I can’t take credit for the idea and it may not be totally new but, I had never thought of it until my CC instructor advised it.
If you’re ever in a situation where you are accused of flashing while on the road, brandishing, or may have to warn someone that you are armed but never draw, we all know that it can come down to their word against yours.
So - what color are most pistols? Silver. Black. Change that. If the accuser hasn’t actually seen it, have the officer ask them to describe it if he hasn’t already. When you produce a Hot Pink with Purple Tiger Stripes .45, someone is gonna be in trouble.
Here’s what I did to my Kahr. It’s pretty plainly Yellow, or at least yellow enough to be noticeable. Seriously considering breaking it down farther than a field-strip and painting it all.
I first degreased it thoroughly, then used blue painters tape to mask off sights and any mating parts or areas where I didn’t want or feel the need for paint. I used a cheap can of Krylon and you can see the wear from just three trips to the range. I’ll either just keep applying or perhaps use a better paint if I decide to make it a project this winter.
Yellow, Pink, Bright Purple, White, Blaze Orange, Baby Blue. Anything but someones first guess!