Posts Tagged ‘color’

I would like to thank everyone who took a second to vote in last weeks poll.  I’ve decided that I’m going to put up a new poll every week to help drive some interaction on the blog as well as give me ides for new posts, like I’m doing today.  This weeks poll can be seen to the left of my post.  It asks about your practice habits.  Take a second and vote if you will; you don’t need to be a subscriber or wordpress member to vote.

Last week’s poll asked the question:  “What’s your favorite type of rifle camo?”  There were 21 votes (as of when I pulled it) and the results are below:

  • Woodland – 5
  • Desert – 5
  • Snow – 5
  • Factory Color – 4
  • Digital – 1
  • No Camo/Wood Stock – 1

 

While there weren’t many votes compared to the views I received (over 3,700 views on the blog last week and only 21 votes) I still think it shows us something.  Camouflage really varies based on personal preference.  There are many different kinds and I really only mentioned the ones I thought were the most common, but more people voted for a pattern of some kind than none at all.

Personally, I’ve always preferred desert camo.  That’s why I purchased tan stocks from ATI for my Mini-14 and my SKS.  I just think it looks cool.  I’ve never lived in an area where it would be useful (woodland would serve me much better) but the only shooting I do is at the range and my backyard anyway.

Camouflage is used by a lot of people for hunting, that’s a given.  Having a rifle that blends in with the scenery around you helps keep you hidden.  But I think a lot of people choose camo like I do, just because they like it.  That’s why my AR15 is black and white.  Camo is as much about personalization as it is functionality.  Our firearms are an extension of our personalities.  We all like different firearms.  And we all like different camo.  We choose to express these differences with our firearms, much like we do with our cars.  We’re proud of them (most of the time), we want them to be seen.

What are your thoughts?  This is your chance to rant and rave about those of us who colorize our weapons as well.  Do you feel all camo should be functional?  Or are you the kind of person who hunts in the snow with a rifle painted tan and brown?  Feel free to link to photos of your guns as well.  Or email a copy to me and I can include them in the post. Oh and feel free to vote in the poll. Its still open and will keep adding up the total.

It was beautiful outside today.  Its hard to believe that just earlier this week, we received between 15 and 20 inches of snow.  Today it was 65 out and the sun was shining.  Unfortunately there are still areas that are covered with snow, and those that aren’t, are just big mud holes.  Shooting wasn’t really an option.

As I mentioned in a post the other day I was waiting for a warm day to paint my rifle’s handguard.  Today I did it.  I went to the store and bought myself some Krylon Fusion gloss white paint, came home, disassembled my rifle, and started painting.  I enjoyed every minute of it.

The paint says on the can that it dries in 15 minutes or less and that is no lie.  Each coat I put on was dry to the touch in less than 5 minutes.  I painted my handguard, two of my 22lr magazines, and my pistol grip in less than 20 minutes.  I reassembled my rifle, sat back, and admired the results.  I am very pleased with how this turned out.

Black and White AR15

25 and 10 round 22lr magazines

25 and 10 round 22lr magazines

Paint blends in perfect with all that snow

Paint blends in perfect with all that snow!

Sitting on the fence post to dry

Sitting on the fence post to dry

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job? Or does it look stupid?  You can say whatever you want about it, I love it.  And I don’t see that changing.  But I always like to hear what people think about my guns.