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Old 09-11-2017, 09:21 AM
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I e-mailed Volquartsen to ask if their firing pin would work on the MK IV and they responded yes (on a Sunday morning!). I've got one on order, along with their extractor. I figured might as well do them both while the bolt is apart since it is so hard to disassemble the MK IV.
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Just installed their firing pin and it works fine. Volquartsen should send a thank you letter to Ruger for all the business they are getting from them.
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Well I heard back from Ruger today about the broken firing pin and breech face damage. They are going to replace the pistol. They will send it through my local FFL dealer.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:07 PM
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tanderkross titanium firing pin

just installed it in my MKIV stainless target, a breeze, I decided to do it BEFORE the factory pin broke, if it ever did! LOL. I would rather be safe than sorry. no sense in sending the pistol back to RUGER AGAIN. only one hole in the TK pin, and the titanium feels very slippery.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:13 PM
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Well I heard back from Ruger today about the broken firing pin and breech face damage. They are going to replace the pistol. They will send it through my local FFL dealer.
I know you feel better to hear that. wonder what firing pin you will get in the new pistol? I wonder if the new production pistols have the "S" on the safety? all these defects must be costing Ruger big bucks, bet their stock is dropping right now! this is the FIRST Ruger I have owned that has had problems, and I have owned probably 30 different ones over my 55 year shooting history!
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More importantly, they had the safety recall, the extractors need replacing, and now the firing pin troubles. WHAT'S NEXT??? As much as I like the gun overall, seems like Ruger really screwed up in making this one. Maybe they should have done a more thorough product testing before starting production. Seems like they now have the attitude of "just put it out there and if people send it back with problems, we'll just fix it. Really disappointed with Ruger on this one.
I am disappointed over the MKIV , I should have waited a year before buying but I was so "hot to trot" over the new pistol I took the plunge. I love the MKIV, but working out the bugs isn't good. I think mine is good to go NOW, Ruger is sending me some extra rubber hinge plugs, I am waiting to see how long this fragile part lasts.
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The number of reports of broken firing pins has me a little concerned. I noticed the old pins being replaced by the new but I believe the Volquartsen firing pin still only has one hole and I've only seen positive reviews of that (although not so much their extractor). I placed an order for one of the Volquartsen pins and will have to see how it compares. Probably just me being overly paranoid.

On a side note, I appreciate all the work Ruger does to fix the problems, but I'd prefer not to have the problems to begin with.
better to be safe than sorry. they are doing excellent fixing the problems, but, maybe there should not be any problems. oh well ,life is short.
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I've got the 22/45 version, so no rubber bumper on mine, but I have noticed the polymer offers a bit of resistance as the pistol snaps shut, which tells me Ruger built a little preload into the polymer frame. If I had a metal framed version, I'd bed underneath the receiver behind the hinge with some Steelbed.
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I know you feel better to hear that. wonder what firing pin you will get in the new pistol? I wonder if the new production pistols have the "S" on the safety? all these defects must be costing Ruger big bucks, bet their stock is dropping right now! this is the FIRST Ruger I have owned that has had problems, and I have owned probably 30 different ones over my 55 year shooting history!
Thanks, it will be nice to have a new pistol. I will check the firing pin first thing. I have a Volquartsen replacement ready to go if it is the same style pin.
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I got mine back with the same replacement firing pin as before. No difference. I think I'm going to order a new firing pin from Tandemkross.
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I also experienced the loose frame to receiver fit, I had asked them to check that too.

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Sorry, the picture was of the breech face damage caused by the broken firing pin
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Breech

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Thanks, it will be nice to have a new pistol. I will check the firing pin first thing. I have a Volquartsen replacement ready to go if it is the same style pin.

I'd put the Volquartsen firing pin, no matter what Ruger sends you the Volquartsen version will be a much better part that the one from Ruger.
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