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Tennifer coating?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Jeager106, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Jeager106

    Jeager106

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    I don't know if I spelled it right but what is it?
    I didn't know much about Glocks, my only experience being with a monster bby Glock in .45.
    Perhaps a G-36? years ago.
    Worse little gun I ever owned. Kicked like a mule and the ergonomics and me didn't mix at all.
    I kept hitting the mag release under recoil among other issues so I got rid of it.
    Now I love them and own 3.
    Being a newbie Glockster I came by one in a trade.
    I had a Styre M40, lousy, lousy, gun retails for $410 or so.
    I wanted rid of it but everyone I delt with knew what they were like and I couldn't dumpt it wihout taking a money beating.
    Along comes a guy with this funny looking Glock I .40 with all the goodies, box, etc., but the slide was nickle platedd. ( I thought) Anyway the guy never heard of Styre and I convinced him he could not livve without it.
    An even trade but I believe I made out as his Glock was a g-22 with extra including a .357 Sig bareel.
    Didn't even know what a .357 Sig was or that they were so easy to install in the G-22.
    The G-22 is now a .357 Sig, I like te round that much.
    So what about this Tennifer coating deal. I've since learned the guy I traded with POLISHED the G-22 slide bright metal, like stainless and it looks nice.
    Did he take the coating off?
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Tenifer isn't a coating, it's a process that hardens the metal.

    Could he 'go through it'? Yes, but it's not real likely.

    Did he? :dunno:



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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Did you happen to get that from a member here?
     
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    Th3Myth aka SuchxNxSuch

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    I would love to see pics!!!
     
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    Please post picture of the Glock. We'll be able to tell you more buy looking at it.

    It SOUNDS like you traded one piece of crap for another.
     
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    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    Somewhere else on the 'Net, there is this other guy posting that he traded his 'lousy, lousy' Glock for a Steyr, because he 'convinced the other guy that he could not live without it'. :rofl:

    What generation is the G22? 2nd or 3rd? Many guys here have polished their slides with no issues, so you might be OK.
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    A pollished slide turns a Glock into a piece of crap?

    Since it has nothing to do with function of the gun, wouldnt that be like saying all Glocks are a piece of crap. :whistling:
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    I think it would depend on what else the guy polished.....and how much.

    Luckily, most of what he may have 'fixed' can be repaired easily and inexpensively.


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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    True..Thats the good thing about Glock, ALMOST everything you do can be un-done..:supergrin:
     
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    I'm not saying that at all.

    I'm saying the OP traded a gun that he new was a POS for a gun he obviously knows little about and even more importantly he knows little about how the gun was polished and how it was worked on and treated.

    Kind of like buying a modified car. Sure it could be the awesome, well taken care of, and only using the best parts. But if you traded an old Pinto for it straight up you are in the "a little too good to be true" category. And usually (but not always) if its too good to be true, well it generally is.
     
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    That could be. The other guy might have really wanted what the OP had or could have created a problem child with the Glock and is not being honest..Time will tell.
     
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    Why are you knocking my G-22?
    The slide was polished, it wasn't cut in half with a torch.
    It runs well, real well, never a FTF, FTE, no stpoppages of any kind until I run out of ammo.
    The .40 is plenty accurate, and with the .357 barrel it's more accurate still.
    Here. It's the only pic I have.
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    The only thing that bothers me is that there is no marking on the .357 barrel at all.
    No maker, nothing. Is that unusual? Maybe bubba polished off the writing on the .357 barrel?????
    He advertized the gun for money, $550.00.
    I talked him into trading the M40 even up.
    H loved the looks and feel of the M40, needed the money but decided he just would skip the truck payment.
    I really don't care what his motives were, I got the best of the deal.
     
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    Oh man, that thing looks awful. You should just give it to me, hell, I'll even take the barrel and ammo off your hands as well! It's no problem at all, I insist! :supergrin:

    Seriously though, that thing looks great! I've been starting to fall in love with the RTF2 Gen 3's with the fish gill serrations, and wishing I had gotten one when they were available for that short period of time!
     
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    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    That does look like a nice piece - RTF2 with 'fish gills', polished. :cool: It appears that you did well on the trade.
     
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    well atleast he didnt polish it to a mirror finish...that doesnt look bad at all....hope you dont get bad carma trying to pawn off a styer as something he couldnt live without...
     
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    Yeah, o.k. ,so I did a number on the dude convincing him he NEEDED that POS Styre.
    It really is a bad handgun, accuracy wasn't bad, but the sights suck, trigger sucks, dry fire the gun and when the striker hits the whole guns shakes ruining your aim.


    Are the fish gill serrations something not real common?
    I'm not a Glock expert and frankly prefer the Smith M&P line much better.
    Thanks for the comments on my question about tennifer and what it is.
    I need to stay on topic so I don't get into trouble here.
    This is a great learning experience about Glocks and TENNIFER.
     
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    No. From a private individual in my area.