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I do like DLC, as it seems to stand up to all kinds of weather and holster use, etc.  However, I am not

big on paying extra for a finish that I am going to wear off as I practice and shoot matches.

I remember years ago, ok way back in the days of "man on man" competition.  A person covering

a match asked Ray Chapman that when he comes up to the line and the shooter next to him has a

new custom pistol, is he concerned.  He said no, but when a shooter is next to him and the bluing

is worn off his pistol, then he is concerned, because that shooter has been practicing a lot!

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I have all the finishes listed. My favorite by far is the PVD coating DLC. It’s super hard and wear resistant, it provides a very good amount of wear resistance and it is a “slick” finish. It has a low coefficient of friction and is a slightly porous finish that holds oil. 

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On 9/11/2019 at 8:15 AM, Descartian said:

I have all the finishes listed. My favorite by far is the PVD coating DLC. It’s super hard and wear resistant, it provides a very good amount of wear resistance and it is a “slick” finish. It has a low coefficient of friction and is a slightly porous finish that holds oil. 

going with the DLC, so now ill have all three !!!

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My 20y old les baer is HC... has some scratches from PPC schooting

I have an 1911 in DLC, coating is worn out on the slide rails and  worn from the "detent ball" from my gost holster

My new PPC pistol is in Melonite/tenifer and is not as pretty as the DLC or Chrome but is not tested yet in competition

 

DLC is a hard coating on "soft" metal, Melonite/tenifer makes a hard suface in the metal (surface)

 

I would go for a chrome frame and melonite slide :D 

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