"I've never really liked the idea of having a shiny defensive handgun."
Recall a car-jacking in Houston. Driver was shot dead. After the perp was caught police asked perp why he shot the driver. Perp said he saw a flash and blasted away. Driver was pulling a bright, shiny semi-auto pistol.
Shiny guns are OK for collecting or for the range. For CCW duty a handgun should be blued/black.
I have a couple of shiny (stainless steel) carry guns. Took a spray can of Rustoleum and painted them flat black. The only time an assailant should see a CC handgun is when the muzzle is smokin.
My life is worth a can of spray paint. So is yours.
Check your 6.
For 20 years the sea was my home, always recall the sun going down, and my trusty friend, a 1911 pistol, strapped to my side.