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Posted: 12/24/2005 2:40:58 PM EDT
It is a 5" EC, no front cocking serrations, Heinie Night sights, 30lpi frontstrap and msh, and Black T finish. I may change the grips to VZ diamondbacks.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:09:34 PM EDT
Congrats! That is a very very nice blaster!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:57:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:16:14 PM EDT
Rear sight says TRIJICON!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:21:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brian427cobra:
Rear sight says TRIJICON!



That's because it has a tritium insert from Trijicon.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:22:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brian427cobra:
Rear sight says TRIJICON!

OK?...and?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:21:40 PM EDT
The side of the sight may say Trijicon, the top of it says HEINIE.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:05:30 AM EDT
NICE blaster! Who did the Black T?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:07:02 AM EDT
I'd venture to guess Walt Birdsong did it
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:07:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:17:07 AM EDT
Birdsong is my guess as well, was wondering what the wait for for his non-Fed/Mil customers these days.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:59:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
Birdsong is my guess as well, was wondering what the wait for for his non-Fed/Mil customers these days.



It depends when you send your gun in. He does them in batches so it can range from a couple of weeks to 90 days.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:21:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
NICE blaster! Who did the Black T?



It's a proprietary finish. If it's Black T, It's Walter Birdsong's company that's applying it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:37:01 PM EDT
Great looking piece. Simple clean look, just like the ADCO RRA pistols. I like.

Is the entire barrel coated in Black-T or just the chamber and hood area?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:14:41 PM EDT
They coat the entire barrel exterior. They of course don't coat the inside. It's the same finish used for the Springfield Professional 1911. I don't have experience but I think it holds up well even on the barrel. There is a phosphate coat below the Black T finish. After reading lots of reviews of the finish it seems that on some areas the black will wear some over time and expose the dark grey phosphate underneath which still protects the steel. It's not as pretty as RRA's blued pistols but it'll hold up a lot better. I plan to shoot the snot out of this gun and see what it can handle. I only have 3 pistols. My main carry gun, the RRA, and a .22. I plan to carry it as much as possible so I hope this finish holds up well over time. I don't care if it scuffs as long as it doesn't chip.

Oh yea, there seems to be a lot of confusion about Black T. It isn't a spray and bake finish like gun-kote. It's applied in a chemical process. I can tell it has better inherent lubricity than gun-kote. I don't know if that means it's better just different. My carry gun is finished in Gun-Kote and it has held up great so I'll find out which I like more in time.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:18:23 PM EDT
Cool. Thanks for sharing dude.
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