I got a bonus at work and want to spend it on a new gun. I want a Mark III. Of course, the exact one I want is at the higher end of the price range. Does it make any sense to pay more just because I want it? I'm sure the Target model would fill the bill for just plinking and target shooting, which is probably all I'll do with it. But I want the looks of the stainless steel Hunter model, the one with the fluted barrel. Any advice you can give me would help me decide. Also, can I put a scope on the shorter barreled pistol? I absolutely don't like the look of the tapered barrel. Would maybe be content with a Target model. I just don't know. Ruger® Mark III™ Hunter Rimfire Pistol Models I want the shorter barreled Hunter Model.