It's not thecolor of it as much as the shine. If you see someone standing in the sun with thier gun, it looks like they are standing there with a signal mirror and everytime they move it you see the flash of sunlight reflecting off the barrel.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...