You said a mouth full, I read every word you wrote on this OP.
Totally makes perfect sense on top of everything I wrote.
TBS, one other note, I was talking to an old timer at the range with a S&W M52 ($$ .38spl auto) at the time. He told me Colts are great guns, just don't drop it on the ground.
I didn't ask, but I know about Rugers, after falling off a cliff, don't run them over with an M1 tank, but they still might fire.