I borrowed Emersons picture of his EB Special Forces in GenIII finish. I'm just amazed at how well the GeIII is wearing at this many rounds. The patina is just gorgeous, if it didn't know that it was in fact GenIII finish, I'd swear it's blued. GenIII has been in question many times since it's introduction on Browns pistols. It was in fact questioned as being the new "wonder finish" or more popular a "shake-n-bake" finish as one popular member coined it. And rightly so. When you sometimes hear about these new wonder baked-on finishes you have to wonder how it's going to wear in the long stretch..Will it chip as many have been known to...Will it peel? These questions can be addressed by looking at honest wear on Emerson's Special Forces GenIII pistol. GenIII finish can offer superior protection from the elements because as it wears, it leaves underneath the GenIII a protective layer that will go on protecting the steel even if the some of the GenIII wears thru. I purchased the GenIII over a stainless slide on my Kobra Carry because I felt living so close to salt water, it would afford me a little extra protection as the pistol wears. And achieving an honest wear patina like the GenIII on Emersons example is just icing on the cake for me. He's been accurately logging his roundcount with photos since day one, and can be found in the EB subforum in one of the threads. This subject almost always comes up with a question as to how well does the GenIII wear, and opinions about it. Invariably he gets gently coaxed into posting an updated photo displaying this magnificient example...He recently posted a photo with a reminder that this was taken at 20k rounds. He currently has more rounds and no doubt photo's will be updated. This is honest wear from use and holstering, I think it almost mimics a blued job!