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The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room
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Looks like a toy. All it needs is an orange safety tip.

If someone likes it and will shoot it, more power to him. But it's not for me.


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No...just plain "no".


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I hate that. I have seen what I consider tasteful “battleworn” or distressed finishes that look good. That don’t look like toys or props. For example I have gotten on a Dan Wesson kick lately. They sell a worn finish model of their Valor I believe. It looks wonderful. Everyone’s cup of tea? No.

I guess I don’t mind a worn look but it takes skill to accomplish that and not look childish in the attempt. But red battleworn is horrible. Run away. Lol
 
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I don't mind wear, but I do have a strong preference that it be authentic.



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...bring it to a Clint Smith pistol class, and you'll know the answer real quick! *please video his reaction when he sees it!
 
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Ugly to me, but those Springers are good guns.




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It looks like one of those furniture "antiquing kits" which was used back in the day to refinish really crappy furniture with a crappier looking fake "antique" distressed finish Wink


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It'd be rad with my Deadpool costume.


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That's pretty stinking ugly. But just my opinion.


Actually no, that opinion seems to be shared by a few of us.



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That's nasty. I don't get the "Battleworn" finish period, but that red is extra bad. Not only do I think it's ugly, but I also think it's a safety issue in that if it ever gets left out a kid or some other ill-informed individual could easily assume it's a toy and bad stuff could ensue.
 
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Ugly and stupid.


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Here is a battle worn finish I like. . .



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"Battleworn safe queen". Ironic.

$3800 for a fake worn Nighthawk that has a 99% chance of never seeing the outside of a safe or padded pistol rug, because the owner will likely be paranoid about it ever getting even the slightest hint of real wear.

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It'd be rad with my Deadpool costume.


Deadpool is what I was thinking as well.




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I understand that gun sales aren't booming. I get that in a crowded market of relatively similar products, manufacturers look for ways to distinguish their products from others -- and to provide a reason for some consumers to purchase their products. This is just Marketing 101, maybe 01.

The whole battleworn thing just seems odd to me. I use many of my firearms in practice, training, and competition. They have dings, scratches, and wear marks -- not hideous finish blems, but enough that anyone with a clue knows they aren't straight from the original wrapping.

For whatever reason, some parts of our society feel "worn-in" is the in thing. Earlier here I used the analogy of torn/faded/ripped jeans. I honestly don't get that. I grew up working physical jobs outside -- lumber yard and ranch duties. I really liked those new deep-indigo-blue Levis jeans, stiff as a brick. When my jeans developed holes, I tossed them. I didn't want splinters, scrapes, or pokes on bare skin. I earned the holes in jeans and denim jackets from physical labor.

IMO some people in our society are averse to physical activity, hard work, and extended challenges. It's probably easier to put in some overtime at a desk than getting dusty and sweaty. We all have our special capabilities and priorities, and I have no issues here.

But trying to buy the image of honest wear and tear is just lame. I cannot say it any more clearly, or soften the tone. It's sad, it's trendy, and it's a poor statement on people. I fear that this "thing" will have come full circle if/when Ford offers pre-worn F250s from the factory -- complete with grill scratches, dents in the bed, mud on the fenders, and cow shit embedded in the tire treads.
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
"Battleworn safe queen". Ironic.

$3800 for a fake worn Nighthawk that has a 99% chance of never seeing the outside of a safe or padded pistol rug, because the owner will likely be paranoid about it ever getting even the slightest hint of real wear.

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I second the motion.

Want battle worn? Put some work in.
 
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It looks like a 'fork ready' lobster.
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
"Battleworn safe queen". Ironic.

$3800 for a fake worn Nighthawk that has a 99% chance of never seeing the outside of a safe or padded pistol rug, because the owner will likely be paranoid about it ever getting even the slightest hint of real wear.

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I second the motion.

Want battle worn? Put some work in.

Razz I do like the look of the pistol, but how do you afford the ammo to put real wear'n'tear on the pistol once you've spent $3,800 on the pistol itself?
 
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Want battle worn? Put some work in.


Yep.

If you want a nice worn 1911 for $3800, buy a blued Dan Wesson, pick up a quality leather holster, some spare mags, and some replacement springs, and spend the remainder on 10,000 rounds of ammo.

Then go hit the range to burn through all that ammo doing drills to make your own wear.

You'll have a quality 1911 with a nicely worn finish from actual honest wear, plus the skills to back it up.
 
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I don't mind wear, but I do have a strong preference that it be authentic.



Nice, but I don't want guns that have the brand name of my favorite prophylactic either. Big Grin


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