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    Goofy question SA finish

    I have an old TRP, maybe 12 ish years ago I bought a TRP. It has 7-10K rounds through it. The finish is the old finish and very good. What was their old finish and what is their new finish? Dont really care but curious. I also feel like this TRP was made with extra care. The gun was and is very very tight even after all these rounds. It has impressed me.

    I just looked at the finish and it made me wonder.

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    I want to say Armory Kote as I don’t believe the Black T finish made it to the factory line guns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmuscle View Post
    I want to say Armory Kote as I don’t believe the Black T finish made it to the factory line guns.


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    It is more shiny than their current black guns. Isn't that coat more Matt finished

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    Armory kote had a pretty good sheen iirc


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    My CRG got Armory Kote when it went to SACS a few years ago. I was thoroughly unimpressed. The new Black T on my RO Elite is far superior and my favorite handgun as far as finish goes. The Kote scratched fairly easily and had weird inconsistencies in it, kind of like a not-so-great paintjob. The Black T is glossy, but super slick to the touch (feels fancy though, not like a Gen 4 Glock slick), but is completely even and looks much more like it is a part of the metal as opposed to a coating on top of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmuscle View Post
    Armory kote had a pretty good sheen iirc


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    what was the coating they used before their current dull / Matt finish. It was also before they had the Laser like etching for the words on the side 1911 A1 .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    what was the coating they used before their current dull / Matt finish. It was also before they had the Laser like etching for the words on the side 1911 A1 .....

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    Unknown. I was dabbling in SA 1911s during the time frame being discussed. I’m not sure what they were doing previously.


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    Thumbs up

    My 1995 Mil-Spec was parked (cerakoted NOW), and while I've NO idea what this is on my new LW Operator... I LIKE it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_War_Wagon View Post
    My 1995 Mil-Spec was parked (cerakoted NOW), and while I've NO idea what this is on my new LW Operator... I LIKE it!

    The frame is anodized being aluminum if you didn’t already know FYI


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    my 2008 MCOP has AK.

    Mine has held up decent for rough 12K+

    The lower was refinished in 2011 for all OD.













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