I love a good black gun. A nice handgun can be a lifesaver. A good custom long-range rifle is my second favorite, but IMHO nothing is better than a firearm with some stories behind it. A nice paint job is cool, but I prefer some scratches and marks (I call it character).
My favorite is my Beretta A391 Xtrema 2. She ain't nothing special. All black, 24" barrel. No Max 12 camo pattern or whatever the current gotta-have camo pattern is. She shoots no matter what. She's marched through 8' tall cat tail sloughs in -20 chasing pheasants, laid in muddy, sandy fields chasing ducks and geese and been dropped (twice!) in the hyper-saline waters of the Upper Laguna Madre. She's got a little surface rust that I wipe off every couple months and plenty of scratches but I love her beauty marks. They all have a memory attached to em. Let's see some pics of yours and hear the story behind em!!
My first band and I shot it with the old man to boot! We were able to hook up for a couple days in October 2014 (haven't been able to hunt together since) and it was an epic day. We shot these and then just sat and watched as mallards and pintails dumped in on top of us
-16 for a high and chasing those smart late-season roosters! In 2 hours of hunting we jumped well over 500 pheasants in a really thick cat tail slough.
Another nice North Dakota limit. Was working 100+ hours a day and only hunted when I had an hour or two to spare, but managed 58 roosters, 12 prairie chickens and 99 ducks and geese that fall.
My first Laguna Madre limit of reds and pins. This was the day I fell in love with hunting saltwater. Had a great day and had about 1000 pintail and a few thousand redheads in shotgun range.