And that is a darn shame. It is easily the most accurate .22lr handgun I own or have ever fired. I had a reddot on it for a while but took it off because I can shoot just about at well with no scope at all and it was hard to use in the day time, which is when I shoot it. I guess that anyone that has one of these or one of the other Ruger .22lr semi autos knows where this is going. Lets all say it together one time. Ready? Begin: I HATE, LOATH, AND DESPISE THE HAMMER STRUT ON RUGER .22LR SEMI AUTOS. I have had mine for several years and I know full well how to clean it and I can quote word for word what the book say about reassembly. But I still can't reasemle it easily every time. Sometimes I can do it the first try and sometimes it takes MANY tries before I can get it right. I do it the same way ever time but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I love to shoot this gun! But I'd almost rather take a beating than clean it and have to go through the agony of reassembly. I took it to the range yesterday and today I cleaned it. Todays effort took me longer than it ever has before. I'm pretty diligent about cleaning my guns after each range visit so there are many times I leave this straight shooter at home because of that dang hammer strut. I have heard raves about the Browning and the Baretta semi auto .22lrs. I may get one or both of them and try 'em out. I sure hate to give up on my MKII though it is one straight shooter. Thanks for listening to my rant I feel all better now.