This is the second handgun that I got and it will stay with me for a long time. I really need to find out the name of the guy who build it, but he did a really nice job. It started as a ruger standard, and this gentleman built it for himself in the mid 80's. I am not sure exactly of everything he did to it but I know that he hand made a barrel, all of the trigger mechanisms, put in an over-travel screw, stippled the front and back straps, and I believe lightened the bolt slightly. The trigger on this gun is amazing. It breaks like glass right around 2.5 lbs. I overpaid for the gun, but after I felt the trigger I had to have it. I just started in bullseye competition this September, and I am in love. I am debating on whether or not I should get the gun drilled and tapped for a mount. Anyone know a good smith that could do it?