Yep. It's true. I can't leave nothing I like alone. I've been accused of that about a million times. And I've not only accepted it, I embrace that fact. In this case, I have done a bunch of little things to my CZ75 clone because while it's a good gun, I have had a few things I didn't like about it. One of the bigger dislikes was the guide rod. The Canik S120 has one of the original CZ75 guide rods. It's not even a full size guide rod that protrudes through the front of the slide. It's like half of a normal length guide rod. So, I mailed the slide to one of my friends in Virginia and he drilled the front of the slide for me so I can use a more modern, full size guide rod. He even gave me one of the polymer Shadow SPO1 guide rods for it. It's OK, but at the end of the day, it's a polymer guide rod. And not even a very good polymer at that. A 2 year old could bend it around if they wanted to. So, I look around in my shop at the various metals that I have laying around, and I decided that I wanted to use some C655 and turn it down and make one for it from a strong and corrosion resistant metal. I know that most gun guys will be scratching their head asking what the heck is C655? Well, it's bronze. It's got about the same yield strength as steel (55,000 psi), but a lot more corrosion resistant than steel so I don't have to oil it all the time to keep it from rusting. And for the history buffs among us, it's not uncommon at all to find bronze items at 3000 year old archeology sights and shipwrecks that looks almost like they did when they were made eons ago. So, I think it'll serve its' purpose for a guide rod. And at the time being, is a nice dark goldish color that I think looks pretty good on the end of the slide. As time goes on, it will naturally tarnish and become a dark brown color. Now, I think I have addressed the last of my "fix" list for this gun. It turned out good, but took quite a while to make on my little machine.