My brother in law buys this trash and then pays some fuckin "gunsmith" in his area to turn them into shit that looks like it's from CoD.
Asked me for a recommendation on a reliable, good first handgun that he and his wife can use for self defense. I recommended and he bought a perfectly good new Gen 5 G19x a few months back. When I asked him how he liked it, he "hadn't shot it yet because it's still at the gun guy's place."
Last weekend he got it back and showed me, got the entire factory FDE body "dipped" in digital camo with a comically flared magwell, some weird chinese sounding branded scalloped and windowed slide with a gold cerakoted swampfox optic on top, the barrel was swapped for some gold coated fluted one, a horribly done stippling on the grip, a bullshit tier light that's shaped a chainsaw hanging off the rail, a literal TRINKET of a bullet hanging off the side, and a gold cerakoted 30 round extended mag. No idea what kind of trigger is in it.
I didn't even want to hold it. I am truly fucking embarrassed, and I'm pretty sure I
'd visibly. It's their first and only defensive firearm which is why I recommended a G19x and he immediately turned it into some piece of shit that I GUARANTEE is unreliable.
I am mad just thinking about it enough to type this post. I imagine the gun guy kept the original slide, barrel, and trigger, and charged them an arm and a leg to CoD-ify his Glock.
Now he's talking about how he's so excited for his tax return so he can get an AR-15, and at this point I don't even want to waste the effort helping. Just buy a fuckin Radical Arms whatever and pay your gun dude $2K to fuck it up. I'm sure he'll end up with something like from that pic.