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Shiny Guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sprice, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    Why do some of our members seem to have a problem with shiny handguns (chrome, stainless, ect.)? And while I'm at it is it more correct to say handgun or pistol?
     
  2. Mooseman

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    Mainly personal preference I think(shiny, not shiny, pink, etc.). Handgun or pistol is pretty much interchangeable.
     
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  3. sprice

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    and what about the shiny thing?
     
  4. jonnyc

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    I personally won't get any shiney guns, they just don't look right to me. I also won't get a Mercedes either. After years overseas, they're just taxicabs to me. To me, real guns with historyand soul can't be bright and shiney.
     
  5. MarkDozier

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    Depends on what you want.Some people think shiny guns make it easier for bad guys to see you in the dark.
    Shiny guns work well for cc, but go with what you like
     
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    Because they can't get a mirror finish out of polymer? ;)

    I wouldn't mind a shiny gun. Just for some reason I haven't bought one yet. Scratch that, my Desert Eagle was shiny. Man, that thing was beautiful.
     
  7. wrench

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    I don't care if others buy shiny handguns, but mine have to be blued or black.
    Just personal preference.
     
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    guns are tools. devices built to perform a simple function. much like door stops. some people prefer a 4"x1"x1" wedge of black rubber. some people prefer a 4' tall porcelain jaguar statue. wich are you?
     
  9. NWCP

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    With one exception all of my pistols are blued, or parkerized. Same goes for my revolvers. If I'm trying to conceal a pistol a darker weapon doesn't stand out like a stainless or nickel plated piece does.
     
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    I like shiny guns just fine. I have a dozen or so with nickle finish and three in stainless. Of course I have a lot more that are blued or parkerized. The only finishes I can't abide are the painted ones. Every dog to his own bone I say.
     
  11. The Lone Haranguer

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    I like shiny or silvery guns as much as blued. When carried concealed (i.e., under clothing), the color or sheen is irrelevant because no one can see it anyway. And if I do pull it, I want it to be seen.
     
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    I like the look of chrome or polished SS on a gun, but on a defensive use firearm......give me matte black
     
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    I like stainless guns. You can make them mirror shiny with some elbow grease and stand up to abuse and holsters.

    As far as concealment and carrying a shiny gun, I think this pretty much sums it up.

     
  14. TexasBill

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    I have a couple of stainless Smith & Wesson revolvers and a two-tone Beretta 84FS and am thinking seriously about a nickeled Browning BDA .380 just because it's so pretty. I also have a few black pistols and a black carbine. If I get the Browning, it will be a safe queen, not a carry gun.

    I have no problem with carrying either of the Smiths or the Cheetah; the finishes on all are matte rather than highly polished. I figure if i have to draw it, the BG is already going to know where I am and that I have a gun. In a darkened-home invasion scenario, the reflections off any of my HD weapons aren't going to be enough to confer a tactical advantage the other side doesn't already simply because I am Caucasian and I have white hair. While I will do many things to safeguard my family, adopting camo facepaint, a wool cap and tactical gloves 24/7 doesn't seem like a particularly good tactic. I am not sure the mailman would understand and I am pretty sure my family would think Dad's gone more than usually dotty.

    A handgun can be either a pistol or a revolver. A pistol can be only a pistol, whether it's a flintlock or a Glock. A revolver is a different type of handgun, though some incorrectly use any of the terms to apply to any firearm designed to be used with one hand.
     
  15. FuzzyBunny

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    All BBQ guns should be shiney and look perfect with no defects.
     
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    shiny vs. dull is a personal thing. if you like a lot of flash, you will like shiny guns. if you are going to hunt with one however, shiny is NO good! shiny also atracts a lot more attention from prople that might not otherwise even know there was a pistol in the vacinity. it is simply cosmetic. no differnce in function. Darrel Waltrip once had an entire race car chromed, and raced with it. what kind of a gun do you think he would like??? LOL!
    pistol vs. handgun, pistol to many means semi-auto. handgun can encompass everything from a derringer to a sawed off pistol grip shotgun.
     
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    "Get rid of that nickel plated sissy pistol and get yourself a Glock!"

    Despite Samuel Gerard's opinion, this is just a matter of personal preference.
     
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    I have no problem with shiny guns as in a high polished blue or a S&W nickle plate. I don't like the cheap chrome plated pimp guns that look like they belong on the front of a gold El Dorrado. The new Henrys are a little much too.
    Polymer is cool too.
     
  19. SharpsDressedMan

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    As far as personality, I think lots of shiney guns have personality. This 1950's Detective Special with old ivory grips certainly does it for me. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  20. The Bushmaster

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    It's either a "revolver" (wheel gun) or a "pistol" (semi-auto). "Handgun covers both"...

    As far as what to own. That is up to you and what you prefer. Me?? I own short, long, in between, blued, nickel, plum brown and petina...Revolvers, semi-autos and long guns. And I carry any one of them at any given time.

    None of what I own is plastic. All are steel and wood.

    Nice little wheel gun you have there Sharpsdressedman..
     
  21. The Lone Haranguer

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    This I agree with. I can also understand the need for a nonreflective finish on a LEO's sidearm, as he or she may have to search a darkened area with a gun already drawn. (But then again, current practice is to perform such searches with an attached flashlight illuminating the area, which is far more of a giveaway of one's position than light glinting off the metal.) But, with my CCW sidearm, I am doing neither. I might also point out that being blued is no guarantee against reflected light - some highly polished blue finishes can be quite reflective.
     
  22. savit260

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    Oh, I sure do like them shiney. :D

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    These two get carried regularly, and the shiney doesn't seem to be an issue. ;)

    SharpsDressedMan , LOVIN' that Detective Special!
     
  23. Starter52

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    I love my shiny handguns. Can't get enough of them.
     
  24. Hatterasguy

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    I don't like shiney things. But when I get my Desert Eagle its going to be in polished to the hilt chrome.:D


    I want it to be loud in all respects.:D
     
  25. geologist

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    Here's my shiny mousegun in .22 Short.

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