My friend Don N. tagged me in this photo on Instagram. @Midwest_cerakote painted this AR pistol for a client. Before some of you have knee jerk reactions remember we do not know what the owner plans to use this for. I like to be optimistic that he will be a responsible firearm owner. From a custom paint job perspective I think Midwest Cerakote nailed the Nerf blaster look. The accent orange color looks well chosen. The magazine is the only issue I have. It should be orange. Most Nerf “clips” are orange. Hasbro calls then “clips” even though we all know better.
On the flip side there are people modifying Nerf guns to look like real guns. This post apocalyptic gun is actually a modified Nerf Blaster. They cobbled parts from a couple different blasters to get this look. Painted it and used a Chinese made Nerf compatible magazine that looks like a Magpul PMAG.
Here is one with just a few 3D printed accessories to make it look more like an AR15.
I know some of you will think the worst and that this is how someone gets shot. Well my response is simply that it is the responsibility of the person using the item. There is no problem painting a gun however you want it. As long as you use it responsibly. Same with realistic toy guns. Don’t point them at cops. Don’t use them in an area that could be seen and mistaken as a real gun. Or vice versa for toy painted guns. If people remember to not be morons, we would not have problems. Do what you want that makes you happy. Just do so safely and responsibly.