Winchester Ranger Recall

Winchester Ranger Recall

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    Winchester Ranger Recall

    Attached is the DHS/FBI notice of a recall of Winchester Ranger Ammunition:

    For those that carry 40 S & W Ranger please check your ammo!
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    Last edited by gasmitty; August 7th, 2012 at 02:06 PM. Reason: removed "LE Only" notice


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    Scary.
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    Private citizens can buy this stuff, so advising them to ignore it isn't a good idea.

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    I hope the warning to private citizens was tongue in cheek, as this stuff is perfectly legal for us to buy. I have it in my .40 right now. I'll be checking my box when I get home.
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    Blind primer pockets are not new with Winchester - I've seen several instances with their Israeli-manufactured 5.56 ammo.

    I took the liberty of deleting the "LE Only" admonition.
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    Although I carry only the 9mm Ranger, this is good information. Thanks for the share!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    Private citizens can buy this stuff, so advising them to ignore it isn't a good idea.
    It was a farcical quote of the disclaimer at the bottom of the DHS/FBI notice! The whole reason for posting was to give anyone who carry's Winchester Ranger a chance to check their current stock to see if they had any of the soon to be recalled ammunition!

    So Thunder, you can now get your undies out of a bunch, have another cup of coffee (or adult beverage depending on your time zone), and enjoy your day!

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    That recall is a justification (documentation) for carrying carefully assembeled handloads, made from new components.
    No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!

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    The DHS FOUO notice that they are currently automatically putting at the bottom of every notice they distribute is exactly what the laws regarding classification were supposed to prevent. This obviously should not be classified as such. The problem is that since anyone can effectively declare something FOUO, everyone does.

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    interesting!

    too bad nobody keeps the box, so they'll never know what's loaded in their pistol!
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    Which brings up a good point - what do you do if you have that ammo & don't have the box to check if yours is from the defective batch? Throw them away? Try shooting random rounds & if they don't fire then you know? Return any Winchester Ranger .40 cal?

    I'm sure glad that you brought this to our attention, onacoma. I'm looking for several types of ammo to try out. That might have been one of them. Goes to show just how valuable this site & its members are to the carry community.
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    Thanks for the info OP. Am always looking to pick this stuff up for HD.
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    Well I guess deciding to switch to speer Gold Dots about a month ago may be my guardian angel watching my 6
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    I have 1000 rounds of 40 S&W Ranger T 165 GR which is not an issue. Folks the Ranger T rounds are the same reverse taper rounds that are the Black Tylon Rounds from a few years ago without the black teflon coating on the bullits (at that time only produced in 9MM). Never have had a missing primer hole in the brass as all have shot BANG! YMMV.
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    I need to contact Winchester I guess. I have about 200 rounds of this ammo right now. Some of it (just checked) IS F coded. I've actually got another 500 rounds at another location I need to check this weekend also. Any called Winchester about this yet? I guess practicing the old tap, rack, bang will never go out of style. :)

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