I totally get you, Auto426. For me, this was a judgement call....wait for the next gun show, where I MIGHT find what I'm looking for, or go for the only one within 100 miles that I could find, RIGHT NOW. That, coupled with our current political situation making most everything harder to find and increasingly more pricey...It was an easy call. Besides, I really liked the shorter barrel, and like I said, a trip to Mahovsky's will give me my preferred silver finish. As things stand now, though...I'm VERY happy!