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Just bought another RRA

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 38 Super Fan, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan

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    My FFL dealer recently told me that he could get me a NIB Limited Match, in 38 Super no less. So I thought for a while then decided what the hell, I might never see another LM in Super again so I'd better jump on it. :supergrin:


    I've really blown the budget on 1911s, I think this may be my last one for the next few months. I'm really looking forward to it though, I'll probably have it hard chromed or possibly done in "black t". Anyway, I'll try to borrow a camera and get some pics up upon arrival.
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    WOW!:wow: That's awesome! Congrats! Can't wait to see it. I vote to hardchrome it. :cool:
     

  3. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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    Bac's rra in black T is my favorite example of a custom 1911.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Congrats in advance on one of the best 1911s ever built. :thumbsup:


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  5. 38 Super Fan

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    It was constantly seeing this photo, and hearing all your praise of this gun that did it. Another one for the bac made me buy it thread.:rofl:
     
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  6. bac1023

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    Hey, that's what I'm here for. :supergrin:
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    One of my all time favorites. Love that gun. Simply beautiful.
     
  8. DrtyHarry

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    Damn I love your pics bac! Very nice!


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  9. bac1023

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    Thanks guys :wavey:
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    There ya go again, Brian. :supergrin:

    That and the Yost are the ultimate 1911 eye candy.

    Perhaps you could pair 'em together for a few shots and email 'em to me.
     
  11. 38 Super Fan

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    Thanks man, I'm leaning towards hard chrome too.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Sure Mark.

    Consider it done. :)
     
  13. bac1023

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    Hard chrome is great and vastly improved these days over 10-15 years ago.


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  14. Tactical black

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    I agree his RRA and his Yost are my two favorites. :cool:
     
  15. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    So what is this "finish" called? I'm trying to plan out how I want my 1911 (down the road). I like black, and I like this finish way better than the finish on the Les Baer on this thread:
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1278207

    How will this finish hold up to wear? Any other info I can get would be nice.
     
  16. bac1023

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    That Baer is blued, which is more or less a controlled rust. In great condition, bluing is beautiful to look at, but it shows wear immediately with use.

    My RRA's finish is called "Black T", which is a teflon based black finish. Its very slick and durable.


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  17. bac1023

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    Bluing can look very nice. In fact, I think its probably the best looking finish a 1911 can have. Unfortunately, its the least durable.

    Bluing, of course, can be a high polish, like this Colt, Ed Brown, or Iver Johnson...


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    ...or have a flatter look, like this Valtro, Yost, or Firestorm.


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  18. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Thanks Bac. Very helpful.

    Yep, definitely prefer that "Black T".
     
  19. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    Black-T is fairly soft, it will not hold up to moderate use.

    If you like it, go for it, but for a little more $, there are better choices if wear/durability is a concern.


    This has become a "range only" pistol for some unfortunate reasons. Not the best pic but this wear has come from a MTAC and MS VM-II and about 6-8 months of use.


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  20. 38 Super Fan

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    The Classic Custom is probably my second favorite to the RRA LM. :hearts: