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psango
09-30-2011, 3:17 AM
My P228 slide had taken quite a beating had some bad refinishing and sight work done in the past by unknown. I sent it to CCR refinishing to have repaired and refinished and it is beautiful again. 1994 Sig P228 too nice to leave looking bad.
before:
http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/P228/DSC_0002.jpg
after:
http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/P228/P228-2.jpg
http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/P228/P228-top.jpg

himurax13
09-30-2011, 8:00 AM
What rear sight is that?

bsg
09-30-2011, 8:57 AM
congratulations. CCR has a reputation for high quality work.

jermzzzzzzz
09-30-2011, 9:24 AM
I sent my P228 slide and controls to CCR last week, hope mine comes out looking as good as yours!

psango
09-30-2011, 10:03 AM
What rear sight is that? LPA SPR Sight Set Sig Sauer P220, P225, P226, P228 Steel 3-Dot
Product #: 155906

LPA makes the sights on the .22 LR conversion slide. The are similar but not exactly alike. I ordered them from Midway USA.

I would not use those on a carry gun. However they are close enough to the sights on the .22 conversion to make an easy transition for me to be comfortable with.

This is my old service weapon from 20 years ago. It's retired like I am. It only goes to the range now for informal target shooting. However, It's refurbished better than I'll ever be!

epcii
09-30-2011, 10:37 AM
That's your before pic and you think that's bad? I have a 1998 that looks 10x worse than your before.

psango
09-30-2011, 11:51 AM
you should see the before and after pictures of me!

bsg
09-30-2011, 3:19 PM
you should see the before and after pictures of me!


you mean... before retirement and post retirement? :eek:

i can relate; i just haven't retired yet.

Mr310
09-30-2011, 5:50 PM
I didn't see the before picture as being that bad. :confused:

psango
09-30-2011, 6:05 PM
you mean... before retirement and post retirement? :eek:

i can relate; i just haven't retired yet.

just a shell of my former self.

SIGSHOOTR
09-30-2011, 8:13 PM
WOW! gorgeous. what finish is that? looks like a satin kinda finish. and how long did it take?

tacticalcity
09-30-2011, 8:18 PM
Very pretty. What did they use? Duracoat? Ceracoat?

I need to get two guns refinished sometime in the future. So I would love it if you could offer follow up as time goes on and she sees some more use and abuse to see how the finish holds up if you don't mind. You see a lot of posts right after a gun is refinished, but not many reporting back six months or a year later telling you the long term results. I have no reason to doubt it will hold up. I'm not saying that. I'm just curious is all. Want to know it will be worth the investment for a gun that gets used.

I dig the two tone look as well. Very nice.

psango
09-30-2011, 9:22 PM
Very pretty. What did they use? Duracoat? Ceracoat?

I need to get two guns refinished sometime in the future. So I would love it if you could offer follow up as time goes on and she sees some more use and abuse to see how the finish holds up if you don't mind. You see a lot of posts right after a gun is refinished, but not many reporting back six months or a year later telling you the long term results. I have no reason to doubt it will hold up. I'm not saying that. I'm just curious is all. Want to know it will be worth the investment for a gun that gets used.

I dig the two tone look as well. Very nice.

So far they have done 2 for me they are doing a third (1911) now. MY Beretta done last year, is I believe Cera Plate. They have an newer process called Cera Plate 2, which was used on the Sig Slide. the Beretta frame is coated in a material that contains nickel. Below is a quote from a Post by CCR explaining how they did the work, after I messed up explaining it......

Originally Posted by CCR ........
"the finish that we put on it is our Cera-Plate Electroless Nickel/Boron Nitride plating on the slide internals and the controls. "The frame is done in our brand new Ni-Kote which will be used only on alloy frames to match our Cera-Plate......Ni-Kote contains real nickel but allows us to keep the factory anodize on alloy frames"

I inspect my guns closely when cleaning them. I have shot about 500 rounds since the Beretta was done last year and have noticed no wear on either surface type. I handle my stuff carefully but use standard cleaning product including, bronze and nylon brushes, BreaK Free CLP, and Rem Oil. I always test any new chemical on a small inconspicuous part of the gun (like inside).

