Welcome. Being a new gun owner puts you on a bench (the terrain kind of bench) with a mountain on one side and a downslope to a verdant-appearing valley on the other. There are shooting ranges and reloading benches and convoluted politics and other assorted opinions all around.
Good luck with that.
BTW Ruger is a good brand. The guns do what they're supposed to do, the people are genuinely interested in having your gun do it.
Welcome to the finest Ruger forum on the computer. A lot of great guys and gals here and love to gab, exchange stories and some even speak the truth about advice you may seek. (Actually they are great at sharing information). So sit down and relax and welcome to our community. We always feel good when we get new members!!