Just joined today and I wanted to say hi! My name is John and I'm from east central Illinois. I bought my first ruger (mark 2 stainless bull barrel) back in 1985 I think it was. I've bought many other rugers over the years and couldn't be happier with them. Purchased my latest one today.. a stainless 10/22 take down. I hope to be able to contribute at times and I'm looking forward to learning from you all! Have a good one! Be safe!