Re: Reblueing a handgun
There is a difference in the type of bluing. Those self-bluing kits are cold bluing, which offers little to no protection. Hot bluing is what the factories do, which offers some protection, and the quality is much better.
You may want to keep that in mind when considering doing it yourself or when looking for a smith to do it. Opt for the hot bluing if you can.
If you have to track your game, then you aren't using a big enuff gun.