This past season I came across people that were adding "bling" to their equipment. Not necessarily my cup of tea but it looked "cute" and added personality to their equipment.
The first I noticed was Betsy who took her all black synthetic Marauder and added bling with some stick on diamonds and such, which suited Betsy's personality very well.
Later in the season the Himes' brothers introduced anodized scope screws and of course Betsy was one of the first to implement this. I liked this bling but on my "grey/black" streamline I just couldn't see adding that.
Fast forward to this past Thanksgiving weekend and I stopped by the Himes' brothers for the day on my way back from Frederick, MD. I had gotten a "gift" for each of them in the form of a pellet tin for matches (here) and wanted to drop that off. I had shot with Dennis at some point and he pulled out his current pellet tin and all of the pellets promptly went all over the place so I thought this would work for him.
We worked on my Pyramyd Air Cup Ataman M2S Field Target rifle. After working on the trigger and some other things we all sat back in our chairs and looked at each other thinking "what next". Tom got up and brought over his anodized screw sets and started looking at colors. As his gift to me he asked if I wanted to add some bling to my rifle. WELL, the Ataman now seemed to be the perfect candidate and the red, white and blue stock just called out for some red screws integrated into the scope to match the red in the stock. You can get their screws here
So succumbed to a bit of bling and I'm now the proud owner of an Ataman with some "flair". For those younger ones that reference is here :)