ClosetCaseNerd said:Looks great highrider. I can't understand why S&W hasn't done the obvious and offered their M&P series in a polished stainless slide. Wouldn't require much effort or investment on their part, and it just seems such an obvious step considering the slide is already stainless steel.
ClosetCaseNerd said:Hmmm, don't see why they would have to remove the melonite and through-hardening processes just because they don't blue the slide.
Do your pictures accurately depict the actual color of the finish? Also, which finish did you go with, brushed?
I have been trying to decide between Hard Chrome or NP3. Hard Chrome would normally be cheaper, but Robar is having a 10% off sale so the slide and barrel would be $130 vs. $135 for Hard Chrome. I have a NP3 coated pistol which just requires a wipe down to clean, hardly any brushing. What is the texture of the Hard Chrome like, does it have any lubricity properties that would make it easier to clean an care for?
Was there a particular reason you did not coat the barrel?