Diana stormrider gen 2 rifles recalled

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    JimNM
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    https://www.wafb.com/2019/09/11/recall-air-rifles-can-unexpectedly-fire-posing-risk-serious-injury-or-death/

     

    Just saw this in my news feed.  Gen 2 rifles can discharge with the safety engaged.  Be careful out there and get your stormrider G2 rifles fixed ASAP.

     

     

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Some air rifles that can unexpectedly fire, even if the safety is engaged, are being recalled.

    The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Sept. 10 that about 1,400 DIANA Stormrider Gen 2 Air Rifles are being recalled. The unexpected firing of the rifles could result in serious injury or death, the commission says.

    Gen 2 trigger with hole in the trigger guard for adjustment of screws

    Gen 2 trigger with hole in the trigger guard for adjustment of screws (Source: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission)

    Those who bought the rifles should call AIR VENTURI at 888-256-3253 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go online to http://www.airventuri.com and click Recall Notice for more information.

    Click here for exact details about which air rifles have been recalled.

     

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    bandg
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    Certainly not a good thing for Diana or the Stormrider but not the first time I've heard of such a design issue.  I recall doing some work on the safety on the Varmint I have after I did the trigger work.  After the trigger work, it could be adjusted to the point that pulling on the trigger and then putting the safety off would allow it to fire.  After the work on the safety it is positive and works great but it should not NEED to be done for a rifle to be safe.  I wonder if this is a similar issue?  The rifle uses a simple trigger block safety which is quite a common design and while that is a workable design it can probably never be as safe as a hammer block safety.  

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    rwsmike
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    I actually saw this on my local news….I was surprised they aired it 

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    Tvanpool
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    I have several rifles more expensive than the Stormrider that do not have any type of safety. The Air Arms HFT 500 has no safety, the Steyr LG110 has no safety. And the rifles I do have that have a safety are treated like they don't. So, I don't see this as "a big deal".

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    bandg
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    Agree that the person behind the trigger finger is the ultimate safety but a gun manufactured with a safety that doesn't function certainly seems to be a potential problem for the company.

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    rangur1
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    that's a real bummer. QC is supposed to deal with that. 1,400 guns? wow.

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    douger
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    wonder how many people where hurt from this ill never buy a snow peak made gun nor a diana 

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    thepokey1
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    Thanks for the post. How often do pcp airguns get recalled? 

     

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    Tvanpool

    I have several rifles more expensive than the Stormrider that do not have any type of safety. The Air Arms HFT 500 has no safety, the Steyr LG110 has no safety. And the rifles I do have that have a safety are treated like they don't. So, I don't see this as "a big deal".

    I think the size and price of the stormrider make it a big deal.  I’ve seen many reviews and posts of people buying them for their kids to learn to shoot.  

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    Long_Gun_Dallas
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    Hmmm  I wonder if it's anything like my bandit.  IF it is.  I have my trigger adjusted to the point the safety doesnt even begin to work.  You could breathe on it wrong and it would go off.  I always handle it with utmost care and consideration of this.  Always point in a safe direction, always decock if not firing.  

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