Prettiest Pistols


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StrateShooter
December 21, 2008, 01:40 PM
What do you think are the prettiest pistols? My favourite looks-wise is the 1911 but other real beauties are the Ruger-Luger-Nambu, HS Supermatics, Colt Woodsman-Targetsman-Huntsman, Browning Buck Mark and HP, 9 mm Berettas, SA Bobcat-Sig Sauer P230 SL, Llamas, Taurus, Ruger 90s, Walther P-38, PPK, and TPH, and the Explorer. The unsightly ones are most of the single-shots which aren't very practical anyways.

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PO2Hammer
December 21, 2008, 02:00 PM
Here's one single shot that's not ugly!
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/FF1063/Contender%20G2/MGM357001.jpg

rondog
December 21, 2008, 03:04 PM
Hard to beat any pistol in Royal Blue, IMO.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/guns/picture4.jpg

j1979
December 21, 2008, 03:17 PM
rondog, what kind of finish is that? Looks great.

bluetopper
December 21, 2008, 03:22 PM
High Standard Supermatics indeed.
I'll have to cast another vote to Browning Medalists of which I do not own.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bendebval/spacegun.jpg

makarovnik
December 21, 2008, 03:40 PM
P08 Luger and Sig 232.

benderx4
December 21, 2008, 03:55 PM
Sig 232 and HK P7M8

Pulse
December 21, 2008, 04:16 PM
Hämmerli SP20

Cel
December 21, 2008, 05:58 PM
rondog~Where or how did you get that 1911 finished? NICE!

easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca
December 21, 2008, 07:27 PM
Hard to beat any pistol in Royal Blue, IMO.

The OP was asking about pretty pistols. Yours does not fit because it is absolutely stunning, rondog. Please post more pics of this gun because I would like to make it my wallpaper, with your permission of course.

michiganfan
December 21, 2008, 07:34 PM
that royal blue is sweeeeeet

66912
December 21, 2008, 07:59 PM
Rondog, I believe you have unintentionally hijacked this post. Words cannot describe the beauty of that finish. How much time goes in to buffing that sucker after your done handling that one?

woodfiend
December 21, 2008, 08:09 PM
Luger!

rondog
December 21, 2008, 10:53 PM
Uh, sorry all, that's not my pistol, just a photo I saved from another post on another site. I can't recall the owner's name, but I hope he doesn't mind me posting these photos.

AFAIK, that's a Colt WWI repro, the 1st gen. WMK model in Carbonia Blue. It was sent to the Colt Custom Shop for polishing and the Royal Blue finish. That's all I really "know", but I do have more photos. I don't want to hijack the thread, but if the OP wants to see them, I guess y'all could peek over his shoulder.

Oh, I do have this lovely Rock Island GI that I had polished and blued locally, after I put on all the Tactical parts. It's a sweetheart! I've really got to take some more, better photos of it. It really is nicer than the photos I have reflect. Treo just got to see it yesterday, ask him.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/guns/DSCN1365.jpg

gvnwst
December 21, 2008, 11:01 PM
I like the one in rondogs original post, and the walther P99s are nice IMO. Any high grade 1911 (even if they are a few thousand $ too much) looks nice too.

1SOW
December 21, 2008, 11:04 PM
Some S&W model 41s are beautiful guns

rondog
December 21, 2008, 11:28 PM
FWIW, I've always been very partial to the older S&W and Colt revolvers with that deep blue finish. Always thought those were the prettiest, until I discovered 1911's anyway.

J.R.W.
December 21, 2008, 11:57 PM
......

Smith357
December 22, 2008, 08:57 AM
When it comes to pure aesthetics my vote goes to the Remington XP100 in a custom stock.
Simply gorgeous!

http://www.hatchergun.com/images/AE_XP_3002.jpg

If practicality is brought into the equation the my vote goes to a Belgian Browning.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/images/051003m.jpg

Storm
December 22, 2008, 08:58 AM
Benelli B76

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/3199/img3386cj9.jpg

Onmilo
December 22, 2008, 09:54 AM
Sig P210
I sold both of mine in a fit of stupidity and didn't take any pictures beforehand.

Aka Zero
December 22, 2008, 10:46 AM
original CZ-75, not just the pre-b, the old ones.

Hi-Power, because it looks like the CZ.

And any gun polished then blued. Almost kept the worst gun I have ever shot... just because it looked so good. FEG P9R, BHP clone.

kd7nqb
December 22, 2008, 12:25 PM
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/mdevietro/Guns/MP-1.jpg

Thats it for me. But a really nice Kimber 1911 is not bad either.

