If the Ruger Mark III or 22/45 were introduced today, it would have no chance to make it. The reassembly is too involved for this model to compete for the consumer's buck. That said, will you doomsayers and whiners give OP a chance? All he got to do is follow the roadmap laid down by a certain European cartographer
I have one, use it in Steel Challenge events. I still, after two years, can't take it apart and put it together without the manual. Most convoluted process ever. I did have the Majestic Arms Speed Bolt Strip Kit put in and that helped a ton. I also bought their mag safety disconnect and slide racker. It's much easier to clean now. As for red dots you can't beat the Cmore.ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1405900929.629616.jpg
My Ruger semi-autos are cleaned this way,, take off the grips, open the action and lock it, place in a tank of solvent to soak a while, drain, blow out with an air compressor, oil, replace grips,, it seems you need 3 hands to field strip them, they are a pain, but shoot well.