Ruger MKIV Recall Update – C/O Volquartsen

It has been a few months since the original announcement of the factory Ruger MKIV recall. As you may remember, Ruger discovered an issue with the sear in which the trigger could be partially depressed and the safety engaged but the gun could still fire. The Newport, NH based company did the right thing and notified everyone affected to sign up for the fix and await further instructions. Unfortunately, it was not just individuals that were inconvenienced by the news – dealers, distributors and manufacturers had to alter their sales plans based on the recall announcement.

Volquartsen, a leader in Ruger rimfire parts and accessories had to halt the sale and distribution of their popular accurizing kits. Late last week they sent out an announcement to customers informing them of the progress alongside their updated target sear. Details and other information are listed below.

Questions on your Volquartsen products? Contact them here.

Recall Update from Ruger:

July 5, 2017 – RECALL UPDATE!

Thank you for your patience as we work through the Mark IV recall. We now have parts in stock and have started shipping boxes to U.S. consumers. Please keep in mind that we are shipping boxes to consumers on a first-come, first-served basis. When you receive your box will depend upon when you signed up for the retrofit. We are working diligently to retrofit consumers’ grip frame assemblies as quickly as possible and will make every effort to return your grip within one week of the day we receive it. We sincerely appreciate your understanding!

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Volquartsen – July 27 update on Ruger MKIV Recall

By now, you’re likely aware of the Ruger MKIV recall. This is not an ideal situation for you or us. The good news is that our parts have been updated and tested to work with the parts replaced in the recall. There are a few questions that keep coming up that we want to address.

Will our latest kits work with a Ruger MK IV that has not had the recall performed? Yes, we have tested our complete Accurizing Kit for the Ruger MK IV in both styles of frames and have not had any issues. Please note, though, that we do recommend taking advantage of the recall offer from Ruger.

How do I know if I have the updated version of the sear? All of our complete kits and sears shipped after July 1 include the latest modification. The picture below shows the difference, with the modified sear shown on the left. If you still have questions on whether or not you have an updated sear, you can email us a picture.

The recall delayed a few things on our end, but now that it’s in the rear view mirror we’re looking forward to introducing several new products for the Ruger MK IV.

Next up will be the Competition Bolt for the Ruger MK IV. This bolt has already proven itself to be a game changer in the MKII, MKIII and our Scorpion pistols. It is sure to do the same in the MK IV platform.


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  • Gary Kirk

    Whooo.. That “updated sear” could use just a wee bit of polishing..

    • thach1130

      But that’s how you solve the accidental discharge issue. Make the trigger pull crunchy enough that a slight pull of the trigger will not set off and would require a deliberate smack of the trigger.

  • John

    “Yes, we have tested our complete Accurizing Kit for the Ruger MK IV in both styles of frames ”

    Wait…so Ruger changed the FRAME for the recall or just the sear?!?!?

    • Mr PotatoHead

      I believe they’re referring to the standard and 22/45 style frames of the MK IV.

      • John

        That is a relief. I am hoping to do the repair myself one day when they release the updates to the public. I am not willing to be without for 2 months. I have the Volquartsen kit installed as of January this year.

  • Tim

    Just got my Mk IV Target back from Ruger – *2* new magazines instead of 1!

  • John Lski

    ya’ shoulda just got a Smith Victory…

    • Shoot That Hipster

      As a multiple time Ruger Mk 1 , 2 and 3 owner. Those Smiths are freakin awesome from the factory. And pure magic with all the magic parts in them.

      • John Lski

        I added the Tandemkross trigger, knurled flat faced, best $35 upgrade there is for the Victory!

  • Tim

    BTW, ‘Captain Gyro’ has an excellent DIY video on the Volquartsen installation.

  • Robert Kruckman

    Ruger is famous for recalls. I bought aP85 way back when and it was recalled. I still buy Ruger but only after it has been on the market for some time.