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Hi all, this is my first post here. I've had my C9 for about 9 years now but just started shooting again after about an 8 year break. I've always hated how cheap the C9 looked and I've always wondered why they didn't do any very basic cleanup of the molding seams. So lat night I pulled apart my C9 and sanded the frame and trigger with 220 grit sandpaper. That got rid of the seams and molding marks. Then I hit them again with steel wool which smoothed it back out and got rid of the sanding marks. I then went over the grips with only the steel wool to take that plasticky shine off of them. The last step was to sand the lacquer off of the aluminum block of the barrel with 220 grit sandpaper because the lines and grooves in the lacquer bothered me too. IMO it makes the pistol look more "finished" and gives it more of a combat look. All I'm waiting on now are the Hogue grips so I can cover up those ugly grip screws ^-^ Here's a shot of the finished product.

 

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I think an aluminum trigger would help its looks tremendously. That plastic one always catches my eye and not in a good way.
 

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How about painting the trigger gold.then when you shoot it you can
hold it sideways and look cool like the gangsta's. :cantlook:
 

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How about painting the trigger gold.then when you shoot it you can
hold it sideways and look cool like the gangsta's. :cantlook:
Couldn't think of anything better than that to say? To the normal people that responded...I'm making an aluminum trigger for it now and will post a picture when I finish it in the next hour or so.
 

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smcnally, You have to look past the nuts. I would love to see yours when you get done. A guy called Bushman makes some great items for our HPs, but he is not making anything right now.
 

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How about painting the trigger gold.then when you shoot it you can
hold it sideways and look cool like the gangsta's. :cantlook:
Couldn't think of anything better than that to say? To the normal people that responded...I'm making an aluminum trigger for it now and will post a picture when I finish it in the next hour or so.
To correct myself,i was joking as we all do.to say that i'm not normal is
out of line.i also forgot to say that your piece looks good as new for having it as
long as you have.and :welcome:
 

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How about painting the trigger gold.then when you shoot it you can
hold it sideways and look cool like the gangsta's. :cantlook:
Couldn't think of anything better than that to say? To the normal people that responded...I'm making an aluminum trigger for it now and will post a picture when I finish it in the next hour or so.
To correct myself,i was joking as we all do.to say that i'm not normal is
out of line.i also forgot to say that your piece looks good as new for having it as
long as you have.and :welcome:
Sorry, I thought you were just being a jerk and not being sarcastic. I'm glad to see I was wrong. But to be fair, I didn't say you weren't normal...I just said the other people in the thread were normal :D

Here's the picture of it with the trigger I just made. I don't have any milling equipment so this was made with a jigsaw, a grinding wheel, a drill, and some buffing rouge. It's nothing fancy, but looks and feels better than the plastic.

 

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smcnally, how about making about 100 triggers to sell?
 

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smcnally, how about making about 100 triggers to sell?
I would if I had the proper equipment to do it. I've always loved working with metal, but don't have the right equipment to build a bunch of the same pieces. I got the aluminum from a faceplate of an old (and dead) video scaler, it was just a tiny bit thicker than I needed which was perfect. I need to get some milling equipment one of these days!
 

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Man i'd like to do that to mine but not smart enough.ya i wish you could make more
because i would buy one for your price in a heart beat.
 

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I'd like to sooth down the sharp corners on mine and engrave some slide serrations below the originals ones so I can get a lower grip while racking the slide.
 

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Man I'll tell ya, that trigger sure makes it stand out. I really like that. Great job. ;)
 
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