finish on my p16-40
has anyone had trouble with the finish on their Nite Tac-40? Or any other model Para? The factory stated it was holster wear. The grip and other sections of the pistol are not in contact with the holster. It's just a cheap paint job.
I would try to negotiate having it refinished and splitting the cost.
I sent one of mine back and had them do a green slide for it. They can do the same
with the frame if that turns your crank.
I did send it to the factory and requested they check the finish. They stated it was holster wear. Sorry that was a poor excuse. I love the pistol, shoots great, handles very well... but the finish is a really cheap paint job. I've been looking at the dura-coat paint jobs on other shooters guns in the finish section. Problem is what color to paint it. All in all I would still buy another para but have it in stainless.
Para finishes all there factory pistols using Duracoat.
I have a P16.40 Limited with the black finish. Same issues with holster wear. I figure once I wear about 90% of the finish off the gun, I'll just get it hard chromed. I'm at about 25% right now, still a way to go.
I have a single stack Para with the Royal finish. It has wear on the sharp edges already and has only gone to the range 6 or 7 times in a shooting bag. The gun has never seen the inside of a holster. Their coating is a bit better than Krylon!
Thats to bad, if they really do use duracoat, I've had the paint peel off just by rubbing Hoppies on it. It really is a cheap paint job.
It's not the coating, but the fact that they do not oxide blast the parts for the coating to get a good bond on the SS parts.
They glass bead blast the parts (just peens the metal down to a mate finish and its like painting glass), instead of using an oxide for the prep surface for the coating to get a good bond surface. SS and standard steel parts are blasted alike from them before coating, but without the parkerization extra step of parkerizing the SS parts, the coating has nothing to get a good bond to.