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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 9/24/2003 6:17:17 PM EST
I like the look of two tone pistols, mainly 1911's. The Browning High Power Practical is a great looking pistol also. All of the manufacturers have them, the original combination was silver frame and blued slide, then they did it in reverse with the silver slide and blue frame, just doesn't look right to me and I can't seem to get used to that style.

What do you guys think?

Link Posted: 9/24/2003 7:12:38 PM EST
I also like the chrome frame and blued slide, but not the reverse.

Link Posted: 9/24/2003 9:43:53 PM EST
My Practical is the only two-tone I've ever owned. For some reason it has a class that other guns just don't have, even USP S/S models, IMO.
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 9:51:15 PM EST
I thought the post was COOL looking or NOT, not Cool Option #1 vs Cool Option #2. I vote #3, they look stupid.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 2:48:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
I thought the post was COOL looking or NOT, not Cool Option #1 vs Cool Option #2. I vote #3, they look stupid.

Good point, I should have included an option #3 Don't like either.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 2:50:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 3:15:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2003 3:16:26 AM EST by Lumpy196]
Im black handgun kinda guy, but I like the occassional silver framed Govt Model.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 7:15:27 AM EST
#4 all chrome plated (that way at least I don't have to worry about rust).

Link Posted: 9/25/2003 11:22:26 AM EST
dont like 2 tone, makes it look like it is a put together, like the ARs, with bushmaster purple recievers and black uppers. lol. one solid colour for me.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 11:38:13 AM EST
# 3- Just say no to frankenfinishes ;)
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 12:56:04 PM EST
#3 looks like you made the gun from spare parts
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 1:08:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2003 1:13:03 PM EST by GunnyG]
Guess what my vote was!

Edited: How about a poll regarding fugly rubber grips (wrap around or not, w/ finger grooves or not), versus double diamond wooden stock panels!
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 1:14:05 PM EST
A lot depends on how it is done and what type of gun it is done to...the final results.
Do the frame first, to help preserve it.
As much as I like the all black look, I usually opt for the all SS gun as more practical, for me at least.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 1:15:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2003 1:17:42 PM EST by DavidC]
Got a whole bunch of two-tone 1911's; I also like the combination of the silver frame and blued accesories...

This is sort of two-tone; it's a Springfield Black Stainless...

Link Posted: 9/25/2003 5:08:34 PM EST
Every gun I own is blued or black, can't have you see me comin'.
I like the look of some of the two-tones. It just never seems like me once it's out of the case and I have it in my hand. I give it back and return to the dark side.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 5:28:33 PM EST
I like the look of two-toned handguns. I prefer the blued frame with a silver slide, but I also have to agree the stainless frame with blued slide and accessories (as DavidC mentioned) looks cool, too.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 5:31:47 PM EST
... It's all ghey, a pistol should be flat, matte black.

... Period

Link Posted: 9/25/2003 5:56:55 PM EST
I like two-tones here's mine:

Kahr PM9 and Glock 21. The Glock has been chromed by Tripp Research

SIG P220 and Beretta 92 Elite, both chromed by Tripp Research
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 6:51:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2003 6:52:21 PM EST by Vermilion]
My Ed Brown Kobra Carry in Two-Tone.

My Wilson Combat CQB in Two-Tone.

Link Posted: 9/26/2003 10:53:37 PM EST

Link Posted: 10/6/2003 6:58:49 PM EST
Here's my Les Baer PII. Hard chrome frame and Baercoat slide.

Link Posted: 10/8/2003 3:40:16 PM EST
In my humble op. two tone pistols are that way to serve a pourpose. On a hard use pistol(carry,duty)the frame is stainless to protect from rust. With todays super finishes it is just for pretty. My kimber is two tone because the slide was getting holster wear, in an attempt to refinish, I polished the flats, and tried to reblue. It would have been beautiful, but it didn't take. I ended up diging the way it looked, so I put a finish of Knife wax over it and to this day it looks purdy.
Kimber must have read my mind cause about a year later they came out with the Eclipse.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 4:05:04 PM EST
You guys have some nice looking pistols, thanks for all of the pic's.

dangles1, your Les Baer PII is a beauty!!!

I think that I still favor the silver frame/blue slide combo.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 4:28:45 PM EST
Just because Stainless Steel says Stainless doesn't mean it won't rust. The better the steel the easier it will rust. My ed brown rusts VERY easily and the frame is SS.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 5:05:21 PM EST
Vermilion, you have a couple of beauties also, looking at your pic's I assumed the Ed Brown was hard chromed and the Wilson Is a painted baked on finish correct, that grey color frame is different, I like it!
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 7:01:36 PM EST
The frame on the EB is matte stainless steel. Not polished.

The coating on the Wilson is called Armor Tuff. They make it in 3 diff colors. Black, gray, and OD green.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 7:53:33 AM EST
Wilson combat OD and black looks awsome!

Link Posted: 10/11/2003 9:22:31 PM EST
Pretty sure I like 'em!

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