It seems many gun makers have gotten away from blued finishes. I guess it is to much more labor involved making it prohibitive cost wise compared to using SS or such. Many now are even bead blasting the stainless replacing the labor costs of polishing.
A high quality blued gun is awesome but it sure doesn't hold up as well as SS.
It is just my idea/thought as we all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I think the SH looks like Ruger took a gun with a 3" barrel and stuck another barrel on the end of it. I never have liked that design. Like I said that is just my .02 which doesn't mean squat to anyone else, or at least it shouldn't. I would take the RH over the SH any day.
Thanks SG for the pics.