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    1911 in public, needs a new coat.

    I bought a new level 3 retention holster for my 1911s so I can feel better about OC with em. However, my Colt's frame is old and no longer blue.

    Are there any local vendors that can apply hard crome, or am I forced to ship it out of state?

    thanks much in advance

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    How "local" do you want it to be? WA is big enough that, to me, shipping it is shipping it. What side of the mountains, and North or South area?

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    I'd recommend a moly coat instead of bluing I've got a two-tone gray and black, and it's lasted far longer than the original parkerization and provides great protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMan View Post
    I bought a new level 3 retention holster for my 1911s so I can feel better about OC with em. However, my Colt's frame is old and no longer blue.

    Are there any local vendors that can apply hard crome, or am I forced to ship it out of state?

    thanks much in advance

    I apply DuraCoat to guns once or twice a year. Not the same guns over just friends who like my work and want other guns done. Or they buy new guns and want them done too.

    I plan on working out a mix that looks like regular bluing.

    Was thinking about painting the tips of my pistol barrels orange. Maybe paint the slides some other color besides black.
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    How about the same blue as the training guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbaconator View Post
    How about the same blue as the training guns?
    Ugh...why would you do that to a 1911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Ugh...why would you do that to a 1911?
    True... maybe a Beretta...

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    Unless you're really hung up on Chrome, I'd definitely consider DuraCoat. I bought a pistol a couple of years ago that came from the factory with it. At first I wondered how well it would hold up to a kydex holster and cleaning agents. Today it's absolutely scratch or chip free after carry in a Blade-Tech holster and over 10k rounds through it.

    It's great stuff unless you want a nice shiny pistol like a Mexican Drug Lord.
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