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Old 09-29-2014, 11:34   #1
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Why do some hard core Glock owners not like a nickel finish?

I have seen several remarks disparaging the nickel finish. I have to say, I have it on a two tone 1911, and the nickel wipes clean a whole lot easier than some of my Glocks. Is it that people don't like anything a little shiny on a pistol? I am really considering getting me a Glock with the EXO finish. Anyone have any functional problems with this finish?

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Old 09-29-2014, 11:44   #2
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Nickel is for pretty pistols. Glocks are not pretty pistols.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:46   #3
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Like putting lipstick on a pig.

Utilitarian weapons are prized for their efficient function and pragmatic nature.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:48   #4
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Because the lower portion of your pistol is supposed to be hard chromed and the upper done in the black finish of your choice. Reversing the color schemes is more than wrong.

It's like trying to make an inappropriate statement. Like putting on 22" rims and chopping the suspension of a perfectly good pickup to make it a lowrider.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:49   #5
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Tommy Lee Jones. That's why.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:50   #6
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Nickel is for pretty pistols. Glocks are not pretty pistols.
I don't get it. I like the looks of all my Glocks. A pretty pistol is a custom made pistol with engraving on the grips and slide, etc, imo, something that stays in the safe. I shoot my 1911 regularly. I guess to each his own. I'm keeping my eye open for a EXO Glock 19 at a decent price. But your remark also tells me why some don't like the shinier finish on the regular Glock finishes. Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:05   #7
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There is a difference between nickel and chrome...nickel as commonly seen on older revolvers isn't all that tough
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:06   #8
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Glocks are tactical pistols designed for use by law enforcement and military units across the world. As civilians, many use them for security/defense purposes (armed security positions, concealed carry, and home defense). The last thing they want is a pistol that will stand out. Nickel finishes are a bling thing. These finished look fine on some revolvers and 1911s, but they are not right for Glocks and a few others. I would never own a Glock with a nickel finish.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:07   #9
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Glocks are cheap, relatively disposable guns. A fancy 1911 has a strong individual presence. Glocks don’t; they have a strong collective presence. When you wear one out, you pitch it and get another. If you’re smart, you have another waiting in the bag.

That doesn’t mean it’s inappropriate to primp out Glocks, but I think most people would save that for a more refined gun.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:10   #10
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I do not like shiny because it can give you/your position or location away. Old military.
I do have a G17 gen4 with the NIB-X coating on the slide and barrel but not excited about it, it is a matte finish.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:21   #11
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I had my Glock 36 Hardchromed in 2003. It is easy to clean, highly corrosion resistant, lubes easy and I like it. I think the EXO finish looks nice and would be a good addition to your collection.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:31   #12
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Tommy Lee Jones. That's why.
"Get yourself a Glock, and get rid of that nickel plated sissy pistol..."!


I am not opposed to a variety of finishes, but I just don't see the need. To each their own, though. It isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I don't use coasters to protect my picnic table from a wet beer can, go get exfoliation/pedicure for my face/nails, put bows in my dog's hair, or launder my work gloves to keep them looking clean.

Some might think those things would make (my table/me/my dog/my gloves) look better, but it seems like a waste of time and money to me. They make me happy the way they are! Ready to go, no fuss or frills!

If you like the look of nickel gun (I do... just not on my Glock's), have fun! Do it! Get it done the way you want it. I can't imagine it causing any issues.

I think that many people just view their Glock's the way I do. As a reliable workhorse. Perhaps not the prettiest dog in the kennel, but a good, reliable, loyal, old friend!

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Old 09-29-2014, 12:42   #13
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Because they are still too busy trying to wrap their heads around why the slides don't have that wonderful frying pan finish anymore?
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Old 09-29-2014, 13:19   #14
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My Glock is for carry, and I like black carry pistols that blend into the shadows of the cover garment.

You can do anything you want to your pistol, though.
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Old 09-29-2014, 13:33   #15
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Inside the weapon (chamber and bore), chrome lining is a thing of beauty and value where it's needed (but it's not needed for surfaces that are nitrocarburized...like on Glocks). When designers of military weapons start to see the wisdom of metal-shiny nickle or chrome outsides in the hands of soldiers, perhaps then so will I. Until then, it seems nothing but a fashion statement...and not one made with a good sense of taste.
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Old 09-29-2014, 13:37   #16
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You can do anything you want to your pistol, though.
I hope if I ever must confront a bad guy who has a handgun, he has one that is chrome or nickle-plated!
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Old 09-29-2014, 13:45   #17
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I had my Glock 36 Hardchromed in 2003. It is easy to clean, highly corrosion resistant, lubes easy...
Sounds like the finish that was on all of my Glocks straight from the box!
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Old 09-29-2014, 13:51   #18
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Sounds like the finish that was on all of my Glocks straight from the box!
Isn't that special.
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Old 09-29-2014, 14:00   #19
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Like putting lipstick on a pig.


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Old 09-29-2014, 14:06   #20
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There is a difference between nickel and chrome...nickel as commonly seen on older revolvers isn't all that tough

Z71 touched on this and I will add that for older geezers like me some nickel finishes decades ago were a little fussy about getting certain solvents on them . I just never wanted to have to baby them / fret about it so I stayed with blued and stainless finishes. I have a strong hunch that modern nickel finishing has improved.
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