For those who had one of the defective Remington rifles and had it repaired, you may still not be safe. According to reports over the past four years, their new trigger assembly is still misfiring.
The alleged original and ongoing defect
Remington’s Model 700 rifle, along with dozens of other Remington guns sold since 1948, have trigger assemblies that can fire without anyone touching the trigger. According to Remington, there was a bonding issue that caused malfunctions, but they have not elaborated on what those malfunctions include. In addition, they have continually argued that any settlements or agreements to repair are to avoid litigation, not an admission of any wrongdoing.
The trigger assemblies that were problematic are those manufactured before the new, XMark Pro. If your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, rifle has this new trigger assembly, Remington believes your rifle should operate correctly. However, customers with this new model still say their rifles are discharging without pulling the trigger.
If I have a gun without the XMark Pro, what should I do?
Remington has agreed to replace their known defective trigger assemblies. But, you may find that actually having the replacement done takes longer than expected due to our current market issues.
What do I do if my Remington involuntarily discharged?
Of course, get medical attention immediately. If you know you have a defective gun, do not use it until the gun’s trigger assembly is upgraded. In addition, do not store the gun loaded, and do not travel with the gun loaded. Moreover, when the gun is loaded, never let it point toward anything other than the paper target. If you were already injured, you will likely need to contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attorney because Remington has shown they will fight any attempts to hold them accountable.