It’s been a while since I actually dropped a gun. Or been dropped / fallen / fistfight in a stairwell. It happens. This instance happened while doing sprint exercises.
I figured it was a good time to talk about it. Legit gun wear. And real world perceptions of gun finishes vs online stupid, enthusiast’s collector standards.
Look at the finish on his pistol. I don’t know exactly what it is, but it’s some kind of shake-n-bake product. And by my old work standards it is holding up fantastically.
Yes really. Ever worked in 90 degree heat, during a rainstorm, for 17 hours, while carrying a gun? Only to run home to “maybe” get 6 hours of sleep before you head back out? I have.
Nobody has time to spend babying guns, when you have an obligation to take care of yourself; and get a few hours rest, just so you can function.
Working guns need to be tough. They need to be durable. They need to be wear “resistant”. And they need to not rust shut in the rain. The occasional bump or scrape is just a sign of a life well lived. Those gun-forum fools don’t know what they are talking about.
And don’t even get me started on leather holsters.