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seamaster
03-03-2013, 11:18
Hi guys, what do you think of the traditional two-tone (black frame + stainless slide)?

If you have one like this I'd love to see pics.

Thanks,

Bodyarmorguy
03-03-2013, 13:57
Hi guys, what do you think of the traditional two-tone (black frame + stainless slide)?

If you have one like this I'd love to see pics.

Thanks,

Actually...the traditional two tone is a black/blue slide and hard chrome/stainless frame.

Here is a Colt Series 70 Combat Model that I purchased in circa 1985. It came in a factory all blue and I had it sent that same year to Accurate Plating & Weaponary to hard chrome the frame, reblue the slide, drop in beavertail, Commander hammer, Pachmayr MSH and a few other mods that were very vogue for that era.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0888.jpg

Same gun, sent to Heirloom Precision for some of Jason Burton's goodness in January 2009 and shipped back to me in March 2010
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/HPColt1.jpg

I don't know why companies started shipping guns with the black/blue lower and chrome/stainless uppers. It never made sense to me. The lower is what gets exposed to most of the elements and to the salt and acid in your hands.

bac1023
03-03-2013, 17:46
Hi guys, what do you think of the traditional two-tone (black frame + stainless slide)?

If you have one like this I'd love to see pics.

Thanks,

That's not traditional.

You have it backwards.

seamaster
03-03-2013, 17:56
Then that's why I don't see it as much. I'm thinking about refinishing a 1911 but not sure if the frame should be finish to look SS or have a black frame. The slide is new with stainless finish so I want to that as is.

Short Cut
03-03-2013, 18:54
Baer Concept X
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/JMB1911/Guns/BConceptXsm2.jpg

Kimber Custom CDP
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/JMB1911/Guns/CusCDPoutVM2.jpg

Kimber Compact CDP
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/JMB1911/Guns/Jul19021.jpg

Short Cut
03-03-2013, 18:55
:welcome: to Glock Talk! :patriot:

fnfalman
03-04-2013, 08:30
Then that's why I don't see it as much. I'm thinking about refinishing a 1911 but not sure if the frame should be finish to look SS or have a black frame. The slide is new with stainless finish so I want to that as is.

Do it any which way you like.

ca survivor
03-04-2013, 09:31
lets change "traditional" for "old school" blue slide, hard chrome frame, around the 1970s and the beaver tails were in the infancy back then.

Short Cut
03-04-2013, 09:57
One thing nice with a SS slide is that it reduces the typical muzzle wear from holstering.

Mushinto
03-12-2013, 21:35
THESE are Two-Tones:

Heinie I:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa137/Mushinto/RH115a-1.jpg

Heinie II:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa137/Mushinto/ColtHeinie1060.jpg

A reverse two-tone is like a reverse birth; an abortion.

medicfire104
03-13-2013, 00:20
Mine is a backward 2 tone, but I think it looks good, but then again that's probably why I bought it.

Mushinto
03-13-2013, 11:13
Mine is a backward 2 tone, but I think it looks good, but then again that's probably why I bought it.

It does look good and it's not backwards.

fnfalman
03-13-2013, 14:45
I really dislike two-tone guns, alas in this case it's either put up with the color scheme or not having a pair of Lightweight Commander .38 Supers.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Custom%20Carry%2038%20Spr/Five38Supers1_zpsb6abfb7b.jpg

Short Cut
03-13-2013, 18:08
^those LWCs are sweeet. :cowboy:

fnfalman
03-13-2013, 19:47
^those LWCs are sweeet. :cowboy:

I don't care for the slim grips but I can live with it. Took a couple hundreds of rounds to break in the accuracies but they group ok now.


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Short Cut
03-13-2013, 20:07
How are the follow ups with the .38 Super compared to .45 ACP with premium carry ammo?

SNIDER
03-13-2013, 20:21
this is how a two-tone 1911 should look....

Mushinto
03-13-2013, 22:07
I really dislike two-tone guns, alas in this case it's either put up with the color scheme or not having a pair of Lightweight Commander .38 Supers.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Custom%20Carry%2038%20Spr/Five38Supers1_zpsb6abfb7b.jpg

I will tell you what I told Dolly Parton, "great looking pair you got there."

Jim Watson
03-13-2013, 23:08
Early two tones had chrome plated receivers to resist sweat and grip wear. Slides were blue to reduce glare.

The first reverse two tone, white over black, that I saw was a Sig Sauer.
I think it came about because it was easy to just slap a stainless or plated slide on the regular black anodized aluminum receiver.

I have one, bought on price, not style.

seamaster
03-14-2013, 00:57
I put this one together shortly after posting this topic and tonight I replaced the blue grip screws with stainless. It's grown on me. I was considering painting the frame with stainless alumahyde but now I think I'm going to keep it black.

http://i.imgur.com/GU7DX8B.jpg

sawgrass
03-14-2013, 05:32
Short Cut, what are the grips on the Kimber Compact CDP?
Those are beautiful!

Short Cut
03-14-2013, 06:54
Thanks, those are from the tooth of a Wooly Mammoth. I got them from this guy back when he was selling on ebay.

http://www.fineturnage.com/shop/home.php

fnfalman
03-14-2013, 09:32
How are the follow ups with the .38 Super compared to .45 ACP with premium carry ammo?

Definitely quicker with the .38 Supers, even with the +P loads. I can feel just a hair difference in regular and +P .38 Super loads, but not really significant.

I generally don't subscribe to "intrinsically more accurate cartridges" theory, but the .38 Super may just make a believer out of me. I have two Colt 9mms from two different eras, a bunch of .45s both new and the oldest is early 1970s MKIV/Series 70, and five .38 Supers all recent productions. For some reasons, the .38s have consistently shot the tightest groupings with any and all ammo.

xx78
03-18-2013, 13:22
Here's one of mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/xx78/GEDC1115.jpg

shogun82
03-18-2013, 20:34
Kimber Super Carry Custom RGrizzle CS2 holster

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll106/scottparker_82/IMG_1281_zpsb0dd05af.jpg

Wyoming
03-18-2013, 21:22
Kimber Super Carry Custom RGrizzle CS2 holster

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll106/scottparker_82/IMG_1281_zpsb0dd05af.jpg

:welcome:

I am old school and like SS frame and dark slide two tone. The Kimber Super Carry Pro with bob frame that you have pictured is my main carry gun with leather OWB holster.

shogun82
03-19-2013, 07:38
:welcome:

I am old school and like SS frame and dark slide two tone. The Kimber Super Carry Pro with bob frame that you have pictured is my main carry gun with leather OWB holster.

Thanks for the welcome.

I'm still in the break-in phase of mine. Purchased 3 weeks ago. Only have about 250 FMJ's through it so far. I usually carry my G27 but have been impressed how easily this full size conceals iwb.

ferretray
03-22-2013, 21:58
Mine is a backward 2 tone, but I think it looks good, but then again that's probably why I bought it.

Yours is NOT a "backward 2 tone". When two-tone 1911's became popular, they were most commonly finished with a black upper and hardchromed lower.
Started with competition shooters.

sirgarreth
03-27-2013, 13:57
My EDC.