Hornady TAP ...not "black-nickeling" their ammo?

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    Hornady TAP ...not "black-nickeling" their ammo?

    My fiance bought me a new extended mag for my SA XD-40sc for my birthday a few weeks ago. I have been trying to find some Federal HST, many seem to like it though I currently use Speer GD, so I thought I would give it a try. But no luck in 3 WEEKS! So I headed to my local gunshop and had the choice betweem the Hornady TAP, and the new Winchester PDX1. I chose to go with the TAP since I had heard a lot of it, and not so much about the new PDX1. I didn't notice untill I got home, but the shell casings were not black nickel, they were the same nickel finish as my Speer ammo. Has anyone else noticed this? All the pics I have ever seen of the TAP show a very noticeble reflective black cartridge......
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    I know the last couple boxes of TAP that I went through were balck nickel plated....maybe they stopped coating in that because it made the manufacturing process faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post
    I know the last couple boxes of TAP that I went through were balck nickel plated....maybe they stopped coating in that because it made the manufacturing process faster?
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    Black box TAP has the black coating. The red box is LEO ammo, and does not have the black coating.

    Then again, I have not bought TAP in a couple of years, maybe they changed it.

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    They stopped the black coating... Saw it in a Hornady bulletin a couple of months ago.

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    Yes, Hornady stopped doing the black coating as they had requests from several agencies for something that was easier to see when doing a chamber check. As was mentioned it was in a memo/posted to their web site.

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    i think they are still nickel plated, but now silver instead of black. As Cyklopz said, it makes it easier for low light chamber checks.
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    Although the PDX1 is (EXCELLENT) round JMO
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