My stainless longslide had sharper edges then my leatherman tool. I stoned some of the edges but still need to do lots of work on it. Why does springfield send these things out without taking care of some of this stuff. I would think they could clean up the machined edges in a hurry at the factotry where they are set up to do that work. I would not take a lot of time to do, I can't imagine what a pain it would be to refinish the gun after solving the sharp edge issues. With these guns costing 600-1200 dollars the QC should also be better. I was planning another springfield purchase but am not sure I will risk the sharp edges on a blue or parkerized gun. I felt some charles daly guns that were polished out better on the edges for 40 percent of the springfield cost.