Ok. So I love my bi-tone XD. The overall aesthetic of the combo is really appealing to me. Problem is, I don't think that mine has the same finish as the rest of the bi-tone XD's for a couple of reasons. Like when I bought it, I had only seen pictures of the Bi-tones on the web and the slides were really bright and had a nice sheen to them. I picked mine up locally when they got one in and the finish on my bi-tone is very matted and almost looks like it is some kind of metal fleck coating or something. It just does not have the smooth sheen that the ones in the photos I was looking at had. I really didn't think much of it (photo quality or whatever) but yeasterday, my buddy went and got one in the OD green and in the shop we went to, they had a bi-tone and the thing was like, gleaming. This XD looked more like what they advertise. I showed my friend the difference between the two and he agreed that there is a big difference in the finish on two of the same weapon. So now I am pretty curious about what the deal is. I want to call Springfield but I thought I'd post here first so see what you guys have to say. Someone else who looked at it said that it looks a lot like the finish they put on maritime weapons for the Navy and stuff. Anyone have any thoughts on this?