Didn't see a general Ruger forum, so I thought I would just post this here. Pretty much all my life my hunting and shooting experience has revolved around H&R / NEF. I have developed a like for the single shots and the 929 revolvers. My house gun was a Interarms Rossi 38 special. I bought a Taurus model 85 for carry. My only "high dollar" firearms were a Ruger MKII and a Ruger Deerstalker 44 carbine. Not long after North Carolina adopted their concealed carry law, I decided to switch from revolver for carry to a single stack semi automatic.. I chose a Bersa BT380, and I will admit that cost had a lot to do with it. I was very happy with it, for about 700-800 rounds when it started having issues. Was actually told by one of their warranty centers that my issues were caused by soft metal, and it was a common occurance. There went my confidence, should have bought something better. I fixed it and it has given me no more problems, but there is that nagging feeling, when is it going to happen again? I then switched to Taurus. I can say that I have not had the issues with Taurus that some have claimed, I have been happy with their products. I eventually ended up with 6 Tauri automatics. The only one I didn't really like was the PT709. It was reliable, I just didn't like the trigger. Was going to trade it for the G2 until I found out the G2 had the same trigger. Then I needed to replace a recoil spring for a 45 I had. Send it in. What? For a recoil spring? Of course the class action suit happened about then. Send it in and it's gone forever, and I had 3 class action guns! About this time I found out how much Taurus customer service sucked. While I'll never buy another Taurus, I will keep the 2 I have left, at least until they break. I replaced the Tauri I no longer owned with a couple of Kahrs and a Ruger LCRX. Wow! Why didn't I do this in the first place! While I will probably buy one more Kahr, Rugers will be my focus from here on out. I see a LCRX 22 long rifle when they become available, and American rifles in 223 rem, 300blk, and 308 win. An American pistol in 9mm is on my get next list, and if Ruger comes out with an American pump shotgun, I'll get one of those too! Below is a post I submitted to another forum when it was asked about the Ruger warranty. This happened not too long ago and is a big reason I have decided on Ruger. Plus they have built a plant in my home state and I like to do business with North Carolina businesses when I can. Lastly, no more foreign made firearms for me. My new slogan, "Buy Ruger, Buy American"! I have only had one "warranty" experience with Ruger. After a range trip I noticed what was either a crack or a very deep scratch in the receiver of my MKII. I called Ruger customer service and told them about it. E-mailed a picture to the CS rep while I was on the phone with him. He agreed that it needed to be checked out and sent me a shipping label. I was notified when the firearm arrived and given an approximate turn around time. A few days later I received a call from Ruger stating that it was indeed just a scratch and the firearm was sound. However it was showing a lot of wear (it was over 20 years old and had been used extensively) and I was asked if it had any sentimental value. No, I bought it new myself. "We will refinish it for you if you want". Sure, go ahead. About 2 weeks later I received my MKII back, not only refinished, but rebuilt! Complete with a list of everything they had done to it. No charge for any of it, not even shipping. Pretty good customer service for a company that doesn't even have a written warranty!