Went to my FFL today (well, actually yesterday now) and picked up my Thunderbolt 45LC in Stainless. There were about a dozen customers in the store along with my FFL guy and a couple of employees. No sooner than I opened the box and pulled it out of the plastic sleeve, the "ooooooooos and ahhhhhhhhhs" started up and I was soon surrounded! Then, others came into the store and joined in. I told the history of the rifle as it was being looked at and people were seemingly amazed at the sheer beauty of the gun! The stainless just shined like a new silver dollar and the fit and finish was amazingly nice! Most even liked the dark color of the wood, although personally, I would prefer the more natural finish where you can see the wood grain. Anyway, they loved the idea that it was a 45LC in pump action. My FFL had never seen anthing like it and intends to contact Buds to get one ASAP. If the gun shoots even half as good as it looks, I will be satisfied! A couple of people couldn't believe that I was going to shoot it and thought it should be hung on the wall! I told them that I may just do both! Oh yeah...I GOT to shoot this thing! I feel so fortunate to have gotten one and only hope that in time to come, they will start producing them again. If so, I will be in line for the 357/38 version. I ran the serial number on mine when I got home and it is from the 2011 production run, so I'm in hopes that it will work very well. I know, I know...everyone wants pictures! However, I'm old and have never figured out how to post them. You'll just have to take my word for it at this time!