Stopped by my local pusher's house of fun and saw what I have been looking for. Actually 2 models of which one was a Ruger MKII and a Ruger MKIII Slabside w/bullbarrel. I was on the clock and business before pleasure was the setting Friday. I did a search here and found results of each but no comparisons or any info that fits my situation so I have questions. The proverbial question obviously is, if your in my shoes which would you purchase? MKII price was 260.00 new and MKIII was 380.00 new but that is before my state gets their juice. Also that doesn't include haggling price. I've read about the difficulties of disassembling and I'm wondering if one or the other is easier to strip down. My guess is they are both inherently the same. I've also read in my search efforts that these guns prefer a more robust load. But then I also read that it is harmful to the slide/action. Any comments? Have a good 4th gentleman and ladies. PB Any info good or bad is appreciated.