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Refinishing my *New P6 - Rogard the way to go?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jtinstaugustine, Jul 13, 2008.

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  1. jtinstaugustine

    jtinstaugustine Member

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    Yup, new p6 - shoots great, want to customize and make it my own. My front strap grooves are slightly damaged, so I'll be stippling my front strap & trigger guard. I'll also polish out the import mark on the slide. I've allready ordered a stainless guide rod, & wood grips/trijicon nightsights will be installed. - I want best looking, most durable and functional BLACK finish/coating done inside and out. I have done some research and I've decided that I don't want just another exterior spray and bake. From what I can tell, the Roguard outer/Np3 inner is the superior treatment. My concerns are uniform application and the fit of the slide when its all done. If anyone has some insight into finishes or the P6, I'd like to hear it. Thank you - J.T.
     
  2. skinewmexico

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    If I was wanting the best, inside and out, I'd send it to Walter Birdsong for Black T. I did send my slide off for Metalife hard chrome a few weeks ago, I don't know why. I'm working really hard to not end up with $500 in a $250 gun..............
     
  3. rcmodel

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    I had a Birdsong Black-T Benchmade knife once.

    It was not worth a crap as a blade finish. It would scratch off after the slightest bit of use.
    I finally polished it all off and got done with it forever.

    I think your Roguard/Np3 idea is one of the very best finishes available right now. Robbie Barrkman has been in business and finishing guns for a good many years.

    There will be no problems with uniformity, or fit of the slide, when they get done with it!

    rcmodel
     
  4. Newton

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    And this is exactly why people shouldn't buy those P6s.

    Gun - $320, Robar re-finishing - $250, Cocobolo grips - $50, Trijicons - $120, Wolff spring kit - $30 estimated total $770.

    = New P229 DAK Tactical.

    Just my 2c, but you're honestly better off buying a new SiG and not worrying about what happened to it over the last 10 years in the hands of some ham fisted German cop.
     
  5. Tom Fury

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    +1 on Robar over Birdsong

    Had a gun refinished in Black T that shed large patches of coating in shipping back to me.

    Roguard is very tough, uniform and no problems with fit; in fact, lubricity is enhanced. The Colt Recon I had done in it came out very balack, but pretty glossy tho; you might have a conversation with RB about matting it out somehow? Never tried.

    I have also been very pleased with NP3, their Teflon-Nickel finish, if you can get used to the slightly pewter grey caste of the finished product (I think its' very cool).

    Have also used them for basic 1911 customization (Beavertail and triggerjob with new thumb safety and sights) and was very pleased.

    Cheers, Tom Fury
     
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    Or you just use and abuse them (like me!).
     
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    No different then spending two grand to build a one grand AR-15!

    If you're going to worry about what a project gun costs by the time you get done, you probably shouldn't do it.

    rcmodel
     
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    "......Gun - $320, Robar re-finishing - $250, Cocobolo grips - $50, Trijicons - $120, Wolff spring kit - $30 estimated total $770....."
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    or get a good'un for about $260 and shoot it about twenty years for about A DOLLAR A MONTH with nothing added but fun....what other model will do THAT ?
     
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    So what did they do?
     
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    Sig P6: $259
    Transfer fee/Shipping: $30
    300 rounds of 124-grain reloads: $20

    2 solid hours at the range with no jams or malfunctions, and coming home with targets with no centers: Priceless.
     
  11. jtinstaugustine

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    Thank you for the replies, Ain't it the truth?! I got this gun initially because I wanted to shoot it and not worry about every little scratch... I allready have my brand new p229 Elite to look pretty, but I think that in the end I'll have something that works better than most, looks better than most, has some interesting history behind it, and something that I put together. It gives me an excuse to spend hours reading gun magazines, catalogs, and websites - furthuring my interest & knowledge with the hobby!
     
  12. Seven High

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    Just a suggestion: Contact Sig and see if they would re finish your P6. It would probably be a lot cheaper that those other places.
     
  13. Tom Fury

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    Didn't give em a second chance; sent it to Robar (telling myself I should have in the first place); who also discovered cracks in frame rails; Para replaced the cracked frame for $60 with a stainless one; left natural.

    Cheers, TF
     
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