Dear Cornered Cat:
This morning I put on a delightful cream colored baby-doll top which I have previously found particularly flattering on my figure. After looking in the mirror, I quickly changed into a black T-shirt. Why? My gun and holster were clearly visible under my thin, light colored top. I contemplated my decision all day, as the sun was quite hot on my black t-shirt. Why are guns black? Why not skin-tone?
After discussing this problem with my husband, and a good deal of online searching, I decided to fix the issue myself. I went to the local store and purchased some spray-paint that matched my skin tone. I took my holster apart, disassembled my gun, and laid all the parts out in the back yard. I taped off any moving parts, so that the paint would not cause a problem.
Then I started spray painting. I was nervous at first, but I knew I had securely taped off any parts I did not want painted, or that would be covered by the holster. After three coats, I was satisfied.
I wish I had taken photos of the process, but I was so excited (and nervous!) that I completely forgot. Now my gun is skin-tone, fits in my skin-tone painted holster, and is completely invisible even under a white shirt.
I wanted to share this with you because I think it’s important for women to understand that the standard black or silver the gun comes in does not have to be it’s final color. For a durable finish, I recommend duracoat or similar resurfacing, but for a quick-and-easy refinish for concealed carry, some spray paint works fine!