Well.......greetings to all you Ruger fans. I started my Ruger collection back in the 70s and have owned 16 so far. I'm a machinist (self taught)and I design custom bike bike parts too.I live in a rural area and legally shoot my guns right in my own backyard. I've got a 3 axis milling machine with digital readout....nothing special.....no CNC. I also have a lathe and I polish metal too. I'm a big fan of modern and durable materials like polymer and stainless steel. Ruger strength and durability appeal to me. My favorite Rugers are my KP 90., 22-45 (early model), and 10-22 Target rifle .......the .22s are stainless models.........man I LOVE stainless steel. I have some technical/engineering school training from military service. I have a BS in Business Admistration (finance) From UC and I also have a Law Degree. For years I've been a wannabe mechanical engineer.......my father is one, and much of his life as an ME was spent in Aerospace. I enjoy technical discussions and analysis. I think Rugers are fabulous firearms. Well.....that's enough about me........glad to be among you, MACHINISTgunner.