…I like what they say.
Go here for a whole bunch of pictures of weird-looking P226’s SIG makes right in their very own factory. I presume they believe someone will want to buy them.
People tend to like what they’re used to, and we in the gun culture have grown up in an environment where we’re used to guns being black. Or blue, or silvery, and that’s it. Exceptions exist, but they’re fairly rare. I think that’s a bad thing. Even though I think these particular pistols are hideous, an assault on the eyes, that’s just personal taste.
When personal tastes are catered to by the manufacturers, we’re seeing the emergence of something good. As a very wise man once said,
Guns are also – or at least I hope we reach the stage where they are – personal accessories by which you can kind of express yourself. Would I carry a pink gun? Oh, hell no. But I’m a smelly old hermit, and it wouldn’t go with the image. Anybody who paints her nails outlandish colors, or frets over the lace on her underwear, might get a big kick out of carrying a boomstick in an outré color. When that sort of thing becomes popular, we’re seeing the re-normalization of personal weapons as a part of everyday wear. Which personally, I think is a good thing.