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Flat Dark Earth???

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Old May 17th, 2017, 07:23 AM   #1
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Flat Dark Earth???

I just purchased my first Shield 9mm and picked it up from my FFL yesterday. I thought I ordered the FDE version but it looks to be more of an OD green hue. I see the same issue when i look online just doing a search for shield fde. Is this just a random color hue difference or are my eyes broken?

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Old May 17th, 2017, 11:05 AM   #2
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Sorry can't help you on the color, but Welcome Aboard from a fellow Washingtonian!
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Old May 17th, 2017, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks! and yeah I still really like my new purchase, but to be honest I was a little disappointed.

I got these pics off the internet, but i dont know if this is the blue dress/brown dress debacle all over again... Anybody else have the same issue?
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Old May 17th, 2017, 03:17 PM   #4
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There seems to be little standardization on the colors, I was building another AR-15 in the fall (Another AR-15? How many of those things do you need?) I ordered some Magpul furniture in FDE and I'll swear that stuff was olive drab when it came in, it didn't look different till I looked up Magpuls olive drab and it was quite a bit darker.

Been there, done that, so I understand where you are coming from.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #5
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Black, blue or stainless works just fine for me in firearms; the "color of the year" has never held any interest for me.

But then, I have no interest in filling in the markings on them with colorful nail polish, either...

Now; a bit of tasteful engraving never hurt anything:


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