On 11/8/2011 Thompson Center ( owned by Smith and Wesson) announced a recall of it's popular Venture rifle. It appears the sear which is a key component to the trigger/safety apparatus of the Venture may have not been up to spec. The following is an article as posted in the American Rifleman and goes into more detail of the recall. "Thompson Center is recalling Venture rifles produced between Aug., 1 2011, and Oct. 28, 2011, due to a determination during an internal review that the sears might not be up to specification. As the sear is an important part of the firing mechanism, Thompson/Center parent company Smith & Wesson recommends that you stop using these rifles until determining if your Venture is affected by this recall, which can be determined by going to Smith-Wesson.com/venturerecall.com, or by calling (800) 713-0356. If you should need to return your rifle to Smith & Wesson, by sure to attach the completed information card received from Smith & Wesson, so that your sear can be inspected and repaired, and returned to you as quickly and efficiently as possible. When your rifle sear is returned, you should note a punch dot on the trigger assembly. This punch dot is confirmation that your sear has been inspected and the hazard has not been found or has been corrected. For more information, go to Smith-Wesson.com." Congrats to TC's internal review for bringing this to our attention. Normally my blogs are all original content but in this case I thought it more important to get the accurate word out from a reliable source. Thanks for reading and be safe. Marty