Sorry no pics yet - promise I will post some by this weekend. But picked up a Guardian 9mm yesterday. Extremely hard to find in these parts but found a store that had 1 and I snagged it. When looking at it (and told him I wanted it) he went looking for the case it comes with and actually found that he had 2 (the display one & also one in the case that was still wrapped in plastic). The one still in the case had a bit lighter colored shade to the wood grips (I guess from folks with oily hands handling the display one? - not sure) - but I snagged the unopened one. It is completly disassembled at home right now. Will go over everything and oil it liberally. It is very, very tightly fit - I can say that. I actually had to use the bushing wrench that came with it to remove the barrel bushing. I have never had to do that before on any of my other 1911's (even my Ed Brown). Can't wait to shoot it - also probably this weekend. Will update with pics & range report. But for now I am ..... pumped!!!!