No matter what the color of the damned gun, if you shoot it, you have to clean it! Stainless may take longer to corrode, but give it time, and it will do so. Also we live in troubled times! If the Chocolate Covered Toffee Crunch DOES come to pass, I for one do not want sunlight reflecting off the stainless steel of my revolvers, and telling the F.E.M.A.Thugs where I am! In the, "Good Old Days," we worried about the light reflecting from our weapons and letting the Apache know our whereabouts! I'd choose the Apache over the F.E.M.A. thugs if I had my druthers! If the Apache knew that you were an honorable man who DID NOT LIE, you had a good chance of winning their approval. The F.E.M.A.Thugs, will be the lowest of the Bar Scourings, and will have No Honor at all. If I was wanting to do a Roy Roger's, or Gene Autrey Imitiation, then I might get some stainless steel guns. I believe that Roy & Gene were Two Hell of a Good Men, but their movies were
completely out of touch with reality! Even the Duke, (John Wayne.) made movies that flirted with many inaccuracies! The Duke DID wear his gun in a rig, that would have been pretty correct for the time most of his movies were set in! In "Red River," he should have been wearing a
Dragoon or a Remington Beals, and the cattle Drive he went on, would have been in 1866, Seven years before the first Peacemakers were in
In, "The Comanchero's," the movie starts out with Stuart Whitman, (As Monsieur Paul Regret.) fighting a duel in New Orleans, in the year, 1843! Regret makes a run for it when he kills his oppoment, who turns out to be the son of a prominent Judge, but it cannot have been more than a few months later when Texas Ranger Jake Cutter, (Wayne.) boards the riverboat Regret is on, and arrests him. Wayne is packing his usual Ivory Butted Colt Frontier with the 4.75" barrel. In at the very latest, 1844! That's twenty-nine years before the gun was ever produced! Don't get me wrong! I have TEN John Wayne Movies on DVD in a bookcase less than two feet from my right elbow. I watch them every now and then, and enjoy them, even though I know exactly what is coming! Ana says I only watch them to make sure the Duke has his lines right!. I enjoy much more the more recent crop of movies that have endeavored to show this country, and it's people as they really were. Movies like, "The Sackett's," "Crossfire Trail," "Last Stand at Saber River," "The Quick and the Dead," Sam Elliot Version! "Open Range,"
with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall, And of course the eight disk, four part series, "Comanche Moon," "Lonesome Dove," "Return to Lonesome Dove," and "Streets of Laredo!" All based on books by Larry McMurty. I also have a lot of Clint Eastwood Movies. Including the Spaghetti Ones like, "Fistful of Dollars," and "For a Few Dollars More." I also have, "Joe Kidd," "Hang 'em High," and the imortal,"The Outlaw
JOsey Wales." I want to get, "Pale Rider," as well, for my Cassette version is almost worn out, and has severe, "Herky-Jerkies!" Then there are an even more recent crop of movies, that I have downloaded from YouTube.com. They mostly show a Spaghetti Influence, but ae well made, and they don't shirk from Violence. Violence may not be something you want your children to see, but in movies that purport to tell the truth of those turbulent years, violence was a fact of life! One DVD I have is of, "Ride with The Devil," and follow's the fortunes of a bunch of Southern boys who become Guerilla's, and this movie has the best re-enactment of Quantrell's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, I have ever seen.I had this movie on cassette, but it was going bad, and so I got Ana to get me a DVD of it. Fine Movie! Tells it like it really was! No punches
pulled! "Dances With Wolves," is one of the movies that started this "New Wave," of realism in movies, and Kevin Costner can be thanked for that. He has developed some fine talent, in his abiity to play very varied roles with realism. For instance. Check him out in, "Dances With Wolves, and then in "Hatfields & McCoys!"