Everything there costs a fortune. U should see what he wants to hard chrome a slide.
If U call him, I hear he is interesting to talk to, but will get very upset if you mention the P99's imported by S&W and compare them to the ones he sells.
When the A/S models were not being imported, I would imagine that he might have had a bit more business. But, seems they are importing them again since Spring 06 - at least for now...
Some people, for whatever reason, don't want the words "Smith and Wesson" stamped on the slide, so they pay the money. It is also my understanding that he carries all sorts of parts and is very knowledgable. But yea, his prices are too high.
Do U have any large gun shows in your area?
When I picked up my PS90 last month, I saw an A/S P99. It was being sold by Bachman Gun and Pawn out of Dallas. It was new. Try Googling them and I'll bet U can find their phone #. Maybe they will ship.