Featured Ruger Recall: All MkIV Pistols Dave Merrill June 8, 2017 Join the Conversation The Ruger MkIV pistols were released to much fanfare, largely because the field stripping was greatly simplified compared to its predecessors. But all is not well, as there is now a major safety recall that applies to every Ruger MkIV produced before June 1, 2017. Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. So what do you do? Here is a breakdown from Ruger 1. Don’t shoot the gun 2. Register for the recall online 3. We’ll send you a prepaid USPS flat rate box (when we are ready – so we don’t get too many in at once) 4. Send the lower only to Ruger via USPS 5. We’ll turn it around in a week. 6. You’ll get a free magazine If you have aftermarket parts installed in the gun such as Volquartsen triggers or the like, Ruger says to simply take them out before sending in the lower. There's no need to re-install the old parts, but you should include them in the box. When you get your lower back, it will come with factory parts installed. Explore RECOILweb:Chief of Defense for The Netherlands – Guns for World PeaceShow Us Your TatsFour Tenets of Teaching a First Time Gun OwnerReview: Walther Q5 Pistol: Steel Beast NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.