A couple weeks ago, I had acquired a used Dan Wesson Valor in "bare" stainless. The gun was in good mechanical condition, but there was a nasty idiot mark left by the previous owner. About a week after acquiring the Valor, I contacted @Steve Owens at Integrity Arms about installing a Stan Chen Gen 2 Magwell, and doing something about the hideous idiot scratch on my Valor. Steve said that the idiot scratch could be fixed by bead blasting the gun, and that he could either bead blast it to look factory new, or give a more Ed Brown texture/luster. Steve quoted me the cost of materials and labor. He also told me up front that I would need to purchase new grips, as the Chen magwells require standard thickness grips, and that he could not cut the thin grips that come factory installed on the DW Valors. Steve also informed me that I would need new grip screws and bushings to accommodate the change in grip thickness. I sent my payment to Steve electronically. I also went ahead and ordered a set of grips from VZ and had them sent directly to Steve. Steve arranged to have FedEx ship my gun to him, and had a mailing label emailed to me. I dropped my gun off at FedEx that night. About two weeks later, my Valor was back in my hands with a Stan Chen Gen 2 magwell and fresh bead blasting job. Communication with Steve during those two weeks was excellent. He was very responsive to my texts and PM's, and he provided regular progress updates. He sought my consent before doing anything that was not in the original work plan. There were no major issues that came up. I'm extremely happy with the results. I chose the the VZ Frag grips. I plan to use this gun for concealed carry, and I didn't want anything that would abrade my clothing. These grips are "black cherry" according to the VZ website, although they sometimes look more brown. I'm happy with the color. The texture of the grips feels "grippy" enough for serious shooting but doesn't snag your clothing. The bead blasting done by Steve appears to be even and consistent. The idiot mark is completely gone. Installation of the magwell requires removing .300 inches off of the grip/frame, drilling of a new MSH pin hole, and fitting of the grip panels. The work appears to be professionally done. The magwell fits tightly with the frame. Grips are cleanly cut and fit well against the magwell and frame. All of the machining work looks very clean. Both the Wilson Combat 47D and ETM mags click in place without requiring excessive force, and drop freely when the mag release is pressed. There are lot of talented pistol smiths out there. For many of us, however, we just can't afford the long wait times. I think Steve is showing that he has the motivation and skills to hang with the best of them, yet he can turn his projects around in a fraction of the time. Hurry up and hire this guy while you still can! If I had the money, I would strongly consider hiring Steve to build a custom pistol.