Yes, it is. And the Mark III, with mag safety, is even worse than the Mark II--you actually have to insert the magazine into the pistol to reassemble it.
And this is what makes it so hard?!!!
Nothing terrible about cleaning and taking apart any of the Ruger MKs. It's literally 3 steps to take the bolt out for cleaning my MK lll, then 4 steps to reassemble it.
How challenging is this really to you, or is it really that ya hate the fact that Ruger decided upon installing this un-needed device.
I agree the LCI is un-needed, but it's still very easy to take apart/ reassemble.