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Springfield Pro Black T wear resistance question

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


  1. mstennes

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    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.
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  2. Quack

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    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

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    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.
     
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  4. GJ1981

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    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.

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    Black T doesn't hold up as well as, say, Roguard from Robar.
     
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    That and Ion Bond is what I see recommended allot, not sure which is better though.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ionbond is great.
     
  9. mstennes

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    So who do you recommend to install it, when I need it?