New factory finish on classic SIG's?


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vanfunk
March 27, 2003, 05:50 PM
Hi Everybody,

I just came home with a new SIG-Sauer P220 .45 ACP, after succumbing to a moment of weakness in the gunstore. This is, er, ahem, my fourth P220, having sold off the predecessors in prior moments of weakness (my shrink says there's a pattern in there).
Anyhoo... The finish on the slide of my new P220 seems distinctly darker and "slicker" than the 220's of my past. In fact, my prior 220's had an almost "two-tone" look in a certain angle of light, showing a thin, light blue on the slide contrasted with a deep black frame. The new gun is very well matched in color, and the slide finish just seems, well, more "slick" than any other classic SIG I've had. Could this be Nitron (thought that was only on stainless?) or Ilafon (???) or have they simply changed their blueing formulation?

By the way, this one seems to be the best SIG yet of my personal history - rock solid lockup, buttery DA trigger, absolutely sublime SA trigger. 'Tis a sexy beast, for sure:evil: .

Thanks for your help!
vanfunk

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DerRottweiler
March 27, 2003, 10:26 PM
Sounds more like K-Kote to me!!

Schuey2002
March 27, 2003, 10:36 PM
Yup!

Dat's what it sounds like to me ..:)

10-Ring
March 28, 2003, 12:34 AM
Why do you keep selling them off to buy back again later???

Congrats & I hope you keep this one! :D

agony
March 28, 2003, 12:43 AM
Most likely K-Kote, but a small handful of Ilafon SIGs get into the country occasionally.

K-Kote is hit-n-miss.....some have stood up well to wear, while others exhibit bubbling and peeling.

Enjoy that 220 nonetheless. :)

vanfunk
March 31, 2003, 10:03 AM
Thanks Gents!
Kinda sounds like k-kote to me. So far, so good. I'll post back with any problems.:rolleyes:
vanfunk

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