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This is a discussion on Your EDC within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I guess I'm the oddball. My P250 is polymer and stainless two tone. It really doesn't matter though as an EDC gun isn't seen much ...

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    I guess I'm the oddball. My P250 is polymer and stainless two tone. It really doesn't matter though as an EDC gun isn't seen much anyway. Looks good when I'm shooting at the range...
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    BLACK Glock26, s&w 9mm shield, s&w 442, gunsite Colt C.C.O. with black alumina grips. If it aint black on black I'm not real sure I'll carry it

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    Good question.

    I got the SR9c in duo tone because I want the other person to see I'm pointing a gun. I'm not interested in "stealth." I want a big, loud statement: "I am pointing a gun at you." It is in my interest that the other person has every possible opportunity to prevent a shooting. Hands up, run away, whatever, I would really prefer an outcome that does not involve the discharge of the firearm.

    This discussion comes up a lot. Many times, here and elsewhere, we see the viewpoint expressed as: "If I have to produce my gun, I will shoot." And this attitude is wrong. It is always wrong.

    You pull your gun and point it and start squeezing the trigger and until the hammer drops you have every opportunity to stop. It's up to you how far the situation progresses. The bad guy does not control the outcome. You do. A gun that is obviously a gun allows both you and the threat to understand the situation.
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    Aside from the cheesy durakote type paint jobs I like most finishes and have guns that are done in a number of different finishes, but my favorite is good ol' fashion blue job. My duty carry is a dark earth FNP45 Tactical, the finish is rugged and that's what is important for that gun. But my primary off duty piece is a custom Colt 1991A1 Compact done in a beautiful high polish blue and stag grips. I say carry what you like, and I like good looking guns.
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    I like black guns. or blued. I was raised with black firearms, and brown too. The only other color I could remember at the time was nickel colored revolvers. This was a loooong time ago.

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    Black and polymer. I'm all about light and low maintenance. I carry a plain vanilla Glock 19. I may get a stainless j frame however. Just 'cause.

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    Poly semi-autos and some 1911's - black....other 1911's and revolvers, stainless, nickel or some variation thereof...
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    Your EDC

    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    Good question.

    I got the SR9c in duo tone because I want the other person to see I'm pointing a gun. I'm not interested in "stealth." I want a big, loud statement: "I am pointing a gun at you." It is in my interest that the other person has every possible opportunity to prevent a shooting. Hands up, run away, whatever...
    I understand what you're saying here but it sounds like a bit of a stretch. I want black to help conceal it while its in my holster. There will be no confusion about who is pointing a gun at who regardless of the color of the gun after its drawn.

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    Stainless Steel revolvers for me!



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    My EDC will be the Springfield XDS in black.
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    IMO the three best finishes for an EDC gun are black, black or black(in that order). I actually prefer parkerized guns over blued, only because it doesn't seem to wear as quickly as many blued finishes. If you really carry often, that will be an issue. If you're into polymer guns, then the question is already answered for you.

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    Since my EDC's are Glocks ....... guess I prefer black..... but I don't get hung up on color.... just like my Glocks.

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    All colors work...

    Over the years I have carried a variety of guns in many finishes and colors. These have ranged from black Glocks to all stainless revolvers to two tone black and stainless guns. I am more concerned about the corrosion resistance and durability of the gun's finish than the exact color. As for the "stealth" argument favoring black guns, it seems to me that if a gun is concealed under your clothing it will be invisible to others regardless of the color.

    I can also see the logic in an argument mentioned above that you want your adversary to see the gun plainly if you draw it, so that he can have the opportunity to retreat or surrender, avoiding a shooting. This argument would favor a stainless gun, which is highly visible.

    In the photo below you can see the color contrast between two of my recent carry guns, a black Glock and a stainless color Sig.

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    My current ones are stainless (Colt Commander) and Black S+W 442. Color is not a determining factor. As pogo said, they will not be seen and when they are it will be VERY clear what they are.
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