Here recently, customers have brought me firearms with issues they couldn't explain and wanted me to fix. One of the first things I do is check around for information that may point to a known issue or possible recall for the firearm to see if there is a fix that has already been applied successfully. I mean, why reinvent the wheel, right?
What most people don't realize, is unlike the automobile industry, prescription drug producers, or the other manufacturers that receive safety oversight, the firearms manufacturing industry has no federal entity that governs safety recalls. This is complicated by the fact that many firearms transfers occur AFTER the original owner purchased and registered the firearm. So who does a manufacturer contact to let them know about a recall??
Well, in my humble opinion, part of responsible gun ownership is knowing whether the firearm you're holding is safe. I've added to this website a list of links to information about known manufacturer safety recalls. I plan to keep this list as comprehensive as I can and will add info as I find it. My hope is that owners will check to see if their firearm has an active recall, and/or that people researching a firearm they are interested in buying has a known issue, or if the fix has already been applied.
An informed consumer is...well...an informed consumer!