Alright, I did it. Should've given it a higher gloss polish, looks pretty uneven, but most of that is in the hidden ends of each piece. It's not too noticeable, but I like it. Left the gun blued, stripped the hammer, the trigger, the grip screws and the slide release/catch. Wanted to do the safety and magazine release as well, but they proved to be far too difficult to even remove, so I left alone. LOL
So I lost the safety bearing twice, almost blew my top the second time, took 20min to find. Hahahah
Man I never plan on doing that again with any gun ever. What a job!!! Ugh! Something odd happened when putting slide back on it didn't seem to fit near the trigger assembly, while jimmying it together the hammer, cocked at the time, then released. Very odd, couldn't seem to make it do that again, all safeties appear to be working flawlessly and the slide now fits perfect every time. No clue what was going on, maybe just something settling in. Fingers crossed. Decided I'm going to leave it unloaded until my next trip to the range, and be very cautious with it.
Wish me luck fellas, and thanks again for all the advisements.
Last edited by BeyondTheBox; 11-13-2012 at 06:21 AM.