TriStar Issues Viper G2 Bolt Lock Button Product Safety Recall

TriStar Arms has just announced a safety recall in regards to certain models of their Viper G2 shotguns – specifically the ones chambered in .410 Bore. The recall states that affected customers could potentially experience an out-of-battery detonation of a shell by way of inadvertent contact with the bolt lock button inside of the loading port. This product safety recall is only being issued for specific serial numbers of Viper G2 .410 bore shotguns. Full details on the product safety recall are listed below.

Read more
RUAG Voluntary 9mm Ammo Recall

RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc., the owner of the Geco and Norma brands of ammo, has issued a voluntary recall of several lots of 9mm ammo. If you have recently purchased 9mm ammo from either the Geco or Norma brands, please see the notice below to determine if you are impacted.

Read more
Mossberg International SA-410 Product Safety Recall

This notice has just been published, and if you happen to be an owner of one of these shotguns this article is to let you know that Mossberg has released an SA-410 product safety recall. The details of which can be found below.

Read more
Another Recall: Herter's 9mm Lots Added to List of Defective Ammo

TFB recently reporting on the announcement of a safety recall for certain lots of Winchester and Browning 9mm ammunition. The 115-grain rounds in question, manufactured for these brands in East Alton, Illinois by the Olin Corporation, are subject to a factory defect causing the powder to burn improperly. This can cause what is known as a “squib load”, which means that the bullet may not have enough force behind it to exit the firearm’s muzzle. Attempting to fire another round through a barrel obstructed by a squib can cause a catastrophic failure during which the gun could potentially blow up in the shooter’s hand. See below for the previous articles detailing the original Winchester and Browning recall, as well as coverage of squib situations that TFB has published previously.

Read more
Recall Notice: Winchester and Browning 9mm Ammo

When it comes to handling your firearms in any capacity or context, nothing is more important than safety. Everyone should know the basic firearms safety rules inside and out before they ever get on a live-fire range. Beyond those fundamentals like keeping your gun pointed in a safe direction and keeping your finger off of the trigger until fully ready to fire, there are plenty of additional facets to consider. Owning good quality equipment and taking proper care of it are also key. One element that tends to get less attention is ammo selection. Particularly these days, with high prices and scarce availability, we tend to take what ammo we can get. Unfortunately, especially with the last year’s proliferation of first-time gun owners who may not know any better, this could cause bad rounds to fall into unsuspecting hands, including some subject to recall.

Read more
Recall Alert: Thunder Beast Ultra Gen2 and Dominus Suppressors

Any firearms-related recall is always unfortunate. Companies typically invest a significant amount of time, effort, and resources into their products’ research and development. They want to do all they can to ensure that by the time their product heads out the door into the waiting hands of distributors, retailers, and customers, it’s been well-made and thoroughly tested. Thunder Beast Arms Corporation, or TBAC for short, is no different. They’ve been putting plenty of sweat equity and passion into their suppressors for years, and normally have solid results. Unfortunately, occasionally things can and do go wrong for all of us, and one of those snafus has hit TBAC. If you have one of their Dominus or Ultra Gen2 cans that was manufactured last year, please be sure to read the following recall announcement that was just released, and check your silencer’s serial number.

Read more
A Million Harbor Freight Pocket Knives Recalled, Literally No One Surprised

FOX News is reporting that Harbor Freight is recalling a million knives it sold over the past ten years. Knife elitists everywhere say “told you so” and then reach into their pockets to gently caress their Sebenzas.

Read more
Winchester Issue Warning and Recall Notice on 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket .38 Special

Winchester have issued a recall notice on several lots of their 130 grain Full Metal Jacket .38 Special white box ammunition. This is due to the possibility that they have incorrect powder loadings.

Read more
Kel-Tec Issues Sub-2000 Recall

Late last week, Kel-Tec Weapons issued a voluntary recall of specific Sub-2000 rifles manufactured during their 2017 production run.

Read more
Lyman(R) Products Voluntarily Issues Recall on Black Powder Rifles and Pistols

Lyman® Products has voluntarily announced a product safety warning and recall notice on their black powder rifles and pistols due to the potential of separation in the breech plug. Lyman maintains a safety-first approach, so despite finding only a few firearms affected and no reported injuries, Lyman is offering a recall program to have the issue corrected. Lyman regrets the inconvenience but remains committed to the safety of their customers.

Read more
POTD: EOTech Recall Aftermath

These photos were shared by an anonymous source. Last year EOTech held a voluntary buy back of their holographic weapon sights. These photos were taken of some sights that were returned to EOTech. According to the source of these photos, these sights were sent to be crushed and destroyed.

Read more
Maverick Arms (Mossberg) Announces Recall on Hunter Shotguns

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. (Mossberg) announced a recall on a number of the Maverick Hunter shotguns that have incorrect markings. According to the company, a “small number” of the shotguns have markings that indicate the chambers will accept 3.5″ shells. In actuality, the guns are built for 2.75″ and 3″ shells only.

Read more
FN Announces Mandatory Recall of M249S Rifles

One of the more interesting new gun announcements of 2016 was the M249S rifle from FN America. The gun was a semi-automatic rifle version of the M249 light machine gun (aka squad automatic weapon or SAW.)

Read more
SIG Sauer RECALLS SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber and SIGM400 Predator

Several models of rifles from manufacturer SIG Sauer are now being recalled, the company announced in a release Friday. The issue stemmed from a problem in the heat treatment of the hammer of SIG’s two-staged trigger used in the SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber, and SIGM400 Predator models. SIG’s release claimed that over time, this flawed heat treatment could cause a malfunction “creating a significant safety hazard”. Therefore, SIG is issuing a mandatory recall on these models, so that their trigger assemblies can be replaced, free of charge. According to the release, no law enforcement guns are affected by the recall.

Read more
The SIG P320 Has Problems, and We Have Questions

The following is the opinion of the author, and his alone. It does not represent the views of The Firearm Blog or any other TFB staff member. But I bet it represents the views of many of our readers.

Read more