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Broke my grip on my new Ruger Super Blackhawk!!!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by drowdy, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. drowdy

    drowdy Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    OK, so, I learned this weekend...Do NOT shoot your 44 mag with the butt of the grip resting on a stump. About 12 rounds or so in, I was missing a piece of the grip. Not a huge piece, but enough...grrrr...

    Anyone know if Ruger would consider this a warranty issue???
    Literally, this was my second time out shooting this handgun and have barely put 70 rounds through her.

    Comments???
     
  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'll spare you the comment about the stupidity of what you have done. Doubt that Ruger would consider this a warranty issue. The good news is the Super Blackhawk is common and easy to find grips for. I'd just chalk this up as a learning experience and go buy the grips I want!

    Next time, steady the gun by placing the frame in front of the trigger guard on the rest.
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ya know, I shouldn't have said "stupidity". We all learn things the hard way. I've learned my share. Don't rest the grip on a hard surface, ok?:thumbup:
     
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  4. drowdy

    drowdy Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    I hear ya! It wasn't in direct contact with the stump..LOL. It had one layer of sweatshirt under it. But apparently, that wasn't enough. I love this handgun! I am now researching the first step of reloading... Looks to me like a fun addition to shooting.
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'll tell you the same thing I tell everyone that's starting to reload. Go by a Lyman manual and read it. There is a ton of information for the new reloader in there. Have fun!
     
  6. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Lot of cheap OEM grips on evil bay.
     
  7. drowdy

    drowdy Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    I sent in an online request for information on Ruger's Website. This is what I sent and the response I got:

    Comment / question: I was shooting my Ruger Super Blackhawk with the butt of the grips on one layer of a sweatshirt over a stump. After about 15 to 20 rounds, it was missing a piece of the left grip. It broke on the forward bottom of the grip, at an angle across what appears to be a retaining pin?

    My question is: Is this something that Ruger will fix as a warranty issue?


    Response: Please resend this email with your mailing address and a new set of grips will be sent to you.
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow! That's awesome. I only had to deal with Ruger's customer service once and was very pleased. This seems to be "above and beyond". How cool for you?:thumbup:
     
  9. drowdy

    drowdy Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    Got my new grips from Ruger today!!!! I just love the look of the wood grips!