My local gunshop just told me they've got a 9mm Bitone Service coming in; so I told them to put my name on it. Before now all they've had is bunerial finish XD's & mostly .40's. I was real close to buying a .40, but really enjoyed shooting a friend's 9mm. Besides I just don't need to get into another caliber to reload- 9mm's so cheap I don't need to worry about reloading it. Anyway, I think the SS slide not only looks good; it should also hold up well to the hard use I plan to put it! Thanks for all the good info I've been getting here to hepl me make up my mind.