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Old 01-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #111
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I should also say we've gotten way off course of sigs here...intially all I wanted to say is that sigs and glocks are two totally different guns and should not be compared in the same category with the exception of reliabilty because there they are matched competitors.

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Tenifer is no doubt better, but once the epa banned it, it seems Austria jumped on the band wagon.
The EPA has never allowed the Tenifer process to be done here since Glock has been in existence. That is the reason Glocks are manufactured in Austria, but assembled in Smyrna, Georgia. It is the only way they can get Tenifer on the guns and sell them here.
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Glock is still using Tenifer. There were some Glocks that were manufactured here that utilized a Melonite process. This was done because Tenifer is illegal in this country because of the restrictions imposed by the EPA. They can be identified by the lighter grey color of the slide. Also they do not have "Austria" appearing anywhere on the slide. I don't know what the current status is of the stateside manufactured guns, or even if they still are being manufactured here. But all Glocks that are made in Austria, including the Generation IV models, have Tenifer. There would be zero reason for Glock to move away from it. It is one of their biggest selling points, and reasons their weapons have such extremely high durability.
Why did the EPA ban the tenifer,is it a hazardous process?
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Why did the EPA ban the tenifer,is it a hazardous process?
It is very similar to Melonite, except for the chemicals used, along with what is required for their disposal. In addition because of that, the cost is all but prohibitive even if it were legal. That is why Springfield uses Melonite. The problem is that it is not as good. Some will argue, but both the Smith & Wesson M&P, as well as the Springfield XD have had rusting issues. The Tenifer treated Glocks are all but totally rust proof. Some will say it was because the Melonite wasn't applied properly. Again Glock has never had an issue with "bad" Tenifer.
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It produces cyanide gas as a by product...tenifer is not used anymore by glock I promise you that...call your local glock rep if you don't believe it...it's a shame.

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It is very similar to Melonite, except for the chemicals used, along with what is required for their disposal. In addition because of that, the cost is all but prohibitive even if it were legal. That is why Springfield uses Melonite. The problem is that it is not as good. Some will argue, but both the Smith & Wesson M&P, as well as the Springfield XD have had rusting issues. The Tenifer treated Glocks are all but totally rust proof. Some will say it was because the Melonite wasn't applied properly. Again Glock has never had an issue with "bad" Tenifer.
I love the tenifer,i wish i could get my 1911 done that way. Talking about the XDs,i had two different XD .40s and both of them would rust in no time flat.thats one reason why i dont care for the XDs
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Really, Shi? Could you be any ruder?
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It produces cyanide gas as a by product...tenifer is not used anymore by glock I promise you that...call your local glock rep if you don't believe it...it's a shame.
Dang,never knew that.. It is a shame
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Sorry mcduck but tenifer is still used by glock. Also tenifer doesnt produce a black color, it is dull gray.

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The tenifer finish is an extremely hard surface preparation that is impregnated into the slide before the black parkerized coating is applied. Even if the black coating is wearing off, the slide is is still protected by the tenifer finish.
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The true FeN (tenifer) coating has a dull-gray color surface. Definitely, never black. In some applications, FeN coatings can also be polished to give a bright metal finish appearance.
So please stop trying to spread disinformation.

PS. they did stop using the old bath method that released cyanide & now use the plasma gas method, however, it is still a true FeN coating. Only difference, no more cyanide.
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I love my Sig's

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