Ruger sent me a new Vaquero after my old one was irreparable. The finish isn't as slick as I like it . I forgot how much time I put in on my old one. Been sanding with 2000 grit since I got it on Tuesday after I cleaned the factory gunk off of it & got a good look at the finish.
I.have been working on my P89 when I get bored or can't go shoot.. Just sanding down the sharp edges a little & smoothing up the rails makes a huge difference in overall performance. She's pretty dang smooth now when
I rack the slide. I can feel a lot of difference in the speed of the cycle when I fire it. The Vaquero is more cosmetic than functional. I do need to hit a couple of spots on the gate a lick or two with a file & get it fitting a little better.