I see they have gone to a laminate stock too. It is a good looking gun. I really like stainless. See how long the stainless holds up. If it starts to fade, pit or get surface smudge let us know. If it does it is chinese steel. If it holds its shine and doesn't start to get surface corrosion then it is American Made. You can always swap out the sight. Nice looking gun. Have fun and shoot str8.