Lefty SRH wrote:
... Every Ruger revolver I have bought except for my LCR has had to go back to Ruger for some reason or another...?
Then why do you keep buying Rugers?
I've bought enough Ruger pistols to reach to the moon and back, and I've
never had a problem with any of them.
I find your criticism of Ruger's quality control highly suspect and possibly
completely disingenuous at most.
You can think what you want, but I've seen the guns Lefty's talking about and unless he's a statistical anomaly, Ruger's QC needs a kick in the pants.
We're not talking about stuff that's so minor it could slip through the best inspection. These are OBVIOUS problems with the guns that should have had them pulled from the batch and fixed. The canted sight thing is pervasive, in my opinion. When I bought my 44 Special at the shop, I looked at THREE BRAND NEW guns that all had very obviously canted front sights. Now if you don't mind shooting a gun whose rear sight is almost falling out one side just to be able to get it shooting POA, then those guns would have been perfectly acceptable.
If you've bought a 45 caliber Blackhawk in the last 5 years (or more), you'll know that it seems almost impossible for Ruger to be able to produce a .45 caliber cylinder throat of the correct dimension. The cylinder throats on all my 45s have had to be reamed, they were WAY undersized. One of my 45 ACP cylinder's throats measured .448 to .449". WHY, Ruger, can you get the throats correct and consistent on your other calibers, but not on the .45s???
It is a good thing Ruger has such good customer service. And I love Rugers. That being said, I am trying more and more to only buy guns I can inspect before purchase; otherwise, I just go ahead and expect, especially if it's a new gun, that it might have to go back to the factory.