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Does anyone prefer the new Gen 5 nDLC coating over the old Tenifer finish?  I am a big fan of Tenifer, so am distrustful of anything claiming to be better or even just as good.  Judgment reserved.

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On 9/15/2018 at 8:28 PM, Boogieman said:

Nope.  My Favorite are the Gen 3 made from about 2004 to about 2007.  Old school tenifer with the frying pan finish.

 

Maybe the current generation Glocks have a finish that sucks, but I haven't looked at any of them to be able to comment, but I doI have a gen2 G22, a gen3 G19, and a gen 4 G20. I set them side by side and can't see enough difference between any of the three to say one is preferable over the other. So what the heck is this much talked about "frying pan" finish?

At least none of them are nickel plated sissy pistols.

 

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 7:12 PM, jmohme said:

 

 So what the heck is this much talked about "frying pan" finish?

At least none of them are nickel plated sissy pistols.

 

Frying Pan finish on the right.  Has some texture to it...

 

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And on the left...

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One of the biggest selling points of GLOCKS, to me, was the understanding that it cannot rust.  No matter what you did to it, the Tenifer protected the steel.  Are the newer finishes as protective?  I haven't heard any definitive word.

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Regardless of Tenifer, the “frying pan” or “orange peel” finish seemed to be phased out in early-mid 2013. The grey, battleship type finish seemed to supplant it. Seems to scratch easier IMO. 

I like the new Gen5 finish I just hate the ambi slide-stop. 

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When Minie` invented the cylindrical bullet the military laughed at him and continued the use ball ammo for eleven more years.

I'm pretty sure Glock knows what they are doing.

Give it time boys.

 

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8 minutes ago, Toomanyguns said:

When Minie` invented the cylindrical bullet the military laughed at him and continued the use ball ammo for eleven more years.

I'm pretty sure Glock knows what they are doing.

Give it time boys.

 

I'm sure Glock will meet the environmental requirement issues with their finishing process.  Is it better?  Give it time!

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Tenifer is not a coating, it is a method of heat treating the steel. More accurately called ferritic nitrocarburizing, it effectively case hardens the outer portion of ferrous metals during a molten salt bath at around 1000* F. 

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I have a Glock 48 with new finish and I like it.

It has held up to cleaning, shooting and carry very well in my opinion.

Mine is the silver color but they have them now with the black color finish.

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OK my black 43x which is the same finishing process as the silver. Has been holstered and draw 75 plus times in kydex. It has been holstered up against my sweaty waist out doing construction for two weeks now. Finish still looks new. I put an EDC thru in a week what most guys will in a year.

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I have 2 G19s- a Gen 3 with Tennifer (which I LOVE), and a gen 5 which sits holstered in the wife's nightstand. Guess which one is all scratched up? Not the one I carry at least once a week.

 

Maybe the new finishing process is better. But then I have to accept those crappy, scratchy grips. I'd love a brand new 43 to carry in the summertime, but I'll probably take a hot iron to the grips.

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If I were going to carry an itty-bitty 9mm, I am would jump off the Glock bandwagon and wait for the Springfield Hellcat to come down in price.  It seems people can't get enough of them, and what you can find is going for a premium.  Soon, the market will get filled with them and they will be affordable.  Meanwhile, while the trend for 14 rounds of 9mm in the most compact format made so far, it is going to be expensive.  But, that seems to be the way with all new firearms.  They are the bees-knees, until they become common and the price becomes more reasonable. 

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On 10/18/2019 at 6:33 PM, Valmet said:

I’m underwhelmed by what I’ve seen of the new finish. 

Yes, I find that no one can find the right kind of whelmed.  It is either Under or Over. :)  LOL

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