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Would you CCW a blued gun or is it just like giving it away to rust?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by firestarter, Aug 26, 2008.


Would you CCW a blued gun?

  1. Yes

    107 vote(s)
  2. No

    20 vote(s)
  1. firestarter

    firestarter Active Member

    I know that bluing isn't the best corrosion resistant finish out there so Im wondering if its ok to CCW a blued firearm. For those that do it, how often do you give it an oil wipedown?
  2. calaverasslim

    calaverasslim Well-Known Member

    Yeppers. I have several that I carry at one time or another. Mainly blued. The one I carry most of the time is a 44 special, 3", blued. I just make sure I keep it wiped down with an oily cloth and clean and I'm ok.

    I also carry a M36, 2" and do the same. Also carry parkerised and stainless but that doesn't enter into this post.
  3. Drgong

    Drgong Well-Known Member

    I liked blued/Parkerized finishes. Then again, it is calming for me to take out a gun and wipe it down with a rag.
  4. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    Would I? Yes.
    I generally don't though. (although according to ruger, the slide on my LCP is blued, so I guess I do, come to think of it.)
  5. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I prefer blued to shiny.
  6. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Well-Known Member

    The right holster, it doesn't touch your skin.
  7. Billy Shears

    Billy Shears Well-Known Member

    You do realize that generations of people carried blued guns, both openly and concealed, quite successfully do you not? All you need to do is carry it in a good holster, and wipe it down thoroughly when you take it out of the holster and store it. A stainless gun, or one with a modern, corrosion resistant finish is much lower maintenance, true, but blued guns are just as amenable to carry as they ever were, and don't need that much extra looking after.
  8. herohog

    herohog Well-Known Member

    Most of my guns are "working" guns. They Will get scratched, they Will have holster wear, I Will have to clean and oil them as sweat and steel mix all to well. It gives them character... yeah, thats the ticket... "Character."

    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    i guess so, I don't own any SS guns or plated with anything but BLUE.
  10. Drgong

    Drgong Well-Known Member

    that, and a well cared for blued gun will form a Patina color, which to me at least, is bueaty.
  11. weisse52

    weisse52 Well-Known Member

    Have for years.. used SS as well. when they come off I wipe them down. Carried blued in very humid wet conditions...took care of them and no rust.
  12. zac4551

    zac4551 Member

    All my guns are blued I dont own any shiny guns.
  13. Old Grump

    Old Grump Well-Known Member

    I don't care what the finish is as long as it isn't shiny. All my guns are blued or black. None have rust on them or rust marks if I got them non-rusty to begin with. The ones that had rust were cleaned and blued.
  14. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    Proper maintenance will eliminate the problem.
  15. azhunter122

    azhunter122 Well-Known Member

    I think that it would be fine as long as you oil them as mentioned above.
  16. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    my time is stretched too thin to be spening time doing certain things.

    i have 5 handguns that are NOT Stainless Steel. a RIA pach finish, a model 13 and a model 36 that are blued, a glock 17 and a glock 26 that are tenifered.....

    the S&W wheelts are "house guns" and not exposed to the elements or sweat so they require little care, the glocks, well theyre glocks, and the RIA pach finish is pretty darn good so far.

    for EDC i need a gun that wont tie me up when i take if off after 16 hours of carrying it.
  17. Old School

    Old School Well-Known Member

    Herohog Says:
    I like guns with character. I would think that carry guns and show peices are mutually exclusive catagories. No question a stainless gun will stay newer looking in a carry situation. But, nothing wrong with a blued gun with "character".
  18. Lonestar49

    Lonestar49 Well-Known Member


    Personally, I don't own any hand guns that are blued, only all black and one two tone EMP 9mm.

    BUT, IF it was the gun that I shot best and bought it, size wise for ccw, and it had a blued finish, you bet, it would go with me every day, along with, that lovin-care at the end of the day. Along with frequent inspections which makes for the end-result in "the_confidence_factor" with such a gun/s

    Stay on top of them, :)scrutiny: inspections/rust protection/lubrication) and you should always come away with this.. :)


  19. tinygnat219

    tinygnat219 Well-Known Member

    Use Barricade (used to be called Sheath) this stuff is absolutely fabulous for preventing rust. I renew the coating on my P3AT at least once a year.
  20. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    I've tried it before, and when I came home from work, the entire left side of the gun was orange. Ruined a beautiful blued finish.

    It's my personal body chemistry, I'm sure of it. No more blued finishes for my carry guns. For me, parkerizing needs a little attention, but not a ton. I have zero problems with bake-on finishes, so that's what I prefer.


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