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500 Magnum Nut
17th June 2007, 07:32
How is it holding up? Any members with a lot of rounds thru your Gen III coated pistols?

Mine is still like new and was just wondering on the durability of the pistols in the real world.

Thanks.

TomB
17th June 2007, 11:53
I never thought it would be a pretty as it is!@
Tom

ltdave
17th June 2007, 18:14
any pictures or other information for someone who just came in?


david

TomB
17th June 2007, 19:59
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/TEBozo/TomsCommanderSF2755.jpg

500 Magnum Nut
22nd June 2007, 22:48
Ed Brown Special Forces pistols are normally coated with Gen III.
Other Brown guns could be coated for 200-300 dollars more.
http://edbrown.com/

TomB
23rd June 2007, 00:10
500 Magnum Nut:

I don't get it; what was your point?
Tom

500 Magnum Nut
23rd June 2007, 02:33
500 Magnum Nut:

I don't get it; what was your point?
Tom

I was providing a link so Itdave can read about what the coating is all about. He did ask a question, which you didn't answer. All you provided was a picture.

TomB
23rd June 2007, 09:53
500 MN:

Gotta a first name :rolleyes: , please?

Thanks for the follow up.

Tom

500 Magnum Nut
23rd June 2007, 10:22
500 MN:

Gotta a first name :rolleyes: , please?

Tom

My friends call me Mag Nut. :)

Now, I still would like to know how this Gen III coating is holding up in the field. Back on topic please. :geek:

moyler
23rd June 2007, 15:08
I am also curious, not so much as to names, but rather how the Gen III holds up. Specifically to holster wear. Is this a disposable finish? I use my blue KC for daily carry for now, and I may have it done at some point. Anyone carry a Gen III gun?
Thanks

TomB
25th June 2007, 21:01
500 Mag Nut and Moyler:

The Gen III coating is probably too new to test the wear factor. You guys buy one and give it a try.

Tom

500 Magnum Nut
26th June 2007, 00:54
I currently own a special forces pistol which is a year old. I have around 1000 rounds thru it, however I never holstered it and was considering doing so. Currently it looks 100% but it's treated gently.

In addition to this Brown 1911, I also own the Executive Target in Blue and I have ordered a Kobra in stainless.

I carry and prefer Night sights on all my carry guns. Secondly, I also prefer the series 70 pistols which is why I want to carry the Brown, either the Special Forces (in Gen III ) or The Kobra (in stainless) when it is delivered will be my new carry gun.

If the Gen III coating is not up to the task then the Kobra without hesitation will be my carry piece. That's why I am seeking info on the durability issues of the Gen III. Someone must have holstered it to have formed an opinion on the coating.

Here is an older picture of my SF. 100% and very accurate.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v508/500magnumnut/BROWNSPECIALFORCES.jpg

TomB
26th June 2007, 01:49
I believe that the Gen II coating is too new for their to be a "holster wear" test gun out there, Magnum, but let's see. :dead_hors
TomB

82A1CAL
2nd July 2007, 23:54
500 magnum nut
I got my EB ET Gen III coated trying to take up most of the movement in the slide and frame. IMO it is not holding up well. pics was after the first break in. I know it was all black when I got it back. 300 rounds and gen III coating is showing signs of flaking.
http://www.motorsportsr.com/catalog/Personal/IMG_3960.jpg
http://www.motorsportsr.com/catalog/Personal/IMG_3959.jpg

82A1CAL
2nd July 2007, 23:56
http://www.motorsportsr.com/catalog/Personal/IMG_3976.jpg
http://www.motorsportsr.com/catalog/Personal/IMG_3967.jpg

500 Magnum Nut
3rd July 2007, 10:47
My SF also flaked when I first fired it. It was flaking on the top of the frame where the disconnect came thru. The ramp looks like it flaked off there too.The exterior looks fine with no chips or flaking at all.

It does seem to appear more like a paint job then a blueing...

82A1CAL
3rd July 2007, 13:37
I wasn't happy with the Gen III coating, especially when I have to pay $300 for the coating plus shipping. Armor-Tuff and Baer Coat seems to bond onto the metal a lot better. My SRP with 3000+ rounds is showing wear on internal areas but it is wearing the coatings thin but it is not flaking/chipping like the Gen III coating.


My SF also flaked when I first fired it. It was flaking on the top of the frame where the disconnect came thru. The ramp looks like it flaked off there too.The exterior looks fine with no chips or flaking at all.

It does seem to appear more like a paint job then a blueing...