Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

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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.