Thought it was an interesting an informative read. Thought I would share.
Since I'm a Ruger fan, I've read different versions of that one, but it's always good to reread them. They are a great little pistol and loads of fun. My brother has one of the very first ones, I believe he bought it in 1949 or 50.
This is a link any Ruger fan should have. The slingshot mod sounds like a must.
"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."
You're right, everyone that has a Ruger should have this link. It is not as easy taking it apart as what it appears in this link. It is after you have done it a few times, but boy, the first time or two is murder. You want to throw the danged thing across the room. Very frustrating.
You are really getting into this rimfire stuff too, aren't you? I'll have my 22/45 and the Browning Buckmark available anytime you want to shoot them. Those are probably the two most popular ones. Well, the Ruger Mark II or III, not the 22/45. The one I would love to get is the S&W model 41, but dang, they are expensive and I already have two that will work just fine.