A while back I noticed the finish of my Loaded Black Stainless was, as best described, flaking off. I was not happy about that at all. I was even more unhappy that it didn't shoot as well as I thought it should. I went ahead and shot close to a thousand rounds just to see if any other problems cropped up before I decided to send it back. I don't know what kind of finish the shiny black was, but now it looks like flat black, like it's park'd or something. Much better looking to me! Here are the before and after shots. Before After Before After Before After So far I've got 100 rounds and I've carried it almost every afternoon after work, and all day on the weekends. No signs of wear yet. As for accuracy issues, they replaced the barrel and bushing. Don't know why they just put in a stainless one, but I like the way it looks vs. the black one that came with it. The important thing is that it shoots great now. The slide/frame fit is much better than it was. I'd say it's tight, but I don't have a "tight" gun to compare to. The bushing is tighter than it was, not tight enough to have to use a wrench, but not near as sloppy.