There’s a lot of guns out there.
There’s a lot of guns that look exactly alike out there.
Human beings, in general, like to make the items they own “their own”, and firearms aren’t immune to this.
Custom or semi-custom furniture, custom engraving, aftermarket parts like grips, sights, mag releases, slide releases, speed chutes, et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseum.
With very few exceptions, chances are there is a veritable cornucopia of aftermarket parts and customization options available to you for whatever gun (or guns) you own.
Have a basic AR and want to make it look like your favorite video game gun? No sweat.
Have a 10/22 and want to make it look like an AR (or a Thompson, or a PS90, or pretty much anything else)? Easy.
Have a 1911 and want to make it look like it would fit in at a Mexican wedding (or funeral, or baby shower)? We can make that happen, too.
You guys starting to get the point?
If you want it, and if you have the wallet to support it, there isn’t much of anything you can’t do to personalize your gun.
Now, one of the simplest and least expensive ways of customizing a firearm is by the use of color fill. All color fill entails is filling in the rollmarks or engraving on your gun with color. Hence the term color fill.
This can be accomplished in many ways. Crayons, nail polish, Chinese markers (also known as grease pencils), and model paint are the most popular ways, and I’m sure that there are people out there trying different stuff out all the time.
Out of the four methods mentioned above, I have personally used three. Crayons, Chinese markers, and model paint. I’ve never used nail polish, but I know a lot of people that swear by it.
Out of the three that I have personal experience with, I prefer the model paint method. It’s the method that (to me) lasts the longest, is the most impervious to solvents, dirt, oils, and heat, and is (in my opinion) the method that yields the best results.
They all have their pros and cons, but for me, the extra work involved with using paint is worth the better (to me) results.
You can go subtle (black lettering on an olive drab gun), or you can go nuts (I’ve done jobs for people that wanted hot pink and neon green), or you can go somewhere in the middle. The sky is literally the limit, and for about 10 bucks and an hour of your time, you can make your Glock (or AR, or 10/22, or 1911, or whatever) stand out from the masses.
So enjoy the video, and have fun making your gun really yours.
Also, if you have some unique color fill done on one of your guns, feel free to send me pictures. If I get enough sent in, I’ll make a post showcasing all of my viewer and reader submissions.
Send pictures to Rich@GunTortureTests.com.
Enjoy the video.