Originally Posted by lonyaeger
Yeah, my Dad gave me one as a kid, and it's still going strong.
Same here. I've shot 10's of thousands of rounds through it, (bout half mag half LR) drug it through the desert, mountains and forests over the last 16 years. I thought it would be due for an internal cleaning, so I broke it down and it only looked mildly fouled/dirty. Had I known that I wouldn't have gone through the pain of complete disassembly (actually its the reassembly that was painful).
Make sure you get the sights dialed in perfectly
and then never touch them again. My Dad sighted mine in when he got it, I've never adjusted them and it's one of my most accurate handguns, especially w/ mag loads.
Do your eyeball (and hands) a favor and order some redwood grips from Ruger's website. They are a bit wider than those black plastic ones and give it a bit more character.