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    The robin's egg blue and stainless seems to be a very popular combination. I think it's reminds people of classic American vehicles.







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    Gray, olive drab, or desert tan? ...no problem.
    Purple or blue? ...it'd have to be a significantly discounted price.
    Pink or lime green? ...no way!

    I'm sorry, but I have my limits.
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    ^ My sentiments exactly. Also, I do agree that a gun should NOT look like a toy.
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    People have been enhancing the appearances of weapons since they first started making them. It was seen as taking pride and care of your weapon of choice and also to uniquely identifying them. When you had a battlefield of 2000 troops fighting and had to collect weapons at the end, being able to ID which sword belonged to which warrior. Now we have dedicated BBQ guns and color enhanced guns that really do nothing to help with IDing the gun, but to show a personal flair. Some are done very nicely by a factory such as the robin's egg blue Kimber and others... well, we've seen better pools of vomit (bedazzled Hi-point anyone?). Remember too that we're also pulling in many more women firearms owners today than we have at any other period of the past. Men for the most are utilitarian, women tend to be more aesthetic. Now add to that the fact that many boys coming into manhood are much more effeminate and you can see a growing market share of "pretty" guns on the market.
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    I think you might be overemphasizing the "this new generation" aspect, my friend.









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    Are the three pistols in the top photo all 38 Auto/Super by chance?
    I think Taurus made some like that not to many years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    The robin's egg blue and stainless seems to be a very popular combination. I think it's reminds people of classic American vehicles.

    Naw...I think that the robin's egg blue reminds people of the Tiffany boxes.
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    There are some advantages to brightly colored guns. Easier to see on the nightstand, for example.
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    The biggest advantage is cost. Right now, a brightly colored Spectrum at a widely used online broker is ten to forty dollars less expensive than a traditionally colored one. In 2007, I bought the 1005 Gun of the Month from Sig, a 40 caliber for 469, and it came with a free small gun safe with the fingerprint lock thing.
    It was, of course, finished in Rainbow Titanium. The finish is odd, but incredibly durable. Additionally, the internals appear to be plated as well, resulting in a butter smooth action.

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    I have nothing against some color in handguns.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHorse View Post
    I'm actually considering that shade of Blue, which I believe is Titanium Blue Cerakote, for the Slide of my S&W SW9VE. Either that or Armorers Black.

    About as wild as I've gone is doing some Robins Egg Blue Color-fill on my Sarsilmaz Cz Clones, which tend to have a lot of lettering. Not sure I like it, but they don't look too bad.


    SAR B6P and K2P 9mm Pistols with light Blue Color fill.

    I'm thinking they might look better, plain.


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