Most recently, I purchased a Colt Python Elite (4 inch stainless). I wanted a 4 inch blue. Well, the store got one the other day and I was very disappointed. Decided to stay with the 4 inch in stainless. On the surface, it looked alright. Real dark grips and not a bad blue finish. Pulled it out of the bag and opened the cylinder. Then I spotted an irregular, roughly machined grind mark on the inside of the frame by the locking bolt. To add insult to injury Colt QC must have been at holiday parties. Cause the action made a twinging like noise. Sounded like a mainspring in need of a tension ajustment. Made a ringing sound everytime the action was cocked, This is the second bad blued model I've seen. So I'll just have to live with the stainless 4 inch for now. Terrible I tell you. They need some dedicated, pro 2nd people to do final inspections, cause there is only so much you can do with machines. This is not a flame. I saw this with my own eyes.