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FDE Guns and Accessories

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    It seems like, ever since we went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been a huge rise in popularity of guns and accessories in FDE (flat dark earth) or tan. Anybody else notice this? Personally, I think the color is ugly. I understand it blends in more in the desert, great, if you're in the desert, fighting. Everybody has a right to what they like, and I'm not saying you shouldn't paint your guns tan, but I would like to know why so many do? If we were fighting in the woods somewhere, would OD be the big thing?

    Just wondering...
     
  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Marketing, like zombie crap a couple years ago. I do like some variety from the standard black though but like you, fde isn't my favorite.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had an AR pistol in FDE it looked pretty good, but now I have 4 ARs, all black, and my Rem 700 in OD.
    If I lived in Bend of Southern/eastern OR I might change some things up, but i'm not painting anything.
     
  4. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with FDE :D I just like a little color in my rifle..... Black gets boring after a while....

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  5. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I like FDE. I like OD Green better, and black as well...wait...were talking about guns here right? So ya I like them all :D:D
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I don't always puke, but when I do, I puke FDE.
     
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  7. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    No that's baby poop FDE.......
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You preacher man!

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  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Black is beautiful. The only other color Id go after would be OD living here in Oregon.
     
  10. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Black rifles are evil!!! Don't you guys know anything!!!! :D If we would all just paint our rifles like the hello kitty AR (notice I didn't put that picture here:eek:) the anti's would leave us alone!:) Okay, just kidding, couldn't help myself. Black Rifles Matter!
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Why do you hate my neck tattoo?
     
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  12. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Prefer gray and od or other earthy tones over fde. Gray/green/brown tones will blend almost anywhere. Black blends in shadow if its matte. I have more black guns than any but if I paint a gun its a combo of od/brown and gray. I take cues from my local environment. I am not an operator so I don't need an fde gun ;)
     
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  13. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I kinda like walnut myself.
     
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  14. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Go to auto zone and buy the little cans spray paint in various colors and put them in you go bag .

    And then your covered, as you travel and go threw the season's.

    LMAO
     
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  15. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    It took a while to get up the guts to buy a 6920 in this color. But I like the new look.
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  16. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Magpul in FDE, the worst!

    As long as you like it...
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    BLACK RIFLES MATTER!!! o_O:rolleyes:
     
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  18. Leif Runenritzer

    Leif Runenritzer Kernilyis Active Member

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    I strongly prefer FDE. My rationale is that black is too high-contrast, OD and Foliage are just way more militant or woodsy than i am, and Coyote is just a bit more saturated than i'd like. FDE—although it has its Marines association—is less remarkable, more neutral, and it goes with everything. If Stealth Gray or some kind of brown catches on, i might switch my preference.
     
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  19. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Paws UP Don't Don't Shoot!
     
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  20. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    for me the FDE is just something different, not necessarily better. In a safe full of black guns...the FDE helps give it a little flavor. it has nothing to do with being an operator or camouflage.
     
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