The UPS knocked on my door today and delivered my newly refinished S40. The gun looks absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, I don't have a digital camera, so I can't post any pictures. I noticed when I put a fresh magazine into the gun and tried to chamber a round, the slide did not fully return into battery. Repeated attempts to chamber a round with three different magazines resulted in the slide protruding about 1/8" beyond the back of the frame, no matter how hard I racked the slide. It occurred to me that Tripp had probably removed any lubricant prior to applying the chrome, and sure enough the gun seemed quite dry. So I lubed the underside of the slide, rails, etc. in much the same fashion as is instructed in the tutorial on this site. After doing that, the gun performed a little better. Racking the slide would only result in the gun being out of battery about half the time. After working the slide a little more, this decreased to maybe 1/4 of the time. I'd really appreciate it if someone could set my mind at ease about this. I'm beginning to think that maybe this really is just a lubrication issue, as Tripp seems to have removed any trace of it before they refinished the gun. But still, even with a decent amount of Rem-Oil, this is happening too often for comfort, especially considering that this is a carry gun. I won't know for sure how the gun performs in actual firing until Saturday. I'll be sure to post my results. Let me reiterate, though, that the gun looks absolutely amazing. If I can work out this out-of-battery issue, my M9 will probably be going to Tripp as well.