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I really like my new compact Walther p99. It's much more accurate for me than the G26 was that I sold.

I will give props to the Glock for 1 thing though. I find that the finish is sturdier on the Glock. It's hard to damage/scratch the plastic frame and the slide doesn't mark easily either.

The plastic frame of the Walther scratches fairly easily and so does the slide. Granted, all other guns usually scratch easily too (the finish on a Beretta is not durable at all, and we hear about all the stores of the crappy XD finishes).

Does Walther/Smith and Wesson re-blacken the slide? You can send a slide into Glock for $45 and they will reblacken it. I had my G26 for many years, and I had it re-done earlier this year. Looked brand new afterwards. Can something like that be done?

I did see a place online that will hard chrome the slide for $200, but that's kinda high.
 

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See, I know that my carry gun will get dinged up. I try not to worry too much about it - I very carefully guard the finish on all my other guns, though. I only holster my carry guns. The rest are for home defense and for use at the range. I don't really buy into the "character" argument. I like mine to look nice, even if they are admittedly tools.

But, this is a brand new gun. After years of carry, I may want to "pretty it up" like I did with my Glock 26. Just wondering if the offered the same service that Glock does on refinishing for a cheap price.
 

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Hi ShipWreck,

Yes S&W offers almost any service you could want for the firearms they sell. The prices are usually very reasonable too.

http://performancecenter.smith-wesson.com/pages/gunsmithing


As a side note, I recommend that you get a book called "Book of the Five Rings" written by a Japanese duelist named Musashi Miyamoto a few hundred years ago. He had over 60 confirmed duels (to the death) and in his book he says your weapon should be of good quality, (but you already covered that with the Walther or Glock) But he warns don't get too attached to you weapon because if something happens to it in the heat of battle you might pause for a second and loose the fight.

With my first Walther (which was also my first Semi-Auto Pistol) it upset me to see it get a scratch so I stopped caring it and went back to my 642 and/or my 340PD both with CT laser grips. I also find myself babying my P99c too so it might be a few months and a few dings before I carry it.
 

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I hear what you are saying, but I am that way about all my stuff - all my guns, my car, my house, my wooden floor in the house, etc. I try not to damage my stuff.
 
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