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A buddy of mine drew my attention to this piece on Gunbroker the other day:
I’m not sure what the deal is here. I suppose there is probably such a thing as DeWalt fanboys who would just love a DeWalt-themed Glock; another buddy who was in on this conversation noted that he had recently seen an AR-15 that was set up to look like a Milwaukee Sawzall, and I’ve seen Kitty-Chan (known as Hello Kitty in the States) ARs.
I guess I just don’t get it.
I know, every cat its own rat. I’ve often said that and I stand by it. If you want a Gatorade-themed Glock or a Star Trek AR, more power to you. I don’t get it, but you know, knock yourself out. I don’t have to get it.
This is, of course, largely made possible by the polymer-heavy construction of a lot of modern guns. It’s a little harder to carry out this kind of customization of a piece made of steel and walnut. And it’s also true that this construction has resulted in a lot of guns that can withstand some pretty awful conditions and still work. I recognize this; my own CCW piece is a Glock 36, which is ugly but sure shoots well for a 3″-barreled .45ACP, and it’s light, flat and easy to tote around.
Be that as it may – my Glocks are tools, just like a hammer or a pipe wrench. My affection I reserve for fine walnut and blued steel.