10-8 Performance Lab, Episode 4: Finishes For Your 1911

10-8 Performance Lab, Episode 4: Finishes For Your 1911

10-8 Performance Lab, Episode 4: Finishes For Your 1911

An overview of various finish options for your 1911.

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  1. Deeno Berry on October 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    He recommended stainless. I agree but I recently got a stainless sig team match elite 1911 9mm I shot it in rain and the next day allll slide serrations and major rust were on mag catch and mainspring housing not even my parkerized ria gi 1911 9mm I shot the same day had any rust 3 days later when I got to cleaning it. I guess not all stainless is the same or maybe I got a lemon. Never say it before.

  2. guidojt on October 27, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Good info. Thanks!

  3. Mitch Cornacchia on October 27, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    GREAT VIDEO. obviously you are very well versed in these materials, finishes and weaponry that being said i have a AMT LONGSLIDE that i love, is there anything i can do to make the slide to frame fitment smoother????

  4. Josiah Flynn on October 27, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Can aluminum frames be successfully hard chromed?

  5. PeterTheCoolGuy on October 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I’m dying of laughter from all the viewers needing validation on their gun of choice by asking, “What are your thoughts on my X, Y, and Z.”

  6. Whitehawkvision Films on October 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Super great info! Had a 6" Python in SS in the 80’s and I wish I still had it. Low maintenance and crazy accurate, but could not get over how often I broke firing pins so I sold it 🙁 I look forward to having my dream Colt Combat Commander full custom and if I don’t blue it I will PVD it. Thanks for your work and hope to train with you someday! God Bless!

  7. _Suburban_ on October 27, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Passivating stainless steel? Never tried it on gun parts, but I did it to industrial parts 15 years ago.

  8. John Parrell on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    How do you feel about the SA Defender Series 1911? Wanted to turn it into a carry/duty gun. Worth it or don’t waste my time?

  9. pacificloon on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Great video. I’ve been wondering about these different finishes. Really interesting, thank you.

  10. BC4Lyphe on October 27, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    any thoughts on titanium 1911?

  11. Mr. Patty D on October 27, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Sucks about Robar closing…I was just getting ready to send them a slide & internals for their NP3+ finish. NiB finishes just don’t have the same benefits & aren’t the same.

  12. Kevin J on October 27, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Can anyone recommend someone that does good reblueing or parkerizing? I have a WW2 Army issue 1911 that was mistakenly chromed years ago, and I want it taken back to original.

  13. sweethome7374 on October 27, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I’m in the Tampa Area. Who do you recommend in south Florida?

  14. beta antidote on October 27, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    What would you recommend for aluminum frames? Re- anodizing, pvd, hard chrome? Thanks for the video. I really like that two tone.

  15. Cheesydonut89 on October 27, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    What’s your take on S&W 1911s?

  16. Pinslayer 45 AARP on October 27, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    A question if you have time ( and maybe aquire a student ) recently purchased a stainless series 70 Colt I’ve been running Anhydrous graphite on the rails. I’ve read recently that this lubricant can cause erosion of non ferrous metals like aluminum do you believe permeating the stainless wear areas of this pistol will be bad for it in the long term ? I runs well now but required ramp work and some slide stop polishing to achieve reliable function.

  17. Mike Rehfuss on October 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Considering Ion Bond for one of my 1911s. Does that require total parts breakdown?

  18. Scott. on October 27, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Hi, just to throw this out there:
    The British Museum developed a preservation wax that is completely neutral to the environment. This means it is stable, and the wax as is cannot break down any smaller than the Silica it is made with. If you apply Renaissance Wax to a blued 1911, it will not rust or degenerate in any fashion. The silica is invisible, (molecular scale) and is so small it will enter into the small crevasses and pits that exist on the surface yet is so small we cannot see it. Any surface tha Silica impregnates in to is impervious to rust. This is better than anything else available for storage in a normal temperature range environment. If you apply it on any surface you can reach, the Silica will protect it. After applying you can buff it down with a rag and it will leave a small pleasant sheen, or don’t polish and it will have a matte finish. Either way it will stabilize anything it covers and you can literally store your firearm away for years. (It works best on parkerized Firearms)Note- if you use it, put oil on it, shoot, etc. you will have to clean then reapply.
    ————>Edit: Renaissance Wax can be had from Amazon for about 16 dollars plus tax, shipping. Well worth it. I even put it over duracoated Firearms for an added micro-layer.

  19. Ghutz Harbinger on October 27, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Great stuff! Thank you for your knowledge!

  20. Larry Broderick on October 27, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Love it. Great to see some new videos on the 1911. Please keep them coming

  21. Jan Gomez on October 27, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Your thoughts on Dan Wesson Specialist in stainless?

  22. HeavyJ318 on October 27, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Great video! What would you recommend for a high gloss black finish? Something like bluing that would hold up better but still glossy like an old S&W.

  23. anthony cesario on October 27, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Enjoyed the video. Great information, but the volume was too low for my old ears.

  24. Joseph Altimari on October 27, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Great video once again! Please keep them coming.

  25. Tyrock on October 27, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Awesome video Mr. Yam, thank you so much for sharing the information.

    Quick question about PVD, how do you go about re-fitting the parts without wearing the PVD coating off? Often times can you sand it so lightly that the finish isn’t completely removed?

    Thank you sir!

  26. Brad Mitchell on October 27, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Colt Double Eagle MK 2 Stainless? Good finish?

  27. Matt H on October 27, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Awesome Video.

    Shooting It with the Sarge

  28. Chad Reed on October 27, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Very informative, I like you style put the information out with BS. Do you have an opinion on Stainless Ruger 1911s?

  29. abe1365 on October 27, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Good video.

  30. Lora Murray on October 27, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Show the guns not your face all the time.

  31. John Mills on October 27, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Your opinion on my 2000 SA Loaded with my additions. Colt ambi saftey, Fusion slide stop (.200" pin), re linked Storm Lake semi fit drop in barrel using 18.5lb Wolff variable recoil spring. .040" slide engagement.

  32. Tommy Ribs on October 27, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Oh that Pachmyr Special. I love hard chrome.

  33. danielraul1989 on October 27, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    This is some awesome content