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Just saw this gun.  People pay more for worn looking ripped blue jeans so I guess a finish like this was bound to come out.   I don't get it but hey, if the young want the worn out look it may mean that young chicks will start hitting on me as I am as worn out looking as it gets


Glock 43, Battle Worn Finish
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"Store-bought"  battle worn won't get it in my circles.  Just like buying a pair of jeans with rips and holes already provided.   (my sorry carcass falls into that "battle-worn" category too, but I've earned every scratch!)     My firearms that have been used extensively over the years have a worn-shiny look on the blued parts that pleases my eye, and gives them character, especially the ones I carried on the job that my life depended on.    The only application I can see for the "store bought"  worn look is for the SASS crowd.  I've noticed that a couple of companies offer "original" finishes on some of their single action Colt clones that look pretty cool, and "authentic old west".   YMMV.
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If a finish on a Classic piece enhance the look I can get that.  But to make a new item look worn for the sake of a fad is beyond me.   Maybe I can start Parkerizing again and when a finish does not meet my expectations sell it for more as "Duty Worn".   
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[rolleyes] Battle wear needs to be earned. My issue M16A1 had it in spades. (Not from me; it was made in '64, I'm 99.999% sure it spent time in SE Asia.) 
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Count me for not liking that finish either.  There's several guns that I'm terrified to use in order to not risk damaging the finish. A dime a dozen $450 Glock 'aint one of 'em! Those are working guns and should be used. 
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I'll gripe a bit that the finish does not even look "battle-worn".  If you are going to make a fake, at least make it look like a good fake.  The frame would NEVER end up looking like that no matter how worn.  Stupid people.
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David.  I was waiting for a Glock Armorer to post in.  I also found it funny that Polymer which is the same color through and through would look like that.   Glock rarely makes mistakes and maybe this one is not as there must have been a market before they jumped.   It won't be with real Glockers but the buying public loves gimmicks which is why my builds have faded, no gimmicks.
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Worn?....
This is my Gen 2 Glock 21, and the companion field knife.
Lots of time in the holster, many presentations.
My favorite 1911 has almost no finish remaining....

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Real worn firearms are like trusty tools and the wear means it's your steadfast companion.  That Glock is great!


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Obviously for the wannabes trying to fit in. Had a few clients tried to impress me with their gun knowledge, and they were the type to go for thos sort pf thing.

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I just don't get the "new worn" thing with many products these days. My thought is that it reflects a segment of society that "has to have it now", and has no patience, or appreciation for that which is earned over time. My mentors in life are all/were older, and their equipment that they use in hunting, shooting, and self-preservation generally reflects that. One of my favorite rifles is a three-digit Winchester model 70, that was passed down to me from a long-time family friend who refused to leave it to his adult children due to their inability to appreciate the concept of patience; good thing that they didn't get it; it would have been lost by now. That rifle has accounted for hundreds of game animals over many years, and shows it. It is a true "been there & done that" rifle.
Sorry for the rant, but most here I think know where I'm coming from.
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Reminds me of when I needed new jeans and my girlfriend goes with me to Penny's.   We are looking at jeans and I see a lot that are all faded on the front legs.  I asked her what the heck is that about and she tells me people want them like that.   I then said that we could go home now because all of mine look like that.  Of course she made me get new ones but they were not faded.  

A few years after that I start seeing them new in the stores not only faded but with tears in them.   People were paying for that look and the faded torn ones cost more then new looking ones.

Yet there same people get a scratch on their car and they are headed to the body shop with it and putting a new paint job on their credit card.    It is getting so stupid out there.

I guess Glock knows what customers want but not customers like me.

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