Grey is the new FDE.
At least that’s they way it seems to me. More and more, I am seeing grey or “urban grey” guns coming onto the market. Not too long ago, FDE was the new hotness. Now that FDE is relatively common, it appears that gun manufacturers are looking for the next exciting color and some are moving toward grey.
HK is the latest company to roll out a grey gun: the VP9. The VP9 is a 9mm handgun that was the company’s first polymer framed, striker fired pistol since the VP70 rolled out some 45+ years ago. As to be expected, the initial VP9 was black with a follow on version having an FDE frame.
The new gun has a grey frame with a black slide and hardware giving it a two-tone appearance. Functionally, the gun is identical to the other models. As a nice bonus, the pricing is no different from the black guns: $719 for the standard sights with two magazines and $819 for night sights and three magazines. Guns are available with both standard capacity and artificially reduced capacity magazines.
Question: Are shooters becoming more fashion conscious on the range? In other words, do gun people follow the color trends like some folks follow clothing fashions?