XP-100 Makeover

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 20,941 Senior Member
I was somewhat uninspired by how this gun was looking.

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But was very pleased with how "The Sister" turned out.

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In the process, I acquired a new scope for the XP. A Burris 2-7x Handgun Scope. Which, though lacking magnification, actually works better for me with the rear grip XP-100. I don't have to crawl up on it as I did with a rifle scope.

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I wasn't thrilled with the two tone look of the XP. The blue action was too shiny and had several scratches on it. The barrel just didn't match up in the color scheme. So, pulled the stock off and taped off the brake. Used Brownell's AlumaHyde II in Matte Black to mate everything up.

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I think it turned out pretty good. Sort of a "Little Sister".
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Replies

  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    I like it.
    Expected you to include the brake in your work, but contrast is OK.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,270 Senior Member
    Looking good!!!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,111 Senior Member
    Nice :up:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Right handsome half-rifle you got there :guns::guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,941 Senior Member
    I like it.
    Expected you to include the brake in your work, but contrast is OK.

    The brake on "The Sister" was left stainless. Kind of liked the look. So, I did the same on the XP.

    Oh, and thanks guys.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,513 Senior Member
    Dig it!

    I wasn't sure at first, I kinda liked the stainless. The blue, not so much.
    The paint looks like heavy parkerizing, which I'm quite fond of.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    How does that Alumahyde feel to the touch? It looks similar to Ceramacoat, which is the only gun metal finish I've any experience with. I like the look but hate how it feels. Almost..... arid, like a chalkboard.. Makes me reach for the moisturizer.

    Is Alumahyde dry, rough feeling? And is it a bake on finish?
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Oh as usual, good work.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,941 Senior Member
    I answered your question once already. But, then the forum shut down this afternoon and lost all the data. Don't worry, though. They are feverishly working to restore the archives. My answer should be back up any moment.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Sweet!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
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