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Plastic slide?

ElMuertoMonkeyElMuertoMonkey Member Posts: 12,898
edited October 2003 in General Discussion
Okay, maybe I'm being * here, but I'm starting to get real tired of holster wear. Would it be possible to make a pistol with a plastic slide? I know it couldn't be all plastic, but would it be possible to make a slide akin to the Benelli Nova? You know, plastic exterior with a metal interior to absorb the shock?

I'm not looking for anything to sneak through airports... I just want a gun whose finish won't rub off and polymer is pretty good at not rubbing off.

Any thoughts or opinions?

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    wizard78wizard78 Member Posts: 3,144
    edited November -1
    Get Stainless. [8D]

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    bambihunterbambihunter Member Posts: 10,711 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Have your gun refinished with that matte black finish, I can't think of what it is called (teflon maybe) but the stuff seems to last through nearly anything.
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    kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    Buy a Glock. Had to carry mine for a few years before the "new gun smell" went away. That tenifer finish is impervious to everything.[:D]

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    kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    On a side note, I'm surprised Jennings hasn't figured out a way to make an all-plastic jam-o-matic[;)]

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    TxsTxs Member Posts: 18,801
    edited November -1
    A plastic coating is also going to wear to some degree. In order for it to be thick enough not to wear through to the metal the slide dimensions would become excessive.

    I wish you could get Glock's Tenifer finish applied on the open market. It's the best rust and wear resistant finish I've ever seen on a firearm, but to my knowledge is only available on Glock handguns. The black you see on their pistols isn't actually the Tenifer. It's dark gray, but colored finishes can be applied or it can be polished bright.
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    kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    Amen Txs, I'd love to get that finish on a couple of my rifles, it'd be nice to not have to worry about rust when hunting for mowers[;)]

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    Colt SuperColt Super Member Posts: 31,007
    edited November -1
    Robbie Barkmann makes a finish called, I believe, ROBAR, that will give you what you want.

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    101AIRBORNE101AIRBORNE Member Posts: 1,252 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Stainless steel, works for me.
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    wizard78wizard78 Member Posts: 3,144
    edited November -1
    There's a finish that impregnates the metal with a lubricant/rust inhibitor. It looks grayish and may be what the other posts are refering to. A friend that worked for Garret did a shotgun for me in 82 and I've never had to touch it since. Doesn't wear off but does change shades. If interested, I can get technical name. [8D]

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    leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,303 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Amorkote... when its gone, just spray some more on...
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