Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Morrow7x, Jul 22, 2019.
OK, here's a quick poll on the S&W J frame. It's of vital importance, so vote carefully!
Based on response, it looks like you're getting a glock.
If its not stainless, I want black every time!
Like ‘em both.
C. Neither...I like them both.
If one wants matchey-matchey, there is the 40 or 640 carbon steel or stainless steel. And their weight increase.
Given the question's significance, I appreciate members giving this question a lot of thought before casting their vote. It is not a decision to be made lightly.
(And I somehow missed the thread by Gruxxx only a month ago where this was pretty thoroughly discussed. Duh.)
Guns are supposed to be black. Unless they are blued or stainless.
Or browned, like the old Brown Bess musket, and the many other charcoal burners of history.
It is mechanically difficult and likely more expensive to make aluminum and carbon steel or aluminum and stainless steel match exactly. I would rather have their price remain where it is rather than have it raised due to curing a slight mis-match. They are tools and are made to be used. I'll stick with my statement above.
I voted black but it really doesn't matter. Both will serve you VERY WELL. I have a 642 in my shorts as I'm typing this
Well, neither the black or silver ones "match exactly", but the black one with blued barrel matches better than the silver with stainless, you almost cant tell the barrel is blued.
Regardless, they cost the same, and as you said theyre tools.
Stainless is still a nice option. Depends on what youre looking for.
I have the black 442-1 airweight, so what little difference doesn't bother me. I got it new , finish is still in great shape, and been carried almost daily in back pocket without a holster, very durable.
you could ceracoat the silver one and make both metals a matching black.......
I know I look at it different than most but it is simply a tool, I don't care if it matches or not, it is going to be a carry piece it will get wear, scratches and dings over time. So to me it really doesn't matter.
Me too. But it's either you guys or a coin toss...
Theres a joke in the sportbike world that says, "black bikes are faster". Just sayin.
642 silver looks better but dark blue rules
I have a 642. I kinda like the two tone finish. Not a fan of that weak coating on the frame...geesh. just spoke with a gun smiff'....looks like it's being ceracoated... probably just in clear though.
Well, so much for this poll, or a coin toss- the 642 is on sale for 300 bucks...