Back story: wife has a Charter .38 that she picked out 7-ish years ago. Shot maybe 20 times Her weak hands can't fire DA, she can ear the hammer back, but it's to loud, to much recoil, with 130gr FMJ poof loads. I love my baby, but she's ambivalent about shooting in general. "Maybe less loud, less recoil, easier to shoot" etc. So I've been looking for a Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite for over a year. Today I wandered into the only LGS within 100 miles to peruse reloading components. Seriously? Two Lites in the case. "We just got them in." One is black, the other baby stuff green. Color makes no difference. $639 each (NO, I'm not considering both ). I guess I'm required to go back tomorrow, with or without SWMBO. Finally, to the questions/thoughts. 1. I may or may not be able to pull the trigger dry fire. If for some reason that's not allowed, how is the trigger on those that have, what can I expect, stock. 2. Charging handle is really easy to actuate. Just what wifey would need. 3. Ruger MSRP for the model that's been unavailable at any reasonable price for a year + is $699. These are obviously $60 short of MSRP. In stock. Hands on. Any thoughts on the price? 4. I understand all the ease of take down/reassembly issues. Any downsides I'm missing? [as an aside, it's standard adjustable rear sight, not fiber optic front]. -jb, yeah yeah, I know "buy buy buy"