I own the PT92 in all black and have never had an issue with it to date. I just got back from the range yesterday and had no misfires, FTF, or stovepipes. I consider it to be the best pistol I own. I really cannot speak to how well the finish holds up as i have only put about 250 rounds thorough mine so far. Based on what I have seen so far, reliability is very good and I would not be afraid to trade or buy for it. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.