The matte black finish on current production PT 92s is not a particularly strong or attractive finish. If you want a new production gun, I would unhesitantly suggest stainless. If you're looking to buy one used, both the stainless and the blued models are pretty cool, but my preference is still slightly towards stainless.
Definitely Stainless! The Black Oxide finish on Taurus firearms is neither durable nor corrosion-resistant and will wear off of a firearm very quickly from everyday handling.
Even if you gotta have it in black, you're better off getting it in Stainless Steel then Duracoating it in black, which wouldn't even require much prep since the surface is already bead-blasted, giving the finish a surface to adhere to.
I bought my 92 used and settled for what I could find. I like stainless and blued both. I take care of guns. I've owned the same .22 rifle for 67 years, never a speck of rust. Two 60 year old shotguns...same thing. Durability of a finish does not bother me.
My stainless 1911
My stainless Vaquero (with barley pop can)
My Pt 92 Blued/Black
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