Seems more than a few 22/45 LITE owners are just as unimpressed as I am with that LCI (loaded chamber indicator), a little piece of black plastic protruding from the left side of the pistol when a chambered round pushes it out there. I feel like a non-functional gimmick (gun works the same with or without it), for the purpose of replacing part of the thought process that we should all apply to all guns all the time, just seems needlessly complicated. "Lemme see... did I chamber a round or not...? Instead of actually checking like I do with every other firearm on earth, I'll just look at the plastic instead." IMHO, it would be a better pistol without it. Perhaps Ruger could have devoted some of that attention to a smoother stock trigger? Anyhow, I'm seeing lots of articles about simply removing it, and others about replacing it with a stationary filler piece that doesn't impede the feed and extraction of ammo. With all that said, simply removing it shouldn't alter the quieting effect of a Spectre II silencer... should it?