While I was waiting on the return of my GI's I scratched another itch and bought a TRS while I could still find one. I bought a NIB TRS 1.5" guarantee from gunbroker which arrived Friday. Upon receiving the pistol at the FFL everything looked good, nothing to indicate it was a used gun or anything noticeable. I got home and wiped the excess CLP from the outside of the gun and after admiring the pistol for a minute I racked the slide and to my surprise it wasn't any more difficult to rack than my GI's. There was a definite "pop" from battery but only when the hammer was down. You could definitely tell the bushing was snug on the barrel. I've read in some research how some of the 1.5" guarantee guns are a bit looser than other Baers due to some extra fitting that may or not be involved in the build process, but overly tight or not it was smooth right out of the box. I got back from the range tonight after 250 rounds. All I had with were my handloads, which I load a little on the long side and aside from a few failures to load from slide lock using the slide stop it all ran fine. Loading from slingshot went great, accuracy was good, admit it was me rushing to break this thing in because of the busy range tonight. Anyways I gave it a thorough cleaning and a good lube with some Ultima-lube and side by side with my GI's its hard to tell a difference. This is my first experience with a Les Baer. Overall I am more than happy with the gun but almost wish it had that struggle to break the action open tightness i've always heard of.