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Old 06-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default How to make a good looking gun.

This is a follow up to another thread talking about flashy 1911s. My question is how to make a good looking gun. IMHO, I think wood grips, gold controls and signatures from a custom shop or gunsmith (like the Ed Brown) makes for an attractive weapon. Kimber's interesting finishes help.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Guess it depends on what you start with-
I've had several 1911's that stayed as is-
The majority got new grips & thats about it (I have a "thing" about grips on my guns)
Pretty is as pretty preforms tho
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Buy one!



And if you want to really dress it up, drag it across Europe while getting your azz shot at!

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Guess it depends on what you start with-
I've had several 1911's that stayed as is-
The majority got new grips & thats about it (I have a "thing" about grips on my guns)
Pretty is as pretty preforms tho
In response to that, guns are one of those things where you can have both. And I don't really care for factory set ups when I can have something unique. And canebrake, you just love that thing, don't you?
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In response to that, guns are one of those things where you can have both. And I don't really care for factory set ups when I can have something unique. And canebrake, you just love that thing, don't you?
Well in response to THAT-
You sound like you really don't want answers to your "question"
Get & do WTF you want-
I care not-------------------------------
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I think everyone dresses up their guns to please themselves. See my avatar? I think that gun is beautiful. Not many others may think that, though. Do what you want with your guns to please yourself.
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Cane and I don't agree on much, but we are in full agreement here.

It is like some of my Mosin-Nagant rifles, the prettiest ones to me, have little blue left, dings in the stocks, and shrapanel damage to the steel.

Over the years, I have accumulated many fine hand tools, I never considered engraving, plating, or inlaying any of them.

I think gold and silver look great on women, but not on guns.
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In response to that, guns are one of those things where you can have both. And I don't really care for factory set ups when I can have something unique. And canebrake, you just love that thing, don't you?
Yes, yes I do.
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OP not entirely sure what your asking for ? Beauty - one mans vice is another's virtue.

One thing we can all agree on is performance. The goal is one lg hole @ 25 yds and brother, THAT is beautiful !!! Whatever you have to do to achieve that goal is different to every pistol.

The mental game: what do you need to shoot your best ? I could go on for pages, mods could probably write a book but suffice it to say it is different for every man/woman.

Edit: 25 yds may be too high a bar for combat pistols, 50' may be more in-line. 1911s can be tuned to shoot at 50 yds - just one of the reasons they have a following.

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beauty is in the eye of the beholder. what pleases one person may be found offensive by another. for me simplicity is the key. subtle changes and minor details are what define beauty in a firearm for me.
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