Better in that you can ignore it without consequence. Agreed, the Virginian should be carried with an empty chamber under the hammer.
The Ruger new model base pin has a spring that pushes a tit on the end that pushes the transfer bar out of the way. THOUGH THE BASE PIN WAS IN THE CORRECT POSITION, the spring became stuck and the transfer bar was left just flopping around. It's really stupid lawyer engineering. The best fix is to buy something else in my opinion. Colt, USFA, and the Italians make it the original correct way. But, you have to be careful not to have a loaded chamber under the hammer. Load one, skip one, load four.