I think there’s been a huge misunderstanding about the whole “pink gun” controversy. Certainly, plenty of Neanderthals have mistakenly assumed pink guns equate to guns for women. Even manufacturers and retailers have mistakenly made this type of generalization. I have a different point of view. I am all in favor of pink guns. I’m also in favor of yellow, tan, olive drab, and purple guns. Charcoal-gray also interests me. To me, the whole color issue is about personalizing a possession that’s important to us.
Many people buy distinctive cell phone cases, and we’ve all heard those embarrassing custom ring tones at inopportune times. So I think the pink gun thing gained momentum because some women like pink. Then again, some women don’t like pink. My daughter happens to be a woman, and she prefers black guns. Looking around nearly any golf course or country club cocktail party, you can tell a lot of guys like pink, too. Colored guns aren’t all about men and women; they’re about personal preference.
Here lies the real point. People have different tastes. Recently, I’ve really been digging polymer guns with desert tan or flat dark-earth frames. They look particularly spiffy with a black slide. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to customize your gun’s color scheme as it is to find an iPhone case to suit your tastes. But if your pistol or revolver has removable grips, the odds are that someone out there is making some pretty darn unique custom replacement grips. Here are some examples that caught my attention.