DuraCoat Slide

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Brass Tacks, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    I've had my Sig Sauer 1911 22 for a couple of months now. Function with CCI Mini Mags and Winchester Super X has been flawless. My only complaints have been poor finish on the slide and cheap sights.

    As seen in the first pics the finish is disappearing on multiple edges of the slide.



    The slide is cast aluminum so blending and rounding was easily done with 320 grit paper. I was surprised how rough the surface was once I bead blasted. I went with semi gloss HK black DuraCoat.

    I replaced the rear sight with the original sight from my Wilson CQB and will replaced the front sight with a FO soon


  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    not too shabby. ;)

  3. Martimus

    Martimus New Member

    Aug 25, 2012
    'neath a Cactus
  4. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    cool. I need to get a 1911 .22, been putting it off too long. Now that ammo is so freakin expensive, a .22 version of my favorite gun needs to be in my collection.

    I remember the days of going out and putting 4-5000 rounds a week thru the 1911 on lower enlisted army pay! not so much anyore... but with one of those I could do that again.

    Nice lookin' piece, and glad to hear she functions well. thanks for sharing!
  5. 1911junkee

    1911junkee New Member

    Sep 3, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Brass Tacks,

    You are a real craftsman! The Sig looks great! I need to have that done to mine! Thanks for the cool photos!
  6. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
  7. 1911junkee

    1911junkee New Member

    Sep 3, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    I agree, the finish on the Sig blows! Not long after I got the Sig I saw a Colt and grabbed it. It just looked like a tad better quality, it was! Better finish, better shooting.
    Roughly the same price, can't remember exactly.

    I like the Colt much better!

    Nice job on the slide brass tacks! Wish I was artist enough to pull that off!

  8. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Let us know how it holds up-
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