Ruger 57 safety warning

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Ruger has discovered that a small number of Ruger-57™ pistols may have right safety levers that do not meet our specifications and may be prone to cracking. In some rare instances, the internal "leg" of the right safety lever may crack or break, rendering the manual safety ineffective. If present, this condition may cause the manual safety to appear to be functioning properly when it is not. Although only a very small number of pistols appear to be affected, Ruger is committed to safety and is asking owners of Ruger-57 pistols to immediately perform a routine function check of the safety lever to ensure its proper operation and, if necessary, sign up for this retrofit.

Potentially affected pistols include any Ruger-57 pistol with a serial number of 642-26274 or lower (including all Ruger-57 pistols with a “641” prefix). If your Ruger-57 pistol is within this range (641-00000 to 642-26274), you should follow the inspection procedure outlined in the Safety Bulletin to determine whether your pistol requires a retrofit. Ruger-57 pistols with a serial number of 642-26275 and above are not affected by this Safety Bulletin.

Details about what to look for and how to sign up for the retrofit also appear on our website at Ruger.com/Ruger-57Retrofit. The website also contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a video demonstrating the inspection process, and other information that you may find helpful.
 

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What's a more American combination than a new Ruger firearm and a recall?
Ruger and Sig seem to have a bit of a habit of using us consumers as their quality control department. I'm not hating, I own and like both brands, but man I've been hearing this type of news about these two brands more than others it seems. Matter of fact... the two guns I own from both brands have each had to make trips back to their manufacturer... :dunno:
 

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Ruger and Sig seem to have a bit of a habit of using us consumers as their quality control department. I'm not hating, I own and like both brands, but man I've been hearing this type of news about these two brands more than others it seems. Matter of fact... the two guns I own from both brands have each had to make trips back to their manufacturer... :dunno:
I don't know about Sig customer service, but Ruger is top of the line in my experience with them. At least they get things fixed and quickly.
 

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I don't know about Sig customer service, but Ruger is top of the line in my experience with them. At least they get things fixed and quickly.
Customer service for both was great and quick.

Both guns were working 100% before being sent back, no failures of any kind, however my P365 was eating away at the barrel and chamber areas wayyy too quickly considering the round count, same with my Ruger AR556 that was chewing up the bottom of the bolt carrier way fast.

Both companies immediately acknowledged that the parts were showing abnormal and problematic wear patterns after I sent them photos. both requested the guns be sent back for inspection and parts replacement. Both guns were back in my hands in under 3 weeks with replaced parts in the problem areas, and Sig went ahead and proactively gave me a new fire control unit even though my p365 wasn't showing the striker drag issues that other early models were. Haven't witnessed any problems at all since then, all parts wearing normally and functioning 100%. Guns have not been babied either.

So customer service is good for both in my experience; at the same time those are the only guns I own that have needed to be sent back to the manufacturer and I haven't run them any harder than my other guns in the same categories. The only "lesson" I've learned is not to buy guns that haven't been properly vetted. I was early to the party on the P365 well before reports of major issues became commonplace and bought the Ruger AR before I did any research at all.
 

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Ruger and Sig seem to have a bit of a habit of using us consumers as their quality control department.
Unfortunately, It seems that a LOT of manufacturers do this...

You can also count S&W in this, too. There was a recall of the Shield 1.0 I know of. I cannot remember if there was one for the initial round of M&P polymer pistols or not. I almost expect a recall on the Shield Plus due to the FCU. I think it's a whole new unit in those guns, but am not sure. If it's 100% new on the Plus models, then I'd say the chances are 50/50 of a recall. I still want a Plus, though. I just HATE being a beta-tester.

My general philosophy is to not buy the first model year / initial release of a product. Be it guns / cars / phones / etc.
 

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Unfortunately, It seems that a LOT of manufacturers do this...

You can also count S&W in this, too. There was a recall of the Shield 1.0 I know of. I cannot remember if there was one for the initial round of M&P polymer pistols or not. I almost expect a recall on the Shield Plus due to the FCU. I think it's a whole new unit in those guns, but am not sure. If it's 100% new on the Plus models, then I'd say the chances are 50/50 of a recall. I still want a Plus, though. I just HATE being a beta-tester.

My general philosophy is to not buy the first model year / initial release of a product. Be it guns / cars / phones / etc.
Never heard of that was it for all Shield 1.0 or a certain caliber? I've got a Shield 45. Better check it out I guess.
 

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I looked at one of these a few months ago for a very reasonable price, compered to the FM. Seem like a nice gun but, you can't find ammo for it and apparently 5.7 is very difficult to reload. So, back in the gun case....
 
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