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mstennes
12-04-2010, 12:10
Hi first post here, been a lurker but didnt realize how good Glock Talk was towards 1911's. Anyway I'm a long time 1911 owner, and just picked up a Springer Pro, love the pistol, but I have questiosn about how well the Black T finish will hold up, in a holster? I have had a rifle done in Black T once, and I was not impressed with its wear resistance. My present holsters are a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2, and I just picked up a Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe.
Thanks

Quack
12-04-2010, 12:13
the black finish wear's and scratches easily, but it's still resists corrosion, which is why the FBI spec'd it out on the Professional.

mstennes
12-04-2010, 12:23
the black finish wear's and scratches easily, but it's still resists corrosion, which is why the FBI spec'd it out on the Professional.
Thats what I noticed, but what or how fast does it wear holstered? Would I be better off, having a different finish applied and if so what?
ETA, I guess what concerns me is the Kydex portion of the Crossbreed.

GJ1981
12-04-2010, 12:38
how fast does it wear holstered? Would I be better off, having a different finish applied and if so what?

Just depends on how hard you train. My Pro hasn't held up that great compared to my CQB, but I don't baby my pistols.

I wouldn't spend the $ until you actually need it, after all, it's just wear.

My Pro has been for range only use lately, but this wear is from less than a year of use between a VM-II and MTAC.

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bac1023
12-04-2010, 13:57
Black T doesn't hold up as well as, say, Roguard from Robar.

mstennes
12-04-2010, 14:45
Black T doesn't hold up as well as, say, Roguard from Robar.

That and Ion Bond is what I see recommended allot, not sure which is better though.

GJ1981
12-04-2010, 15:03
If you're paying shipping fees, I'd go for the Ionbond.

I've heard mixed reviews on Roguard as far as durability. There was a post on a 1911 forum that went into pretty good detail on the paint-on finishes.

I think Roguard was a step above Black-T but still under a few others for wear.

bac1023
12-04-2010, 15:10
That and Ion Bond is what I see recommended allot, not sure which is better though.

Ionbond is great.

mstennes
12-04-2010, 17:00
Ionbond is great.

So who do you recommend to install it, when I need it?