close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Springfield Pro Black T wear resistance question

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mstennes, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. mstennes

    mstennes

    232
    0
    Nov 25, 2010
    Hi first post here, been a lurker but didnt realize how good Glock Talk was towards 1911's. Anyway I'm a long time 1911 owner, and just picked up a Springer Pro, love the pistol, but I have questiosn about how well the Black T finish will hold up, in a holster? I have had a rifle done in Black T once, and I was not impressed with its wear resistance. My present holsters are a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2, and I just picked up a Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe.
    Thanks
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    9,991
    9
    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    the black finish wear's and scratches easily, but it's still resists corrosion, which is why the FBI spec'd it out on the Professional.
     


  3. mstennes

    mstennes

    232
    0
    Nov 25, 2010
    Thats what I noticed, but what or how fast does it wear holstered? Would I be better off, having a different finish applied and if so what?
    ETA, I guess what concerns me is the Kydex portion of the Crossbreed.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  4. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

    2,366
    0
    Feb 10, 2008
    Just depends on how hard you train. My Pro hasn't held up that great compared to my CQB, but I don't baby my pistols.

    I wouldn't spend the $ until you actually need it, after all, it's just wear.

    My Pro has been for range only use lately, but this wear is from less than a year of use between a VM-II and MTAC.

    <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=24kxgza" target="_blank"><img src="http://i51.tinypic.com/24kxgza.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

    102,897
    2,894
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    Black T doesn't hold up as well as, say, Roguard from Robar.
     
  6. mstennes

    mstennes

    232
    0
    Nov 25, 2010
    That and Ion Bond is what I see recommended allot, not sure which is better though.
     
  7. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

    2,366
    0
    Feb 10, 2008
    If you're paying shipping fees, I'd go for the Ionbond.

    I've heard mixed reviews on Roguard as far as durability. There was a post on a 1911 forum that went into pretty good detail on the paint-on finishes.

    I think Roguard was a step above Black-T but still under a few others for wear.
     
  8. bac1023

    bac1023

    102,897
    2,894
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    Ionbond is great.
     
  9. mstennes

    mstennes

    232
    0
    Nov 25, 2010
    So who do you recommend to install it, when I need it?