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Old April 9, 2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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Ruger SR9 Recall

Product safety recall, some samples "can" fire if dropped with safety off and chamber loaded. New trigger group is being designed.
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Old April 9, 2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old April 9, 2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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Someday I'll have to learn how to do that.
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Old April 9, 2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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Which is why (as someone who has several ruger SA revolvers) I will never buy a ruger semi auto. First the LCP, and then this. Quality, thy name is crap.
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Old April 9, 2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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That is ....not good. I think I'll not be buying one of those then. Moving on.
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Old April 9, 2008, 06:27 PM   #6
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So much for 5 years of design. Or whatever they said when they released it.
Maybe they should have copied another companies design like the they did with the LCP.
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Old April 9, 2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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Too bad about the recall, but Ruger is handling the issue in an examplary manner (See below.). The financial cost will impact profits and the company's economic recovery plan, IMO.
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Ruger® Issues Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice of SR9™ Pistol
April 9, 2008

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR), announces that it has determined that Ruger SR9 pistols manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008 can, under certain conditions, fire if dropped with their manual safeties in the "off" or "fire" position and a round in the chamber. The pistols will not fire if the manual safety is in the "on" or "safe" position.

As a responsible manufacturer, we want to make our customers aware of this safety concern as soon as possible. Ruger is finalizing the design of a new trigger group which prevents firing when dropped and will retrofit at no charge all Ruger SR9 pistols with serial number prefix "330" (330-xxxxx).

SR9 owners can obtain information or register for the recall by:
• Visiting the Ruger website at: www.ruger.com/SR9Recall/
• E-mail: SR9recall@ruger.com
• Fax: 928-541-8873
• Calling the Ruger SR9 Recall Hotline at 800-784-3701 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT.

When Ruger is ready to retrofit a consumer's pistol, Ruger will send a shipping box, label and instructions for the FREE return of the SR9 pistol to our factory in Prescott, Arizona. Work will be completed promptly at no charge to the consumer and the pistol will be returned at Ruger expense. All owners will receive a FREE SR9 magazine as a "thank you" for their patience and cooperation.

All owners of Ruger SR9 pistols are urged not to use their pistol until it has been retrofitted with these new factory parts. If owners must use their SR9 pistol, the manual safety should be kept in the "on" or "safe" position except when actually firing.
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Old April 9, 2008, 07:05 PM   #8
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I can't recall the last time I dropped a handgun. If I had one I don't think I'd even bother to return it. Ruger is so lawyerbound it amazes me they're still in existence. When you get it back, the trigger will probably be crappy.
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Old April 9, 2008, 07:17 PM   #9
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When you get it back, the trigger will probably be crappy.
It already is (but it does get better with use). Hey, it might actually improve. I can hope at least.

I like my SR9 and will miss it until it comes back
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Old April 9, 2008, 07:18 PM   #10
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Yet another reason to wait out the LCP until I'm sure the bugs are worked out.
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Old April 9, 2008, 07:25 PM   #11
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I've got a P89 9mm, that has performed flawlessly. Accurate and only misfeeds from crap mags. Never any miss-fires. Ran thousands of ammo thru it. Great gun
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Old April 9, 2008, 07:31 PM   #12
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Which is why (as someone who has several ruger SA revolvers) I will never buy a ruger semi auto. First the LCP, and then this. Quality, thy name is crap.
And I'm sticking with my "obsolete" discontinued P-series which have proven themselves over the last 28 years.
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Old April 9, 2008, 07:34 PM   #13
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the gun looks nice, but I don't like the big ambi mag release and that if you do bump it the %#$@ gun won't fire with the mag not fully seated.
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Old April 9, 2008, 08:04 PM   #14
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if you do bump it the %#$@ gun won't fire with the mag not fully seated.
The mag safety is easily removed. It took me literally less than five minutes. Problem soved.

This also makes it safe to dry-fire without the magazine in.

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Old April 9, 2008, 09:00 PM   #15
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I can't recall the last time I dropped a handgun.
Maybe I'm clumsy (actually, I'm really not), but I can recall several times in recent years when I've dropped one of mine. It causes my heart to skip a beat, but instantly I'm reminded that these are quality pistols and they are safe enough to withstand that. This news would really scare me away from that design until it had been verifiably remedied. I certainly don't throw the guns around, but I do buy quality so I can walk away from little mishaps like those with all my parts intact.

Oh and on another note... why is it that every Ruger handgun looks like it done fell out da ugly tree?
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Old April 9, 2008, 09:20 PM   #16
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crap I just got my SR9 haha


and I can't say that I make dropping my guns a habit!
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Old April 9, 2008, 09:33 PM   #17
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That's damn embarrassing to Ruger.

I hope they go overboard and show all the other companies how to make a problem right the right way.

What a shame.
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Old April 9, 2008, 09:38 PM   #18
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Thanks to DPris for the post and MBRinTN for the link! I have one in the 330 series and did not know about the recall.
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Old April 9, 2008, 09:43 PM   #19
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Why wait for Ruger to fix problems they are going to have when you can get a Kel-tec?
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Old April 9, 2008, 10:02 PM   #20
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It ain't the end of the world - and Ruger is going to make it right so I view this as a minor glitch. Truth be told, they are probably playing this extra conservatively given the propensity for people to hire ambulance chasers in just such occasions.
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Old April 9, 2008, 10:09 PM   #21
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Stuff happens, Ruger is a fine company. I'll still get one when they come out with a SR40.
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Old April 10, 2008, 12:51 AM   #22
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The exact reason I'll never buy anything mechanical unless it's been in production for at least a couple of years: car, gun, even a electric tooth brush.
Always seem to take a couple of years to get all the "bugs" out first?
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Old April 10, 2008, 07:50 AM   #23
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Why wait for Ruger to fix problems they are going to have when you can get a Kel-tec?
I've read so much that Kel-Tec's quality can be so hit or miss that I figured I'd hold out and give the updated Ruger version a chance.
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Old April 10, 2008, 08:07 AM   #24
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I can't recall the last time I dropped a handgun.
It just takes once...

Actually, I dropped my Seecamp .32 just last week from approximately waist high. Fortunately, it functioned as designed. But I did have that one moment.
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Old April 10, 2008, 08:32 AM   #25
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The exact reason I'll never buy anything mechanical unless it's been in production for at least a couple of years: car, gun, even a electric tooth brush.
+1 B.Thomas

I don't want to be on the 'bleeding edge' of any new products. This is a good arguement for NOT being the 1st on the block to own something. Content with letting others be the proving ground for the latest & greatest.
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