Ladies, Gentlemen, and 10mm fans... I would have posted this sooner, but I had a busy day at work yesterday so I couldn't post up here.
After waiting since mid-November (an agonizing wait I might add) this wonderful little box showed up on my doorstep:
Inside was a nicely packaged factory size replacement barrel for my G20:
I opted to have the barrel black-oxide coated, as I don't want something flashy (especially since this is going to pull full-time duty). The finish is nothing super special, but it seems plenty durable. There is a bit of uneven coloration about midway down the barrel, but I don't care since it's hidden by the slide. It has a tasteful caliber and model stamp on top of the barrel hood, with the model being a bit on the lightly struck side of things. Since it doesn't really show up much, I'm down with it.
Here it is side-by-side with the factory barrel. The finish is much shinier and even on the Glock piece. The Storm Lake barrel is much flatter and uneven finish. But again, I don't care about cosmetics.