Ruger1967, obviously, you're a numbers guy. I appreciate that. Devil is in the details.Sounds like your percentage is higher? Care to ballpark an estimate?
My sample size is 100% for me....but maybe low for you. That's why I say....my personal experience. I don't have to get 'burned' too many times before I'm soured to maybe a larger sample size that, maybe, has no issues. Is that my issue, or is it the manufactures issue because you get more bad press than good?
I've purchased 5 Ruger revolvers over the past 9 years. 4 have gone back immediately, after first shots, to Ruger for repair. Believe me...I'd much rather fix things myself....so these have gone back because they were just so wrong from the factory. That's 80%. 80/20 rule says.....stay away from (new) Ruger revolvers....from my personal experience.
Semi autos, my sample size is quite a bit larger, variety of mfg., and not ever had to send one back. 100%
Everything is relative to one's personal experience.
Should someone else be jaded by my experience, no. Should they take it as bit of information in their buying decision, why not?
Appreciate your questions....nothing wrong with math.