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Do most own the stainless? If so, is there an advantage over the blue, ie: holster wear etc? Or, is it simply that it looks better :D Just curious, I thought the blue looked better.
 

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I wanted Stainless but they only had it in the PT745 I wanted the 10 shot option. So I went with the blued PT145. I live in Florida where I carry every day and sometimes I sweat in this humidity which Stainless is ideal for. That being said, I am such a pain in the ass about keeping my firearm clean and lubed well, that my PT145 will never have the chance to rust. :D
 

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Hi fordtrbo, I own two MIL PROs (a PT140 3rd gen., & a PT111 3rd gen.). Both are the stainless. I personally perfer the stainless look. Both are used regularly in an Fobus SP11B paddle holster and also in an Don Hume H715M no.53 IWB leather holster. Both are daily carry pistols. Both are showing wear on the slide at the front of the slide from the Fobus holster. Have had the Don Hume holster much longer than the Fobus, and wasn't showing wear until a bit after getting the Fobus. I still like the Fobus, but use the Don Hume much more. As for the wear on the front of the slide. I don't mind, these are carry pistols and aren't for show. To me they still look great & I will always bet my life on them. Come to think of it, out of my five pistols only two are not stainless (a Browning Buckmark, and an CZ75B).
 

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I like stainless for carry, but the blues I have are showing holster wear, usage wear. I think that gives 'em character. Stainless is more resistant to corrosion and holster wear. Heck, I like 'em both. :thumb:
 

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Well, I changed to stainless! Had plenty of time since my FFL is a bit slow giving Bud's guns the CL #................I think the stainless might hold up a little better after reading everyone's post. Thanks guys, someday I just might see my gun................. :'(
 

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Both are the stainless...Both are showing wear on the slide at the front of the slide from the Fobus holster.
What does the wear look like? I can imaging wear to a blued slide, but what does wear to a stainless slide look like?
 

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Stainless is better for wear and corrosion.
PLUS, A big shiny gun with a big dark hoke up front always seems to have the proper effect on the bad guys brain.
Even a hard core crack head thug will think they are looking at the Lincon Tunnel!
 

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DaBull the wear on my stainless MIL PROs is on the left side front of the slide, right in front of the small Taurus emblem. It resembles a 3/8 inch by 3/8 inch scuff mark. It actually makes the stainless slide where the scuff is look shinnier (sp) than the rest of the slide. To me it is no big deal.
 

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The SS is better in my opinion, buts that's just me.
 

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I like both finishes, but the stainless wears and cleans up better IMHO.

Sweaty dude,so I go with stainless where practical.

Love the blued guns and can carry them in a holster openly, no problem.
CCW carry? Stainless steel for the most part.

Stainless does have one drawback that can happen. It can glint and is shiny.

If one is trying to be discreet, needs to hide, or surprise an advesary, there are scenarios where that shine or glint could advertise the gun or one's position.

Not good. For most and under some conditions this is not a factor, but one can never know exactly if discretion,staying hidden, or surprise is going to be needed.

Both blued and stainless have their place.

Blued guns can still get the job done. Finishes last a long time on most blued ones anyway.

Sure they show their wear, but that's considered "character" and the finishes have proven durable.

Rebluing can be done on a budget if need be by the owner or a gunsmith.

There are those of us who can rust a blued finish with just a short time period. For those people stainless or something more resistant is needed. There are other finishes out there.

So it's up to the user,their circumstances, and do they need or want the stainless finish.

Being somewhat subjective, I do appreciate the 'handsome' appearance of a rich blued gun. Or the character of a much used one.

Stainless on the other hand has saved me much grief on a few occasions where there would have been a rust bucket gun in highly humid and temperate place had the finish not been ss.
 

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Dude, these firearms are not made to shoot from concealed cover.
They are made as defensive combat weapons.
Also, If the bad guy sees a shiny gun with a BIG BLACK Hole up front, I feel it gives a Lincon Tunnel Effect that makes them fear what can be spit out that dark hole by way of Stupid Stoppers!
 

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One smart things is to be behind cover if possible. First and foremost. Taking cover is paramount if time and the situation allow.

Standing out in the open even if you are quicker on the draw will get you killed in most circumstances.

Vicious criminals care do not react logically and in ways one cannot predict for every given situation. They do not think rationally. In other words it's the person behind the gun and how they use it rather than for intimadation purposes.

Also criminals may or may not give up. Can't read their minds or expect them to react certain ways nor do they care what it is being shot at them. Each situation is a case by case basis.

Violent criminals are not going to be impressed by what gun you have. Most don't. There are exceptions. Not many, but there are a few.

Criminals and how the do things or related items:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1976.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1926.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4920.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1603.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5683.msg49903#msg49903
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2704.msg20219#msg20219
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=797.msg6242#msg6242
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2540.msg18445#msg18445
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6046.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=935.msg10311#msg10311
 

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Qwiks draw said:
One smart things is to be behind cover if possible. First and foremost. Taking cover is paramount if time and the situation allow.

