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P226 Refinish 馃憤

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Shoutout to CCR for the job they did refinishing my P226. And turnaround time was better than I thought it would be. I highly recommend them and I'll be using them again. I have a HK USP boxed up about to go to Ford's refinishing...now I'm thinking about sending it to CCR.

I bought this gun on the classifieds here and promised @originalBB I'd post pics when I got it back.

The color is what they call Tritanium. It's like a metallic titanium/gray color and it's exactly what I hoped it would look like. The best way I can describe it is it's what Legion Gray should look like. First they do a mil-spec parkerizing, then they coat it with their Cera-Hide finish which is a blend of resins and polymers. It is supposedly self lubricating, and it feels like it would be...but I shan't be skipping the oil.
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Dang, that looks great!! How much did it set you back?
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Dang, that looks great!! How much did it set you back?
It was around 230 for slide, frame, barrel, trigger, hammer, takedown lever, decocker, slide release, mag release, guide rod, one magazine, and sights installation. And I didn't ask for it, but he even did the grip screw heads.
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It was around 230 for slide, frame, trigger, hammer, takedown lever, decocker, slide release, mag release, guide rod, one magazine, and sights installation. And I didn't ask for it, but he even did the grip screw heads.
Very nice FT. What didn鈥檛 they do? Barrel? And you鈥檙e correct, it does remind me of the Legion PVD Gray. I have 4 Legions from that era and that鈥檚 what they look like.
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Very nice FT. What didn鈥檛 they do? Barrel? And you鈥檙e correct, it does remind me of the Legion PVD Gray. I have 4 Legions from that era and that鈥檚 what they look like.
They did the barrel too...I have to keep going back to that comment to add the stuff I forgot 馃槀. I already had to add the guide rod and magazine, now I added the barrel. Basically, they did the whole gun.
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I'm going to send my P226 to these guys. I'd love my pistol to look like this:

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I'm going to send my P226 to these guys. I'd love my pistol to look like this:

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I got the barrel, magazine, controls, etc done in that house black.
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If anyone does send anything to this guy, I'll go ahead and warn you....I don't think email is his thing. I sent him two emails before I sent mine that went unanswered. I finally just called him and he picked up right away. I kind of got mad at first about the lack of email response and almost went with someone else. I'm really glad I didn't, because this pistol is gorgeous.
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Very nice and a great testimonial.. they just went on my list if when I need those services.
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Holy ****!!!!!!!!!!! Um, may I please have my P226 back now ;) That looks amazing! Thank you for making this post and for the before and after pics. I foolishly sold/traded some classic P series guns that I'm going to be replacing and now I'm not so worried about the condition I find the replacements in. If I get one that is all marked up its going to these guys for sure. This thread made my day.
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Holy ****!!!!!!!!!!! Um, may I please have my P226 back now ;) That looks amazing! Thank you for making this post and for the before and after pics. I foolishly sold/traded some classic P series guns that I'm going to be replacing and now I'm not so worried about the condition I find the replacements in. If I get one that is all marked up its going to these guys for sure. This thread made my day.
Yeah...If you go to thier website, they describe how they actually fix any imperfections and scratches they find rather than just coating over it. So don't be too worried about condition.
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I'll definitely be checking them out. That looks amazing. Looks far more factory than cerakote IMHO.
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Not that we expect you to go banging your new pistol around but do you think this finish is going to hold up against regular wear and tear? I have a hard chrome Ruger Red Hawk and it shows absolutely 0 holster wear.

FWIW the turn line is still in the cylinder but I'm guessing if this company did the work they probably would have polished the line out and then did the finish work. That 226 looks so good.
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I'll definitely be checking them out. That looks amazing. Looks far more factory than cerakote IMHO.
Agreed, looks better than my factory guns, including my legion. When compared to Sig's legion color, this feels more natural. Like a piece of titanium.
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Not that we expect you to go banging your new pistol around but do you think this finish is going to hold up against regular wear and tear? I have a hard chrome Ruger Red Hawk and it shows absolutely 0 holster wear.

FWIW the turn line is still in the cylinder but I'm guessing if this company did the work they probably would have polished the line out and then did the finish work. That 226 looks so good.
I doubt it will hold up as well as hard chrome...I don't think much does. But it definitely feels like better quality than cerakote. It's also slicker...I guess the "self lubricating" properties. But I guess time will tell. One thing I can tell you is, I racked the slide several times before I realized the barrel hood was dry and it doesn't have a mark on it. I've had brand new guns (P320) with hood marks from racking the slide a few times before ever shooting it.
I doubt it will hold up as well as hard chrome...I don't think much does. But it definitely feels like better quality than cerakote. It's also slicker...I guess the "self lubricating" properties. But I guess time will tell. One thing I can tell you is, I racked the slide several times before I realized the barrel hood was dry and it doesn't have a mark on it. I've had brand new guns (P320) with hood marks from racking the slide a few times before ever shooting it.
Nice. Same thing happened to my first P320 X-Carry. I was cleaning, lubricating, and function checking it when new and I noticed the mark on the barrel hood before even shooting it. Thanks again for posting this. Enjoy that one in good health sir.
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Agreed, looks better than my factory guns, including my legion. When compared to Sig's legion color, this feels more natural. Like a piece of titanium.
How does the new finish compare to our LE Legion鈥檚 factory black finish?
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Holy ****!!!!!!!!!!! Um, may I please have my P226 back now ;)
Oh and I'm sorry man....this pistol is not leaving my collection. It's a stunner and now one of my top 3 favorites...and I have like 30 pistols 馃槀
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