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Thread: Carry revolver preference Blued Vs. Stainless?

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    Carry revolver preference Blued Vs. Stainless?

    Or other?

    Just curious.

    I favor dark-colored carry guns to increase the "Surprise!" factor.

    You?

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    I have a mod 58 S&W I brought back from the dead that I had Melonited.
    Its all black and bulletproof, except for Sambar stocks.

    I have 3 Mountain Guns that are Stainless.


    And yeah, My preference is a blue or black revolver.
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    Stainless or nickel boron/something similar.

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    My hunting revolvers are SS because they're Freedom Arms and Ruger Super Redhawks. Customs that I have built I choose blued, though.

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    I prefer a flat, dark, finish. It doesn't glare as much in bright light, either sunlight or artificial.
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    If I were to carry a revolver, Id want it to be stainless, which has been treated with a Nitride process.


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    Carry revolver preference Blued Vs. Stainless?

    Good to great Colt and Smith blues are a terrible thing to destroy. My main bear pistol is a Stainless 44 and it is really the only one I carry on a semi-regular basis other than the .357 model 60 Pro Series that is just so easy to conceal, also in stainless.
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    I always loved the deep blue on the older S&W revolvers. My old Charter Arms 38 that I bought back in 1985 is still a dull matte blue. It has been a constant companion / truck gun. I've got a stainless S&W model 640 (357) but that is because Smith doesn't make it in blue.
    Stainless is nice but blue is more discreet when it counts.

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    My current carry revolver is a S&W 442 which is the blued version of the 642. I had a 637 before this gun and my wife previously had a different 442. I bought the 442 over the 642 purely because I came across it first.

    I never noticed any difference in the three guns besides controls. The current 442 might show a little more wear on the finish than my 637 did, but I also think Ive had it longer at this point.

    Living in Phoenix we really dont have to deal with rust, so I couldnt tell you how either performed.
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    Don't really care.
    My Model 10 is blued, my 686 is stainless.
    I prefer the 686, but then I also prefer 7 rounds of .357 magnum to 6 rounds of .38 special... lol.
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