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View Poll Results: What Is Your Preferred Firearm Finish?

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  • Blued

    35 32.71%
  • Stainless

    44 41.12%
  • OD Green

    1 0.93%
  • Tenifer

    12 11.21%
  • Parkerized

    6 5.61%
  • Powder Coat

    2 1.87%
  • Robar NP3

    1 0.93%
  • Duracoat

    6 5.61%
  • Chrome

    3 2.80%
  • Hard Chrome

    3 2.80%
  • Melonite

    2 1.87%
  • Nickel Plating

    2 1.87%
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Thread: What's your finish preference?

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
    Why would somebody conceal or carry a stainless pistol or revolver, unless that is all you have?
    Gee, I don't know, but why wouldn't they carry a stainless steel pistol?
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  3. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
    Why would somebody conceal or carry a stainless pistol or revolver, unless that is all you have?
    One word -- rust!

    While stainless steel is not rustproof, it is much, much more rust resistant than blued. The Walther PPK/S that I carried for years IWB required only an occasional (weekly or bi-weekly) wipe-down with a cloth moistened in Break-Free to keep it looking good. My blued RIA 1911CSP would rust after a day of carrying unless it was stripped including removing the grips, and wiped down nightly. The same for a blued S&W 36 I sometimes carried.

    Now, with newer, smaller 9mm pistols available I very, very seldom carry that PPK/S anymore. It's been replaced by polymer-framed pistols with Tennifer or Melonite finishes on metal parts. That RIA 1911CSP has been Duracoated so rust is no longer an issue. But for natural steel finishes, stainless beats the heck out of blued carbon steel.

  4. #23

    Stainless

    Ever hear of perspiration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
    Why would somebody conceal or carry a stainless pistol or revolver, unless that is all you have?

  5. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Gay Al View Post
    Gee, I don't know, but why wouldn't they carry a stainless steel pistol?
    Because they carry a Glock.

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    Tenifer---no buffing required---no shine---sweat as much as you want!!!

  7. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob & Wife View Post
    Tenifer---no buffing required---no shine---sweat as much as you want!!!
    Now you're getting it.

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