Don't get me wrong I LOVE MY COLT. But good lord man is it a pain to clean. I found my self not taking it out this weekend to put maybe 50 rds through it. Just because cleaning it is a chore and a half. My buddy has a s&w 686(Revolver) to clean and I thought that was bad. Try moving parts on an autoloader! Yikes
And it doesn't rust.
I love my stainless guns. Of course my Glock is very nice also. lol
I do... came complete with rust on the barrel. no extra charge.
Its all good now, but my other 1911s have never seen rust, period !
I'm not being serious. I obviously chose stainless. But I was gettin rings around the muzzle that my cleaning solvent would not remove. A friend just gave me a few of these special lead removal wipes and they work awesome. As for the Stainless being easier to see? absolutely. I own an m&p 40 and a 92fs. that are blued and I find myself taking longer to clean them with no real visual reminder.
I just bought my second Glock and am now a fan. Not a Glock nut, but a fan.
They are one of the most accurate, easy to take care of, light, no nonsense pistols you can buy.
Only a few other brands rank that hi for me. So since the Glock will probably not quit in his life time, it would be a sure buy.
I couldn't disagree more.
I never have a problem cleaning my stainless guns.
In fact, it's far easier in my opinion.
I've noticed that I'm buying more and more stainless guns.
As far as buying a gun and letting it go uncleaned and then throwing it away - is not the way I act.
I have no problems cleaning stainless steel guns.
"Stainless Steel" is a term that describes a group of many different metals (alloys of iron). Depending upon how much carbon, nickel, chromium, and other metals are "mixed" with iron, different grades of stainless steel are made. Some are very corrosion resistant, some not so much.
My Smith 686 must be made of some pretty good stuff.
One of the advantages of a "stainless" steel gun is that you can simply buff it out without having to refinish it like a blued or otherwise coated gun. That won't stop it from corroding again though. I'd imagine that the same care you'd take with a blued gun would keep the stainless in good shape.