Last week I noticed that my Ruger would have a tendency to shoot to the left- this was only noticable from 8 yards out - any closed and everything was ok. 8 out of 10 would be left of center. Well it was back to checking grip, wrist, pull et. al and nothing would change it . My brother who has a lot of guns and experience suggested it may be the ammo. So yesterday I shot a lot of a different brand- and had about a 12% FTF rate. Today I decided to clean it ( it had been @ 1,400 rounds since last cleaning). There is a crack from both sides of the loaded chamber pin hole - one going to the chamber indicator slot and the other to the rear corner of the lug recess. The crack has probigated thru both ligaments. I have good close up pics but have not yet learnt how to download with the new camera Santa brought me.
Tomorrow AM I will be calling Ruger. This is the third issue ( Part Failure) and I bought the gun new in August 2009- the other 2 were broken springs. Plus the front sight worked loose and the rear sight fell off. Had to tightnond them in. @4 weeks ago I decided to call Ruger and get a U notched rear sight. They charged me $ 15.75- I didn't say anything but I had read on a December 2009 post that they would replace the V notch with only a phone call. A few days ago I saw a post where a rear sight was obtained at no charged within the last 2 weeks.
I am really frustrated and expected more from an American company in both design and quality.