I had talked to Ed twice before. Once the first time it peened, he was very nice to chat with. Second time was a bit the same. Third time he was noticeably frustrated with the "issue" as was I. They did pay shipping, both ways, each time. The only problem I had was the bullcrap line of not shooting until slide stop. If,.......I ever bought a Brown again, it would not have a stainless slide. The peening has not happened on a carbon steel slide that I have heard of.