"He wanted to paint it pink, so he needed to rough up the surface first"
I've heard of the Pink Pistols before, - but, the Pink Shotguns????
All of the Wilson Pistols I have had the opportunity to inspect have been well built and very accurate shooters. That said, are they worth 1,500 to 2,000 more than other brands???
I can't justify that much for one, and I like spending money.