Well, even though it's had some bad reviews, and I have heard a bunch of crap about it, I just couldn't resist it's charm. I love the way it feels in the hands. I know that this could be the dumbest thing I've done, but I'm extremely bull headed! Now, the not so bad news...looks like this one has been around for a while. It's lost a lot of blueing in the most prone areas, like the front strap. There is defenite signs of wear from usage, but very little wear on the action and the track area of the slide and frame. One of the dirtiest guns I've purchused, but amist all the fouling, there wasn't any metal flakes or particles that I couuld see. Even with it being filthy, the action was rather smooth. After a few HOURS of cleaning and a good light oiling, it became impressively smooth. I have spent all day tinkering with it, and haven't found anything other then general wear on the blueing. I was looking for a way to pull the firing pin, but I'm completely lost on these efforts! lol I bought a couple hundred rounds of Winchester ( the cheapest available here) and I plan on givin it hell tomorrow (weather permitting) at the local range. I'll be sure to post a range report and where full protective equipment, including crash helmet! lol Oh yeah, if anyone knows how to pull the firing pin on these things, please let me know. Thanks!