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    Recent Birdsong Handgun Drop-Off for Black-T

    Had the occasion to drive through Jackson, MS and remembered that Birdsong (now W. E. BIRDSONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.) is just south of Jackson. I dropped a couple worn West Germans, a HK P7 PSP and Sig P6 (i.e. P225). They were as friendly as I remember years and years ago when I last spoke to them. There are even more color options, the same pricing, and they very busy as well with individual and contract work (glad to see).

    I chose Black-T for both, although was thinking about two tone (between Green, Brown, Tan, Black) and looking forward to May-June delivery. I'll post pictures in the summer, their work is top notch. If you have any Black-T work, post pictures.

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    It's been many years since I've had something Black-T'd, but I remember Walter Sr (RIP) would just talk your ears off. He was a wealth of knowledge and a true gentleman.


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    I always liked the looks of Black T finished guns. Look forward to the pics

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    I had a Glock slide refinished in Black-T. I've carried it for years and it looks just as nice as the day I got it back. Oddly, the prices on their website are from 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret View Post
    I had a Glock slide refinished in Black-T. I've carried it for years and it looks just as nice as the day I got it back. Oddly, the prices on their website are from 2015.
    Yes, they haven't changed prices in a good long while. Feels like their business is mostly industrial coating for military, aerospace to protect and add longevity to critical parts in big people movers (planes, subs, ships, etc.). While I saw a couple dozen guns there, the contract they were working on packing (parts about the 1/4 size of a fist) took up dozens of very large boxes in packing area.

    Just the description of the detail breakdown and inventory of all the parts of my drop-offs along with the process had me thinking these folks know their stuff. I joked about being able to break down a P7 is a unique skill with the response indicating its common knowledge across many at the shop. Glad I finally did it, now the wait begins, but will be way sooner than that form 4 I just certified.

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    I haven't heard that name in a very long time. I haven't thought about Black-T in forever either. Glad to hear they are still up and running.





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    Never heard of them...but I'm glad I did now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texaspoff View Post
    I haven't heard that name in a very long time. I haven't thought about Black-T in forever either. Glad to hear they are still up and running.





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    Ditto. Springfield used to have Black-T on some of their guns or as an option. It was also available via their custom shop in the past. Springfield seems to have dropped their proprietary coating as well for Cerakote.

    In the past they only had black and green. Maybe all they need now is gray.

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    Just got the call today 39 days after drop-off, they are on the way back to me. Beyond excited about receiving them back and also blown away by the prices that haven't changed since 2015 on their firearms work. Total for both and 5 mags between them was under $450 back to me which is pretty amazing. They indicated their industrial work prices have gone up with costs, but are still focused on their firearms customers and specifically mentioned not wanting to be part of inflation and continuing to take care of their customer. I'll post pictures, but may have to hit the plate racks at my outdoor range when they arrive.

    Shadow you are right, Springfield Professional (Custom shop) is still black-t and shop confirmed they still have an ongoing contract with SA CS, pretty cool.
    Last edited by ndmiller; 05-21-24 at 20:26.

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