I've had three, one 44 special and two 45 autos. They were all purchased new and never gave me any problems. The stainless steel wheelgun was traded in on a XD45, and I thought I received a very fair allowance for it. I've had a few problems/recalls with Ruger over the years, but considering how many I've owned, I'm not going to bad mouth them either. As far as being angry at misleading tv spots, don't you dare turn on your set until after the election. Both parties love to twist words and misquote facts to the point of absurdity.