Just wanted to say hello from Texas. I've owned Rugers for 30 yrs. My first was a M77 in 7mm RM since then I've accumulated five 10/22s to include a stainless takedown, 7 1/2" Redhawk stainless in 454 Casull, 10/22 Charger, another M77 in 30/06, Three M77/22s one blue, one stainless, one blue in 22 mag. Oh and an early LCP that my daughter borrowed. I've have other makes as well but Ruger is my go to for hunting and protection.