SIG Sauer Upgrade and Ruger Recall

SIG Sauer P320

In a few rare cases SIG Sauer P320s have fired when dropped in a specific manner, despite the fact the handgun meets all U.S. standards for safety֫—including those prescribed by the Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute—and passed rigorous testing by military and law enforcement personnel. Safety is a high priority with SIG, however, so it worked with various agencies to find a solution and is offering enhancements that address the remote chance of an unintentional discharge, while improving function and reliability.

“SIG SAUER is committed to our approach on innovation, optimization, and performance, ensuring we produce the finest possible products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Durability, reliability and safety, as well as end-user confidence in the SIG SAUER brand are the priorities for our team.”

The upgrade is voluntary and the M17 variant of the pistol, selected by the government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System, is not affected. Visit the voluntary upgrade webpage for full details.  

Ruger Precision Rifle

A safety bulletin has been issued for certain Ruger Precision Rifles. Interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece in a few of the guns can result in light primer strikes or—in extreme cases—the rifle won’t fire when the trigger is pulled. In the latter case, the rifle could unintentionally discharge as the bolt handle is lifted.

Precision Rifles that have fired more than 100 rounds without a problem are unlikely to be affected, partly because as parts wear the issue often resolves itself. Despite the fact only a small percentage of the firearms are affected and the interference is rare, Ruger is firmly committed to safety and offering free replacement bolt shrouds to eliminate the possibility. If you have a Ruger Precision Rifle (regardless of caliber) that has an aluminum bolt shroud and its serial number falls within the ranges of, 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 or 1801-00506 to 1801-30461, visit and use the lookup tool to determine if your firearm qualifies for the replacement part.