In the words of the great warrior poet and my friend Ice-Cube "Any day without an AK is a good day". At my house: When I arrived home I found my package of 10-8 Performance goodies waiting for me. Got a few tools, armorers block, NM Rear Sight for my Colt, lube, and a sticker. Went to my FFLs and picked up something I have been waiting on for about 3 years. I finally got a found an amazing deal on an Springfield EMP in 9mm. Thanks Wade! I also picked up a Colt Gubmint model in .38 Super. At first I thought I was going to go all out and tactical this gun, but by the time had arrived I had decided to make do some minor improvements but keep it classic. After I picked it up, it has just validated my decision. Here it is with the clasic brown checkered stocks: Here it is with some bone grips a buddy gave me as a going away present when I moved (I guess he was really glad to get rid of me): I have to say I was pleasently suprised with the way this gun is fit up. Colt must have stepped it up in the last few years. They barrel lockup is tight, no play. It could us a mild dehorn in a few spots but nothing major. There is some minor side-to-side play in the slide-to-frame fit but it is smooth, the bushing is tight but not bushing wrench tight, and the rear of the slide is nicely blended for the most part: The trigger is decent, it has kind of a roll to it, you have to feel it, but it is not bad. So after I break it down I will have a better idea of everything that needs to be done but here is what is on the menu. Im going to do the work myself as much as I can: Kart Easy-Fit 9mm barrel non-ramped. Im not up to a hard fit yet. 10-8 NM rear sight and staked in front tritium sight. Ive still got to buy the staking tool. Harrison Retro Bobbed Hammer. I will probably keep the other Colt internals and just file them as needed. I will replace the thumb safety and mag catch. With those bone grips I have to shift my grip slightly to press the mag catch. I want to get a little bit bigger TS but still classic. suggestions on that?