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Sturm Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has issued a recall notice for their SR9 pistols manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008. The recall notice was issued yesterday, citing concerns that the SR9 can, under certain conditions, fire if dropped with their manual safeties in the
 

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Howdy folks,

Thanks for posting this information guys. I think any type of factory recall is always good to be aware of.

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I notice they also say that it will be some time before they get the return labels sent. This will be wonderful news to someone that bought one of these for self defense. I hope owners don't need it before Ruger gets around to sending the shipping label. I learned the hard way with their P-345 Fiasco to never buy another Ruger pistol for anything other than plinking at the range.
 

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P345 fiasco? Not familiar with that one, care to elaborate demented?

I have had good luck with their alloy semiautos; reliable and accurate.

I won't let this setback sour me on the pistol yet, but I never buy anything unless it has proven itself reliable first.

I still feel uneasy about purchasing a gun in any caliber but those calibers that have been around at least 90 years.
 

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Spanking new pistols have their teething problems like everything else.
 

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Nelson, the 345's suffer a "click no bang" syndrome due to poor design in their magazine disconnector. Fire control parts would be damaged to the point that they would no longer allow the pistol to fire. Rugers solution? Add instructions not to dry fire with no magazine inserted. IMO any pistol so easy to damage to the point it won't fire should have never been dumped on the market. As for "teething problems" Ruger should do their research and development in house before bringing a pistol out for sale, not expect the customer to do it after purchasing. Ammunition costs too much to do Rugers testing for them. I may sound overly critical, I have good reason. I've had more than my share of issues with 345's that customers have brought back time and again for us to send back to Ruger. It gets old, old enough that we no longer promote or sell Ruger pistols.
 

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Gents,

I'm not a big fan of Ruger semi-auto's. There is entirely to many problems from the factory. To take the gloves off...I think they are crap.
The old Sigma .380 ACP was introduced and then a short while later 'Smith announced that it only had an expected service life of 2,500 rounds. From the amount of damage I saw, in my two after only 150 rounds ,led me to doubt that they would make that mark...

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Thanks so much for this information. The older models after the P85 seemed to work well -- P89, P90, P95, etc. -- at least for me (except for the trigger reset that I never got used to and is why I don't own one now). Did anyone else notice a drop in quality after Bill Ruger died?
 

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Gents,

Interesting, I have a dealer's license and just got the recall notice yesterday.
I've never been a fan of Ruger semi-auto's. As an instructor, there were just to many problems with them on the range. Nothing like fielding a new product and then asking the purchaser to work out the bugs...
On the othere hand I have the utmost respect for the firm's revolvers.
I've been lusting after a Redhawk to turn into a look alike of Hamilton Bowen's 1917 version. WOW!

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Mr. Bowen is an amazing craftsman, and a real gentleman (I understand from two mutual friends).

He's also a lawyer!
 
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