For responsible gun owners, they know how to operate their weapons safely. They likely took several safety classes to make sure they know how to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, for some Bethesda, Maryland, Remington gun owners, no matter how safely they operate their gun, involuntary discharges still occur. This is because Remington had (and, allegedly, still has) trigger assemblies that fire without pulling the trigger.
The problematic rifle
Surprisingly, the trigger assembly within the iconic manufacturer’s Model 700 rifle is reportedly defective. Of course, Remington denies these allegations. However, they have settled several lawsuits, and they have even agreed to fix all of their rifles for free. Though, if you are looking for a place to fix your trigger assembly, you may find it difficult as many are still shut down, not accepting in-person appointments or just backed up.
The original reports
Originally, CNBC broke the news about the reports of defects. At that point, and ongoing even until today, Virginia customers, along with customers across the country, reported that the gun fires on its own. And, CNBC linked dozens of serious injuries and deaths to these rifles as they have been on the market for decades. Though, it is not just the Model 700 Remington. The defective trigger assembly is, apparently, in dozens of other guns as well, and they are in guns from as early as 1948.
How do I know if I may have a defective Remington?
Any gun that does not have the newer XMark Pro trigger assembly may be defective. Contact Remington to be sure. Prior trigger assemblies had a bonding issue that could cause trigger malfunctions, according to Remington.
What if I was already injured?
Unfortunately, even though the manufacturer has admitted that there is a defect in their trigger assembly, they still deny any alleged wrongdoing. This means that you will likely need to contact a Washington, D.C., metro area lawyer to fight for your rights.