I am looking at buying the Ruger MK III Hunter 22/45 pistol, but it does come in the two fluted barrel lengths. Obviously the 6-7/8 is going to be more accurate, and I am assuming that most folks on the forum own this one. For the same price, why would I want the 5-1/2 barrel? Does anyone own this one, and if so, why did they choose it? It says it's a "Distributor Exclusive." What does that mean? Thanks for all the good advice. I decided to get the 5.5 barrel -- it does feel more balanced in my hand!