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Gaudy Guns

Blinged-Out Firearms, Pretty Pistols and Swank Sidearms

— April 30, 2009 — Unique
Some people just can’t have enough bling. We have seen blinged-out cars, cigars and bikinis; not to be outdone, these unusual guns have been held to the same fashion phenomenon.

It is pretty common to see expensive, decorated and engraved firearms in personal collections. Some have even become famous works of art. But these unique firearms go beyond common collectibles.

The first two guns pictured here are diamond-encrusted. Here’s a guide to the gallery:

1. Smith & Wesson Model 19 .357 magnum

2. SIG 226 9mm self loading pistol

3. Gold Desert Eagle

4. Gold Plated Pistol

5. Replica Gun China

6. Gold Beretta

7. Military Bling Gold

8. Taurus PT-92 with a bright chrome finish with bright 24k gold appointments.
Trend Themes
1. Blinged-out Firearms - Opportunity for luxury brands to collaborate with firearm manufacturers to create high-end, decorative weapons.
2. Diamond-encrusted Guns - Demand for custom-made firearms embellished with diamonds, presenting a niche market for jewelry designers in the firearms industry.
3. Fashionable Weaponry - Emerging trend of incorporating fashion elements into firearms, opening up possibilities for collaborations between fashion designers and gun manufacturers.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Brands - Collaboration opportunities for luxury brands to enter the firearms market and tap into the demand for high-end, decorative weapons.
2. Jewelry Design - A unique market for jewelry designers to create custom-made firearms embellished with diamonds, catering to a niche segment of firearm enthusiasts.
3. Fashion Design - Fashion designers have the opportunity to explore the integration of fashion elements into firearms, bridging the gap between fashion and weaponry.
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