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Lucky Devil
August 7, 2000, 12:45 PM
Here in the sweatlodge that is B'ham, AL, I carry an older Firestar that is in need of a new finish. Am I wiser to re-blue, or is stainless a better option to protect it in this moist environment. What are the relative costs of each? I know, I know, the gun probably isn't worth more than $150 - $200, but I like it and am comfortable shooting it. Of course, I could just buy a new pistol... :)

August 7, 2000, 03:24 PM
LD, stainless is the type of material used to construct the gun. It is not a "finish" but rather the gun itself.


Lucky Devil
August 7, 2000, 05:40 PM
So I discovered this afternoon, after posting. I amend my question to: blue or nickel? Thanks!

4V50 Gary
August 7, 2000, 09:36 PM
You can also consider one of those newer teflon coatings.

George Stringer
August 8, 2000, 06:53 AM
Lucky, it depends on what you like. If you like the blue/black finish on your pistol then teflon is much more rust resistant than blue steel. If you like the silver/gray finish then I'd recommend hard chrome over nickle. In my shop prices depend on whether you want a matte or bright finish but: Teflon $125, Matte Blue $125, Master Blue $160, Matte Chrome $135 and Bright Chrome $170. George