The finish is duracoat and from what I read, takes about 4 weeks to reach it's potiential in hardness. I was planning on letting it set for a month prior to shooting it. I have heard that heating the finish in the oven will work too, but, I have other guns to shoot while I wait. The entire frame, slide and small parts were bead blasted, cleaned and finished so I hope this prep will allow the duracoat to last and wear good. I don't have any experience with this finish, and don't know anyone who does. I was skeptical about using it
The texture and color turned out great, it looks and feel just like park, just a little darker in color. This particular pistol had very shallow roll marks in places (this way from the factory) and is the only issue I have with it.
Thanks for the reply !!!