Ruger Issues Product Safety Bulletin

This statement was issued by Chris Killoy, President/CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

“Ruger has issued a Product Safety Bulletin for 9mm Ruger American® pistols with serial number prefixes ‘860’ and ‘862.’ We have recently discovered that these pistols may exhibit premature wear of the locking surfaces between the slide and barrel, which, if ignored, can result in a crack developing near the ejection port of the slide. This typically does not occur at round counts below 10,000 rounds. The condition is easily
identified during routine maintenance and cleaning, and the crack should be visible long before the pistol becomes unsafe to shoot. Ruger American® Pistols chambered in .45 Auto are NOT subject to this Safety Bulletin. Complete details regarding the Safety Bulletin appear in the attached Product Safety Bulletin and online at While only a small percentage of pistols appear to be affected, out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of safety, we are requesting that owners of Ruger American® Pistols chambered in 9mm inspect their pistols for excess wear and/or cracks. If either of those conditions are present or if you are uncertain, we
invite you to visit our website at and sign up for the retrofit.”

The Product Safety Bulletin follows:


Closed – September 15, 2018



We will be closed for business on Saturday, September 15, 2018. We’re checking out Chicago this weekend and hope to make it out alive. If we come back in one piece, we’ll be back to normal business hours on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 opening up at 1000 hours. As always, you can check out our website for current in stock items or email us at for inquiries or orders. Stay safe and on target!  — EA





First Aid


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These kits can be used to care for hemorrhage, airway opening, respiration, circulation, hypothermia, eye trauma, burns, fractures, wound care, antibiotics, shock and much, much more. / 317.530.9013

Party in the Park – August 25, 2018


The shop will be closed today, August 25th, 2018, so that we can attend the Party in the Park at East Park in New Whiteland. We will be there to speak with everyone about our shop and hand out some free Element Armament swag. If you’re in the area, stop by and see us. There will be food trucks, live music, bounce houses and fun things to do for the kids, including demonstrations by the Indiana State Police drug dogs and a Junior Firefighter Combat Challenge.  More information can be found here. If you can’t stop by, you can always check out our inventory online or send us an email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.