This just sounds like a bad idea all-around to me. If this is a carry gun that is functioning reliably, I can think of no rational reason to strip the barrel of its protection against corrosion (which can happen very quickly on a carry gun due to sweat and temperature changes). You are just asking for trouble down the road.
I agree. If you to pretty up a BBQ gun, by all means go for it. I would not do it with a gun that I carry daily however. I think rust will really be a problem if you do so. I would guess being in Florida might even compound the problem for you.