Howdy I don't get over here to the Auto Loader section very often. My club has recently built some action pits and we had an open house to introduce the members to them the other day. As a little bit of background I have been shooting steel targets in Cowboy Action for many years. We had a couple of pits set up for Steel Challenge and I brought my trusty old Ruger Mark II that I have had for many years. As you can see, I tricked it out a little bit years ago, I put in a Volquartsen trigger, and I think I put in one of their slide releases. So long ago I don't really remember. I have always liked this pistol a lot, but have always found it to be a pain to field strip it for cleaning, just like almost everybody else has. Yeah, I suppose if I cleaned it real often, I would get it down pat, I can almost disassemble a single action revolver with my eyes closed, but I just don't take this Mark II apart very often. So I started thinking it might be nice to get one of the new Mark IVs with the tilting barrel. Here in the Land Of The Pilgrims there are only two versions that are Mass Compliant, the Stainless Mark IV Hunter with the 6.88" fluted barrel, and fiber optic front sight, Model 40160, and one of the tactical models. I'm not interested in the tactical model, but the Stainless Hunter looks pretty good to me. So I called up a local shop today that always has a good selection of pistols, and asked if they could get one for me. The short answer was no, they are having a tough time getting anything these days, including stuff from Ruger. I put myself on their mailing list so they can let me know if they get one in, but it might be sometime. There is enough Steel Shooting nearby that I could go with some friends from my club, and I think 22s are the way to start. I could always bring my old Mark II with me, but I will need a few more magazines. I'm not looking to be a top competitor, just have some fun. So anyway, what is the collective opinion of the new Mark IVs?