Sturm, Ruger & Co. has announce that Ruger SR9 pistols manufactured from October 2007 to April 2008 can, during certain conditions, fire if dropped with their manual safeties in the “off” or”fire” position and a round in the chamber. The pistols will not fire if the manual safety is in the “on” or “safe” position.
“As a responsible manufacturer, we want to make our customers aware of
this safety concern as soon as possible,” the company said in a press release.
Ruger is finalizing the design of a new trigger group that prevents firing when the gun is dropped, and will retrofit — at no charge — all Ruger SR9 pistols with serial number prefix “330″ (330-xxxxx).
SR9 owners can obtain information or register for the recall by:
1) Visiting the Ruger Web site at: www.ruger.com/SR9Recall
2) E-mail the company at SR9recall@ruger.com
3) Fax: (928) 541-8873
4) Call the Ruger SR9 Recall Hotline at (800) 784-3701 from 8 a.m.
till 8 p.m. EDT.
When Ruger is ready to retrofit a consumer’s pistol, it will send a shipping box, label and instructions for the free return of the SR9
pistol to the factory in Prescott, Ariz. Work will be completed promptly at no charge to the consumer, and the pistol will be returned at Ruger’s expense. All owners will receive a free SR9 magazine as thanks for their patience and cooperation.
All owners of Ruger SR9 pistols are urged not to use their pistol until it has been retrofitted with these new factory parts. If owners must use their SR9 pistol, the manual safety should be kept in the “on” or “safe” position, except when actually firing.