Hey, I've been lurking here for a few month. But just signed up to post this. I've been a Ruger fan since I first shot my dads stainless Mini-14 back when I was 6 or 7 I think. I just purchased my first Ruger, a KP345PR, and am very happy with it. Not so happy with my abilitiy to aim, but that's a fault of mine not the gun. Anyway, discussion came up about the "Stainless" aspect of the gun. I was told it was just a stainless plating by a Glock lover when he got defensive about the finish on his gun (He wasn't stating it as fact, just saying that he was sure it was a coating). So, I always thought (and hope) that the stainless parts on the gun are solid stainless and not the work of electrolisys. Can anyone say which it is and/or provide info on this? I suppose the thing to do would be to just ask Ruger, but I've already typed this so I'll continue here as well. As a second Q, I've noticed a reasonable am out of disent towards Rugers newer offerings in the pistol line up on this and other boards. I know about the issues with the SR9 and the LCP, other than that I've not heard any specific complaints just a general feeling that the newer productions were in some way less then older offerings. Any thoughs on this, specificly as it relates to the KP345?