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I know that sounds a bit silly, but I do wish that someone could invent a stainless steel that was black. You think with modern technologies we could create such a steel though some molecular process or another. I do not mean coated black. I mean black all the way through. If you sanded it down it would still be black. It wouldn't have to be a deep black. Just black-ish.

The reason is I love the look of black and blued guns. I know everyone thinks I love stainless because of how it looks but that is not true. I prefer a nice blued gun as far as looks go. It would be so nice to have a black gun that could be maintained as easily as stainless.

The reason I only buy stainless has nothing to do with appearance. It is about durability and repairability. Growing up very poor I was always made to realize how important it was to maintain things you owned. We could not afford replacements. I also seldom had anything new and when I did I tried to keep it that way. As a consequence I have a weird thing about keeping my things in like new condition. Stainless allows me to do that. What would be a simple wear mark on a blued gun for someone else would be a glaring reminder that the gun is now imperfect for my screwed up brain.
 

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I presume that you're referring to steel that is "inherently" black...and not coated?

'cuz my M&P9c is "black stainless steel"...
Yes, that is why I stated I wanted a black steel you could sand down and it would still be black. :)
 
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