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I sent my hellcat back to the factory, after less than
an four weeks of off duty wear the cerakote had holster wear, I bought a leather holster especially made for the hellcat then drenched it in silicone I then took a springfield XD-45 pushed it in the holster and twisted it back and forward,I then left it in a plastic bag with the XD-45 in it for a couple of days. I thought the cerakote was suppose to hold up better than regular bluing, Springfield Armory did agree to cerakote the slide again at no cost. I am having a custom holster maker make a holster for my hellcat. It seems as though this coating is not very durable, what is everyone else opinion?
 

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Mine has been so far (I also have the FDE). I had an Alabama Kydex pocket holster made in matching tan color, and it is wonderful. I also use soft holsters for appendix carry - both Remora and Sticky work great. No problems with the finish so far after a few months.
 

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I sent my hellcat back to the factory, after less than
an four weeks of off duty wear the cerakote had holster wear, I bought a leather holster especially made for the hellcat then drenched it in silicone I then took a springfield XD-45 pushed it in the holster and twisted it back and forward,I then left it in a plastic bag with the XD-45 in it for a couple of days. I thought the cerakote was suppose to hold up better than regular bluing, Springfield Armory did agree to cerakote the slide again at no cost. I am having a custom holster maker make a holster for my hellcat. It seems as though this coating is not very durable, what is everyone else opinion?
I have a Springfield Armory XDM 4.5 in FDE it came with suppressor tall sights threaded barrel. The pistol has been used heavily in 3 gun competition and the finish is like the day purchased it.
contact Springfield Armory customer service and get an RMA # to get your slide refinished .Springfield Armory customer service is second to none in the industry. If its defective they will refinish it like new.and the turn around is not too bad.
 
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