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Posted: 3/21/2003 2:11:04 PM EDT
I had Paul of Armadillo Refinishing redo my P226 and 3 mags in a two-tone teflon finish. Came out looking great. I highly recommend him. His web site is www.armadillorefinishing.com (still under construction, but a lot of content already there). Here's my 226:

Link Posted: 3/21/2003 2:16:52 PM EDT
is the frame OD? i love that two tone look.
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 2:26:54 PM EDT
Yep, OD frame with matte black slide and controls. Some might call it a "pimp" look, but I like it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 3:26:45 PM EDT
What did it cost for having it done to the Sig and the Mags ?
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 4:21:44 PM EDT
The whole gun plus 2 mags was (as I recall) $160. Another $10 for the extra mag. I'm quoting this from memory, so don't hold me to it. This is about half the price I was quoted by Rocky Mountain Arms, another leading teflon refinisher. Check with Paul for an exact figure: paul@armadillorefinishing.com
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 4:31:46 PM EDT
What was his turnaround?
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 4:55:36 PM EDT
Turnaround was about 2 weeks.
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 5:31:32 PM EDT
Looks great!! Been thinking of refinishing my 220. How tough is that finish, anyway?
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 6:00:01 PM EDT
It's supposed to be pretty tough. Paul has a 220 that he's put 1,000 rounds through since refinishing, and there's no wear of any kind in the finish. Of course, it's not a "miracle" finish. If you tie the gun to the back of your car with a rope and drag it for 10 miles it's gonna look pretty bad. But with normal use and care it's one of the better choices for a firearm finish.
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 8:29:08 PM EDT
is the upper half redone too, or just the lower?

TXL
Link Posted: 3/21/2003 9:07:43 PM EDT
looks great, he in CO too ??
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 6:28:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
is the upper half redone too, or just the lower?

TXL



TXL, He did not refinish the slide per my request. After inspecting it, he told me the slide finish was still in good shape and gave me the option of passing on it, and doing it at a later time if necessary. I decided to do this, as it will allow me to see how the original finish wears next to the teflon.

He did the frame, fire control parts, and the 3 mags.
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 6:29:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 6:31:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cnatra:
looks great, he in CO too ??



He's in western Colorado.
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 6:52:51 AM EDT
If I remember correctly, Paul posted on here about a year or so ago about his service, didn't he? His prices were/are very reasonable. I wish I'd remembered him, or you'd posted sooner, as I sent my Model 37 Ithaca out yesterday morning to get teflon'd.
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 10:51:18 AM EDT
SWEEEEEET!!
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 2:38:18 PM EDT
More pics! I don't think the scheme would work on my Beretta 92FS, but a CZ 75 series would look great like that, as would a Browning Hipower. Most impressive.
Link Posted: 3/22/2003 6:15:39 PM EDT
A couple more pics...




Link Posted: 3/27/2003 6:31:44 AM EDT
What gives? I tried calling the number on the site (970)245-8256 and a little girl told me that I didn't have the right number. Guess I'll try the email...

J
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 10:57:47 AM EDT
H357SIG,
Our telephone service was on the fritz for awhile back then, that might've been the cause of that. This is a late reply to your post... as I rarely get the free time to check out ar15.com.

You can try the number again, and ask for Paul if interested still.

Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:05:24 AM EDT
I have a Beretta 92FS that is a great reliable gun (my primary blaster) but its finsh is in horrid shape. I been wanting to get it redone for a while.

I contacted Robar, but they didn't even get back in touch with me. They don't want my money, thats fine by me.

I will be giving this fella a call. Thanks for posting this thread...
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:22:32 AM EDT
Looks really great...now there is another wad of cash I am going to have to get rid of.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:12:49 AM EDT

Very nice. I need to buy one of those AIM poice trade-ins and have that done.

$379 for a SIG, can't beat that. Plus, I like the older stamped slides better anyways.

Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:23:34 PM EDT
I bought one of those FN High Powers that were for sale in Shotgun News a couple of years ago and the finish was terrible. It shot great but it was damn ugly. I couldn't find anyone to refinish it for me that wasn't going to cost me and arm and a leg plus having to wait for months and months.
I wish I would have known about this refinsher about a month ago because I traded it for a different one.

Your pistol looks great.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:08:37 PM EDT
Absolutely beautiful, marvl.

Just out of curiosity, how bad was the finish before you sent in in? Got any pics prior to the refinish; it would be cool to see a 'before' and 'after' comparison.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 7:04:09 AM EDT
Well I am going to go through with it. I am going to send my 92FS off this week to have it refinished in black and dark grey, along with 4 magazines.

I will try to post some good before and after pics. Anyone know of a good pic hosting site online that I could use to do this?
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