Duracoat?

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  1. SIERRA SIX

    SIERRA SIX

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    Hey all,

    Semi-newbie here! I have been a longtime reader, just recently signed up.

    Anyway, does anyone have any pictures of Duracoated framed Glocks? I was thinking about having my frame on my G19 Duracoated OD green. Opinions? Prices?

    Thanks!
     
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    google. or try a search on GT. You should keep your g19 black and this gives you another reason to buy an OD.
     

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    Unfortunately, my finances for ATLEAST another year will not permit me to buy another Glock. a DC job seems more do-able.

    I was also wondering if anyone has Duracoated anything period, especially their glocks.

    Anyone?
     
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    They hold up nice, there are a few ppl on here that have duracoated there glocks, go to the glock porn thread you will see plenty.
     
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    Try here

    Pretty sure you'll need an FFL to ship the frame back and forth.
     
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    That is my G20 10mm duracoated in Magpul's Foliage Green, I also have my G23 in foliage green but can't seem to find the pics. Not sure where you are located, but if you are in or close to a big city finding someone to duracoat your frame should not be hard. You could always ship it as well. I have someone local to me in S.FLA that does my duracoating but my G23 was done by a shop in Georgia. Oakridge custom finishing does great work. http://www.oakridgecustomfinishing.com/ I'm extremely happy how both guns came out and I will eventually get my AR done in the same color. The finish's have held up great even being holstered/carried on occasion.

    Anyone can buy and OD Glock, if you're duracoating you're frame, make it unique! There are many colors, camo pattern's, tigerstripe job's to choose from. To give you an idea of cost, I wouldn't spend much more the $100 on a single color job or $200 for camo/ multi-layers.

    There are also kits online to DIY, but I don't have any experience with that. Whatever you decide, keep us updated and POST PICS!

    Also, Welcome to GT! :wavey:
     
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    Here's my Magpul FDE Duracoated 23c. It is a very tough finish and easy to do yourself for around $40.
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    The downside to Duracoat is holster wear, it happens on metal parts. A co-worker had his duty 1911 Duracoated and with a lot of holster use there are now a lot of bare metal areas.

    I don't know how well it holds up on the plastic with holster use.

    If you don't use a holster much the stuff looks great. I reserve it for range-only guns and rifles. Something to think about. :wavey:
     
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    I've Duracoated a couple of guns.

    One of them is a S+W model 10 that my son uses in USPSA revolver division. I applied the Duracoat extra heavy along the edges of the barrel and the sides of the cylinder. I also paid very close attention to preparation of the metal as explained in the Lauer videos and on their web site.

    The only place it is showing wear is along the cylinder where flame cutting from the barrel cylinder gap has eroded away the finish. He uses a Fobus holster.

    Instead of paying someone else to Duracoat your gun, I recommend doing it yourself. That way you have the equipment and can touch it up if necessary.
     
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    One downside to the Talon Grips is that they work/feel so darn good, I don't want to take them off to duracoat my G33 :tongueout: (on my hip as we speak):wavey:
     
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    I carry my G19 in a Elite Survival Systems IWB. I dont think there would be significant wear due to the holster material.

    MySik, where in SFL? Im in Broward county!
     
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    The glock I posted above gets carried in a side armor Kydex holster and shows no wear.
     
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    Check out goldenloki.com he has several pics of glocks he's done.
     
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    The main thing with duracoat is to allow full cure before you subject it to wear. That means a couple weeks. After that period, it's at least as good as the tenifer. Many people have problems with it because they pull it out of the 115° oven after an hour and immediately do 1000 holster draws. The finish is still vulnerable at this point.

    I've done firearms, a dozen paintball markers, and tons of miscellaneous objects from clear gloss finish to camouflage jobs to "dressed up" "bling" work on wood, metal, and several types of plastics. I've started doing it for six years. The first few I did are frankly the toughest. It really does get better with age.
     
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    +1 give them three weeks before you holster or really use it.

    Sierra Six, check out SAIOPS in South Miami-Dade.:wavey:
     
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    Ha! Nice post! You can take the grips off and put them back on using the hair dryer trick, no problem.

    I guess the situation with my co-workers 1911 showing so much wear is the fact that we end up in sandstorms out here during the summer months. Also he uses a plastic Safariland holster and isn't big on cleaning. All that dirt in there grinding around between the gun and hard holster is the biggest wear issue. It's a sad life for a Kimber. :faint:
     
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