Ruger-57 Pistol Product Safety Bulletin

Ruger has discovered that a small number of Ruger-57™ pistols may have right safety levers that do not meet our specifications and may be prone to cracking. In some rare instances, the internal “leg” of the right safety lever may crack or break, rendering the manual safety ineffective. If present, this condition may cause the manual safety to appear to be functioning properly when it is not. Although only a very small number of pistols appear to be affected, Ruger is committed to safety and is asking owners of Ruger-57 pistols to immediately perform a routine function check of the safety lever to ensure its proper operation and, if necessary, sign up for this retrofit.

Potentially affected pistols include any Ruger-57 pistol with a serial number of 642-26274 or lower (including all Ruger-57 pistols with a “641” prefix). If your Ruger-57 pistol is within this range (641-00000 to 642-26274), you should follow the inspection procedure outlined in the Safety Bulletin to determine whether your pistol requires a retrofit. Ruger-57 pistols with a serial number of 642-26275 and above are not affected by this Safety Bulletin.

Details about what to look for and how to sign up for the retrofit also appear on our website at The website also contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a video demonstrating the inspection process, and other information that you may find helpful.

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  • Mark Brown May 7, 2021, 2:44 pm

    I love the 57. Luckily, mine tested ok for the safety issue. I just wish they would come out with a carbine or bullpup for the 5.7×28 round. Especially if it would use the same mag as the 57

    • Willie-O May 8, 2021, 1:42 am

      That was my hope as well. I fully expected them to introduce an AR or even a PC platform utilizing the “57” magazine. Between insane demand for the “57” and the damn “WooHoo flu” I guess that became impossible. I own the FN PS90, but I wanted a pistol AND a long-gun in 5.7x28mm that utilized the same magazine. Sold the “57” and PS90, ammo and (new) spare 50rd mags are for sale now. ALOT of things to like about the round, but I already had enough various calibers of ammo to try and keep stocked – I’m “thinning the herd” with the goal of streamlining required calibers/ammo.

  • tom hart May 7, 2021, 1:57 pm

    This is what happens in modern day “testing by consumer” product launches:

    Senior Management: Is this new product tested enough for release?
    Engineer: Looks Good from here!
    Customer Service and field staff: Engineering we have a problem…
    Engineer: Not my problem, do a warranty claim…

  • Kole May 7, 2021, 11:38 am

    I only own one Ruger pistol. The little sr22, and it had a recall. The take down lever that was plastic allegedly would crack and cause the gun to come apart in your hands while firing it. Replaced it with a aluminum one and have had zero issues other than unreliable 22 ammo.

  • Anthony Romano May 7, 2021, 7:13 am

    If I’m not mistaken Ruger has the most recalls of anyone. True or not?

  • Blue Dog (he/him) May 4, 2021, 1:42 pm

    A new Ruger pistol design just isn’t broken in until it gets recalled! :þ

    I like Ruger, a lot, but pretty much every new pistol of theirs gets recalled.

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