Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Issues Safety Bulletin for Certain Ruger Precision Rifles

SOUTHPORT, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) has issued a Safety Bulletin for
certain Ruger Precision Rifles. Ruger recently learned that some Ruger
Precision Rifles may experience interference between the aluminum bolt
shroud and the cocking piece (also known as the firing pin back). In
rare instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism and
cause it to not function properly. This interference can potentially
lead to light primer strikes or, in extreme cases, the rifle may not
fire when the trigger is pulled. If the rifle fails to fire when the
trigger is pulled, it may fire when the bolt handle is subsequently
lifted. In rifles where this condition exists, the issue often resolves
itself as the parts wear and the interference is reduced. Therefore,
rifles that have fired more than 100 rounds with no issues or concerns
are unlikely to be affected, and no additional action is necessary.

Although only a small percentage of rifles appear to be affected and the
Company is not aware of any injuries, Ruger is firmly committed to
safety and is offering free replacement aluminum bolt shrouds for
affected rifles in order to eliminate the possibility of such
interference. Ruger Precision Rifles (regardless of caliber) that have
an aluminum bolt shroud and fall within the following serial number
ranges are potentially affected: 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 or 1801-00506
to 1801-30461.

Not all rifles within these serial number ranges are affected; this
Safety Bulletin does not apply to Ruger Precision Rifles with polymer
bolt shrouds. Ruger encourages anyone with a Ruger Precision Rifle that
has an aluminum bolt shroud and a serial number within the above ranges
to visit and use the lookup tool to determine
whether their rifle is potentially affected.

Although all Ruger Precision Rifles with aluminum bolt shrouds within
the above serial number ranges are potentially affected, most rifles
will never experience this issue. Ruger Precision Rifle owners who have
ever experienced light primer indents or failure to fire should visit to sign up for the safety offer and obtain
additional information.

When consumers sign up, Ruger will ship the replacement bolt shrouds on
a first-come, first-served basis. Actual delivery will depend upon
demand, as Ruger is currently manufacturing replacement bolt shrouds for
this program.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of
rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a
full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers
over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60
years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility.
Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes
the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality
and innovative firearms.


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Kevin Reid
President and General Counsel