Hard Chrome Question......

ChuckXXChuckXX BannedPosts: 103 Member
Does anyone know where you would send a pistol out to get "hard chromed"??? Will this make the pistol more challenging to clean, etc ??? THANK YOU.

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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,051 Senior Member
    I've heard of folks using Accurate Plating and Weaponry.

    As to it making it harder to clean? No.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • ChuckXXChuckXX Banned Posts: 103 Member
    Breamfisher; THANK YOU. I just visited their website and they look like they can perform miracles with just about anything. Again, I THANK YOU.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,102 Senior Member
    ChuckXX wrote: »
    Does anyone know where you would send a pistol out to get "hard chromed"??? Will this make the pistol more challenging to clean, etc ??? THANK YOU.

    More challenging to clean? No.

    More challenging to take you seriously? Yes.

    :tooth: Just kidding.

    Pics needed after the hard chroming.

    -Jason
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,051 Senior Member
    Silly me, I forgot some another company that does hard chrome: Metaloy
    Overkill is underrated.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I have heard good things about both APW and Metaloy, but the only outfit I have personal experience with and can recommend without reservation is Robar. They were among the pioneers of hard-wear firearm finishes, and are outstanding gunsmiths to boot.
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  • NomadacNomadac Senior Member Posts: 890 Senior Member
    I've heard of folks using Accurate Plating and Weaponry.

    As to it making it harder to clean? No.
    I had my Colt Pocket Pistol hard chromed at Accurate Plating back in the early 80's and it still looks like the day I got it back. I decided on hard chrome instead of regular blueing as it had some minor surface rust from my Uncle keeping it in his tackle box. The Hard Chrome is very rust resistant and more durable then blueing IMO.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,543 Senior Member
    Back when I was heavily into IPSC shooting, I had my race gun hard chromed by Metaloy and it looks just as good almost twenty years and countless thousands of rounds later as it did when it was first done. Shooting IPSC matches, especially in the Texas heat is very rough on a guns finish and Metaloy was the most popular finish in the cirles that I shot with.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,259 Senior Member
    Once you've got your chromed-out gun, better accessorize with a custom Escalade!

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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Did someone say hard-chrome?
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Where are the ones you did yourself shrub?
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Where are the ones you did yourself shrub?

    :uhm:
    Never chromed anything myself.
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Did someone say hard-chrome?

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    Hey, that kinda looks likes an XD. Just sayin'...
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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    In your dreams! You're really reaching now, aren't you. :hand:
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    :uhm:
    Never chromed anything myself.

    Thought you did a Glock and did yur buddies XD....
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Thought you did a Glock and did yur buddies XD....
    Nah, Virgil did the XD and I never ended up having him do the Glock.
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Ahhhhh. That was a while ago, couldn't remember the specifics.
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • Ale GolemAle Golem New Member Posts: 2 New Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
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    What make and model was that before the customization? It's beautiful.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Well, I thunk SS3s old .45 ACP revolver would be a good candidate fer a professional Hard Chrome job. :popcorn: :popcorn:
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Ale Golem wrote: »
    What make and model was that before the customization? It's beautiful.

    It's a full-on custom job.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • Ale GolemAle Golem New Member Posts: 2 New Member
    Ale Golem wrote: »
    What make and model was that before the customization? It's beautiful.
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    It's a full-on custom job.
    Self built or commissioned from a specific company?
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    BPS will chime in soon, but I think it's a Virgil Tripp job. And it still looks like an XD! :jester:
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    It is a Custom Tripp out of Bastrop TX ... after that all I tell is Virgil Tripp used a Caspian frame and I think slide.
    I am not sure but I think BP signed over a kidney or liver for it if Virgil ever needs a donor (or needs someone to disappear) :jester:
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  • tnxdshootertnxdshooter Member Posts: 55 Member
    Mahovsky Metalife does it. I have heard good things about them. There is also a place about 2 hours from me that does it called Coal Creek Armory.

    Mahovsky Metalife
    http://www.mahovskysmetalife.com/

    Coal Creek Armory
    http://coalcreekarmory.com/custom_finishing.html
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    How does black chrome look ?
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