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Stainless, blued, parked, or ???

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMTactical, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    Which is your preference?

    I definitely prefer Stainless over anything else. Secondly, maybe Hard Chromed, blued or some other finish. Lastly, parked, although it makes for easily gun koting, which is what I am thinking about doing to my SA milspec...
     
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  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    in order of preference:
    Black coating or Blue
    Stainless
    Parked
     

  3. Tactical black

    Tactical black

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    This :cool:
     
  4. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I like a classic blued pistol.
    Nothing is more beautiful than a classic Colt.

    I like stainless just for it's corrosion resistance.
    I don't liked the look or feel of parkerizing though I have two pistols like that.
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I like carbon steel 1911s, starting with hard chrome, then a nice bluing. As far as black finishes go, I like Black T and Roguard.

    I own a bunch of stainless 1911s, but my high end models are virtually all carbon steel. Its simply a better material for a top notch 1911, in my opinion.
     
  6. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

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    I really like the NP3/NP3+.....especially for a carry gun in the humidity in the Southeast.
     
  7. CMG

    CMG

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    For carry guns, I prefer stainless, though with a matte finish instead of polished.

    For range/fun guns, it really doesn't matter, as long as the finish holds up well to handling/holstering.
     
  8. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    Agreed.
     
  9. bac1023

    bac1023

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    How about hard chrome, Quack?
     
  10. steve1911

    steve1911

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    +1


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  11. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    I love parkerized guns. Military sort of made me like them.
    I grew up in the days before stainless guns so it was a choice between blued and parkerized.
    Blued guns are nice but they are not as durable for a rough service duty gun.
    I have noticed that some companies do not have a good quality parkerizing but if done right it is still my favorite.
    If I wanted a bright shiney gun I would go with stainless over a nickle plated gun.
     
  12. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Blue, then blue and then blue :)
     
  13. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    so which one first? :rofl:

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  14. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  15. Tactical black

    Tactical black

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    I think HC slipped my mind I would have HC first then in the order Quack said.
     
  16. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    For me:
    Hardchrome
    Stainless
    Blued
    Parkerized
     
  17. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    same here. would also put NP3 up in the top 3.
     
  18. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    Blued steel
    Hard Chrome
    Parkerize
    Rustoleum
    Stainless steel
     
  19. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    Stainless here. Just my uneducated $.02.
     
  20. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    Blue
    Nickel
    Stainless
    Parked

    deadite