What's Your Favorite Gun Finish?Blue Or Stainless.

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  1. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm Starting to Prefer stainless.My last four handgun purchases are on the right.Theres just something about the shine.Blued guns are pretty too!
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  2. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    Whether a rifle or pistol, I'm partial to blued.

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  3. gun-nut

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    Blued all the way!
  4. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    I feel more comfortable with my stainless pistol in the rain than I do with my blued rifle.

    It doesn't really matter to me what they look like; it is the functionality/reliability factor that interests me the most.
  5. carver

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    Old School! I like mine blued! Now days though, you can't always find that next gun you want in Blue.
  6. flintlock

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    I like Blue best, but my EDC is stainless.
  7. Zane71464

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    Love both but, if I'm out and shooting a few thousand rounds during the course of a week, rain/snow or shine, I like stainless.
  8. howlnmad

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    I like the BLING so I hafta say stainless.
  9. UncleFudd

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    No doubt about it and if I could afford it, I would have it done on every gun that I own,

    NP3 by Robar industries. Looks like stainless but i the most durable finish I have ever seen.
    This P7 M13 is one that I now carry lot and after many years you can find no holster wear marks or any other marks.
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  10. fleetwood1976

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    nickel!

    I prefer blue and nickel for looks. but for hunting or carry I think stainless is the way to go.
  11. geds

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    I'm a Blues fan!
  12. time2shoot

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    I dont know i have both. i like both. my 622 has a satin finish it's an alluminum aloy
  13. hogger129

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    My parkerized Springfield 1911 holds up well in my holster. Doesn't look as nice as bluing though.


    Aah who'm I kidding. I gots to have the gold-plated tiger stripe finish.
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  14. Gun Geezer

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    I like the look of blued but living on saltwater, stainless is painless.
  15. ozo

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    Although I like ALL finishes depending
    on which gun they are on, my most favorite
    for durability and cleaning is the 'black matte'
    S&W finish.....hands down !
    BUT.....no finish on my 3screw is
    --the most beautiful-- !!!!! :cool:

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    Blue or black.

    The only SS I have is the Papoose, and it's brushed.
  18. Albtraum

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    Not fond of SS pistols, but like the look of a SS revolver. Rifles look good either way. I think Ruger makes a SS/synthetic stock over-and-under, it looks pretty awesome. As far as functionality, I hear SS barrels take awhile to heat up and take longer to cool down. Nickel and chromium supposedly change the steel's thermal dynamics a bit.
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  19. ozo

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    Note: S&W black matte finish
    This particular Smith 67 Fcomp generally only gets
    W231 powder, not the cleanest powder around.
    The cylinder face, forcing cone, even the top of
    the bbl around the magna port hardly ever
    have any visible powder residue, unlike all
    of the other revolvers me and MamaOzo shoot.
    Her fave is her GP100 SS and it is a rare day that
    she shoots less than 100-150 rounds [avg] and her
    'jeep' is filthy [W231]...........as is my 608.....
    my Blackhawk.....etc.
    This alone caught my immediate attention to the finish.
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    Oh.....and hardly any 'drag marks' on the cylinder........weird !
    This could be valuable info if someone tried to sell you one
    claiming it was .......new and unfired..........
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