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    My Bloomberg Edition 1911

    I got the opportunity to have my 1911 refinished for free. A friend is trying to start duracoating firearms so I let him use my 1911 to start his portfolio. Was going for the bloomberg edition look. The color is actually OSHA Blue with the accessories done in gloss black. What do you guys think?


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    A little curious on your choice of color. "Blue Guns" are usually inert training guns.
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    How's well do they function after dura coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennie1986 View Post
    How's well do they function after dura coat?
    Drua coat doesn't affect the operation at all. Sliding/mating surfaces are not usually coated, just the exposed parts. I've got a couple of pistols that are Duracoated and they work just fine. It can chip if the weapon is dropped though, especially at the sharp edges.
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    Perfect! Although to be a true Bloomberg edition...well...here's my hasty mockup.

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    Edit to add: didn't realize Bloomberg edition wasn't referring to everyone's favorite mayor...lol oh well
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    A little curious on your choice of color. "Blue Guns" are usually inert training guns.
    Because I like the color blue, and the other bloomberg colors are less manly.

    Quote Originally Posted by bennie1986 View Post
    How's well do they function after dura coat?
    Yea, fires flawlessly. However the blue duracoat does show powder residue much easier than it did blued.

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    Whats the rough cost of getting a 1911 sprayed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky508 View Post
    Whats the rough cost of getting a 1911 sprayed?
    $16.50 in an Aerosol Can from Brownells. You can do it yourself. Lots of people will strip the parts down and wet sand for good adhesion. Can also bead blast using fine glass beads. If you don't like aerosol cans Brownells also sells duracoat in 4oz or 8 oz containers that you can apply using an airbrush. They run from $10-$25 for guns adequate for this kind of job.

    De-greaseing can be as simple as running the parts through the dishwasher.
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    The duracoat itself is pretty cheap. It was about $20 for the duracoat. Having the sandblaster, airbrush, and adequate place to duracoat it is the harder part.

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    You can also buy the aerosol attachment for the Duracoat if you don't have an airbrush.

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    well,,,

    it looks like a very good and smooth coating, but
    i dont like the PRACTICE BLUE COLOR!!!
    it looks like a toy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    it looks like a very good and smooth coating, but
    i dont like the PRACTICE BLUE COLOR!!!
    it looks like a toy!!
    Thats kinda the point of the "Bloomberg Edition" guns. I know its controversial, but its still different, some what unique, and just something you don't see, which is why I wanted it done that way.


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    I think it looks great. Looks like UN blue to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayd1981 View Post
    Thats kinda the point of the "Bloomberg Edition" guns. I know its controversial, but its still different, some what unique, and just something you don't see, which is why I wanted it done that way.

    This concept has been around for a long time. Here's some examples of what you see Drug Dealers and Pimps carrying in Mexico:



    To each his own.
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