I like naturally occurring patina. I would not pay extra to have it that way.
I am an old fogey, so I am predisposed to expect firearms to be black, blue, or some shade of hard chrome/stainless. (though I am pondering a synthetic rifle stock in camo or some sort of spider web.) There are no functional reasons they can't be some other color though, I guess.
I'm sure it functions and shoots just as well as a normal black gun. But this is just not my personal taste. The color is fugly to start with, and if it is going to have a "distressed" or "battle-worn" look, I want to be the one who put it there. I don't buy new clothing or furniture that is "distressed" or "rustic" either. I want them pristine.
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