Why hardchrome it when it is tennifer'd.................
The tennifer underneath prevents rusting and such. But the outter black coating on top of the tennifer does scratch. I got holster ware in about two weeks from using my Bianchi holster (it was brand new at the time).
A Glock usually takes longer to scratch. But, I carried a GLock 26 for 8 years, and it too gets holster wear (they are not impervious). Granted U are not scratching the tennifer, but just the carbon coating. But still, its permanently scratched.
The tennifer is still under the hard chrome. But, the hard chrome cannot be scratched unless U rub it with a metal object or if U drag it along the cement.
Over a year of carrying my P99c hard chromed, and not a mark on it