Not sure what is going on with Ruger’s SP 101 quality control right now. The last two new revolvers we have seen were not as clean as they have been in the past. One revolver had a hand that was improperly fitted causing the gun to bind up when the trigger was pulled slowly. The other we had had rust all over the front sight and the sight cut had been made smaller than usual.
I also heard from a customer who had purchased a LC9 that he was having malfunction after malfunction. He also reported that when he racked the slide the rear sight came off in his hand. Back to Ruger it went.
We ALL have bad days, but this is a bit unusual for Ruger because they are normally on top of their stuff. If you are buying new, make sure you thoroughly check it out to be sure you are satisfied.