I respectfully disagree with Iowegan. I have a Mark II Target I bought new in 1988. I learned the dis/reassembly process on this gun, long before there were youtube videos, and internet forums. I have no difficulty taking down my Mark II or my three 22/45s. I did however install the Majestic 3.2 kit on all three of my 22/45s. The reason was that for a few dollars it greatly improves the trigger pull(Mark II didn't need), eliminates the magazine disconnect(Mark II doesn't have), and gives the added benefit of the Speed Strip. I have used the Speed Strip several times, and I can see how this would be great for someone who has difficulty with the standard process. It allows you to pull the bolt quickly, give the gun a patch or two down the bore, maybe a toothbrush to the chamber area, and back to shooting quickly. There are many shooters who cant reassemble the pistol, and take it to the LGS for help. The 3.2 Speed Strip Kit eliminates all that misery, improves the trigger, and eliminates the mag disco.The Majestic Speedstrip is supposed to make disassembly/reassembly easier but in reality, it doesn't. Just money wasted in my opinion.
Thats exactly why I think the speed strip is a good idea, for those who cannot reassemble the Mark pistol without dismay. Not everyone can do it as easily as you, Iowegan, and myself.I'm a fan of lowegan; he offers great, well thought out, advice. The best part is his responses cause me to think about the issues. As a youngster, I had a flair for mechanical devices and followed that for 12 years working on aircraft, jet engines & turbines, missiles, solid and liquid rocket motors, hypersonic ramjet engines, the related support equipment, teaching maintenance on same, along with teaching aircraft accident investigation. Plus, working on cars, motorcycles and boats until old age slowed me way down.
All this taught me one major thing, the KISS principle. "Keep It Simple Stupid". The second thing was when in doubt, read and follow the manual.
The Mark iii will come apart and go together just like the Ruger manual specifies. The guns weren't designed using the KISS principle, but the Ruger instructions are correct. I had to consult a gunsmith the first time I messed up assembly. And, I keep doing it incorrectly, if I don't read the instructions each time. At least, I now know to not press on when I'm doing it incorrectly.