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Now there is a thread that took a sudden and ugly turn.

An unnecessary turn in my view and not up to the usual standards of civility found on this forum.

And that's all I have to say about that.
 

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Waterdr. obviously the guys is a troll...Now he is doing it to be an ahole.


Again, he is the quintessential Cliff Claven internet dork.. The know-it-all insufferable troll who HAS to get into arguments over his supreme opinion.
And now he has locked on and will troll you at every turn. Everyone has opinions but he has to ram them down people's throats.
That pretty much sums it up. I think I looked up his stats here and he has over 8,000 posts and yet has only started 34 discussions of his own.
 

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For those interested and wish to learn from my successes and mistakes, I took the gun to the range today and as others have reported, the gun did not cycle properly initially. But after a few rounds, worked like a champ. With the TiN coating it cleans very easily. I used no chemicals....just took a cloth and swabs to it. I think the slide was $80 to coat. Depending on how much you shoot, it seems initially to be a good investment. First the slide will look much nicer and I saved a good 20 mins just after one range use. I guess time will tell.
 

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For those interested and wish to learn from my successes and mistakes, I took the gun to the range today and as others have reported, the gun did not cycle properly initially. But after a few rounds, worked like a champ. With the TiN coating it cleans very easily. I used no chemicals....just took a cloth and swabs to it. I think the slide was $80 to coat. Depending on how much you shoot, it seems initially to be a good investment. First the slide will look much nicer and I saved a good 20 mins just after one range use. I guess time will tell.
The added lubricity TIN provides is intriguing. I like the idea of being able to just wipe the gun down.

I think you made a comment to the effect the TIN treatment "is forever". Wear is the bugaboo of most finishes, aftermarket or factory.

Is that something TIN is known for? Durability and wear?

TIN is new to me. I don't know much of anything about it but am always looking to learn.
 

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Ok. I found some good online descriptions. Pretty interesting. Materials science continues to move forward.
 

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I like it. The top end anyway. Not crazy about the Mag extension though. May just be the picture but it looks like sorta yellow plastic? But to each his own. I have the same vortex venom on my Q5. Good think you didn't gold tin that. That would have been too much!
 

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I like it. The top end anyway. Not crazy about the Mag extension though. May just be the picture but it looks like sorta yellow plastic? But to each his own. I have the same vortex venom on my Q5. Good think you didn't gold tin that. That would have been too much!
The slide looks great. The barrel and mag extension look a little loud to me but then I'm an older dude.

Im curious how it wears and if it functions as expected over the long haul.

There is aways room for better coatings in the firearms world.
 

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I am not thrilled with the mag extension. The mag well I am changing out for a black one.

Pictures to follow.

I like having different color mag extensions just to keep track.
 

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imaoldfart, THAT LOOKS AMAZING. Maybe even do the muzzle break a different color.

I always wanted to do this with a pistol. A long slide would be better. Waybe do the PPQ 5" this and do the gold on the G22
 

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WaterDR, I kinda like the blue mag well.
On a completely different note, I notice you have the stock trigger in the gun. I replaced mine with the Apex flat trigger because I really didn't like the excessively long take up of the factory trigger. (My opinion) I really like the Apex. Feels great. I highly recommend it, if you're looking for a way to spend more money! :D
 

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Balance has an incredible range of knowledge and wisdom. Some may not agree with his no nonsense approach toward weapons but ignoring him and what he posts certainly makes your experience here poorer.

The two of us frequently disagree but we respect each other as experts. Look back at our exchanges about RSAs some time.

Quite frankly even Jon Gutmacher (our state legal gun guru) agrees about defending blinged guns...so I think it is something to consider. I did a bit of case law research too (I'm a trustee for the Rupert J Smith Law Library) and it is interesting to note that yes "blinged" weapons can be a factor in testimony.

As to Fart's image...well we've seen some of his shirts so no one should be surprised by his taste in weapon style.

Past all of that, to me Qs are combat weapons. Anything more than TFX Pros and a good RSA is too much...give me matte black... :)
 

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Balance has an incredible range of knowledge and wisdom. Some may not agree with his no nonsense approach toward weapons but ignoring him and what he posts certainly makes your experience here poorer.

The two of us frequently disagree but we respect each other as experts. Look back at our exchanges about RSAs some time.

Quite frankly even Jon Gutmacher (our state legal gun guru) agrees about defending blinged guns...so I think it is something to consider. I did a bit of case law research too (I'm a trustee for the Rupert J Smith Law Library) and it is interesting to note that yes "blinged" weapons can be a factor in testimony.

As to Fart's image...well we've seen some of his shirts so no one should be surprised by his taste in weapon style.

Past all of that, to me Qs are combat weapons. Anything more than TFX Pros and a good RSA is too much...give me matte black... <img src="http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
That’s fair, but I think he’s a ding dong. Problem is, he doesn’t shut up about it.

First, any “blinged” gun I have is not used for SD. How do I know that? Because I don’t carry. In my case, any time I would carry actually adds risk to my personal situation. It’s my personal choice. Second, many if not all manufactures sell guns offered in colors other than black or silver. Black and silver does not make a gun real or fake. Because manufactures sell colored guns means that “real” guns can be colored. Third, toy guns often look like real guns, not the other way around.

I could show you photos of toys and you would not be able to tell a toy form a ream fun. In fact, I used Walther “toy” guns in my classes (P99s) because they look so real.

Lastly. Guns have been customized for years! Ever since guns have been created, people have been personalize them. As a kid, I had an engraved revolver cap gun.

I am not an advocate of personalizing carry guns however (triggers etc....) due to added risk. But to take guns designed for range and comp use and change their appearance hurts no one.
 

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Again, and my final word on this, considering Balance a "ding dong" does both him and you a disservice.

As I said before he has a vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to weapons and their proper function.

He was providing a caution....something to consider.
 
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