You'll need the thing to send the gun in for a repair every other range trip apparently.
I've got a .22 "new bearcat" revolver that has had less than a whole 500 round bulk pack since I've owned it and its already going back to the factory its second time. I got the thing back from the factory with a replacement transfer bar about a year ago. My little brother (11 yo) had about 15 shots and something else snapped. I don't know what it is this time but the transfer bar is wiggling loose again. I called ruger and they said to send it in, but I apparently waited too long to call so now I get to pay for shipping the thing again. And of course shipping a handgun is a hassle anyway. I understand having to pay for shipping, they don't have to believe me when I say I got less than 2 reloads before it failed again, but it is frustrating.
I've got a friend that wants to buy the thing even after knowing my headaches. I say hes got a lot more faith than me. All guns break, they are just tools, but this is ridiculous. The hammer doesn't even have any real wear marks yet! I may end up selling this thing and let him deal with it. I'm thinking I'll get it back and it'll break again.
Sorry about your luck. I have 3 Ruger revolvers, all work great.
So later in the day, It gets better, my local FFL says he can't ship it because its not a transfer. So now it looks like I have to ship 60 bucks overnight with UPS, which is what I had to do last time. I'm going to see if a local gun smith can do better.
I took it apart to see if it was a part I could order myself. Of course, its the trigger assembly and Ruger won't sell that to me. It just snapped in two at the hook that actuates the transfer bar. I could so easily fix this in my shop if they'ld sell me the 10 dollar part. Huh.
Any ideas from anyone would be great.
Scroll to part 38, trigger (Not Stainless). $13.30
Bearcat Trigger, Blued
I ordered this part, Numrich sent the part for the old model bearcat. before I could get it out of the wrap I could tell it was for the old model bearcat. I called them back to try and change it out for the new one and after looking around, they said they are out because RUGER won't sell them new trigger parts. Looks like I have no choice but to send it back to the factory. After this I will have almost half the cost of a new .22 pistol tied up in trying to make this thing function. These parts like the trigger and the last transfer bar that broke are simply snapping with a rough line like they were cast potmetal. Its very frustrating, and doesn't leave me with much reassurance that the returned gun won't do the same in 30 rounds.
Have you gone to Rugers website and emailing the CEO? I can't believe they aren't taking care of this. How did you handle the initial call, pissed off or casual? I can understand your frustration. there are 2 Ruger Forums where you can probably get what you need, cheap. I have a lot of Ruger parts, but not that.