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They’re pretty. But a caveat. I wouldn’t buy one that you can’t handle first. This one from 2017-18 had splotches in the flats that were very visible under bright light, like a Streamlite. This one was bought brand spanking new and DW would have reblued it, but only after bead blasting, which I didn’t want.

This pic was taken under a 60 watt bulb so they are not evident.

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Just curious? Why blued over the long lasting Duty Treat finish?
I have quite a few in Duty. I saw a blued one somewhere and it just hit me. It definitely is a classy/classic look for these. For some reason when they where available I always thought eh, I like my DT more.
 

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They’re pretty. But a caveat. I wouldn’t buy one that you can’t handle first. This one from 2017-18 had splotches in the flats that were very visible under bright light, like a Streamlite. This one was bought brand spanking new and DW would have reblued it, but only after bead blasting, which I didn’t want.

This pic was taken under a 60 watt bulb so they are not evident.

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I had the same negative experience with my new blued Valor as fieldgrade, be careful.
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Just curious? Why blued over the long lasting Duty Treat finish?
I long lusted (listed longly? ) whatever,I f*cking wanted a blued Valor for a long time. Problem is,blueing doesn't hold up to work-gets beat up.
Went Duty Treat cause I know it LASTS!
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Side note: Specialist did a year of IDPA in Kydex,and wintered under flannel shirts.
Still flawless :)
 

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Do the negative comments here apply to all "blued" finishes or just DW Valors?
 
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For me the finish, and how DW handled my case after the pistol was returned. I will say I don't own and Valors or DW pistols at this time.
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Do the negative comments here apply to all "blued" finishes or just DW Valors?
Just the DW Valor. Obviously from this thread some were much better than others which is why I said I would handle one before I bought it.

I don’t believe they were blueing them in house.
 

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I still prefer a blued finish over any other. There is just something about it that strikes me as nicer looking.
Me too. When I added my comment above I tried to include a pic of my blued Valor and ECO together. Pic was horrible so I didn’t include it but just seeing the two of them sitting next to each other it was easy to appreciate the Valor’s finish. Don’t get me wrong I love them both but there’s just something about the bluing....
 

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Me too. When I added my comment above I tried to include a pic of my blued Valor and ECO together. Pic was horrible so I didn’t include it but just seeing the two of them sitting next to each other it was easy to appreciate the Valor’s finish. Don’t get me wrong I love them both but there’s just something about the bluing....

I should have added, I think there is even something more special about a well worn blued firearm that you purchased brand new. Every worn edge, scuff and scrape can have a story to tell. But that’s just me. I tend to be old fashioned in many respects.
 

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Wear is fine,keep it slick and be proud!
Blotchy like fieldgrade and sparx got...not fine,I'd be pissed too.
And who knows what happens. Need someone like Joe C that does his own to explain. Sure that's why it's in-house.
 
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