Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Opposite of No-Glare

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I've seen a lot of 1911 pistols, where the back of slide, ejector, extractor, rear sight, front sight, and the top of slide are serrated to prevent glare. . . and then there's this.  Lone Wolf Distributors is taking the opposite approach, and is Titanium Nitride plating Glock slides.  The cost for refinishing a slide is $105.  You can get them to do sights for you too, if you want.

Sights too!!

Titanium Nitride coating does actually make sense for some firearm parts, and offers many of same benefits of Nickel Boron coating, as made famous by FailZero.  However, and it's a big however, Titanium Nitride coating a pistol slide and/or sights, is probably not a good idea, unless perhaps you are a drug dealer, and you surround yourself with a dozen well-armed thugs at all times.

Sorry, LWD, for beating up on you, but this is kind of goofy, at best.

1911 Barrel Minus 1/3 Rifling - 2.04" Group at 35 Yards

This is too incredible not to share.

Todd at does these 50,000 round pistol tests.  His latest one is a Springfield Custom Shop 9mm 1911.  Having gone through 53,000 rounds now, the first 1/3 of the rifling in the barrel has worn away.  The pistol was clamped into a Ransom rest for an accuracy test.

A 10-shot group was fired, with Federal match ammo, at 35 yards.  The group measured 2.04", which is better than most pistols will shoot new, out of the box, at 25 yards.

I suppose that is a testament to the accuracy you can get out of a 1911 with a hand-fitted barrel.