Ok guys...I just got off the phone with the lady at Searcy & Co. I asked her about Butch retiring and their warranty. She said the warranty still applies if the gun has NOT been tampered with. She also stated that Butch was semi-retired but in a few years he might be completely retired she just didn't know yet. I told her that I was in process of buying one of his doubles and if it needed worked on in a year or so could I send it in. She said yes " I have a few years" so not sure what that meant. Here's my question. Should I proceed with my purchase or are things to IFFY to continue. I really like this gun, it's absolutely gorgeous and fits like a glove. Your opinions appreciated.