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.
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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!
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.