The need to accept aesthetic attrition - Page 2

The need to accept aesthetic attrition

This is a discussion on The need to accept aesthetic attrition within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'd have to agree with everyone here. A lot of wear is a sign of a dependable firearm. I would trust a well-used, and well ...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 35

Thread: The need to accept aesthetic attrition

  1. #16
    Distinguished Member Array SixBravo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Prescott, AZ
    I'd have to agree with everyone here. A lot of wear is a sign of a dependable firearm. I would trust a well-used, and well cleaned M1 Garand to fire over a shiny Colt Peacemaker that sat in a glass case for 40 years. If you're an avid shooter, wear is impossible to avoid, and IMHO, something to be proud of.
    The Gunsite Blog
    ITFT / Quick Kill Review
    "It is enough to note, as we have observed, that the American people have considered the handgun to be the quintessential self-defense weapon." - Justice Scalia, SCOTUS - DC v Heller - 26 JUN 2008

  2. #17
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Away - Health Problems
    To me its a non issue one of the reasons i dont carry a blued gun either as they wear faster

  3. #18
    Member Array DaveT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Holster wear on a handgun is just like the small rock chips on the front of my Harley... they represent use, not show and tell.

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #19
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    When I purchased my used HK P7 (PSP), the first thing that was painfully obvious was the severe loss of bluing. This gun was definitely carried.....a lot.....I thought. A quick breakdown of the gun showed that it was still in excellent mechanical condition and it was accurate. So, the loss of its finish, while it concerned me only because I didn't know if that translated to poor overall condition of the gun, turned out to be nothing.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  6. #20
    Senior Member Array gddyup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Derry, NH
    If it's not worn, then it's not "worn".

    I don't refer to it as holster wear. I like to call it "character".
    "You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know" - T.R.

    <----My LT was unhappy that I did not have my PASS-Tag at that fire. But I found the body so he said he would overlook it. :)

  7. #21
    Distinguished Member Array randytulsa2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    I've got to agree. Wear is normal. If your gun shows no wear, you're not carrying it enough.

    If you want a collector's item (and many of us do), by all means, get one and put it in the safe, or in some display.

    But don't get all wiggly because your carry piece looks like a carry piece.

  8. #22
    Member Array TexasPatriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Get a Glock

    Just had to throw this in, since all the Glock haters are always calling it tupperware and such...

    My Glock doesn't have any holster wear after about 2 years of carrying it in a Comp-Tac CTAC. If you don't like holster wear, get a better gun. (And a good holster.)

  9. #23
    Member Array Rickstir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Heck, my holster has holster wear!

  10. #24
    VIP Member Array raevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    If you are worried that your new gun will show wear, buy 2. One for the safe to show off to friends and one to keep on your person for protection that no one will ever see.

  11. #25
    Member Array sabalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Holster Wear

    I carry a stainless, small 1911.

    It seems that there are less indications of holster wear on it than
    on my pistols that have black or blue finishes.

  12. #26
    Distinguished Member Array fotomaker57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Looks like we all agree on this one.
    You go patriot
    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    Thomas Jefferson

  13. #27
    Senior Member Array purple88yj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Piedmont Triad, NC
    When I was a "new" shooter/carrier, I got a little aggrivated with the holster wear. That was until a wise old friend looked at my gun and told me that I wasn't practicing enough.

    I didn't understand what he meant until he showed me his formerly blued Colt Detective. The little gun looked like it shipped in the white until he took off the grips, and not a speck of dust or rust.

  14. #28
    Senior Member Array Wayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Eugene, OR
    Heck, wear on a finish just gives you a good excuse to get it hard-chromed, satin, nickeled, etc..

    Me, I got over all that "oh look, it's worn" jazz when I put a "ding" on my USP 45. It made me realize that it's a tool and a used tool is going to get worn and maybe dinged.


  15. #29
    Senior Member Array David III's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Sturgeon, MO
    This just makes for a fine excuse to have a BBQ gun that's really pretty and not carried much. Unfortunately, my wife has asked several times why I need so many BBQ guns when I only carry my regular, plain stainless Colt.
    Personally, I wish I carried a blue Defender but Colt doesn't make them. I like that look where the blue is worn off. For many years on a ranch, I carried a Ruger Super Blackhawk. It has no blue left on the sides of the barrel, grips are just beat to pieces -- it has "experience."

  16. #30
    Member Array Al.40cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    In the Trenches

    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by artz
    no doubt...
    The only gripe about that from me is when I'm trying to buy a gun that has holster wear on it. They are trying to tell me that its worth
    almost as much as that new one that I see 2 counters down. Don't think so....
    It comes a time in your life when you run across someone you should have never @#$$% with. Allow me to introduce myself!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Some times..... just accept it .... (age) semi-rant
    By Eagleks in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: December 2nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
  2. Why does MN only accept a few out of state permits?
    By MadMac in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: June 16th, 2010, 01:36 PM
  3. CO does not accept permits from:
    By COlongshot in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: May 30th, 2009, 09:55 AM
  4. Computer chair attrition :)
    By P95Carry in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 21st, 2006, 11:25 AM
  5. My magazine is new and it will not accept the capacity
    By floridaguy911 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: July 28th, 2006, 01:24 PM

Search tags for this page

accept aesthetic

Click on a term to search for related topics.