I love my RIA Tactical, but didn't necessarily groove on the parkerized finish like I do blued finishing. Something about the look of a worn out, frazzled, old blued gun. Called my gunsmith (Lee Thomas) and asked him what it might look like if I got him to dip my parkerized gun in the bluing. He told me it'd turn out jet black, with no sheen on it. Matter of fact, he said, he'd just done a couple for one guy that very same way, and they'd turned out pretty slick. So I took him mine.
I'm no photographer, but it turned out well. I have a set of VZ Operator grips ordered for it in Desert Sand, should contrast nicely with the dark color.