New P-10C White Nitride - nifty.
I cannot describe this finish, really can't. It is one thing - really, really neat.
Now this one weird thing...see the difference? Nitride on the right.
And yes, I used up all my good luck for the next 9-12 months....
So, I stripped it down for cleaning, and the white nitride really is a high class finish over bare metal Look at these slide pictures...but please, yes, these ARE the worst cell phone photos I have ever taken, no idea why I simply could not get it to focus right!
You will NEVER see a slide this clean again...and neither will I...
For the mechanically inclined - a close look at the striker assembly as installed. No, I will not be removing it - I am afraid I will lose something REALLY important...
First impressions -some of the most obvious gripes of the P-10c are simply gone - striker assembly won't move, and while the slide cover seemed loose right when I got it, it is now locked up like a bank vault. It will not slide down to engage the slide. The striker plate is beveled on the two projections, but not nearly as extremely as I've seen before. The spring on the left side of the frame that was listed as popping up - there isn't a micron's worth of room for it to pop through even if it could. I worked the mag release, (stiff as a life sentence), a bit, then worked a patch on a slotted jag, and gently lubed the mag release and the doodad it moves - works better already. The trigger showed some grittiness - put a tiny drop of lube on both trigger bars where they rub up against the frame, and voila! Grittiness gone. Trigger takeup seems a wee bit more than my original, and there is a tiny little hitch RIGHT at the end, like it's working past a tiny little bump, but the reset is, if you can believe it, even shorter, I think. Pull is about the same - I have no gauge, sorry. Pull, once take up is done, is smooth and even. The front sight hardly twitches. The white nitride isn't just a clever phrase - the whole slide inside and out is done this way. I do note - some small minds loved to complain that CZ pistols had noticeable tool marks on the inside of the slide, (can anyone tell me what difference that make?), but this one is as finely finished on the inside as the outside. This WILL be a carry gun once it proves itself, so we'll see how this handles up in AZ summer heat.
I can't wait to run a round or two through this one...