This pistol is a piece of junk and not worth the time, effort, or money required to purchase or deal with it.
I bought this pistol with the intention of using it as an "everyday" shooter. Before I shot the pistol, I disassmbled it and cleaned it carefully. I lubricated all movement surfaces and wiped away any excess oil.
The first time I loaded the pistol, I noticed that the magazines failed to seat completely. I had five FTF's (failure to feed) from the first magazine. On the second magazine I had four FTF's Over approximately 50 rounds, the results were the same with each magazine.
I disassembled the pistol and cleaned it again. I, then, fired another 500 rounds through it. I varied the rounds, firing a variety of High Velocity rounds. The results were always the same.
The magazines failed to seat completely, and, as a consequence, the pistol failed to feed rounds properly. I contacted Ruger Customer service who told me to clean the pistol and fire more rounds through it. "duh". I did so. After approximately 1000 rounds, the result was the same. Approximately 40 per cent of the rounds failed to feed. Another cleaning (and yes, each time I swabbed the ramp and inspected it for any imperfections....there were none) and another 1000 rounds.............and you guessed it.....NO IMPROVEMENT_
Now, in fairness, if I hold the magazine in place with my left hand.........the pistol will cycle through a complete magazine. However, this has a dire impact on accuracy. (I am the kind of guy who dislikes hits in the 8 ring)
I, again, contacted Ruger Customer service. I was given a phone number to call to request a return of the pistol for repair.
I called the number...........and was connected to a Customer Service Represenative. His voice inflection and attitude made it obvious that I was bothering him and that he had no interest in helping me resolve the problem with this pistol. Ultimately, he told me that he would email me information to return the pistol for repair.
No email was forthcoming.
I own or have owned about every brand of pistol ever made. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS LEVEL OF FAILURE WITH ANY PISTOL.....NEVER. The idea that a brand new pistol would not feed ammunition consistently and without failure is absolutely unbelievable and totally unacceptable. The fact that an American Company would foist this kind of junk on the consumer is reprehensible.
I have always wanted to own a Ruger. I have Smiths, Colts, Sigs, Glocks, Walthers, Berettas.......you name it.......but, I always wanted a Ruger. This was my first Ruger.
I don't want a Ruger any more.
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars!