Lorcin Engineering Company

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Lorcin Engineering Company was a private American firearms maufacturer based in Mira Loma, California. Founded in 1989 by James Waldorf, company was quite succesful in its first few years, producing rather cheap "saturday night special" pistols constructed of injection-molded xinc alloy Zamak. In 1993 Lorcin has become a number one pistol manufacturer in the United States producing over 341,000 handguns a year, however in 1996 it wen bankrupt with 18 pending product liability, personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Briefly emerging in 1997 Lorcin then went out of business permanently in 1998 after additional 22 lawsuits were filed against them.

Lorcin's legacy are pistols which considered some of the most unreliable and dangerous in the world, prime examples being Lorcin L22 (which us notable for high risks of discarge due to an insufficient gap between the trigger bar and the sear) and Lorcin L25 (also known for jamming and frequent discharges).


Founded: 1989

Country: USA

Products: Pistols



Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
Lorcin L22 .22LR 9 1989-???? Lorcin.jpg
Lorcin L25 .25 ACP 7 1989-1999 LorcinL25.jpg
Lorcin L380 .380 ACP 7  ????-???? LorcinL380-2.jpg

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