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.