Who else thinks Stainless Steel is Sexy?

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  1. John_AZ

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    I do prefer the matte to the shiny. But I do like both of these as well

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  2. Borg Warner

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    Not every gun has to be "Tactical". Some guns are just for fun or just for looks or just for sentimental value. Some guns are even objects of art. Different guns serve different purposes.

    Glocks ARE tactical however, and should always be black and not any kind of fruity colors or two-tone. Black conceals best because it blends into the shadows.

    Most stainless guns are brushed stainless and don't reflect the light like polished stainless or nickel. And stainless is eminently practical because scratches can be removed and the finish can be restored to look like new. Bluing requires a great deal more care and to me the worst finish is anodized aluminum because the scratches really show up and look ugly.

    I've replaced a couple of aluminum grip frames and ejector rod housings with blued steel units on my Ruger Blackhawks over the years. And sometimes I've even had blued guns re-blued because life is too short to have to live with an ugly gun unless it's a Glock which is ugly on purpose and totally utilitarian where it's a situation of "Beauty is as beauty does."
     
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  3. 1L26

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    I completely concur! My Delta Elite that is pictured a couple pages back was set up to be a BBQ/go to court/go to meeting gun. Not supposed to be tactical quite the contrary! It is supposed to get the proper comments and attention in the setting it was made for. Texas BBQ guns should not only get the attention they richly deserve they should be able to get into and out of a fight if need be!
     
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  4. Borg Warner

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    My Bar-b-que gun is a Smith and Wesson model 58 41 magnum in a highly polished leather thumb-break holster. It has 98% bluing, original grips, and a Tyler T-grip adaptor.

    Shooting the gun with magnum ammo and the skinny grips is painful but the T-grip adaptor helps a lot and the best commercial load I've found for it that is powerful but controllable is the Winchester silvertip 175 grain load which is relatively mild by magnum standards and makes for fast follow-up shots.
     
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  5. bac1023

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    Borg, some people feel the need to go out of the way to show how tough and no nonsense they are.

    I just laugh my ass off when I read stuff like that.
     
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  6. OUSooner

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    To me nothing is sexier than a blued pistol with honest wear.
     
  7. RJHUB

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    bac,
    Can I help you out by excepting your SS as gifts to make room for more blue steel?
    PM for address.

    p.s. I do not even have a Python. Just saying.
     
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  8. ottomatic

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    He may ACCEPT your offer, but probably not.
     
  9. boilergonzo

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    I like some guns in stainless! Of mine, the SIG 232 and 226ST are my favorites. The 620 is okay, but doesn't have the same impact.

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  10. kahrcarrier

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    I like both.

    I picked up this 629 back in 2012. The shop also had a 3" 29 that they had gotten in at the same time, same seller, but I missed it by about one hour as someone else was there earlier and was quicker on the draw. Darn.

    I would have bought them both.

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  11. bac1023

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    :animlol:

    Oh I've got plenty of room. That's a great thing about buying handguns, they don't take up too much. ;)
     
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  12. bac1023

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    Does hard chrome count? :supergrin:

    ...actually, its half stainless..


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  13. Braveheart1

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    A little off topic but did not like the silver slide on the 43X and almost had it cerakoted (purchased before all black model). Glad now I didn’t. Really has grown on me and still think the 43x is best single stack on the market.
     
  14. Glockman4

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    If you don’t like these, there’s something wrong with you..

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    Damn shame that S&W will never make anything that nice again. Not to mention it’ll do this. 15 yards, rested. 8 shots, cheap Remington green and white box

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    I laugh when people say “BuT THirD gEnS AReNt aCcUrAte!!”

    :freak:

    Ok bro....
     
  15. bac1023

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    If you think the 4506 is accurate, try the 845 sometime. Its essentially a SAO accurized version of the 4506, built in the old Performance Center. Incredible pistol...


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    The 945 is also incredible. Its a cross between the 845 and a 1911. The Performance Center pistols were the best autos S&W ever built. Too bad they're all gone now.

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  16. bac1023

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    Thanks :cool:

    I try not to disappoint, but this thread made me realize that I don't have good pics of many of my stainless pistols.
     
  17. Mugsie1

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    To the OP - I like the grips on your Smith. Very nice.
     
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  18. Glockman4

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    No doubt. Probably out of my price range but I'd love to have one. I got that 4506 and a 4566 for under $1000 total. The 4566 is just as accurate as the -06.

    If I ever find one of those PC 845's at a reasonable rate I'll definitely grab it.
     
  19. ReaPer105

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    Ever notice how much that chicken looks like Schiff?
    Carry on...
     
  20. bac1023

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    Compared to PC guns like the 952 or PPC9, the 845 can generally be found at decent prices, as in $1500 or below. They don’t break the bank, but in my opinion one of the best PC pistols of all time. It was also the first PC pistol.