OK, this is my first Rock Island GI model, that I bought last June. Y'all may remember my thread a couple months ago about my first gunsmiffing attempt, where I bought a Tactical hammer, trigger, and beavertail from Ray at Advanced Tactical, and put them on myself. I immediately took the pistol to a local gunsmith, to have a dovetail cut into the slide and a Novak Tritium front blade added, a little bit of final finishing of the beavertail, and then the whole thing polished and blued. Here's the final results! I've gotta take some photos outdoors of this puppy, I think it turned out really nice. I've always been a sucker for the deep, shiny blue finishes. Still have to shoot it, just picked it up an hour ago. These indoor photos just don't do it justice!