This article was originally posted on Guns.com
There is no shortage of matte black, FDE and gray guns among the more than 15,000 firearms tagged on the exhibit floor. This is about the other ones.
The 40th annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show in Las Vegas has more than 1,600 exhibitors on hand covering more than 13 acres of firearms, ammo, and accessories. Drawn from manufacturers and presenters from around the world you can find some stunning works of functional firearm art on display while perusing the aisles among industry reps and buyers.
Here are some that caught our eyes.
Cimmaron Firearms had a host of Cowboy lever actions and single action revolvers on display that approached the upper end of what could be called “nice.” (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
This stainless version of Nighthawk Custom’s Lady Hawk 2.0 includes custom grips composed of Obsidian, Abalone, and Zinc
The Nighthawk Agent 2 blends gunsmith craftsmanship with modern machining techniques and sure, it has a battle-worn Cerakote finish, but you have to admit, there is a certain beauty to be found here.
Sig Sauer had a number of custom P-series pistols at their booth that could take your breath away
Italian shotgun maker Caesar Guerini had so many extensively engraved locks on their over and unders that it was hard to pick just a few to examine.
These are from Guerini’s Invictus series, which is available in four different grades with prices starting at $6,995 and going up from there into the five-figures.
This four-gun set from Perazzi, which includes a .410, 12, 20, and 28 gauge on scaled frames with a retail of $176,500.
….but look at this wood
The Beretta A400 Xcel is distinctive and only runs about $1,700
The DT11 EEEL is understated…
While Beretta’s SO5 Sporting has a bit more embellishment.
Baron custom engraving shop in Trumbull, Conn. can make almost anything look good, and they had this immaculate Browning Hi-Power on display
As well as this Colt longslide
And a Ruger Standard