I purchased this barrel as part of my first AR that I plan to build over the next couple months. The finish on the barrel looks great in person and has almost a dark blued appearance. If you do your research you'll find this is a very respectable barrel at a respectable price, the included pinned gas block is also a great plus. Dave and his team have provided excellent customer service with handwritten thank you notes , extra detent pins, and a few stickers (one being a Texas flag which is a win in my book). I'll definitely be making more purchases here at SpiceTac in the future.
This is a fantastic barrel. It's light, accurate, and looks great. The included gas block and feed ramp extension are nice bonuses too. You simply cannot beat the customer service from David and SpiceTac. The fast shipping, a handwritten thank you note, and some extra detents made me a very happy customer.