Sturm, Ruger & Co. has just announced a product safety notice and recall for all of their popular new Mark IV™ pistols. This recall will include the new 22/45™ models of the Mark IV as well, and involves all pistols manufactured prior to June 1, 2017. Ruger has discovered these pistols have the potential to unintentionally discharge if the safety is not properly utilized.
The safety notice and recall sounds a lot like legalese to me. Obviously if a safety is not engaged correctly a pistol is primed to fire under the right conditions. This sounds a lot more like a part in the safety mechanism itself may not engage, leading the shooter to believe the pistol is on “safe” when in fact the safety is not engaged and the pistol is primed to fire.
This safety notice and recall DOES NOT include any of the previous Mark I, Mark II, or Mark III line of pistols. Read on for more details on this safety notice and recall.