View Poll Results: Should I go with a stainless slide or the matte black

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    Matte black or stainless slide??

    So I've decided to buy a FNP-9. Now I can't decide whether to get the stainless slide or the matte black one. >sigh< I really like the look of the stainless, but the matte black would be lees likely to give me away if I actually had to engage a BG. What do you guys think??

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    I would get either one Nickel Teflon Plated regardless. So which ever is cheapest to begin with.

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    Either is a good choice. I have seen the mat black ones and they are really nice. I own a Browning Pro 40 (that is pretty much the same weapon) with a stainless slide and it looks real nice. You have the plus of a stainless one not having the same wear issues as a coated slide. Outside of that it's a matter of what you like better.

    Any way you go you'll have a great weapon.

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    on that model..my prefrence is matt black..

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    black all the way

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    Black.

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    The flash of stainless from that sharp looking weapon will blind them momentarily!

    -jc

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    They both look the same from the barrel end...

    SCARY/UGLY....

    Get the stainless.

    Jeff

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    I'd buy the stainless.

    Kimber .45



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    I've noticed that my own buying habits have swung strongly to Stainless, more are available than ever before and they seem to require a little less maintenance.


    Last edited by dondavis3; 10-26-2009 at 03:23 PM.

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    fnp9

    Dark earth frame with black slide!

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    I have a stainless FN. That's my vote. You can always buy another black gun.

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    I tend to go with stainless whenever possible. If it is carried much it is alittle easier to maintain as you get moisture on it.

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    I prefer matte black on all my guns.


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    Thumbs up Satinless vs. Black

    Just got my matte balck FNP-9.

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    Go with the black, The FNP I have was stainless and showed scratches worse than anything.

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    The matte black just looks good, no matter what it is on

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    Gotta love that matte black.

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    The black slide has the Melonite finish......that's a plus!

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    Black or stainless.Does it really matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewrench1082 View Post
    So I've decided to buy a FNP-9. Now I can't decide whether to get the stainless slide or the matte black one. >sigh< I really like the look of the stainless, but the matte black would be lees likely to give me away if I actually had to engage a BG. What do you guys think??
    After having 2 SST 1911's...I decided to go with black for carry weapons. That way any "mods" that might be done on any of them can be "touched up" using Brownells "shake and bake" to restore the finish.

    I still have 1 SST...a S&W 357 Combat Magnum and 1 blue which is a Kimber Gold model.

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