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IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE 

This recall covers ALL Thompson/Center ICON, VENTURE, and DIMENSION rifles manufactured before June 13, 2013.

Thompson/Center has identified a condition where the safety lever in certain rifles may bind preventing the safety from becoming fully engaged.  In this situation, closing the bolt may move the safety to the fire position.  The rifle will not fire unless the trigger is pulled.  However, out of an abundance of caution, T/C is initiating this recall to allow for the prompt inspection and, if necessary, the repair of the rifle.

The following is a list of affected models:

ICON VENTURE DIMENSION
ICON CLASSIC VENTURE PREDATOR  
ICON WEATHER SHIELD VENTURE INFINITY  
ICON PRECISION HUNTER VENTURE DREAM SEASON  
ICON WARLORD VENTURE WEATHER SHIELD  
ICON FIELD VENTURE COMPACT  

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOP USING YOUR RIFLE

To remedy this condition, your rifle will be inspected and if necessary repaired at no cost to you. All shipping and repair costs will be covered by Thompson/Center. Visit www.tcarmsrecall.com for instructions on returning your rifle.

SIG SAUER - MCX Mandatory Carriage Assembly Replacement Program

SIG SAUER is conducting a mandatory replacement of the carriage assembly in SIG MCX rifles. SIG has found through extensive factory testing that in extremely rare instances, not reported in the field and extremely difficult to replicate, a condition may exist causing an unintended discharge. Failure to follow the loading procedures and basic rules of safe firearms handling outlined in the user’s manual has the potential to cause serious bodily harm or death. Although this has only been witnessed in 300 blackout, SIG has decided to upgrade all MCX models since the MCX is a modular platform and we want to ensure the quality and reliability of all products we manufacture.

Stop use of firearm immediately, and visit the SIG SAUER website listed below as soon as possible to register your firearm, initiate the process and view a video explaining how to change out your carriage assembly. SIG will send you a prepaid box to return your complete carriage assembly to the factory. A new assembly, designed with the firing pin locking mechanism, will be shipped out to you within 5-7 working days of the receipt of your parts at no cost to you. Please note total in transit times will vary based on geographic locations. SIG will also send you a $50 gift voucher for any inconvenience this may have caused. This upgraded carriage assembly addresses this potential issue while enhancing the performance and longevity of your rifle. You may also contact SIG SAUER customer service at the number below with any questions if needed.

SIG SAUER is committed to addressing this issue in an expedited manner, and appreciates your support.

Firearm Registration - https://www.sigsauer.com/support/warranty/warranty-registration/

For Customer Service - 603-610-3000: OPTION 1 

For Instructional Video - https://www.sigsauer.com/press-releases/mcx-mandatory-carriage-assembly-replacement-program


*Serial numbers 63C000044 – 63C003702 – Contact SIG Customer Service for instructions.

*If you have replaced your trigger group with an aftermarket trigger please contact SIG Customer Service for instructions.

*SIG SAUER Dealers should call designated Commercial Sales Support Representative.

*Any MCX rifle with a serial number ending in 25000 or higher is exempt from this program.

 

Current Carriage Assembly

 

NEW Carriage Assembly with Firing Pin Lock

PRIVATE FIREARM TRANSFERS IN ILLINOIS

A new state law, effective January 1, 2014

This law requires all private firearm transfers to be approved by the Illinois State Police.  There is a waiting period - 24 hours for a rifle or shotgun, 72 hours for a handgun.  The ISP will issue an approval number which is good for 30 days from the date of issue.

The ISP has set up a website which is in operation 24/7 and has a phone number that you can use during normal business hours.

Website:  Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau and then click on "Firearms Transfers" on the left side menu.

Phone number:  217-524-3847

Also, you must notify the law enforcement within 72 hours of a lost or stolen firearm.

NEW LAWS FOR COOK COUNTY AND CITY OF CHICAGO

COOK COUNTY:

You must notify the Sheriff within 48 hours of no longer having a firearm, regardless of the reason - transfer, lost, or stolen.  There is a PDF form on the Sheriff's web site that you can download and save for future use.

CHICAGO:

You must notify the Chicago PD within 48 hours for any disposition of a firearm.

 

GUN LIABILITY COVERAGE

"Even righteous acts of self defense can result in unintended consequences resulting in civil or criminal actions being filed against you."

This is a fact.  GAT GUNS wants our customers to be informed and protected.  SPRISKA (Specialty Risk of America) has liability coverage to protect against:

  • Civil Liability
  • Criminal Defense Reimbursement
  • Personal Liability

Visit the SPRISKA website at www.insuremygunliability.com

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