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Too disco?

Post by 870Mike » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:07 am

Just bought an as-new FNX-45 and want to turn it into a poor-man's tactical mdl. Got a good deal on a SS threaded barrel.

After installing the barrel, I'm now wondering if there's too much going on with all the different colors (FDE, black & stainless)? Should I blacken the barrel?

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Re: Too disco?

Post by Rentprop1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:20 am

gold plate that barrel.

there is not too much going on till you add a light,, RMR, bayo lug and all the other crap.

I think the tactical carry pieces of today was the AR with all the BS hanging off of it 10 years ago [smilie=011.gif]
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Re: Too disco?

Post by 870Mike » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:22 am

It's better to look tactical than to be tactical... [smilie=011.gif]

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Re: Too disco?

Post by TeeJay » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:58 pm

Looks good. Looks like my springfield XD’s in OD green frame, black slide and stainless threaded barrel. Looks even better with the Octane 45 on it.

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Post by captain steinbrenner » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:36 pm

I knew that living in the ghetto would get to your ass....


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Re: Too disco?

Post by zeebaron » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:42 pm

Why, doesn't match your lingerie?

I think the stainless barrel would actually look off if the slide and frame weren't two different colors, but I think it works here.

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Re: Too disco?

Post by gforester » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:11 pm

When in doubt...chrome it!

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Re: Too disco?

Post by Waldo1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 pm

zeebaron wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Why, doesn't match your lingerie?

I think the stainless barrel would actually look off if the slide and frame weren't two different colors, but I think it works here.
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Re: Too disco?

Post by 870Mike » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:27 pm

Mebbe Cerakote slide to match the frame?

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Re: Too disco?

Post by George W » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:45 pm

It looks fine as it. If it really bothers you, try some Alumahyde and test if it will take on the SS to blacken it.
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Re: Too disco?

Post by cubanstang50 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:33 pm

Beautiful gun. I got mine in fde with an octane for decoration lol
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Re: Too disco?

Post by 870Mike » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:07 pm

George W wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:45 pm
It looks fine as it. If it really bothers you, try some Alumahyde and test if it will take on the SS to blacken it.
Was thinking more along the lines of a cold blue.

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Re: Too disco?

Post by ss1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 am

The standard cold bluing chemicals won’t do an acceptable job on stainless steel. Coatings like duracoat will many times bind up the barrel in the slide so you’ll need to carefully fit it. You can hot blue stainless but that’s not a home process.

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Re: Too disco?

Post by revelation » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:12 am

If it had a suppressor on how much of the chrome would you see? Keep it as it is!

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Re: Too disco?

Post by REDinFL » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:20 am

It'll be fine if you gold-plate the suppressor.
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Re: Too disco?

Post by Beck77 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:36 pm

As long as you like it, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I like it though :)

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Re: Too disco?

Post by Racist Infidel » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:37 pm

Now, if you had a jeweled thread protector on the end of the muzzle; THAT would be to disco! :ber

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Re: Too disco?

Post by Rebel » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:59 pm

can I get one of those for my Sharps?
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Re: Too disco?

Post by 870Mike » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:16 pm

"Disco" may have been the wrong choice of words...

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Re: Too disco?

Post by patw » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:39 am

I like the two-tone look,black slide and fde frame. I would just get the barrel redone. I had Brazen Firearms do one for me and they did a great job. They have a carbon black TiN coating which has worked well for me.

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