The little truck of happiness came again today and dropped off the vertical compensator for my Ruger 22/45. In the same box was the extended bolt handle for my custom Ruger 10/22. I was under the impression it was supposed to be polished, but instead I got the frosted/bead blasted finished one in. I'm not going to bitch about it too bad since I think it looks just fine on my gun the way it is. Oh yeah, I realize the vertical compensator is brushed stainless steel and not blued, but I happen to like the way it looks and ordered it that way on purpose. It gives the gun a kind of "Buck Rogers" space pistol kind of vibe. I got the vertical compensator to help in speeding up my shooting at the plate match. See, last month in one of my runs I tied another competitor, a really good competitor, for speed. If I can gain anything in regards to getting back on target quicker I think I can take him. People don't think there's much recoil on a .22lr, and they're right, but when trying to hit a 6" steel plate from 10-15 yards anything helps. I can see the recoil in my red dot scope as it bounces around after each shot. Anyway, here's some gun porn for you since you read this entire paragraph and didn't give up!