The 2 1911s I have are both stainless. The sig has an XO finish that I totally hate. I got the gun used and it already had the scratches from the slide stop not being put back in correctly. It also seems to scratch easily but they are liek scratches you can make with your fingernail then wipe off. the gun itself functions great but I would love to have this gun coated black someday. I dont know what the cose would be as I know I couldnt do it myself and being out of work for 15 months doesnt make it seem like its going to happen any time soon. The ruger sr1911 has a stainless finish that I can live with because I bought it new.
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