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Old 06-01-2012, 11:16 PM   #21
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Also Think what Do you use your firearm for.
Is it for work or self defence?
Or is it just for looks and maybe as a show off gun?
Think what is pratical but Aways to hell with flash and build good basics To be a strong Shooter.
Many people who can, and have a great collection, also have a "BBQ gun" in their collection. They may have a work gun, an SD gun, a target gun, and then this BBQ gun is quite literally a show off/conversation piece.

If you got it, and you WANT to, flaunt it. Mine's a springer milspec parkerized, and I love it, but if I have the extra funds one day, I'll have something flashy.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #22
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Also Think what Do you use your firearm for.
Is it for work or self defence?
Or is it just for looks and maybe as a show off gun?
Think what is pratical but Aways to hell with flash and build good basics To be a strong Shooter.
I use my 1911 for self defense. But weapons for "self defense (sic) and maybe as a 'show off gun'" aren't mutually exclusive. Practicality and a true thing of beauty can go hand in hand.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #23
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And another thing
Along with good basics
support the NRA and be good teachers to people as to why everone should know Gun safety. And not all gun owners are not jobs.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #24
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Same reason you dress nicer somedays. You dress up your gun, does it make it shoot better that depends on what your done. Does it make it shoot worse I doubt it. Does it make a BG any less dead when shot with it, NO. Of course we all know there is no such thing as an ugly 1911, no no no
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #25
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Nrgman676 Welcome to the forum that was your initiation by fire if you aren't too thin skinned you'll have a good time here!
However be warned one little mistake and there is plenty more where that came from!
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Define flashy.

To me, this is flashy:
Mexican drug lord captures
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But I also think that this looks great:
WC Super Grade from 1989
Some might think it flashy, but in 1989, Hard Chrome was all the rage. It didn't hurt the shooting. Standing @ 10 yards.
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While I like Parkerized GI models as much as the next guy, I don't see why one must be purely practical in all things.

This is probably considered flashy, but then it was never really intended as a shooter:
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The comment was made that a gun is only a tool. A tool is something that you use,abuse,and have no interest in using other than its primary purpose. Like a wrench, it gets used,gets filthy,beat up,dropped,then put back in the tool box at the end of your task. A firearm means something,they are a hobby,a way of life,they are sentimental, and people like to take pride in their guns and make them look nice. This would be a pretty boring place if we all had the exact same things
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The comment was made that a gun is only a tool. A tool is something that you use,abuse,and have no interest in using other than its primary purpose. Like a wrench, it gets used,gets filthy,beat up,dropped,then put back in the tool box at the end of your task. A firearm means something,they are a hobby,a way of life,they are sentimental, and people like to take pride in their guns and make them look nice. This would be a pretty boring place if we all had the exact same things
I like you but you are not borrowing my tools.
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I like you but you are not borrowing my tools.
Lol, dont get me wrong, i have a full 3 section tool chest of craftsman tools. I take care of my tools and keep them in good condition, but if i drop my ratchet while im working on something i dont cuss and get sad.
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In some countries they seem to think it makes the gun more dangerous and deadly!!!!!
Especially CHROME/NICKLE!
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