Standing out in the open even if you are quicker on the draw will get you killed in most circumstances.

Vicious criminals care do not react logically and in ways one cannot predict for every given situation. They do not think rationally. In other words it's the person behind the gun and how they use it rather than for intimadation purposes.

Also criminals may or may not give up. Can't read their minds or expect them to react certain ways nor do they care what it is being shot at them. Each situation is a case by case basis.

Violent criminals are not going to be impressed by what gun you have. Most don't. There are exceptions. Not many, but there are a few.

Criminals and how the do things or related items:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1976.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1926.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4920.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1603.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5683.msg49903#msg49903
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2704.msg20219#msg20219
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=797.msg6242#msg6242
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2540.msg18445#msg18445
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6046.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=935.msg10311#msg10311
Okay you quoted a bunch of your old posts, what real world experience do you have?
Ever have anyone break in your home, try to mug you, have a couple of crack heads try to car jack you?
Ever have anything happen in the real world, not what you read in magazines, but really have the fecal matter hit the rotating oscillator on you? I have, and I won and from it I know a nickel plated or stainless weapon IMHO gives them pause faster and longer. That delay of the brain synapses gives me an edge.
Blue is good, but silver makes the point faster.
 

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i always go for the stainless if it's an option and i can afford it..

i think stainless looks nicer and it also have corrosion resistance.. probably not a big deal considering a lot of guns have good finishes for protection but i still like stainless for it's looks so thats what i go for.
 

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First of all it this is all documented by the people who have been there and done that. All the best in the business. Dave Spaulding,Jeff Cooper, Mas Ayoob, Chuck Taylor, Clint Smith, Peter Kokalis,Al Pickles, Jim Cirillo, Skeeter Skelton, Sheriff Jim Wilson, Ed Lovette, Walt Rauche, and a host of others who are THE credentialed and accredited trainers in the whole schmeer.

The old links are info from those accredited trainers who've been there and done that and are the best of their professions.
20 years of military service also had me train is staying alive and dealing with an armed enemy.
Shiny gets you killed in the military. Iraq and Afghanistan proved that.Always has and always will.

No I have not capped anyone or fired in anger. I got a street education from the Hampton, Va. Police and Sheriff's Office.

My neighbors and I were called out by the Sheriffs Office in our neighborhood to quell all sorts of criminal goings on. Armed to the teeth. Did this dozens of times. From 1 perp to a rowdy crowd of 20+ drunk revelers which almost turned into a riot. All were perps in all cases were armed. This included many violent criminals There were 3 to 5 of us.

Dealt with street gangs,drug dealers, and armed perps and various other riff raff.
Lived to put them all away from a 20 block area.

20 years of military service also had me train is staying alive and dealing with an armed enemy.
Shiny gets you killed in the military. Iraq and Afghanistan proved that.Always has and always will.

Had to hold these guys at gunpoint until the cavalry got there and took care of things. There was a rapid response team made up of a sheriffs deputy and the rest of us civilians. At any moment the perp or perps could have made us have no choice , but to shoot. Luckily that never happened.

Had both blued,nickeled, or stainless weapons at each incident.Got to try everything at every case at every level.

Night,day, it all happened at any time. So, yes, I study tactics,psychology, the criminal mind, what works and what doesn't. Have to keep an open mind on such things.

So I got info and training from any excellent source in print or actual hands on training form any reputable accredited place I could. The lives of my family,first responders, and people involved were on the line, so it behooved me to find the definitive sources and learn from them. Common sense dictated that.

So I still learn from the masters of the trade and listen real close to what they have to say. Practice it, too.

Yes, been there done that.

If what you say worked it would more than likely be taught in all the police acadamies and to the armed forces. Not to mention to the civilians at gun classes for advanced training. It isn't. I've seen the material and sylabus used at Gunsite and other schools. It isn't part of the training.
S&W Academy nor the SIG use it either. Might get slight mention, but it's not the definitive tactic.

This would also be in print as material to train others. It isn't.

So there may be a minute bit of advantage to what you say, but there are many other times it's all a handicap.

One does not need to be an expert or totally immersed in all this. Just well read and practiced. We have many members who have not been there and done that but have the common sense and smarts to understand what works and what won't.
 

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IMO it all depends on the gun certain guns look good ss and others look good blued. So it boils down to personal prefrence and the look of the gun.
 

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TheBulldog said:
Okay you quoted a bunch of your old posts, what real world experience do you have?
Ever have anyone break in your home, try to mug you, have a couple of crack heads try to car jack you?
Ever have anything happen in the real world, not what you read in magazines, but really have the fecal matter hit the rotating oscillator on you? I have, and I won and from it I know a nickel plated or stainless weapon IMHO gives them pause faster and longer. That delay of the brain synapses gives me an edge.
Blue is good, but silver makes the point faster.
Bragging about your altercations really does nothing for this topic. Information was merely put out there but you've taken it to a different level by directing your negative comments toward another member. That was not called for. PM me if you'd like to discuss this further.
 

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