A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ugly Gun Sunday


Why do handgun manufacturers insist on making camouflaged handguns? Especially with a shiney stainless barrel reflecting the sun through the ejection port? This does not make sense. The handgun does not need this kind of treatment. The holster should be camouflaged, assuming the person toting around the gun is wearing camouflage. Perhaps the grips in a broken color pattern.....the gun matte black. That would blend just fine.

So why do handgun manufacturers insist on making camo handguns? Because the Bubba who decorates his double-wide trailer in the Elvis Rococo style will buy them. These are the same Libaraches that buy their wife pink revolvers with Bitch on the barrel.

Don't think I'm picking on Sig. Colt has done it too.........


And Browning.........

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16 Comments:

Anonymous Seabat said...

Xavier,
I agree about camo'ed guns. It's like camo underwear... if the situation gets to the point that it matters whether or not you're wearing camo underwear, you've probably lost the war!
I also don't see the point of low flash powder in ammo. How will you be shooting at someone without them already seeing you? Or, hearing you at night?
It's being preoccupied with inconsequential matters.
Thanks.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Roger.45 said...

You are correct, it's all about marketing. The same case can be made about the short magnum calibers.

"Build it and they will come." Colonel Cooper is, I am sure, spinning in his grave over the camo 1911 as well as the short magnums.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Pinoy Pistolero said...

Don't forget about the digi-camo Browning Hi-Power.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=007B&cat_id=051&type_id=022

11:53 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Yeeech! I'm adding it!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Camo'ed Glocks.

Best Regards, T

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Wolfwood said...

I actually stopped in my tracks, jaw open, when I saw the digital camo BHP in Bass Pro the other day. The word "abomination" came to mind and has yet to leave.

1:32 PM  
Blogger BobG said...

My first thought when I saw the Sig was that someone photographed it under water. It looks like it is sitting in the bottom of a pool with sunlight glinting on it.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, if you're in the Marketing Department, it's only ugly if it doesn't sell.

Antibubba

10:00 PM  
Blogger Vote For David said...

Roger.45, Cooper understood. His line was:

Q: "What's it for?"
A: "To sell, dummy!"

It's a plot to sell more guns when buyers lose them in the woods.

12:13 AM  
Blogger NoneMoreBlack said...

I am especially a fan of camouflaged hunting arms; I'm pretty sure if the ducks see you it will be your bright orange vest that gives you away, not the gun, and its a wonderful way to lose that fancy shotgun the first time you drop it in the marsh.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Samuel said...

about that Hi-power, Barf.

and to seabat - "I also don't see the point of low flash powder in ammo" so when you night fire it doesn't mess up your night vision as much. It has nothing to do with keeping the bad guy from seeing you.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

As Jeff Cooper was so fond of pointing out, the answer to "What is it for?" is usually "To sell."

It'll just have to be sold to someone other than me.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Assrot said...

Yeah, I have never thought much of the whole painted gun thing. It seems a little silly to me.

You go to the range and nothing says Bubba to me like a big slob that you know is not military in camo BDUs and has all the camo painted guns. It gives me a good snicker every time.

On the other hand I did make a pink Hello Kitty AR15 similar to this for one of my daughters because she was shy of shooting a rifle but saw this one and told me she would try it if I made her one.

There is a purpose for every gun. There is probably not a need for every gun but I don't believe "need" should be a criteria for owning a gun.

Joe

5:39 PM  
OpenID preparednesspro said...

Woah! Those are ugly! The top one looks like a shark. Strange...

http://preparednesspro.wordpress.com

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Seabat said...

Samuel,
I've fired my gun at night(low level light) a couple times and the flash doesn't bother you. Also, the noise doesn't bother you, either. Tunnel vision and auditory exclusion. If you've ever experienced it, you would agree. I just think people obsess over inconsequential matters.
Xavier, what do you say?
Thanks. Keep writing.

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as camouflage misuse goes, the most ridiculous is on hunters, who drape themselves from head to toe in expensive proprietary camo designs, then throw on an almost luminous, bright signal-orange vest. What's the point of the camo there?

2:27 AM  

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