I've been comparing the different Mark III 22's and really dislike the flutted barrel look. And it's really tough to find one with the slab side barrel which I really like. I've read a little bit about the difference between flutted and slab side and it seems that several of the articles i've read are conflicting each other. What is the biggest draw for Ruger to put out the flutted barrel? Also if anyone knows of someone who is looking to get rid of a Mark III with a slab side barrel near the Houston area I'd love to you know. I tried ordering one at Carters Country and was told that their supplier didn't have any and that either there weren't very many made or they are extremely popular and were sold out New.