several months ago i bought an American Classic Commander. it has the hard chrome finish. well a couple of weekends ago, i sat staring at it and decided to make some minor changes and make it more to my liking. first of all i undercut the frame at the trigger guard, recessed the slide release pin hole on the RH side of the frame, recontoured the grip safety to more closely match the frame, did a slight carry bevel on the frame and slide and MSH. next was a trip to the bead blaster at work. will need another session to remove all the finish completely. here are some pictures of before and where i am at right now. will be blueing after the finish is removed. need to find some grips that will compliment the finish when done. still undecided as to exactly which way to go with there yet.