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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 05:56:43 AM »
Does hard chrome hide machining marks?  If not you want to find one of the S2's that has nitride only.  Word is the polycoat versions required polycoat because after nitride they didn't look good enough for QC,  I lucked out on getting a nitride S2 in the initial batch CZ customs received and it is the nicest pistol I have seen as far as fit and finish goes. They claimed only 30 made it into the country in the 1st CZC batch as nitride only.

On the subject of a decocker.  Don't overlook the P09/P07.  They are both smooth shooting pistols once you Cajunize them and they ship with decocker installed and an optional safety in the box.  I have one of each. The P09 was the start of my CZ addiction.

I was thinking the Urban Gray might be nice until looking at actual photos. I'm leaning more towards all black or send it for some type of hard chroming.

DE has the urban Grey S2 in stock too, now that I looked. Hard chrome is the finish I dream of for my pistols. Side note, the finish for the S2 barrel is hard enough that you need a special throat Reamer. I've got one that can do their normal barrels.

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 06:43:46 AM »
Hard Chrome not only doesn't hide machine marks, it usually makes them really stand out.  Really thick chrome plating is only .02 mils (.00002" or two hundred thousandths) thick.

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2017, 01:26:38 AM »
I see Polycoat is the only option now. Is it kind of dull and how does it hold up compared to other finishes?

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2017, 06:14:10 AM »
I see Polycoat is the only option now. Is it kind of dull and how does it hold up compared to other finishes?

Yeah, it's more of a matte finish rather than a glossy finish. Mine are holding up well. I haven't had a cerekoted pistol so I can't compare it fairly. But at least from what I hear they are similar.

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2017, 06:43:32 AM »
I have worked with Cerakote and you can alter it's finish from dull/matte to shiny by the amount of the hardener you mix in.  And while it is orders of magnitude thicker in application than hard chrome, I would not count on it to hide machining marks that can't be sanded out.

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2017, 02:18:38 AM »
  How sad is it when the finish kills the buy? I looked at both offerings and don't care for the finish on the Shadow 2. I kind of like Henning's thought process on the Stock II, where at least you get Hard Chrome out of the box.

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2017, 05:12:55 AM »
If Henning says they're comparable then why not?

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 02:36:22 PM »
   I double checked with Jeff Quinn about 10mm's to be release at Shot and he knew of nothing coming out.

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 06:04:53 PM »
Has your barrel ever hung up forcing you to wrench the slide open?
No, not once. I've actually had no problems other than the mag drop which is clearly fixed now.
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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 03:07:10 AM »
I looked on GunBroker and a K100 was listed several times at $375 without a bid. I'm not giving it away! Time to order some sights and make it like I want it!

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 03:55:46 PM »
Well Dawson doesn't make sights to fit and Eagle is like EAA. I get a lady on the phone who doesn't know the product line. She then gives me the number to a Gunsmith to see what fits.

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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2017, 07:33:31 AM »
  I took my old sights off this morning to match them up. Finally ordered! I went with a red fiber front and all black blade rear sight.

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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2017, 03:19:56 AM »
  I took my old sights off this morning to match them up. Finally ordered! I went with a red fiber front and all black blade rear sight.
Which did you order?
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Re: Grand Power 9mm and other decocker options
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2017, 04:46:59 AM »
I put sights on the K100 for now. Fiber front and target rear.

Jeff Quinn didn't know of any new 10mm's in the pipeline for Shot Show. We might possibly see another 9mm and why I'm holding off for now.

It looks like Springfield was blowing smoke on a new 10mm (XD).