I am impressed with this kit. The fit of the parts is very good. This is my first build. It took about 20 hours. Simple tools, files and various grits of sandpaper. Be PATIENT! I used DGW "Dixie Antique Stain" on the stock and B-C "Plum Brown" on the barrel, after taking off the blueing. I like the looks & feel of this pistol. The trigger is crisp. Very Nice. I plan to compete with it at local matches. I will report on the Range Results when the winter weather clears. GOOD JOB Pedersoli and Dixie.