guys i really hate to badmouth ruger, but djskit you are absolutely right about rugers quality control slipping, they are putting out some firearms that wont even function here lately. 2 years ago i bought a vaquero .45 and the danged thing would lock up tight every time you fired it, sometimes it would lock up even by just rotating the cylinder and releasing the hammer i had to send it back to the factory THREE times before they got it fixed, than after the third time it had to go back for a FOURTH time because the clown working on it boogered the grip frame screw heads, i was pissed with ruger by the time it finally was over,(by the way, the gun does shoot excellant, but thats beside the point). just last summer i bought a new mk.II .22, it jammed 3 or 4 times with every clip full. cleaning and changing ammo brands didnt work, it had a rough chamber from the factory, i took it back to the dealer and traded it for a another mk.II, this time a stainless one, same story, damned thing would jam just like the other one, rough chamber, i know all it would have taken was to smooth the chamber but the thought of me having to fix a brand new gun ticked me off, so i traded it back to the dealer for a flat-top single six that had just came in, it was made in 1957, back when quality control meant something, and it is a shooter. looking back im glad i was able to get a vintage single six for the same money as a standard mk.II, but the bottem line is, ruger needs to get on the ball and start paying attention to business.
oh in case you all are wondering, the problem with the vaquero turned out to be a faulty loading gate spring that didnt have the right tension, thats what it took to fix it., but, it should never have left the factory in a unusable condition, and even if they had missed it, should have been repaired right the first time instead of sending back to me unrepaired 3 times. thats all i got to say about that.