RM
December 22, 2008, 05:33 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/mahogony3/1968WoodsmanMT-2.jpg

mauiglide
December 23, 2008, 01:34 AM
I just received my new S&W Model 41 last week and it is the nicest pistol I've owned yet. Can't wait to shoot it.

bja5006
December 23, 2008, 01:46 AM
nickel-plated model 29

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/2254285256_97bef556e5.jpg?v=0

i know it's a revolver, but i can't NOT include it!

sigma 40ve
December 23, 2008, 08:04 AM
anything Hi Point:neener:

GrandmasterB
December 23, 2008, 11:32 AM
There are so many beautiful handguns out there, but the Browning Hi Power is a perennial favorite.

http://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/bungib/PublicFolder/Guns/bhp-005b.jpg

bluetopper
December 23, 2008, 12:00 PM
bja5006, no matter how some may view it, a revolver is a pistol too.

Your 29 fits in quite well.

isp2605
December 23, 2008, 12:02 PM
Browning Challenger

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c125/ispcapt/guns/BrowningChallengerII.jpg

krs
December 23, 2008, 12:11 PM
There's always something about an old National Match Colt: http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/guns/COLTNM2.jpg

searcher451
December 23, 2008, 12:15 PM
One man's beauty is another man's bowser, but I've always found it tough to disagree with those folks who think that the Walther PPK, wearing a fine blue coat, is as pretty as it gets in the gun world -- something akin to a lovely woman wearing a simple black dress.

shotgunjoel
December 23, 2008, 12:18 PM
The Luger is classic. The PPK is a great looking gun. Those Germans sure know how to build a handsome handguns.

m.pieroni
December 23, 2008, 03:28 PM
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/mpieroni/Colts.jpg

40SWHero51
December 23, 2008, 04:17 PM
+ 1 for the M&P.

PX15
December 23, 2008, 04:29 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_8838-1.jpg

Jesse

Mad Magyar
December 23, 2008, 04:40 PM
The Argentine "El Bruto",a.k.a. "Sistema"
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q148/veritas2369/SilverGrips.jpg

Deer Hunter
December 23, 2008, 04:41 PM
Easily the CZ52.

http://mysite.verizon.net/dmk0210/myarms/CZ52s.JPG

CPshooter
December 24, 2008, 03:04 AM
I love these threads because it's just an excuse to post pics of sweet guns! Here is my Colt Commander, which I think is a pretty gun, but I'm also attracted to some H&Ks and Sigs as well. Then again, something about the simplicity of a Glock is sexy to me:)

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n106/TonyG749/photo-25.jpg

tasco 74
December 24, 2008, 03:14 AM
the prettiest pistol i've ever seen is a .44 magnum automag and smith357 is right about that xp 100 it's a very lovely handgun..............................

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERONE HERE AT T H R...............

Kind of Blued
December 24, 2008, 04:14 AM
Here are some I've nabbed off of this site over the last year or so.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=76346&d=1208066239

http://www.jardinescustom.com/april2003photos/resized25/TwoTone.jpg

Somebody here owns this one. I think it's my favorite 1911 ever. Well-loved with marks to prove it, and still a beautiful, utilitarian tool. It looks like an old friend. :)

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=89756&stc=1&d=1230110012

22lr
December 24, 2008, 07:54 AM
S&W 5906

http://photos-b.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v361/96/8/581381600/n581381600_1300577_1097.jpg

I have yet to find another auto that I like as much. 1911s just arnt my can of mountain dew, I prefer a little more round capacity, and less cost. But dont get me wrong 1911s look pretty stinking amazing.

deltaroc
December 24, 2008, 08:12 AM
I believe this is the nicest looking I own. Para Ordnance Slim Hawg .45 acp,

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x32/LaGattaDJ/para.jpg

Nimble1
December 24, 2008, 09:00 AM
Another vote for the Benelli.

JDGray
December 24, 2008, 09:08 AM
Holy crap rondog! Can we say "Safe Queen":D Thats stunning!!!

22lr
December 24, 2008, 09:31 AM
Nice one there Nimble.

CoRoMo
December 24, 2008, 09:44 AM
This thing looks like a European sports car to me...
http://www.webarms.com/gun%20suppliers/Beretta/Beretta%20PX4%20Storm%20Pistol.gif


But this has to be my absolute favorite. Black-Stainless.
If only it had bright rosewood grips!
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/43759.jpg

StrateShooter
December 29, 2008, 02:08 AM
Great pictures, beautiful guns, I' m very impressed.
I forgot the old Mauser and the flintlock.
I might start a thread for the prettiest revolvers.

A gun is as good or bad as the man using it--Shane.

BlacklabelOP
December 29, 2008, 02:13 AM
Another 1911 vote

http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr165/sweetbeard/DSC02092-1.jpg

alaskanativeson
December 29, 2008, 02:59 AM
It's kind of funny how perceptions change. There are a lot of votes on here for the 1911, I'm certainly not going to argue with them. It's a good looking gun. What's funny about it is that the 1911 used to be known as "Old Ugly" by many a gun writer.

