Well as you can see, I'm new to KTOG. I'm about to purchase a P-3AT, and have been searching and reading extensively for finish options, but haven't found any really good user experience. I saw a post on here about Jack Fuselier's finishing service http://www.gunsmith.fuselier.com/slideoffer.html which seems very reasonable to me. Another poster said he was very satisfied with his finish. I want some kind of hard finish, and as you all know, the chrome ones are hard to come by and are far too often overpriced. I am therefore considering just buying a blued P-3AT, making sure that it fires OK, and then getting it nickel plated. I called and talked to Jack about the nickel finish, and he says that nickel is a better finish than the chrome that Kel-tec offers because their chrome plating is very cheap, and nickel offers better rust prevention. Does anyone have any experiences with chrome vs nickel and the pros and cons of each? I am also wondering if now is as good a time as any to make a purchase, or if anyone has any idea if prices/availability may go up or down in the near future?