I have a working theory: the longer one owns firearms, the more likely they are to have a “project gun” (there is also a corollary to this, the longer one has a project gun, the more likely it is to not be completed). It seems that the Yankee Marshall has pretty much confirmed this theory (I only have two data points, me and Yankee) with the introduction and subsequent quick completion of his project Beretta 92 “Pimp Gun.”
Debuted in October, the original firearm was a used Beretta 92 Inox. The weapon was well-used, in fact showing a light polishing on the original matte slide from holster work. From there, various parts had shown were, to put it directly, beat up. The gun had seen better days.
Taking months of careful planning and using some solid gunsmiths and treatment houses, the gun took shape. The planning paid off, with Yankee stating that the majority of the work was under a few hundred dollars.
Say what you will about the various parts choices and the color scheme, to me its always cool when one completes a custom project. I mean, that’s the point, its custom. In this case, the green frame is not to my taste, but the work that went into the highly polished slide and barrel “shine” as great examples of craftsmanship.
Good on you, Yankee.
Now, dear readers, care to provide additional data points to my working theory? How long have you owned firearms? Have project gun? How long has it taken to be completed (if complete)?