I don 't have a Ruger that's blued, only stainless now. Just so much easier to clean and maintain stainless after a day of target shooting...
Buster,I agree on the keeping clean and pretty but I still love looking into a quality deep blue finish. I wonder if that's why old time cowboys wore gloves? To keep finger print smudges off their guns?
Buster-The only problem with those dang leather cowboy gloves is that my trigger finger always seemed to get stuck in that dang trigger guard and was always fumbling around in the dirt too trying to find the six I dropped trying to reload 'em in the gate...Buster,
The Lone Ranger always wore gloves along with his mask. Roy Rogers would go fight the bad guys and come home and tell Dale to clean his guns for the next gunfight. And Hoppy always had a hundred rounds in his pistols cuz you never seen him do any reloading. Another thing, when you are fighting fist to fist, how the hell do you keep your cowboy hat on all the time???:duck: