I think the deeper issue is quality craftsmanship. You spend $400 on a pistol, you get it home and find an obvious defect. I would send Ruger pictures and request an explanation of how it got past quality control. There was an obvious breakdown of their system. Fortunately, it was just a cosmetic mistake. Next time someone may not be so lucky. Ruger, being the quality company that I know they are, should welcome the opportunity to correct the issue.