Cautionary Tale About Going To A Gunsmith

I got a new S&W Model 19-9 comp and carry revolver. After 2 weeks I took the gun to a well known gun shop to have the trigger pull lightened.
When I fired the newly adjusted gun I noticed a trigger reset lag. I went back to the same gunsmith and had him look at the gun. He agreed that the trigger pull had to be adjusted. I know things happen so I thought ok. I had also asked him to put a Dawson Front Site while he had the gun.

I picked up the gun, with newly installed site and improved trigger pull. A few days later, I noticed there was a small chip on the gun! It looked like it was put in a metal vice w/o a pad. I took it to a different gun shop and they confirmed that it looked like a metal to metal chip.

I did not want to get in to a he said/she said with the gunsmith who did the work. I just wanted it fixed. However, because the gun is blue, it had have bluing work.
(NOTE: If you take your gun to a gunsmith, take photos of it on all sides, before dropping it off!)

The best part of this frustrating story, is after researching bluing companies I found:
Precision Bluing in NC. I spoke on the phone with Mark, the owner and we agreed that I would have the gun shipped to him.

Here is the amazing part: Mark called to say that the new S&W Model 19-9 uses a new type of high heat treated surface that the gun cannot be re-blued. He said he called S&W and several gunsmiths to see what was possible. S&W said they had no solution to the chip repair.

Mark said he would give it his best effort and hand paint the chip to match the surface.

I got the gun back today and wow(!) you cannot see the chip,

the surface is so even!
His diligence and quality craftsmanship is remarkable. I have to pass his name:
Precision Bluing: https://precisionbluing.com/

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