I own a few Ruger handguns and I've always liked the look of the Ruger .22LR pistol with the heavy 5.5" bull barrel. Actually I've always been partial to the bull barrel configuration in general (regardless of the make and model). However ,even when firearms inventories were fat, the bull barrel Ruger 22 wasn't very common. At least not wherever I happened to find myself. So yesterday I stopped in at a local gun-shop that I have been going to for the past eighteen years. It's one of those eccentric places that only locals and truly dedicated gun folks know about. It's a rather ramshackle set of buildings that have been cobbled together over the years. The signage states that autobody and engine work is done there (also one can buy retreads), but not a mention about gun sales. However if one enters the shop, walks pass the tattooed and bearded gentlemen working on cars, and continues to the door labeled "welcome" one will find a small, but well stocked gun-shop. I walked in a few minutes after they opened and found this Ruger Mk II Target for sale. The price was $375 out the door. I asked how many others folks were looking at it and was advised I was the first customer of the day and the Ruger had been sitting on the shelf for a whopping twenty minutes. I bought it right there and then.