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rsxr22
12-12-2010, 19:07
Hey guys!! I refinished my Spartan last week. Our shop provides refinishing in duracoat, and i have done a few pistols in it. I wanted to explore some other stuff though and I looked to Cerakote because of the quickness you can use the weapon after completion. I was blown away with how well the pistol came out. I originally wanted to do black over stainless with black small parts, but my wilson will be arriving soon in that flavor so i figured i'd try something else. I love their stainless color, it comes out almost in a titanium color and made the finish look extremely unique. It is reminding me of a darker, deeper bead blasting. Anyway, enjoy! Sorry for the Iphone photos! (I know I need new grips now, so dont bother commenting on them)
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu267/rsxr22/IMG_0216.jpg
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu267/rsxr22/IMG_0217.jpg
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu267/rsxr22/IMG_0218.jpg
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu267/rsxr22/IMG_0219.jpg

glock2740
12-12-2010, 19:20
Great job. Turned out very nice.

Texas Bulldog
12-12-2010, 19:20
Wooo Hoooo Hoooo!

That is just SEXY!

Very nice, Congrats!

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 19:46
Thanks guys!! I still have to go back and touch up a few parts! Need to refit the trigger and take a little extra off because the paint adds a little bit and is already wearing at the top of the trigger in the top 2 photos. Also I noticed a spot i must have missed on the grip safety.
I'll also add that the little extra that the Cerakote added to the gun, it is tight as ever again!! Virtually no side to side movement of the slide to frame fit. Im sure once i shoot it a bit, the cerakote will wear in some stress areas and I will get a little play back in the slide, but this is exactly why i bought this gun!! It had been my intentions to refinish it since the day I bought it!

MD357
12-12-2010, 19:54
That came out looking REALLY nice.

bac1023
12-12-2010, 20:01
Very nice.

Congrats! :cool:











...it looks like Quack got to you. :rofl:

Alcoy
12-12-2010, 20:04
very nice looking now. it does not look spartanisque anymore. if that's a word.

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 20:06
Very nice.

Congrats! :cool:











...it looks like Quack got to you. :rofl:

LOL Kinda! I used to have an EGW flat in my Kimber. I liked the trigger, but hated the "E" cutout. I got away from it and just went back to standard because i heard the 10-8's were tough to fit. Don pointed me in the direction to the Wilson's. I switched over my existing 1911's and I ordered my WC and NH with them.

lawdog734
12-12-2010, 20:07
Looks good and I kinda like those grips

bac1023
12-12-2010, 20:07
LOL Kinda! I used to have an EGW flat in my Kimber. I liked the trigger, but hated the "E" cutout.

EGW does make them without the "E". ;)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/016-3.jpg

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 20:10
very nice looking now. it does not look spartanisque anymore. if that's a word.

I know what you mean, pretty sure its not a word though haha

The gun has been anything short of GREAT since I picked it up. I loved it so much my TRP barely gets any love anymore. The only things I didnt like about the gun were the plastic MSH and trigger, No front strap checkering, and the fact it was park'd. I took care of 2 out of the 3 and grip tape is an easy fix for the 3rd, I just havent re-applied any since I finished it. I thought about sending it out to get checkered, but I think I will just enjoy the pistol as is and later down the road either get a Trojan or maybe even do a semi-custom build in 9mm, not sure yet!!! Im still trying to figure out how to pay for the 2 i have coming :supergrin:

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 20:13
Looks good and I kinda like those grips

Honestly, In the photos i guess they dont look that bad! But sitting next to me, their UGLY! I use a techwell magwell on the Spartan that I won at a USPSA match awhile back. The magwell attaches to slots cut into the grip and your choices from techwell are Mil-tacs or Alumnagrips. I think I am going to order a set of VZ's shortly though and just relieve cut them because the MT's are simply not aggressive enough

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 20:14
EGW does make them without the "E". ;)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/016-3.jpg

Wish I would have known that about a year ago!

Morgo
12-12-2010, 21:14
Great job, looks good :)

Quack
12-12-2010, 21:16
looks good in person and better than the crappy iPhone pics :rofl:

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 21:28
Very nice.

Congrats! :cool:

...it looks like Quack got to you. :rofl:

He is a COTEFT pledge. :rofl:

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 21:29
looks good in person and better than the crappy iPhone pics :rofl:

Hater.

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 21:55
Hater.

Very True :tongueout:

Quack
12-12-2010, 21:57
i'm on a MBP right now :tongueout:

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 22:10
Well atleast you have good taste in computers as well as 1911's, but aren't Mac's like the Nighthawk of the computer world??? I heard Acer makes a real good computer:whistling:

Quack
12-12-2010, 22:15
well if you mean made oversea's then Nighthawk and Mac are the same :tongueout:

steve1911
12-12-2010, 23:55
Looks good.

Congrats! :cool:


1911club#410

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 08:05
Rob, to be honest...that looks like poo. Given your love of all things Taurus, I have to say I'm a little surprised you didn't go stainless with gold accents. Very disappointing.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 15:59
well if you mean made oversea's then Nighthawk and Mac are the same :tongueout:

Nh becomes a NH in Arkansas!

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 16:00
Rob, to be honest...that looks like poo. Given your love of all things Taurus, I have to say I'm a little surprised you didn't go stainless with gold accents. Very disappointing.

I didnt say this was the final product did I? HATER

Quack
12-13-2010, 16:07
Nh becomes a NH in Arkansas!

