Yeah, I guess we'll just have to see what comes back and play it by ear. Maybe it'll be worth holding onto.
I don't really think a couple hundred dry fires should be damaging to a gun that specifically allows for it. I understand it to be a fairly common method of smoothing out triggers and have done so on several other guns without any issues.
As to whether or not it is a shooter induced malfunction, one can never be sure, but I don't think I did anything unusual with it.
I'll try to continue to update this post so people will at least have some information on the current turn around times at Ruger.
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