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I'm looking at purchasing a Specialist. After seeing a few threads pop up about stainless steel galling, I've decided on the duty coat. My understanding is that it's a nitride salt finish like melonite making it the surface harder. Does the duty coated version run into any Galling problems at all?

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Duty Coat is the name of the finish preceding Duty Treatment - a finish similar to Melonite. It both hardens the surface of the steel and provides greater lubricity. If interested in this finish you should read the STICKY on the main page of the DW sub-forum entitled CLP, Duty Treat, & lube.

No reported issues of galling with it.
 

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Never heard of any galling problems with the DT. If I understand it correctly, this problem is unique to the stainless steel finish. And even then, I think it may be somewhat overblown. I just bought a SS PM-9 that has yet to go to the range. Will let everyone know if I encounter finish related problems, but I think the galling problems were limited to the 2013/14 year production.
 

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Pretty sure DW does not use the duty coat on any of their offerings anymore. As NDL stated, it's all duty treat on the black guns now (except the aluminum alloy frames).
 

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To date, and by that I mean reported on this forum...no Duty Treated or Hard Hatted guns have experienced galling. The treatment of the metal acts like a lubricant of sorts which seems to prevent the galling issues. Notice I said treatment of the metal, was this is not a "spray and bake" solution like cerakote, which is only temporary in its protection and must be redone when worn away.
 
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