

  112. john (verified owner)

    Easy to install and works as advertised. Only drawback is it’s slightly harder to seat the mag, but hey, whaddya expect?
    So, where’s the +1 for the extended LCP mag? An LCP with an eight round mag and one in the pipe would be dope AF

  113. Aaron (verified owner)

    Although it did increase my capacity to 7 rounds, the baseplate jiggles back and forth a bit more than I’d like. Turns out I didn’t put the lock plate flange on the outside: fixed that issue.
    When I have 7 rounds loaded, my slide gets stuck trying to load that first round. Marks on the top case show how much it’s pushing up into the slide. After running several full mags through it, it is improving. I think it will get easier with use, this gun is still very new. I would recommend. Although this kit is taking a little tinkering, both my P365 +2 kits were perfect out of the box.

  114. Michael Clausen (verified owner)

    These work great.

  115. Tim Bramble (verified owner)

    Great item. Worked perfectly! Highly recommend.

  116. Joey Whaley (verified owner)

  117. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Works great, but doesn’t open up the slide after last round. This is due to the thin follow plate vs. the standard thickness of the factory follow plate. Obviously, that is the design sacrifice to accommodate the extra round. This makes sense, n I can accept that, considering the small size and capacity of the standard .380 clip. My only gripe is that I did not see that trade off described on your website. It should be stated up front to a perspective buyer, that the price you pay for the extra round is that the slide will not move to the open position after the last round.

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