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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am 
Bearcat

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I bought a new Wiley Clap GP 100 a few months ago. I was impressed with it the first time shooting about twenty rounds of .38 special.

This last week I went to a local indoor and at 20 rounds of .38 special it was hitting way left. I changed to my .44 special GP100 and shot a box and then had a good look at the .357. The front sight was moving in it's slot. I could move the gold bead blade with my finger tip. Turning the pistol on it's side the blade fell out of the slot onto the table.

Is this common ? Is it time to send it to Ruger or just dimple the slot ?

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:08 am 
Hunter

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Location: Ridgefield WA
Duct tape.

Ruger needs to know about this and have the opportunity to correct the problem.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:15 pm 
Hawkeye

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A good gunsmith could probably stake the sight in place, but I'd call Customer Service and get them involved.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 1:06 pm 
Bearcat

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I must have the contact info in the box it came in.

This is a nice pistol and handsome in the black finish and the platform is strong so to have the front blade just slide off. When I look closely in the cut for the blade I don't even see friction marks from the installation.

I have a real old single six that has a safety recall I should send back to try Ruger service for a test run.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 1:25 pm 
Hunter

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If that “real old single six” is a three screw, I’d keep it the way it is. Call Ruger service on the GP.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 2:44 pm 
Hawkeye

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What's the "safety recall" you mention? Any details available?

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 2:55 pm 
Blackhawk

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Dimple the bottom of the front sight


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 3:19 pm 
Hunter

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Ale-8(1) wrote:
What's the "safety recall" you mention? Any details available?


Probably the transfer bar conversion, is my guess.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 4:38 pm
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Location: Oro Valley, Arizona
The pinned front sight on my NM Blackhawk fell out after less than 200 rounds. It went back to the factory and was fixed.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:55 pm 
Bearcat

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I called the service center explained the event and round count. I was given a case number and gave the information on the pistol and was told a new front sight would be sent.

Now we see if they send the correct gold bead blade or something else.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:11 pm 
Blackhawk
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Yes, you oughta leave the old 3 screw Single Six in its original configuration. You can always buy a New Model with the transfer bar system.
Of course it is your gun to do with as you please.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:17 am 
Bearcat

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Surprise they sent the correct gold bead front blade.

Now I have to drift it in. So installing it on is right to left ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:48 am 
Bearcat

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Well I contacted Ruger and they gave me a case number and sent me a new gold bead front sight that is larger at the base. It was vry tight going on but I centered it and will have some range time later this week.

Thanks for the advice .


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