I'm not sure, I beleive it depends on what your purpose is?
I don't reccomend the teflon finishes like T on any carbine that will be fired extensively or in long rapid fire strings as it will and does "cook off". I've actually had this happen to me twice, once on an MP5 issue gun that had been refinished in Balck T and the second time on my Wilson M4 with Armor Coat. The M4 cooked off during a carbine course I was taking, it was pretty ugly, the stuff began to blister, then fell off in large chunks. I had it refinished and sold it off, with a warning to the buyer.
David: I considered Black-T or Green-T on the plastic stock only just out of my preference for black guns. I'm glad you posted your experience on Tefon coating on parts that get hot. I've read somewhere that these Teflon coatings can withstand temp up to 500 deg F for a (very?) short time.
We are talking seriously hot and long range sessions. Hot enough that holding the weapon without gloves is impossible.
On the other hand I have a Marlin .444 custom rifle in Birdsong Black T that is a great hunting/country rifle and I ahve no qualms about it's finish.
I would post a pic but it is at the smiths now getting Ashley sights put on it and trigger work.
Here is a not so great pic of my usp's. The Expert is a 40 and is my newest - a 10th anniv gift from my wife. The others are a 45 and 9mm compact and the 50th Anniv ltd edition 45 in it's presentation box.
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