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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #1
 
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #2
 
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My P90 is stainless, i think it looks better but i like both, depends on the gun. 1911 i like blue or parkerized.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:49 AM   #3
 
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I like both and agree it depends on the gun. My SR9c is stainless and I love the look of it being stainless.
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Stainless. It's purrrdy and easy to take care of
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Both. For various reasons. I just love the look of blued steel. It has a more classic revolver look about it. But stainless since it can be buffed, brushed, or media blasted back to new time and again. I think they each have their place. So no vote.
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I have a 4in GP100 ss and in the process of getting a blued 4in GP 100.For ease of cleaning and rust resistance stainless steel.For great looks blued!There is something about ablued wheel gun and wood that ss just doesn't have.I love them both but for different reasons!I plan on owning a 4-5and 6in ss Gp100 along with 4 and 6in blued!Ruger wheel guns are addicting!!!
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It really depends on the firearm and what you will be using it for and the environment you will be subjecting it to.

I mean, even just based on looks they both have their place.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #8
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Make mine blued with wooden grips or stock, please.

Always liked the look of a blued gun. Even when worn, if not abused, bluing gives a well-used gun character.

Never bought the arguement that a stainless gun won't rust (actually it will, just takes longer) and needs less care. All guns need care.

Howver, I've sure that in some environments (warm, humid, salty) a stainless gun is more practical.
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I like the looks of stainless better on most guns and it's certainly more resistant to rust and corrosion. That doesn't mean I don't like a nice polished blue gun though.
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I LIKE the looks of blue steel and walnut, and that predominates in my "assortment". As a matter of fact, it's all I own.

I acknowledge that stainless is more practical for a full-time "working gun".

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Stainless for me in a revolver but for some reason I like my rifles (lever actions) to be blued.
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Just like stainless, although have blued.
My rifles and shotgun is blued, all my handguns are stainless.

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Maybe it is tradition but I just think a revolver looks much better in blue. In semi auto I can take blue or stainless. Instead of stainless I still like brite nickel. I know the environmental problems, but I still think it looks great.
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I like a blued Service Six, but a stainless 4" GP100 with the Lett grips is a great looking gun. I have more blue than stainless in my Ruger DA collection, only because I just happened to find them used and cheap and the stainless guns tend to get gobbled up faster.

Once the blued guns are holster worn and/or lightly rust pitted, like many of the Sixes I have gotten from security trade ins, the advantages to me are the same as stainless. I just keep them coated in Eezox and carry them, since I am no longer worried about rust or adding wear to the already damaged blue.
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Stainless, every time. You can alter the appearance to suit your needs by using a different texture, such as high polished, satin brushed, fine bead blast, coarse sand blast, etc. The upkeep is super easy and very inexpensive compared to rust blue.
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