Shiny Happy Handguns

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by trigger643, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. trigger643

    trigger643 New Member

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    I don't know about you all, but I've never much cared for the look of Nickel or Stainless, preferring my guns black or blue or occasionally painted with rustolium to cover the dings, scratches and rust of misuse and abuse.

    Certainly when two otherwise identical handguns are side-by-side, one being blued, the other Happy-Shiny, my hand will naturally gravitate to the darker one.

    So it was with some surprise when I discovered I may possess more than a random sampling of firearms with this unattractive finish.

    I'm uncertain how this happened. Is this a symptom of early onset dementia or pimpitus or merely the result of bad lighting in the pawnshops and gun stores I've been scouring?

    Is anyone else out there suffering from this malady and should we start a support group?

    Perhaps by starting this thread others will be encouraged to come foreward and post photos of their afflictions in hope of finding a cure.

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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good looking collection of motley misfits you have there. I love the shiny guns. Apparently you do too. ;)


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  3. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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    I'll take that UGLY SIG off your hands.:D
     
  4. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    My preference for dark VS shiny guns runs in veins. It depends on the gun. Shiny single action revolvers, cool. Shiny semi autos, not so much. Anything military-like, not at all. Bolt action rifles, yes or no, depending on my mood.
     
  5. Shoobee

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    I like stainless steel for everything except CCW pistols.

    That's a beautiful collection you have there Trig.

    The P226 looks like the best.
     

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  6. Highpower

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    I have blue guns. And stainless. And nickle. Sometimes I'm conflicted so..... :D

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  7. clr8ter

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    LOL, that's one thing I can't get on board with; two-tone.
     
  8. trigger643

    trigger643 New Member

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    ...I feel your pain...

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  9. therewolf

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    Ya see, down here in Florida, if you turn off all the stuff in the house, and

    sit quietly in the dark, you can hear your blued guns rusting.


    So I prefer the Stainless and Nickel Plate. It still needs the occasional wipe

    down with an oily rag.
     
  10. bamashooter1

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    Shiny used to bother me to no end. Hated it. I now have two brushed/matte/whatever stainless and desire either a polished stainless or nickel 1911. I currently have no desire to install gangsta walls or 30" rims on my pickup.
     
  11. SRK97

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    I like the look of stainless the best but the old Colts with the dark blueing are very purty as well.
     
  12. otisthecat

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    Shiny guns? Yeah, I've got a couple of those.
     

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  13. Highpower

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    That looks like one of those "defective" guns that only fires one shot. No matter how many times you pull the trigger, there's never more than one hole in the target. Send it to me immediately and I'll dispose of it for you so you don't suffer the embarrassment of owning such a lemon. You'll feel better not having the constant reminder sitting around. Honest. :p
     
  14. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  15. trigger643

    trigger643 New Member

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    Yep. It's my burden. I appreciate the offer, but I just like you too much to do that to you...
     
  16. 1911love

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    Ain't that the truth! I generally buy SS for that very reason.
     
  17. tinbucket

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    Nothing wrong with the brushed or matte look. Just my preference for brightly blued or stainless, Colts, Smiths, and long guns. One of my favorite is a little Browning lever action .22 with bright blue. A lot of the matte looking guns today are of cast material, I think and it is cheaper to bead blast them or whatever and then there are the plastic stocks and so on. A beautiful gun is shiny just like a beautiful blonde. Maybe shiny isn't the right word. But you couldn't ask for a better picture than a beautiful woman holding a beautiful firearm.
     
  18. clr8ter

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    I liked the above post particularly for the last part.
     
  19. headhunter

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    We moved from one place to another only 250 miles apart, the humidity here is enough to choke a horse. In one place a gun if cleaned was safe until it was called for. Here there would be a little orange if you wiped it down in a month or two. The gun sacks really help.
    No, I don't wish to give away my Smith 27. Blued steel and wood look wonderful.
    Synthetic stocks don't look as good a a wood stock with some fiddleback. It is good to pick up a rifle with a aluminum bed and see the bullet strike where it did a month ago or 6 months ago or a year ago.
    We purchased a Smith model 60 in about 1976 for the wife and I remember Smith announcing the 63 and 66. I bought the 63. Who would have guessed what gunshop racks and display cases would look like in 2014. From a couple of Ruger .22s, a Smith 39, and a 1911 and a dozen revolvers to a quadzillion melonite striker fired autos and ---. Somehow we have lost beauty!
     
  20. AIKIJUTSU

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    I have a bunch of guns, some blued, some stainless, some nickel plated, some with nitride finishes. Sometimes I have settled for what was available at the time. One example that has haunted me is a Taurus PT940. I looked for 2 years for a blued PT940, but couldn't find one. In desperation to have a PT940, which I wanted for concealability while having a reasonable barrel length , caliber, and capacity, I ended up buying one that was brightly polished stainless steel with gold trim and polished rosewood grip panels. It is so gaudy, I really do endeavor to keep it concealed. But it shoots well, is dependable, and conceals well, so I carry it a lot.