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Posted: 9/25/2004 5:25:08 PM EST
(poll coming)
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:34:08 PM EST
definitely stainless. They hold up tons better than other finishes. I have 20 year old handguns that look brand new while some of my blued stuff looks 20 years old.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:37:30 PM EST
Parkerized.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:39:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:44:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:36:14 PM EST
I like the dull stainless with unpolished rounds.. I also like the Black/Stainless like the Eclipse series have.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 11:48:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 11:56:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 12:00:25 AM EST by Unjoiner13]
Red Slide/Green Frame? ---> This should never happen to a 1911

I've never seen someone go to so much trouble to try to make a real weapon look like a toy.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:15:41 AM EST
Stainless............................................................................................buffed till ya can come your hair in it
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:22:36 AM EST
Uhhh , That orange and green Llama is burnt into my sub-conscience ..........
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:41:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Unjoiner13:
Red Slide/Green Frame? ---> This should never happen to a 1911

I've never seen someone go to so much trouble to try to make a real weapon look like a toy.



MY EYES!!!!

I like all of the above finishes (except that god-awful llama posted ). I would, in the ARFCOM spirit, buy them all!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:50:16 AM EST
Black Colt 1991A1
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:14:51 AM EST
Black. Thank You.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:59:43 AM EST
Coolest 1911 ever.




Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:52:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By LRGunner:
Parkerized.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:58:40 PM EST
Parkerized OD Green.... I love it cuz that was the first big pistol I ever shot... Dad got it pre GCA68 ... CMP Surplus, $15 shipped to his Post Office... just had to show ID and sign for it. He kicks himself to this day for not getting a surplus 1903 Springfield at that time, but they were expensive... $25!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:01:15 PM EST
Voted Black for the lack of a "highly polished blue" option. What can I say, guns are supposed to be blued.... Black phosphating or parkerizing is a good second choice.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:11:29 PM EST
How about black stainless?



Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:53:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:02:13 PM EST
I own all of the 3 listed, and I am leaning towards the Stainless on which I like best
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:24:19 PM EST
I like SS best because it wears better than any others. All my guns are for use and none are safe queens so I like a tough finish. Some of the high tech finishes are nice but I hate blued guns as they rust easy and holsters wear the blueing off fast. Resell value is also much better on a nice looking gun and SS wears least of all.
Many of my friends whose opinion I respect like "black/blued" guns better but I have my own opinion.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:48:08 PM EST
How would you guys compare stainless steel to a good chrome job?
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 12:52:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 12:58:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:11:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 2:12:31 AM EST by norman74]
I voted chrome, but it has nothing to do with aesthetics. A good hardchrome job wears better than any other finish, and is more rust-resistant than any other finish.
and I don't go in for that whole "black is easier to conceal" nonsense.

ETA:
I do prefer the chrome matte or brushed however.
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