Ruger announced a safety bulletin for their 9mm Ruger American Pistol as it has been discovered that some pistols may show excessive wear on the locking surface between the slide and barrel which can result in a crack developing near the ejection port of the slide. This has been happening to Ruger American pistols with round counts below 10,000 rungs. Ruger states the condition can be Identified during routine maintenance and cleaning. Ruger goes on to further state that that the crack should be visible long before the pistol becomes unsafe to shoot.
If your Ruger American Pistol chambered in 9mm with serial number prefix with “860” and “862” are subject to the safety bulletin. These include duty (full-sized) and compact models, in both Manual Safety and Pro (no manual safety) configurations. One easy way to tell if your pistol is subject to this Safety Bulletin is by looking at the barrel. If your 9mm Ruger American® Pistol is equipped with a silver-colored, stainless steel barrel, you should follow the inspection procedure outlined below. Retrofitted and newly manufactured Ruger American® Pistols will be equipped with a black, nitrided stainless steel barrel.
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