He spent a good deal of time answering my questions over the telephone one evening. I can tell you that he appears to be a very gracious and honest gentleman. He makes NO pretentious claims about his finish. IOW, he'll tell you straight out that hard-chrome is the 'hardest working finish in gun-business', if that is what you want(or need). You just can't get it in black, so that's where he comes in.:smile: His process is essentially parkerizing, with GunKote applied above it.