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  1. General 1911 talk
    We seem to be in a kind of Golden Era when it comes to new and highly effective weapon treatments and coatings, with DLC (and it's application-type variants and dubious trade-names) seeming to get the most attention lately. Personally I really dig the Melonite + Cerakote and Parkerizing +...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I’m thinking about beginning the hunt for a 2010 Colt 70 series to use as a base for a future build. I plan on a two tone w/ polished DLC slide. With that being the goal - I’m looking for advice if it makes a major difference if I start with a carbon or stainless pistol? Stainless has the...
  3. General 1911 talk
    I'd like you Addicts to post some nice detailed photos of polished DLC and silver DLC. I'm very interested in what the DLC coating looks like after the flats have been first polished. Hope some of you have something. Thanks.
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  4. General Firearm Discussion
    Hey all, wanted to check with owners here first.... Does anyone know if Guncrafter offers EITHER Hard Chrome or DLC over their LW Aluminum frames? It seems to me that black anodized aluminum frames don't exactly "match" the appearance of either Melonite or DLC slides. They really look like two...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Hello All, Seeking some advice. I am in the final stages of ordering my first WC. It will be a lightweight commander in 9mm. This will be my first commander, lightweight, and 9mm 1911. I have several 5" all steel 1911s with DLC finish, and I think this is one of the best finishes out there...
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  6. General 1911 talk
    Hi, Are there any advantages of Staccato DLC barrel coating besides appearance?
  7. General 1911 talk
    Over the past few months, I've been researching DLC, trying to decide if it's a good fit for more. I've read in multiple threads that the one weak spot for DLC is protection against corrosion, which is important to me. I was reading on the WC website about their DLC and they mentioned it has...
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  8. Staccato/STI/2011
    Aside from aesthetics, is there any advantage to the $100 DLC barrel option? Thanks
  9. General 1911 talk
    I wanted to venture into a new caliber, and I had decided it would be .38 Super. I was perusing the classifieds for .38 Super pistols and came across a stainless, unfired Nighthawk from fellow member BCD 45, who just happens to be one of the nicest gentlemen I've ever encountered. We...
  10. General 1911 talk
    Hey fellow addicts, any recommendations on where to get my whole pistol DLC? Not really looking to do any other work (maybe change the trigger from 3 hole to solid flat). Thanks!
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  11. 1911 Photo Gallery
    I can't wait to get my 9mm VBOB slide back from Evolution Armory next month -- it's being DLC'd, the sights replaced, a French Border and flattened/serrated slide-top, so I'll have a very unique two/tone bobtail to slide in between these two 38 super's, The trio will be complete with a VBOB...
  12. General 1911 talk
    I sent in my EDC X9 a few weeks ago to Wilson for the optic cut on the slide, a magwell and a few other cosmetic changes. I decided to get the gray frame as the refinish once the do the magwell and had selected the DLC slide because I was very disappointed with the black AT finish on the slide...
  13. Autoloaders
    I have a nice CZ Shadow 2 and I want to see experienced Cajuns comment on the work I want done. Crown Barrel Mill slide for RMR Optic-Holosun 507C CZ Shadow 2 Upgrade Service, With reach reduction which is the main thing to get my trigger finger squared up Complete DLC Treatment.
  14. Wilson Combat
    So I learned today that Wilson z Comcast offers their EDC platform with aDLC slice instead of the Armor Tuff finish. Since the AT finish isn't really all that tough, especially compared to DLC, I was told about the DLC and that whilr black it was not an exact black like the anodized frames...
  15. General 1911 talk
    To start off with HERE is a great resource on the different types of contemporary gun finishes. The two primary motivators behind factory & aftermarket finishes are APPEARANCE & CORROSION RESISTANCE. Some do one much better than the other. Some do both reasonably well. The purpose of today's...
  16. General 1911 talk
    I just got a stainless Renaissance in the mail. It looks so much better in person, but I also am considering DLC for a premium refinish. I'd like it to be charcoal or a steel gray.. but my understanding is DLC (ionbond) is BLACK when oiled. I'd like the rust prevention and durability of...
  17. General 1911 talk
    Focusing down on my custom order for a quantico and having a real hard time choosing between the standard blued vs dlc offering. I’ve seen examples of both on other manufacturers but haven’t seen an alchemy in person. Pictures of the blued guns alchemy puts out are gorgeous but I am worried...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Offered up for sale is a custom 1911 in 45ACP from Jim Milks with Innovative Custom Guns. The detailed build list will follow below along with pictures. Price is $2900 shipped from my FFL to your FFL. Any common method of payment is acceptable as long as it nets the asking price. My only...
  19. General 1911 talk
    Pondering a new build. Originally I had planned on doing Turnbull Charcoal Bluing. But after seeing some pictures of high polish DLC, might be changing my tune. It can really be done up nice. Obviously, Turnbull blue is gorgeous, but I also hear it's one of the least durable bluing options...
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  20. General Firearm Discussion
    DLC finish, (Diamond Like Coating). I know what it is but I would like to hear from folks that have it on their firearms. Good, Bad & Ugly! Likes & dislikes. Does and dont's. Thanks!
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