Glock has the best factory finish that comes stock on the pistol. I own & carry both Glock,s & HK,s & the Glock seems far superior to scratching , wear & rust (less maintenence) but like others have said , if you take care of your firearm & oil it there should be no problem.Which is the best and most durable finish: Tenifer (Glock), Nitron (Sig), or Hostile Environment (HK)?
All three are pretty much the same. They are all nitrocarbeurized finishes. Tennifer (as done by Glock) is a process that is patented and done in Europe. Here in the states, you can't "Tennifer" metal. You nitrocarbeurize it. The Nitron finish (that Sig offers) is simply another name. The same goes for the Hostile Environment (like on new HKs). All three involve a heat treating process with chemical bath to create a very hard surface with an oxide (black) finish. I hope this is helpful for you.
Thats right! Tennifer is a colorless/clear metal treatment, its covered with a blackening agent to get the blue/black colorI'd swear I read that the Tennifer process doesn't actually change the color of the metal, and that the black color of Glocks is another coating that is applied on as a liquid (like paint, but actually an epoly or some other liquid.)
Not sure if this is still a good number, as I entered it several years ago, but at one time you could contact Birdsong direct at 601-939-7448.Anyone have any experience with Walter Birdsong's Black-T finish? I have read a number of times that this is one of the premier after market gun finishes for corrosion protection, lubricity, and durability. I have been very interested in it, but it's hard to find a ton of info as Walter does not have a website.
The Glock Tenifer still rusts the same as the HK if not faster depends on the situation.I'm not in expert on this but, from what I have seen and heard the Glock Tenifer finish is the best of the three.