Remington rifles are popular firearms that have been used for hunting, sport shooting and self-defense for decades. However, some of these rifles have a serious defect that can cause them to fire unintentionally, even when the safety is on, or the trigger is not pulled.
This defect has resulted in hundreds of injuries and deaths, as well as numerous lawsuits and recalls.
What was defective?
The defect is related to the trigger mechanism, which is called the X-Mark Pro or the Walker Fire Control. The trigger can become contaminated with dirt, rust or debris, which can interfere with its proper functioning.
The trigger can also be affected by moisture or temperature changes, which can cause it to fire without warning. The defect affects millions of Remington rifles, including the Model 700, Model Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722 and 725.
What if I own one of these rifles?
If you own a Remington rifle that has this defect, you have several options to prevent a misfire that can cause injury or death. You can contact Remington and request a free replacement of the trigger mechanism.
You can also check if your rifle is part of a class action settlement that offers benefits such as refunds, vouchers or safety inspections. You should never use a defective rifle or leave it loaded or unattended.
Are Remington rifles inherently dangerous?
No. Remington rifles are not inherently dangerous, but they require proper care and maintenance to ensure their safety and reliability.
By being aware of the defect and taking the necessary steps to fix it, you can enjoy your rifle without risking your life or the lives of others. Though, you may have options if you are injured thanks to the settlements already in place.