Archives for October 2008

Smith & Wesson 1911

CERTAIN SMITH & WESSON MODEL SW1911 PISTOLS BEARING SERIAL NOS. JRD0000 TO JRD4750 CONTAIN A FIRING PIN SAFETY PLUNGER THAT MAY BECOME DISABLED DURING OPERATION COMPROMISING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FIREARM AND ITS SAFETY SYSTEM. YOU SHOULD STOP USING THE PISTOL AND RETURN IT TO SMITH & WESSON SO THAT AN IMPROVED FIRING PIN SAFETY PLUNGER CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO YOUR HANDGUN.
WE HAVE ALREADY BEGUN THE CORRECTIVE ACTION PROCESS ON SW1911 MODELS. TO DETERMINE IF YOUR SW1911 HAS BEEN CORRECTED, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:
1. REMOVE THE MAGAZINE AND BE SURE YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED. 2. LOCK THE SLIDE TO THE REAR AND LOOK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDE FOR A ìPUNCH DOTî MARK NEXT TO THE LETTER S (FIG. 1). 3. CHECK THE FIREARM BOX END LABEL FOR RED ìSPî STAMP. (FIG. 2). IF THESE TWO INDICATORS ARE PRESENT, YOUR SW1911 PISTOL HAS ALREADY BEEN MODIFIED AND NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/other/SW1911_Recall.pdf

Ruger LCP

In 2008, Ruger received a small number of reports from the field indicating that LCP pistols could discharge when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber. We are firmly committed to safety and would like to retrofit all older LCP Pistols. The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer.

How to determine if your pistol needs the retrofit:
• All LCP pistols with serial number prefix “371” and higher (371-xxxxx) have been manufactured with the new hammer mechanism and are NOT affected by the recall and DO NOT need to be returned. See Figure 1 below.

• If your LCP has a serial number prefix “370” you will need to check the flat portion of the slot just behind and below the hammer for a diamond mark. As shown below in Figure 2, LCPs marked with the diamond have had the new hammer mechanism installed and DO NOT need to be returned.

• If your LCP has the “370” serial number prefix and DOES NOT HAVE the diamond mark, we recommend you have your LCP retrofitted with the upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge.

http://www.ruger.com/LCPRecall/