I bought this pistol for the refinishing practice and it came out rather well. After being refinished I ran 150 rounds thru it to check for wear, and had purposely coated the barrel exterior in moly resin to test the wear capabilities of the stuff, and it wore in the expected spots (top and bottom of barrel where the bluing traditionally wears off, and is starting to wear on the side and top of the chamber area). The test firing created a bit of wear on the frame rails, nothing out of the ordinary but stating it so there are no surprises. There is a mark on the slide near the rear sight where my punch "slipped" and scratched the new finish
, not bad but it's worth mentioning.
There were no malfunctions during the 150 test and the pistol fired accurately. I did replace the trigger return spring with a Sig factory replacement, the remainder of the springs seem nice and strong. The pistol will come with two Mec_Gar 15 round mags which were new before the 150 round test. Additionally, I put new hogue grips on it and stainless steel hex head grip screws on it.
The pistol bears some markings on the left side of the frame, above the trigger area that I have not been able to tell what they mean. The gun was advertised as an Israeli police trade in, and bears "NHMCO SACCA" on the frame. I believe the NHMCO is short for the New Helvitia Marketing Co. but I'm not sure. I don't know what the SACCA means.....
to ship CONUS. MO is fastest, checks will have to wait to clear.