Parkerized vs. Blued

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by SmokyMtnHiker, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. SmokyMtnHiker

    SmokyMtnHiker New Member

    184
    0
    0
    I'm looking at a Kel-Tec PF-9, as most of you know they come in 3 finishes. Which finish would you recommend for a back-up pocket carry?
     
  2. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

    399
    0
    0
    I remember i had a Kel-tec p-11; she was my very first gun:). I didnt get to choose the finish but mine was blued.
     

  3. SmokyMtnHiker

    SmokyMtnHiker New Member

    184
    0
    0
    Do you still own your P-11?
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    11,380
    2
    0
    Bluing and parkerizing (Phosphate) are not very good at protecting the metal from rust and corrosion. They are intended to etch the surface of the metal so oil will adhere. Oil will not stick to polished steel so it rusts fairly easily. For pocket carry, stainless steel is better with hard chrome and satin (electroless) nickle coming in 2nd and 3rd
     
  5. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

    399
    0
    0
    No, I traded her for my G23 gen 3
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

    6,424
    0
    0
    I love a nice blueing, parkarized not so much...my 1911 was originally parkarized but the gunsmith i used stripped it all off and blued it..much nicer