Educational Zone #115 – Ruger Blackhawk Guarantee

You folks may remember that I recently got a Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine.

Here it is.

I had acquired it at a gun show and it was used, but still in nice condition.

I made a post about it and it shot well at fairly close range. 

But to get it to hit to close to point-of-aim, I had to lower the rear sight as far as it would go, and it was still hitting a little high.

I recently shot it off of a new gun rest I was testing, the AR-Rest.

Here’s a pic.

I shot groups at 25 yards and was disappointed to see that it was hitting 6 to 8 inches high at that distance.

I also shot it at 100 yards, and it was hitting a couple of feet high.

I couldn’t lower the sights any more, so I was stuck. 

I sent an e-mail to Ruger explaining the problem.

They told me to ship it to them for repair.

Now, as you may know, Ruger does not have a written guarantee policy.

But I had heard that they were very good about repairing any problems with one of their firearms.

I had to send it UPS Air Overnight, because of the thieves at UPS.

But I sent it anyway.

That was about 2 week s ago. 

Today, I got a package from Ruger and it was my pistol. 

Here it is.

They had replaced the rear sight with another new sight, installed a new, higher front sight, and replaced the old worn grip panels with brand new ones, all at no charge.


Here’s another view.


I swear that it looks like they even polished the hammer and touched-up a few dings in the bluing.

The front of the cylinder looked like it was also re-blued, and the whole pistol looks like a brand new one.

All this was done at no cost.

How you gonna beat it?

Update: I took it to the range and it is perfectly regulated for 50 yards, and the rear sight has plenty of adjustment left.

Very satisfied with it.


I am mighty satisfied with their service and wanted to share it with you folks. Ruger makes some fine handguns. Ruger is a good company to do business with and they stand behind their products.

I couldn’t have asked for better service.

1 Comment on Educational Zone #115 – Ruger Blackhawk Guarantee

  1. David Scott // August 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm // Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I enjoyed reading your article RE: “the Ruger Blackhawk guarantee.” I’m pleased to hear that Ruger does such fine business. I recently inherited my father’s .357 Security Six after he, and others, perished in a near vertical small aircraft crash, with secondary fuel tank explosion. Nothing survived, except his Ruger .357, which shot with great accuracy directly after picking it up from the coroner’s. Ruger is a fine company that makes DURABLE heavy revolvers.
    Thanks again.

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