The Ruger Mark II .22 pistol is a whole lot of fun to shoot and cheap too. 3 cents per shell at Wal-Mart. As compared to 28 cents per shell for 9mm. Used Christmas money I had hoarded away to buy it. ($284.00) I shoot every Friday. Indoor range 3 miles from home. Outdoor range 9 miles. I had finally figured out how to field strip the MK III to clean it. .22’s are nasty dirty. (Need a rubber mallet and beat the hell out of it - LOL). Certainly not easy like my Glock 26. On the Mark III, I added the Williams Fiber Optic sights which made a 200% improvement in accuracy as compared to stock adjustable sights which were black and hard to see especially indoors. Then I got the bright idea to add Voltrane grips. When the grips came in I read the “easy” instructions and began… Day 1 The grip were the easy part. Because the factory bolt lock release needed to be replace with an extended release, I did the field strip and then removed the hammer, sear, and magazine safety assembly. Oops, darn – parts went a flying! Crap. Hands and knees looking for very small parts and springs. A FOD Walk in my office… Two hours later and successful, I started watching some You Tubes about reassembly. It was then I found out that I could remove the magazine (firing) safety by removing two parts and substituting three washers. Needed to go to Home Depot next day for parts. Day 2 Couldn’t find the exact washers specified on You Tube but got close. Because of the washers overhanging the sear and not wanting a full auto pistol, I began filing the three washers to custom fit. A few hours later, I finished and tried reassembling the hammer/sear. The You Tubes were crap as they didn’t show how the sear positioned and I didn’t see it exactly when I took it apart as I was trying to catch flying parts. I tried several different positions and had to fully reassemble the pistol to test firing. None worked. Blah. Over 60+ years of frustrations, I have learned when it is time to walk away. Was thinking to myself of finding a local gunsmith or sending the damn thing back to Ruger but then because of the illicit magazine safety modification decided Ruger factory wasn’t a good option. Numbed my mind with a bit of Chivas Regal. Day 3 Got up early, grabbed my diet Dr. Pepper and dove in again. As I was doing the hammer/sear assembly, my fingers slipped and parts went flying again. Crap in a bed……… Back to the FOD Walk. Found two of three washers and the other parts. Had to make another %&#% custom fit washer. Finally located a magnifying glass I hadn’t seen since we moved 2 ½ years ago. Being able to see, I finally noodled out how the sear positioned with respect to the hammer and put the beast back together. YIPPEE – bolt worked, trigger worked, magazine release worked. Off to outdoor range. On 50” range, I was putting most shots within a tea cup of bulls eye. I shot about 300 rounds of .22 shells. I also shot 100 rounds of 9mm through my Glock 26 (my CCW weapon). Grouping a 50’ was paper plate size. I usually shoot a 3m and 7m with the Glock. 50’ is a bit long. 5” barrel on Mark III vs. 2” barrel on Glock. Love shooting both!!!