I've had a new model blued Bearcat for several years and really like it. My only complaint is the tiny sights. Young folks probably don't have any problem, but my old eyes struggle to get a good sight picture. I read that Lipseys have 2 adjustable sight models - blued and stainless. I took a look at Gun Broker and found a blued one with a Buy Now price that was cheaper than most fixed sight models. I've always thought that a Bearcat with adjustable sights would make an ideal kit gun. I'm laid up with a broken leg right now, so I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I can hardly wait!