SJ78
December 29, 2008, 04:41 AM
I think the 92fs is one of the best looking auto pistols. And for a revolver i've
always thought the S&W 586 looks great !

PX15
December 29, 2008, 08:38 AM
StrateShooter:

OK,

Here's my choice.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_7024.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_7023.jpg


This old nickle 49 Bodyguard is my "pawn shop save" for $250.00 several years ago.. My wife was with me and saw it first and suggested the old J-frame needed a good home. :)

Gotta love a woman who thinks like that.. And I do.. :D

Best Wishes,

Jesse

ajoker31
December 29, 2008, 09:39 AM
92fs

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s24/ajoker31/beretta08024.jpg

Coltdude84
December 29, 2008, 09:50 AM
There was always something about a two tone 1911....

otomik
December 29, 2008, 09:52 AM
Beretta 951 or the Egyptian clone the Helwan Brigadier
http://www.bayourovers.com/HelwanBrigader.jpg

woad_yurt
December 30, 2008, 01:54 PM
My vote goes for the Whitney. A lot of people think it's over the top but at least they tried. Most semi-autos look way too utilitarian. When they made this one, they put as much time & effort into form (probably more) as they did with function. Except for the Wolverine, I'm more attached to my revolvers because they're rounder, curvier & more naturally shaped and they generally feel better in hand. I don't like to look at or handle a blocky anything.

Oh yeah: It's the wickedest shooting .22 around. Try one if you get a chance. Never jams, has a trigger to die for and, to boot, it's a monster tack driver. I've owned another one and it shot the same so I don't think it's a fluke.

One I own:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee150/woad_yurt/Whitney_Wolverine_03-1.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee150/woad_yurt/Whitney_Wolverine_02.jpg

And one I'd like to own, although they only only made 500 so I'm not holding my breath:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee150/woad_yurt/Whitney_Wolverine_nickel_01.jpg

gglass
December 30, 2008, 02:01 PM
The Darth Vader of revolvers:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3115/mp357r8loadedrm1.jpg

Geneseo1911
December 30, 2008, 02:04 PM
Wow-never knew there was a polished (is that nickel?) wolverine. That thing is beautiful.

<geek> The first thing I though of when I saw it was the Nubian ships in Star Wars 1-3.</geek> I guess spaceship is what they were going for, and they nailed it.

krs
December 30, 2008, 08:52 PM
I do like N frame Smith & Wesson revolvers...http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/guns/629b.jpg

ccoorreeyy
December 31, 2008, 07:09 PM
This is my best looking gun. It's a Rohrbaugh R9 i've had some work done to.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x275/ccaallaahhaann/r9%20custom/nice3.jpg

ccoorreeyy
December 31, 2008, 07:11 PM
This is my best looking gun. It's a Rohrbaugh R9 i've had some work done to.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x275/ccaallaahhaann/r9%20custom/nice3.jpg

ccoorreeyy
December 31, 2008, 07:13 PM
This is my best looking gun. It's a Rohrbaugh R9 i've had some work done to.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x275/ccaallaahhaann/r9%20custom/nice3.jpg

ccoorreeyy
December 31, 2008, 07:14 PM
This is my best looking gun. It's a Rohrbaugh R9 i've had some work done to.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x275/ccaallaahhaann/r9%20custom/nice3.jpg

Dwight45
January 1, 2009, 11:14 AM
My vote is for the Beretta Cheetah.

JZ06
January 1, 2009, 11:22 AM
The first time I laid eyes on this pistol, I was breathless. It's a possibility it'll become mine! Keeping my fingers crossed.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b237/JZ06/specialcombatgvthc.jpg

DFW1911
January 1, 2009, 11:44 AM
P08 Luger

usp9
January 1, 2009, 04:42 PM
They are all beautiful in their own way... :)

but the Walther PP has classic lines and shape that make many say... "Ahhhhh". ;)

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Pistols/PP.jpg

Auburn1992
January 1, 2009, 04:46 PM
My vote is for the Beretta Cheetah.

+1 Dwight.

Just picked one up a couple days ago.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn205/abrnftballlvr/berettacheetah1.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn205/abrnftballlvr/berettacheetah2.jpg

Auburn1992
January 1, 2009, 04:48 PM
I'd also like to include the Sig P210

tekarra
January 1, 2009, 05:43 PM
RM,
That Match Target is absolutely beautiful. Sadly, I let mine get away some years ago.

