A week ago, I took my (beloved) stainless Ruger Mark II down to the gunshow and traded it in (plus boot) for the new Mark III Hunter. Some features I like about this gun, some I don't. I think the gunlock on the left side of the firearm is rather pointless, why? I think if a child gets a hold of the gun (locked or not!) you already failed in gun control. After shooting a few hundred rounds thru it, I've found the gun to be the best Mark series to date, and I've owned quite a few of these guys as well.