Took forever me to get the slide I wanted without paying a ton.. Messed around with one seller on ebay for about a month, finally gave up & then after Christmas found a new guy selling slides & he was great to work with. Matched the color perfect & even did the bull nose for no extra cost. The pics don't show the colors that great, but I think you can tell they match very well. The stainless thread protector will either get swapped out for a black one or I'll get a cerakoted one as well. Not sure about the barrel, maybe leave it but I would like the chamber exterior area to be subdued, so haven't made up my mind 100% what to do. The first round I fed in was a FTF then a FTE but then I cycled (by hand) most of a mag through no problem. Trigger is HEAVY & has a ton of creep, but that can get fixed fairly easy too. Mags won't drop free, but that's the frame, cause there's nothing I work on in the mag well to screw up. They pull out quite easy, just won't drop free. Not sure when I'll get to test fire, but I feel pretty confident it will function. Might need a bit longer of a break in period than normal though. In the end I've got right about $440 in it. That's with no case or magazines of course. But it does have a threaded barrel! . MVPW - 6 by 11C1P, on Flickr . MVPW - 5 by 11C1P, on Flickr . MVPW - 4 by 11C1P, on Flickr . MVPW - 3 by 11C1P, on Flickr . MVPW - 2 by 11C1P, on Flickr . MVPW - 1 by 11C1P, on Flickr .