NCHornet
January 1, 2009, 06:20 PM
Hands Down the Sig P232

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q32/NCHornet/P232.jpg

Kman
January 1, 2009, 07:27 PM
long slide of course...Luger is kinda cute too..

tomkatz
January 1, 2009, 07:41 PM
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8548/img8463aq4.jpg

armoredman
January 1, 2009, 08:26 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/beprepared.jpg

twoclones
January 1, 2009, 08:36 PM
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/164194_large.jpg

Daddy4life85
January 1, 2009, 09:49 PM
Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II is beautiful in my eyes :)

http://www.kimberamerica.com/images/pistols/ultra_crimson_carry.jpg

rdrancher
January 1, 2009, 10:10 PM
Not mine, but my absolute favorite from another forum. mm6mm6's Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless with engraving by Michael Gouse.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/GouseEngraving017.jpg

rd

derekadavis
January 1, 2009, 10:57 PM
nice pics guys! heres mine my taurus 917cs ignore the pos!! i mean P22 (cant sell first gun)
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/derekadavis/HPIM4919.jpg

MachIVshooter
January 1, 2009, 11:42 PM
Though I am an absolute sucker for wood and blued steel, I think this is the prettiest one I own:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/WitnessLimited10mm.jpg

Followed closely by:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/KimberStainlessTargetII10mm.jpg

original CZ-75, not just the pre-b, the old ones.

Like this?

My 1977-manufacture short frame 75
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/CZ-75.jpg

My vote is for the Beretta Cheetah.

I agree on them also. I had to have the Inox and wood trim (yes, it's the same BG I used for the Kimber)

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/84FS.jpg

mm6mm6
January 4, 2009, 02:39 PM
rdrancher: Glad you like my little Colt .32! I like it alot too! Here's a few more "pretty pistols" for this thread as engraved by Michael Gouse:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/SW624g006.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/SW624g002.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/aaaa.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/SWLemon001.jpg

Here's one more of the little Colt .32 wearing original grips:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/Colt001.jpg

Starcheck55
January 4, 2009, 06:37 PM
i thought that Clive Cussler book was not as good as most of his others. :banghead:

kostner
January 4, 2009, 06:51 PM
mm6mm6, You have some real great looking firearms and I'm sure Skeeter would have agreed.

gotime242
January 4, 2009, 08:50 PM
+1 for:

http://www.gunshopfinder.com/springfield/PX9152L.jpg

Maia007
January 4, 2009, 09:04 PM
The Remington 51 with it's Art Deco lines. Rounded and streamlined. Slimmer and sleeker than the Kahrs, the Walther PP, the Colt 1903 or the Sig 232.

This particular one is not mine.

p4+riot
January 4, 2009, 09:19 PM
I'd have to go with the baby Eagle.

http://www.filofiel.com/tienda/images/BABY-DESERT-EAGLE-CROMO-BB.bmp

Dr_2_B
January 4, 2009, 10:12 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=90437&stc=1&d=1231125070

Always thought my S&W 442 was particularly easy on the eyes.

gotime242
January 5, 2009, 08:10 AM
that "baby" eagle isnt a real gun lol

Cocked & Locked
January 5, 2009, 08:58 AM
...sticking with the autoloaders since we're in that forum section.

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/301294107.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/227472366.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/317262990.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/330374916.jpg

davepool
January 5, 2009, 06:34 PM
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/dpool50/fusionlongslide010-1.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/dpool50/fusionlongslide022.jpg
Fusion Longslide 10mm

davepool
January 5, 2009, 06:36 PM
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/dpool50/fusionlongslide010-1.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/dpool50/fusionlongslide022.jpg
Fusion Longslide 10mhttp://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/dpool50/FusionLongslidewithScope019.jpgm

kamagong
January 5, 2009, 06:47 PM
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7766/springfieldcustomcarry0zu7.jpg

Auburn1992
January 5, 2009, 06:57 PM
I'd have to go with the baby Eagle.


You mean this one?

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn205/abrnftballlvr/BensGuns003.jpg

twg67
January 5, 2009, 08:47 PM
Basic Blue
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/twg67/Gun%20Stuff/081.jpg

Jason_G
January 5, 2009, 10:00 PM
It's bone stock, and will eventually sport some nicer stocks, but I am really smitten with this one right now. I'm sure the newness has a lot to do with it, since I just got this thing, but I sure do like it.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e15/itsthewhitmans/jason/CBOB1resized.jpg

Jason

pith43
January 17, 2009, 09:46 AM
+1 for the Dan Wesson CBOB.

Here's a Severn's Custom CBOB with a HardHat finish and Sarge's Bubinga grips.

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr290/pith43/DSC_0071.jpg

Black Dime
January 17, 2009, 10:54 AM
An old friend for about 40 years.

gotime242
January 17, 2009, 11:03 AM
That baby eagle has some nice lines.

skwab
January 17, 2009, 11:22 AM
Of my collection it's this one - Sig 229 elite in .40 - Absolutely love this thing!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2957083752_c409142916.jpg

Kentucky Jelly
January 17, 2009, 12:29 PM
My Pointman 7 is my prettiest piece. Bad picture, but is just stock.
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee212/Hondatool/DSC00910.jpg

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