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I just got a new Dan Wesson Heritage in stainless with the plan on having the slide finished in DLC for that two-tone look. Considering the tight tolerances of the gun, should I break it in first or would it be okay getting the slide coated right off the bat (before firing the gun)?
 

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Always shoot your gun first.

There could be an underlying problem that is there before the refinishing work is done that could be blamed on the refinisher.

it’s hard not to blame the last guy who had their hands on it. If it was never shot, you don’t know if it ever ran right.
 

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Keep an eye out for wear on the bottom of the slide where the top front of the dust cover is. If there isn’t enough dust cover/slide clearance, the DLC will get scratched right off. It’s tough coating, but not bulletproof.
 

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DLC is extremely hard. You don’t want to have to change anything after it’s applied.
Not too sure this is correct.

Are you thinking Nitride/Melonite?

-Ray


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