I was looking for a new finish for my Citadel 1911 and now that It's done I figured I would share. I looked at some spray-on, bake-on, hard chrome and other manufacturer finishes. Cost and durability where my two major factors. I settled on Blacknitride. I had some work done to a different gun first and I was very impressed. The finish holds up just like the hard chrome I had on my Kimber. I looked at the specs and someone on this forum mentioned they put the finish on some very major brands. The cost was very reasonable and they turned it around in two weeks. It looks and feels great, sorry for the blurry pix. The guy to talk to is Shade. He is the VP and good people. When I picked up my gun I asked for a tour and he took me right out to the floor. It is a very impressive operation and they entire shop is very friendly and professional. And when I say they put this finish on some major brands that is no lie. I can't tell you the companies names but I will give initials. I saw some SW & DW along with some others and many AR's. I don't know the actual specs but you can get all that on their website, blacknitride.com. They are really good people, I highly recommend them.