Re: USA Today on M700 Triggers
Sure, any number of things can become wedged in somewhere and cause a discharge in any firearm ever made, including twigs, gear, fingers, etc., but is something foreign being introduced to a firearm the manufacturer's responsibility? As a gunsmith familiar with Remingtons and Remington's fix for the identified issue, the steps I have provided will 100% allow you to remain safe because it guarantees your rifle is upgraded so that the bolt may be operated and the rifle unloaded while on safe. Now, if you violate basic firearms safety rules and ever take your firearm off safe without it being aimed at something you intend to shoot, then you can expect potential for injury. 1. Fix the problem Remington has identified. 2. Observe basic firearms safety and no one can get hurt around your firearm. I have not said that there will never be an unexpected discharge of the firearm, whether it be a Remington or any other brand, as there is no such guarantee on a mechanical device, but by observing your proper safety rules, no one will ever get hurt and the worst that can happen is you prematurely fire at something you intended to shoot anyhow and you then know you need to perform thorough maintenance before attempting to use the firearm, again. In our litigious society, everyone wants someone to blame for any action that takes place, but, in this case, no one could have been hurt if the basic safety rules had been observed, and one should never rely on a mechanical device to take the place of common sense.