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Posted: 8/17/2005 11:15:20 AM EDT

I just got one of my Sistema's refinished in green. The other pictured is still in black (with a relatively new finish).



So here's my question: Should I keep one all green and one all black, or should I mix-and-match?

Here're two pictures of what a mix might look like:





If I mix them, should things like slide relaze, safety, etc - match the slide or the frame?


Opinions please!! I'm not sure which one I like myself.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:23:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 12:23:53 PM EDT by PAEBR332]
I like the way they look with the contrasting slide lock levers. I'd probably switch the safety as well, since the contrast would look ubercool. YMMV.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:24:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 12:24:56 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
I like guns all one color...

Mixed-n-matched color guns remind me of a car with different color doors, hood and trunk.

Just my opinion...
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:30:12 PM EDT
Neat. I actually like them mixed with contrasting slide release and safety.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:41:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:
Neat. I actually like them mixed with contrasting slide release and safety.


+1

Nice pistolas
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:43:49 PM EDT
I like 2-tones...


<--got here from the hijack-whore thread, too.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:47:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I like 2-tones...


<--got here from the hijack-whore thread, too. hr


Me too, but I thought he was selling one of them.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:00:57 PM EDT
Sweet setup, I like the two tone, but you need a double shoulder holster now...
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:19:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 1:20:06 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Phiber0p:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I like 2-tones...


<--got here from the hijack-whore thread, too.



Me too, but I thought he was selling one of them.




Sorry - I wasn't trying to trick anyone or anything like that.



Thanks for all the feedback. I'm starting to lean towards the mixed set-up now.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:45:33 PM EDT
Yea, the gree frame with black slide look good! Switch out the safety for the black, Maybe even the grip safety? Either way they both look good.


Travis
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:35:39 PM EDT
So...

You 'gonna tell your fellow C&R FFL holders WHERE you found these babys ???
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:40:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
So...

You 'gonna tell your fellow C&R FFL holders WHERE you found these babys ???




Unfortunately, it was a few years ago - when SOG still had them. I believe it was $299 a piece, and they were in excellent, refinished (re-arsenaled?) conditions. I WISH I could find more at that price.

I am STILL kicking myself for only buying two. I seriously wish I had bought at least five of them, or more. They are such awesome guns - like a Colt 1911A1 in every way.


Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:32:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:54:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Phiber0p:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I like 2-tones...


<--got here from the hijack-whore thread, too. hr


Me too, but I thought he was selling one of them. hr



Sorry - I wasn't trying to trick anyone or anything like that. h.gif



Thanks for all the feedback. I'm starting to lean towards the mixed set-up now.



NP, I'm just jealous 'cause you have 2 to mix and match heAt least no one can say "you don't have a pair"
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:55:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
So...

You 'gonna tell your fellow C&R FFL holders WHERE you found these babys ???




Unfortunately, it was a few years ago - when SOG still had them. I believe it was $299 a piece, and they were in excellent, refinished (re-arsenaled?) conditions. I WISH I could find more at that price.

I am STILL kicking myself for only buying two. I seriously wish I had bought at least five of them, or more. They are such awesome guns - like a Colt 1911A1 in every way.





Hey, I can help you out. I'll take that old Rustang off your hands for $500 and you can get another one.


Woody
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:13:05 PM EDT
One or the other, I hate two tone pistols.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:35:45 PM EDT
I really like the black slide on the green frame. Swap out the releases, pins, and slide locks, and you have yourself a stylish set of two-tones.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:39:16 AM EDT
I like the look of a black slide and green frame.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:40:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GenghisKhan:
I like the look of a black slide and green frame.



Ditto!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:31:50 AM EDT
The Springfield 1911 I recently got is two tone from the factory. I think they look great.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:39:24 AM EDT
Take the OD slide stop, safety, etc...... and put them on the black 1911 and vice versa
Here is my Kimber with OD frmae and Slide with Black parts



Link Posted: 8/18/2005 11:40:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Take the OD slide stop, safety, etc...... and put them on the black 1911 and vice versa
Here is my Kimber with OD frmae and Slide with Black parts

images.snapfish.com/34475%3A5923232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D8%3A8%­3D94%3C%3DXROQDF%3E232349875763%3Bot1lsi

images.snapfish.com/34475%3A5923232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D8%3A8%­3D94%3C%3DXROQDF%3E2323498757647ot1lsi


+1, all black with green controls and all green with black controls.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:40:02 PM EDT
Where you get them finished?

Mine needs a good finish job.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:48:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shotgun:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Take the OD slide stop, safety, etc...... and put them on the black 1911 and vice versa
Here is my Kimber with OD frmae and Slide with Black parts

images.snapfish.com/34475%3A5923232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D8%3A8%­3D94%3C%3DXROQDF%3E232349875763%3Bot1lsi

images.snapfish.com/34475%3A5923232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D8%3A8%­3D94%3C%3DXROQDF%3E2323498757647ot1lsi


+1, all black with green controls and all green with black controls.




That's what I went ahead and did. Looks good.


ThreeMan - I got the green one refinished (with GunKote) at CCR Refinishing.

This is my first GunKote finish, and I really like it (and they did a great job). I'm probably going to send them two more 1911's to do - and maybe an AR or two as well.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:27:27 AM EDT
When will this two tone fad die, die, die?
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