Chris Costas' M&P

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Old May 11th, 2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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I've searched and couldnt really find any good pics of his M&P with the FDE slide. If someone could help me out that'd be cool. Thanks
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Old May 11th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #2
 
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They really dont even show his FDE M&P that much in the video. This is assuming that its his and S&W didnt just bring a prototype along for some testing.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #3
 
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I dunno. I've only ever seen the FDE frame.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #4
 
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I dunno. I've only ever seen the FDE frame.


Me too. The one I saw had Black front and back straps...



http://images54.fotki.com/v210/photos/2/25...DSC_0026-vi.jpg
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Old May 11th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #5
 
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Me too. The one I saw had Black front and back straps...



http://images54.fotki.com/v210/photos/2/25...DSC_0026-vi.jpg


Looks like he swapped a regular backstrap from a standard M&P, but I don't know about the front one. Looks pretty cool. He could have also taped those areas off and cerakoted the frame. If that's the standard DEB...it looks awfully light (more of a beige than a brown/green).



Edit-The more I look at it...I think he simply cerakoted the frame a different color and taped off the straps...because the serial number plate is black on the DEB/FDE guns, and his is the same color as the rest of the frame. Going by that picture ^^^
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #6
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Here is the pistol I am talking about...







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Old May 12th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #7
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Well, I like the first picture posted with the Dark Earth frame and the black straps (mainly because thats what I did on mine ) But im just not feeling the Dark brown slide with backstrap on the black frame :?
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Anyone know what finish that is? I've been looking to get my 9c refinished cause of holster/draw wear.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #9
 
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Anyone know what finish that is? I've been looking to get my 9c refinished cause of holster/draw wear.




Could be the GunKote / CeraKote refinishing that I see Accurate Iron doing?... Hell, Bowie Tactical also has great photos of slide refinishing on his site, but im not sure what method he uses.



Ive got emails into AI and Burwell right meow to do my 9c...



My OCD ass was messing with mine the other day and started to remove the finish on the front slide contours. So I figured I could use this as an excuse to get mine all jazzed up. I would love to have Bowie do it (As he's closest), but on his site he indicates a 16 weeks completion time, not sure if I can go that long apart...



Anyone had any of the site sponsers do work for them? if so, how was the experience and craftsmanship?



In a nut shell, I want a slide refinish and stippling galore...



Thanks for you input..



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It's gotta be an aftermarket CeraKote or other finish. Looks like the slide, and backstrap in "Close-to-FDE".



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Old May 12th, 2010, 12:15 PM   #11
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It's Christ Costa! He didn't have to do anything. All he did was command his pistol to change colors the way he wanted it and it did. Happy Shooting! -Drivo-
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There's a good possibility it is a factory anodized color that he may be T&Eing... I kind of dig it.
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There's a good possibility it is a factory anodized color that he may be T&Eing... I kind of dig it.




Not on steel it's not.
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These are from another thread at AR15.com on the Magpul industry section where Costa and Haley sometimes post. These pics were posted by Costa when someone else asked the same question.



http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&...5382&page=1













The refinish could be either Bowie or Borsight.

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Old May 13th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #15
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did no one notice the full FDE on the Magpul dvd? Matt who works for smith carries it.







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