P228 and Duracoat (photos)

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  1. Aug 10, 2008 #1
    SVThuh

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    Just got my Duracoat shipment in on friday and decided to re-finish my old 1989 W.German P228. I love this gun... Its had over 100,000 rounds though it and its still ticking like the day it was new. No gun related FTF's or FTE's in its entire life.

    The gun is well taken care of, but it was bought new by my father in 1989 and was his primary duty carry gun up until just a few (5) years ago. It had a bit of holster wear. The frame still looks tip-top for the most part, so I decided to only focus on the slide. Overall Im pretty happy with the end result, although some trash did settle in the wet paint which irks me. I will probably end up sanding it down in those places and re-coating.

    Anyways, here are the Before and After shots (I will re-assemble tomorrow when the coating is cured enough to not mar)


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    SVThuh

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    Oh, forgot to mention... I used the Duracoat color called HK black as it was a semi gloss black. Didnt want to go totally flat or glossy. It turned out to be an amazing match to the frame color. I was trying to find a color that was "glockish" in finish, and I think this is a good compromise.

    First time ever refinishing a gun myself. It wasnt that bad at all!
     
  3. Aug 10, 2008 #3
    UncleBuck

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    Sweet!
     
  4. Aug 11, 2008 #4
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    Good job. I would have to agree that for your first attempt at any refinishing work you did great!
     
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    edm24

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    Great job. Thanks for posting the photos.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2008 #6
    RogueXD

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    Looks pretty good.. good job.
     
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    RobFMJ

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    Aw, I want a P228 :(
     
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    Wow...looks nice! Not too shiny...not too flat either.

    I just bought a nice early W. German P228 and its being shipped right now. I can't wait.

    I bet that P228 is a sweet shooter. I love my P220 and P225....the P228 seemed like a good companion for it.

    - Brickboy240
     
  9. Aug 11, 2008 #9
    SVThuh

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    You will be more than happy with the 228. They are about the sweetest thing Sig ever put out. They introduced the 229 to replace it, and in my opinion, ruined it. Of course YMMV.

    Be sure to post a range report when you get it. My 228 is still my favorite Sig.. I own a 220 and 239 also, and have a lot of experience with old and new 226's. The 228 is a work of art.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2008 #10
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    That came out very nice.
    I will be interested to see how the coating holds up when you install the sights.
     

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