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Old 06-08-2020, 04:56 PM   #1
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Sig back to using PVD on the Legions?

I just noticed that the P229 page on Sig's site says the finish is PVD. Again. Not sure if it's just a mistake or they actually made the switch back. Anyone?

edit: Just looked even close at the page. In the Feature list is states PVD finish.

Frame Finish PVD

But below that in the Feature pictures it describes it as Cerakote.

Cerakote® Elite Legion Gray Coated slide and frame

The Cerakote® Elite finish delivers industry leading performance in hardness, abrasion resistance and lubricity.


I think the first mention is a mistake

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Old 06-08-2020, 11:54 PM   #2
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Yep. I wouldn’t place much reliance on those descriptions. Given their brevity, you’d think it’d be easy to make them accurate. But...

Last time I looked, my 220 SAO Legion was described as having a M1913 rail (versus its Sig-proprietary rail).
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I think the info you're seeing on the Sig site is outdated. Sig Legions went from PVD to Cerakote back in Feb 2019.
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Yep. I wouldn’t place much reliance on those descriptions. Given their brevity, you’d think it’d be easy to make them accurate. But...

Last time I looked, my 220 SAO Legion was described as having a M1913 rail (versus its Sig-proprietary rail).
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I think the info you're seeing on the Sig site is outdated. Sig Legions went from PVD to Cerakote back in Feb 2019.
This is what I figured, I've seen other mistakes on their site that prevent me from take anything there that seems to be contradictory at face value. I was asking because someone on another board was wondering about the finish and I didn't want to just direct them to the site without being 100% sure myself that the info on it was completely accurate. Thanks Guys
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You can contact Ryan Gagneux from Sig Legion to confirm.....
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Any confirmation from Sig?

I was just looking at their site and I now see those odd listings within the Legion family. Under Specs, 226's listed with PVD as the finish versus that of the 220's that indicate "Legion Gray". Also, I only see RX 226 Legions (i.e. described as having Romeo1) rather than the RXP SKU for the R1 Pro version, which is in retailers' inventory. Those RX Legions also specify PVD in the Specs. I didn't look at the 229s.

As noted in my earlier post, I don't bet my life on these Specs and the accompanying description still mentions Cerakote. But I do wonder if they've resurrected a supply PVD-finished 226's while they try to keep up with higher demand during the shutdown, etc.?
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You can contact Ryan Gagneux from Sig Legion to confirm.....

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Anyone having finish problems with the ceracote? This is the only thing holding me back from buying another legion. Ive heard horror stories and experienced. And for the price I want none of it. But if its better..........???
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No issues with mine. I like the color. And the finish appears to be well applied.
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So what’s the final word? What exactly is the current finish on the Legions (specifically P320)?
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I was a big fan of the PVD and now the latest ceracoat is even better. Yes, on the rails the next layer starts showing but that seems to be black nitron underneath, no gold or silver tones at all. I think this is going to wear well and better than anodize/PVD.
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Never was the biggest fan of Cerakote, but Cerakote Elite is good stuff.

I hate the greenish grey, but I'll take this over the crappy grey PVD on the earlier Legions.
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Ionbond is still in Portsmouth and may do some special runs from time to time. But nothing heard from a switch back.
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I have a P226 Legion with the dark green Cerakote Elite finish ..... so far no problems with finish wear.

Found a new P220 Legion on GB, with a Cerakote Elite finish in Legion Gray. Here is the link ..... the last pic shows the build date. Not sure if all the new Legions will have this ...

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/871835674
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I'm really amazed at the different variations in color, from dark green all the way to true gray and lots of in betweens described by owners. How hard is it to get the same color in different batches? Apparently pretty darn hard. Mine are gray. Glad of that.
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