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Old 01-04-2018, 05:53 PM   #1
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Ultra Aegis Frame Question

So, I contacted Nighthawk Customs about doing some work on old faithful, --7,000 trouble free rounds -- and the said they could do a nice round butt on her and make a custom main spring housing but would have to cerekote the frame when finished as they only anodize in black. They'll basically round the butt around the pin for the mainspring housing.

They could also do a magwell but then I'd have to use different grips without the beveled bottom and I don't want to go down that path. I just want to take the "curse" off that sharp edge of the butt.

Any idea what these guns had for a frame finish from the factory


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Could be wrong but I think it is a KimPro finish, not sure what there process is. Pretty sure it is not even close to being as durable as correctly applied Cerakote.

I can't wait to see the finished project.

Are you saying they can only anodize it in "Black?"
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You can chose the Cerakote color of your choice?
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Perhaps it would be more practical to dump your Ultra Aegis and purchase a rounded-butt gun off the rack.
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Could be wrong but I think it is a KimPro finish, not sure what there process is. Pretty sure it is not even close to being as durable as correctly applied Cerakote.

I can't wait to see the finished project.

Are you saying they can only anodize it in "Black?"
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You can chose the Cerakote color of your choice?
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Are you saying they can only anodize it in "Black?"
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You can chose the Cerakote color of your choice?
Yes, they only anodize in black but will cerakote in one of 20 colors including a matte silver like it is now.

I thought it was very affordable to have the butt rounded, the mainspring housing installed, and cerakoted was like $300, said they could get it done in 3-4 weeks
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My question is are they actually going to make a round butt (doubt it) or make a bobtail (probably) and is that what you want? To make an actual round butt Ultra you'd need to come up with a shorter magazine, think custom made 6 round .45. If you actually want a round butt, I suggest following RustyIrons suggestion and buying an Ultra Plus. An Ultra Plus is a 3" Ultra slide on a full size frame with an round butt.
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It shouldn't mess with the mag at all, there's room. It'll be sort of like the new Raptors

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300 bucks for a true round butt and Cerakote is not bad. Cerakote alone is (what I paid) around $150-175.

I agree with Chuck, true round butt and Bobtail different, personally I don't care for the Bobtail style.
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