I picked up my first Special Combat Government earlier this year from a member here, and it's the model with the Ionbond finish on the frame.
I thought my Google-fu was stronger, but I can't find for the life of me what the frame material is.
Can anyone confirm what the frame material is...
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...
This gun was custom ordered from GI and received new by me back in November 2016. I ordered it with the following options:
-M2 .45 cut down to 4.25 inch slide (bull barrel, FLGR, full length dust cover/rail)
-IonBond blackout complete pistol including barrel
-Slide top serrations (Wilson Combat...
Up for sale or trade is a Colt M45A1. This is the standard "blue box" version. It is a 2015 model with the IonBond finish. It has not been fired outside of the factory and the only marks are light ones on the barrel from the slide being racked. It comes complete in the original case...
Melonite and Ionbond.
What are the differences?
Pros and cons?
Help an uneducated heathen out here!
Making decisions on a 6" 10mm, Guncrafter No Name. For me this is big bucks and I want to do it right! :)
So, this may be a dumb question but can ionbond finish be removed (blasted off with AO, or..)? Picked up Colt Combat Unit which is stainless slide and frame with ionbond finish. Thought about removing the finish then bead blasting the stainless.
Any thoughts are always appreciated.