Built on a remsport frame that is a forging from Daewoo in Korea.

Which is why I say NH is overpriced

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 16:15
That's who makes Caspian?

I thought they made their own frames?

Quack
12-13-2010, 16:18
That's who makes Caspian?

I thought they made their own frames?

Foster Industries makes Caspian. Caspian are cast frames.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 16:27
Oh i see, well the frame on my NH is a Caspian. I had always heard good things about them though. A lot of guys i shoot USPSA with use builds off of Caspians

Quack
12-13-2010, 16:49
Oh i see, well the frame on my NH is a Caspian. I had always heard good things about them though. A lot of guys i shoot USPSA with use builds off of Caspians

So its cast? Afaik Caspian stopped making forged frames years ago.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:03
I guess it is then! Im not really sure of the differences however, i could see how cast parts such as a slide stop or thumb safety could be a liability, but not a frame. But im no doctor

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:08
which NH are you getting?

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:09
Enforcer/Predator

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:12
cool...

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:15
LOL I know as you were typing that you wanted to type "gay", but It's ok. It's what I wanted and it wasnt overpriced for me. I couldnt have done a WC the way I wanted anyway and the closest thing would have costed significantly more. It'll probably be my only one, but I do like the looks of the T3, but doubt i'd ever get one. Honestly, I'd really like to do a Hi-Power down the road after these two builds.

Patrick R
12-13-2010, 19:57
Bobby the Nighthawk is looking good.

I was at the shop (B&B) Thurs when the trigger was getting sledged in!

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 20:05
Bobby the Nighthawk is looking good.

I was at the shop (B&B) Thurs when the trigger was getting sledged in!

I appreciate it! Tommorow night will be fun!! Did you get that sight fitted into the RIA?

Patrick R
12-13-2010, 20:47
If it dose not snow 2 feet tomarrow the shoot should be fun.

I'm going down to the shop now to look over my files. A few more thousands & the Novak should fit.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 20:49
The weather people cant get anything right!! We were supposed to be snowed in today!

Sounds good!! Get it done and will stick it back in for you tommorow!

Quack
12-13-2010, 20:51
i got almost 2ft of snow today at my house :rofl:

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 20:53
Not one flake stuck here!

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 21:06
We got about a foot.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 21:12
It was a little sketchy coming home from the show, but once we hit Kent, it was smooth sailing. It is sooo cold here though, like -1 wind chill

rsxr22
12-16-2010, 10:25
I am so super awesome.

chrisman17
12-16-2010, 10:33
I hate noisy pics of fine weapons, such a **** tease!

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 11:10
I am so super awesome.

Yes. Yes you are.

http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/chad.jpg

rsxr22
12-16-2010, 14:01
Yes. Yes you are.

http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/chad.jpg

LOL I definitely didnt say that. I left myself signed in on the store computer and my partners thought theyd have some fun. Promise Im not that vain :rofl:

knedrgr
12-16-2010, 14:58
...and my partners thought theyd have some fun.

Don't ask, don't tell policy here... :rofl::tongueout:

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 16:02
Don't ask, don't tell policy here... :rofl::tongueout:

71%er

:rofl:

DedicatedShooter
12-16-2010, 17:56
That STI is sooo super gay. I can't believe anyone would ever choose that color scheme. And whoever sprayed that did a horrible job too...look how splotchy and uneven that finish is. I bet no one would want that stainless color on their pistol after seeing how bad this one turned out, seriously, I bet no one would ever want it. Such un-professional work is certainly not what I had expected to come from the rsxr22 and the guys B&B.... :rofl:

Quack
12-16-2010, 18:06
:animlol:

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 18:09
That STI is sooo super gay. I can't believe anyone would ever choose that color scheme. And whoever sprayed that did a horrible job too...look how splotchy and uneven that finish is. I bet no one would want that stainless color on their pistol after seeing how bad this one turned out, seriously, I bet no one would ever want it. Such un-professional work is certainly not what I had expected to come from the rsxr22 and the guys B&B.... :rofl:

I like your style. You're going to fit in nicely here. None of us like Bobby anyway. :rofl:

thecableguy
12-16-2010, 18:52
That STI is sooo super gay. I can't believe anyone would ever choose that color scheme. And whoever sprayed that did a horrible job too...look how splotchy and uneven that finish is. I bet no one would want that stainless color on their pistol after seeing how bad this one turned out, seriously, I bet no one would ever want it. Such un-professional work is certainly not what I had expected to come from the rsxr22 and the guys B&B.... :rofl:
:rofl::rofl:

rsxr22
12-16-2010, 20:41
I like your style. You're going to fit in nicely here. None of us like Bobby anyway. :rofl:

Everyone meet Nick! He is part of B&B as well, the sprayer of the Spartan, and an ass!!:tongueout:

DedicatedShooter
12-16-2010, 21:10
Everyone meet Nick! He is part of B&B as well, the sprayer of the Spartan, and an ass!!:tongueout:

haha. Sorry Bobby, I couldn't resist. I'll get some pics of my M&P Pro up soon, gotta love Cerakote stainless!!

....now I just have to convince you to get into a .308 bolt gun build...:supergrin:

rsxr22
12-17-2010, 10:19
Once I figure out how I am paying for 2 semi custom's, I will do a bolt gun. You'll have to teach me how to use that big magnifying glass that people put on top of those though!