I bought a Ruger P345 on December 15th. I have enjoyed it, but I had a problem with it about a week ago. I had cleaned it and then, after reassembling it, I inserted the magazine and it got stuck. I couldn't get it out of the gun. I went over to the seller and asked the guy to look at it and he was able to "jerk" or force the magazine out of it. He looked it over and said that I had bent a wire in the receiver of the gun and he finally got it straightened out and it works okay. I sure don't know how it got bent and I think that he bent it "forcing" the magazine out of the gun. I don't know how it happened, but it only cost me $20 and about 20 minutes of time.
Here is the question I have. After I bought the gun, I downloaded the owners manual from the Ruger site so I could view it on my computer (as well as having a printed manual) and I copied this on the warranty from the online manual:
"WHY NO WARRANTY CARD HAS BEEN
PACKED WITH THIS NEW RUGER FIREARM
The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any
seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written
warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be
designated as “limited” or as “full” and sets minimum standards for a
“full” warranty. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to
provide any written warranty, either “limited” or “full”, rather than to
attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and
the regulations issued thereunder. There are certain implied
warranties under state law with respect to sales of consumer goods. As
the extent and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from
state to state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger &
Company wishes to assure its customers of its continued interest in
providing service to owners of Ruger firearms."
To be honest, I have never seen that before with something with as expensive as a Ruger pistol. Does this mean that the manufacter does not have to repair a Ruger pistol that has a defective part? Are there other firearm manufacturers that are like this or are there companies that will warrant a problem for a period of time, like a car, a DVD player, Computer, etc. This sure seems like a "ripoff" for customers. It sure was written by lawyers to try to make it seem like this "no warranty" of a policy is a good thing and they assure customers that they are committed to us!!!
What do you guys think??