Since when does first hand experience not equate to actual knowledge? Our argument stems from you eluding to the fact that the weapon does not need to be inspected or wiped down and that is where I disagree. (Although I saw where you had a change of heart on that) I may have pushed to the other extreme with my thoughts that it should be taken completely down. In reality I'm going to pull the slide and give a good visual inspection and wipe or clean anything I feel needs it. I also don't think it's good practice to have inexperience people not familiarizing themselves with their firearms before use. Cleaning and disassembling is a good way to do that. (although I am aware this can be the problem at times too) I'm not worried about rust or corrosion issues with a new firearm, but I am concerned about foreign material that could in turn produce undesirable effects. CIP proofing isn't without it's merits but I hardly think it's something to be solely relied upon. Where did I say Mr. Wilson is and idiot? Custom hand crafted firearms are a different breed from the rest. I hardly think you can compare them to a run of the mill production gun. Greatness in any form, ok, but why YOU? I'm willing to listen if you want to tell me why your so great! I wont argue that you have spouted alot of information on the pages here. Most all of it I even believe to be factual but to have an elevated sense of greatness because of it? Maybe your arrogance is getting the better of you. One last thing. You asked someone to give the reason that a slide and frame are made of different materials. There are a hundred reasons that this is done. Your looking for one, save us some time and give us your reason and explaination. I'd rather hear that than you attack someone that didn't give the reason you have in mind.