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Bling Thread Protectors

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Steve Noble, May 21, 2016.

  1. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    While I love bling on guns and consider guns that have it as art, does anyone else see these new thread protectors as dangerous? As in being mistaken for a fake gun? Looks dangerously close to a blaze orange tip on a toy gun! I like them, don't get me wrong. But the first thought I had was the hesitation it might cause a cop in a high stress situation!

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/05/20/backup-tactical-reliable-thread-protectors/
     
  2. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow! Your point is spot on.
     
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  3. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Nose rings for your gun.
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Regarding the orange tip, why would you have a gun pulled on a cop in the first place? I think the bigger danger is folks that pull any gun, real or toy, on or around a cop - all bad news. I think if I were a cop, no matter who is pointing any gun at me, regardless of the color of the tip of the barrel, I'm going to make the assumption that it's a real gun.

    As to these protectors, not my cup o tea, but there seems to be plenty of folks that would be happy to have them.
     
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  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree. A bit much.
     
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  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    While I do not think someone should be banned from making , selling or buying these in orange , orange tips on guns do tend to make me think of toy guns.
    I like to think of myself as gun savvy and can tell the difference between a toy gun and real gun orange tip or not.
    I do worry that those who are not so savvy might have a more difficult time doing so.

    On the other hand if you have the need for one of these tip protectors , chances are that you and the folks you come into contact with are pretty capable of telling a real gun form a toy gun as well.
    So I may be making much ado about nothing.
    Andy
     
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  7. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would only get one if it said "TRUMP 2016" on it!
     
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  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I can see the instant high stress a cop would experience at seeing "A GUN" that may or may not be a toy! There have been a LOT of shootings of youth with toys that sure look real in the split seconds before a trigger gets pulled. Identifying a threat in such a short span of time would be pretty hard.
     
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  9. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I guess my initial reaction was due to "replica guns" being so real. The only way to differentiate the toy ones (I realize some replicas are dead ringers for the real thing) was the orange tip. But I do remember an article a few years back where a cop shot a kid because he had a BB gun in a darkened room. Can't imagine trying to continue doing your job after that.

    On a lighter note....Why am I not at the NRA convention this weekend? LOL....
     
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  10. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Yep! I would want mine to be black anyway if it was used for self defense! Why broadcast your position with a "bling tip?" LOL...
     
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, there's already a built-in "flash" when actuated! :D





    ***fixed a typo... STUPID iPhone!!***
     
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  12. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    LMAO....BUT! not with a suppressor!
     
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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Then it would be on purpose! :D
     
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  14. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    And since I do like "bling"...can someone loan me 4.5 million so I can buy the Cabot meteorite gun? LOL.....Now THAT is a piece of art!
     
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  15. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Yea, I guess it would be. LOL...RATS!
     
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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Um.......MEH!
     
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  17. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Lipstick on a pig
     
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  18. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Chrome on a Mack!
     
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  19. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    real or fake treat every gun as if its loaded.
     
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  20. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Does this thread protector make my barrel look big?"