Found about this site from Hi-Point forum. I've been a Ruger owner since 1978 when I bought a Mark II from Montgomery Wards, Laurel, MD when I was station in the DC area. Over the years I've acquired several Rugers. Several years back I traded my Blackhawk for a Brolin. Still regret it. Met my wife when stationed in TX in 1970. Originally from NY but after retiring from the USN I settled in west TX. Love Texas! Love my Rugers!