View Poll Results: stainless steel vs blue & parf for pistols--

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  • yes give me the stainless!

    8 66.67%
  • maybe if they throw in some extras

    1 8.33%
  • only if it is a small bit more costly

    1 8.33%
  • no give me the old school blue anyday!

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Thread: stainless steel vs blue/park for pistols!

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    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
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    Post1911 stainless steel vs blue/park for pistols!

    stainless steel pistols --are they worth the extra $$??

    while pistol shopping i noticed most makes of pistols have a blue/park model and a stainless for a little more $.

    is the stainless worth it?

    if so how much?

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    I can see stainless for a carry pistol that get thrown under the seat and held close to the body.

    If it was for open carrying I think its just a cosmetic preference.

    My current carry pistol isn't stainless (its cheap and functional PA-63) and it shows all the bruises prominently but it fires every time I pull the trigger

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    I voted ss because I'm a sweaty mammal. I do own a couple non ss pistols though.

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    i guess i only have one stainless pistol. that is the 45 OSS. but it is plastic framed--

    but i do have a stainless steel barrel in one of my glocks and the 1911 i built a few years back.

    i have been pondering building or buying a 1911 for 2011 and am trying to decide what to get.

    i did find a nice looking stainless pistol for a bit more than the blued. about $120 more to be exact --but it has more to it than just a stainless finish it is considerably more finished in the internals as well.

    the other pistol i am looking at has a stainless barrel and bushing --but that it. if the rest of it was a forging "for sure" i would feel better about it.
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    I've got a stainless Springfield 1911 that has been lightly reworked- my shootin' buddies laugh at me for keeping it put away. It's just to damn pretty to get dirty-a safe queen. I do have a Rock Island that is blued and for a cheapo it more than does the job.

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    I think it depends on the pistol. I think 1911s look better "old school".

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    Well you know the benefits of stainless.
    If you want a firearm in stainless but don't want the bling, paint or coat it, bling problem solved.
    "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan

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    what kind of coatings look good and will stick well to stainless?

    i kind of like the two-tone 1911s with stainless frame and black slide so what would be good to coat a stainless slide?

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    Any of the bake on finishes work well, but you have to sacrifice the polished surfaces as they only stick to a rough sandblasted surface. I prefer GunKote, but the other bake-ons have good reviews as well.

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    anybody use this stuff?

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