I have had a larger company do plating for me, but their re-assembly craftsmanship was not up to CCR's quality. Also I like the fact that they are a family owned and run business.

the Beretta Cougar they did last year for me:
http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/cougar8045/CCRCougar0.jpg
and before they did it:
http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/cougar8045/cougar2.jpg

bsg
10-01-2011, 6:13 AM
just a shell of my former self.


i gave up on trying to look younger... so i just try to not look old.

Heiko
10-01-2011, 7:39 AM
It's nice to know there is a good refinishing company out there other than the big one in Arizona that takes forever and charges and arm and a leg. Do you mind posting details on how long the turnaround time was and cost?

223556
10-01-2011, 7:49 AM
Sig looks sweet! As does that Beretta!

psango
10-01-2011, 2:12 PM
It's nice to know there is a good refinishing company out there other than the big one in Arizona that takes forever and charges and arm and a leg. Do you mind posting details on how long the turnaround time was and cost?

Here is CCR's website that list their prices and turn around times. Sometimes
they have sales and will post that online. http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/
They gave me the sale price on my last order even though I missed the end of the sale by a few weeks.

I did not have good luck when I used the big company in Arizona

I'm not a CCR salesman when I find a company the does the job I stick with them some other companies I like are:
Ammunition to Go
Brownells
Nachez Shooters Supply
My local Guns Shop J&R Sports
Amazon Online is huge company and just seems to get the job done.
These have continued to deliver the goods and seem to just be able to preform consistently.

Heiko
10-03-2011, 7:21 PM
Here is CCR's website that list their prices and turn around times. Sometimes
they have sales and will post that online. http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/
They gave me the sale price on my last order even though I missed the end of the sale by a few weeks.

I did not have good luck when I used the big company in Arizona

I'm not a CCR salesman when I find a company the does the job I stick with them some other companies I like are:
Ammunition to Go
Brownells
Nachez Shooters Supply
My local Guns Shop J&R Sports
Amazon Online is huge company and just seems to get the job done.
These have continued to deliver the goods and seem to just be able to preform consistently.

Thanks for the information and testimonial. There's nothing like a real customer reviews.

Steve1968LS2
10-03-2011, 7:31 PM
congratulations. CCR has a reputation for high quality work.

Yea, they did a P6 for me.. came out crazy good.

Before:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2dj2m38.jpg

After:
http://i45.tinypic.com/xkx6vb.jpg

esartori
10-04-2011, 8:18 AM
Wow. Do they parkerize as well? (or something similar?) My mil spec is looking fine now, but with how I use it, I am sure it will need refinishing at some point. I would love to find a good company to send my baby too when the time comes.

glock 357
10-04-2011, 8:30 AM
Wow! These guys are good. I'm digging that Beretta. Pure sexy she definitely is a cougar :)

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy107/psango/cougar8045/CCRCougar0.jpg

ldivinag
10-05-2011, 1:46 AM
that is the ugliest 228 i have ever seen..

tell you what... i'll give you a few bills and take that horrendous thing off your hands...


;)

psango
10-05-2011, 3:53 AM
that is the ugliest 228 i have ever seen..

tell you what... i'll give you a few bills and take that horrendous thing off your hands...


;)

Your right don't know what I was thinking send me your FFL's address. I was a fool to fix up my P228. :facepalm:

psango
10-05-2011, 3:57 AM
Yea, they did a P6 for me.. came out crazy good.

Before:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2dj2m38.jpg

After:
http://i45.tinypic.com/xkx6vb.jpg

That's one of the best looking P6's I've seen.

Heiko
10-05-2011, 8:29 AM
Yea, they did a P6 for me.. came out crazy good.

Before:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2dj2m38.jpg

After:
http://i45.tinypic.com/xkx6vb.jpg

Beautiful! What a transformation. Is that their Cera Plate? I am really thinking about sending in my Kimberly Custom II for some TLC. It's got some pretty good holster wear and needs w refresh but I'm not sure what finish to get. The Cera Plate looks great and sounds like the most "high tech" finish but I'm limited to the one color. I would do the Cera Plate with controls done in black Cera Hide. Or, I could do black Cera Hide with stainless look Cera Hide or Cera Plate for the controls.

Wow. Do they parkerize as well? (or something similar?) My mil spec is looking fine now, but with how I use it, I am sure it will need refinishing at some point. I would love to find a good company to send my baby too when the time comes.

They do something they call Parkerize Plus. It sounds like they park then sort of clear coat it. The price is very, very reasonable for this too.