I'm gonna try and rewspond to this post with out turing it into a piece of why I hate Ruger, But here goes! This is one of the many reasons I will not buy a new Ruger firearm! That, apart from a company that will not sell you critical parts you might need in the Future, one that has been first to NOT SELL YOU HI CAP MAGAZINES long before any ban and a company who's CEO said to a Group of Police and Military that "If he had his way, he'd sell to the GOV and Law Enforcement only"! That tore it for me and I refuse to buy any Ruger once I heard Bill Ruger state that comment! As for the markins, Yea, you could grind them off, cover them up, OR YOU COULD ASK RUGER WHY THEY DID SUCH STUPID THINGS IN THE FIRST PLACE? Tel them that you'd start buying Ruger only after they stopped defacing your Pistol or revolver or rifle? Just a thought, Not meant to pick on any one But Ruger, it just tweaks my jaw!