There is a difference between companies. S&W and Ruger tend to repair almost forever (though Ruger does not hesitate to drop older guns like the Speed Six and Security Six off the support list), whereas Sig is fond of the expression "that gun had an acceptable service life, we suggest you buy a new one."I'd be curious to see how Ruger handles this. It almost seems like its not a warentee issue. The gun isnt defective, its worn out from proper use. I'm a Smith guy, but will be following to see how Ruger handles it. Not sure I've ever seen a worn out forcing cone. Almost seems it would be worth it for Ruger to just replace the gun with a ne one. Btw props to you for shooting 357 out of a snub. Must have some grip strength.