Ugliest pistol ever made.


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stchman
February 8, 2010, 04:09 AM
What do you think?

I am not talking some ultra obscure that only 5 were made ever. Something more mainstream.

My vote is for the Luger P08.

http://www.efour4ever.com/p08luger.jpg

Doesn't get much uglier than that.

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THE DARK KNIGHT
February 8, 2010, 04:21 AM
It's all in the eye of the beholder, like they say. I actually think the P08 is one of the BEST looking pistols ever made :)

loose cannon
February 8, 2010, 04:26 AM
im with knight on the luger,its a snazzy peice along with the red nine broomhandle.

love to have shooter grade copys of both

Hold My Own
February 8, 2010, 05:03 AM
I'm not so sure about the Luger but a Mauser Broomhandle would be pretty sweet..

Wheeler44
February 8, 2010, 05:08 AM
Some of the early French revolvers (and Belgian too) were pretty "interesting" to look at.

falmike
February 8, 2010, 07:27 AM
Two words.......Hi Point

Shung
February 8, 2010, 07:33 AM
My vote is for the Luger P08

we've hanged people for less than that !

the tokarev.. I hate the look..

bannockburn
February 8, 2010, 07:38 AM
Any Japanese pistol or revolver from WWII.

earlthegoat2
February 8, 2010, 07:50 AM
I guess I have to say the Nagant Revolver.

I dont think the Liberator is ugly, more like endearing.

OldMac
February 8, 2010, 07:56 AM
I used to think the Tokarev was ugly until I set it next to the Glock.

General Geoff
February 8, 2010, 08:15 AM
Hi-Point pistol is on the short list, along with the XD.

BMF500
February 8, 2010, 08:34 AM
First time I've heard an XD called ugly. But I will agree with Hi Point. Darn things are functional though.....

mcdonl
February 8, 2010, 08:54 AM
Anything shiny and engraved. IMO.

Perfect example below...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/mcdonl/shiny_engraved.jpg

delta53
February 8, 2010, 08:55 AM
thousands made and given away, I think they should have another give away

dlon21
February 8, 2010, 09:14 AM
The Colt M1911 is the ugliest piece of crap ever built. The P08 however, is pure style.

eight433
February 8, 2010, 09:22 AM
the Nagant is certainly not revered for it's beauty, but I would not say it is anywhere near the ugliest gun out there.

I would have to say the Nambu was pretty ugly.

MCgunner
February 8, 2010, 09:40 AM
If you have any PO8s you don't want, I'll take 'em! I've always loved the lines and the grip angle of that gun. I have a .22 imitation, old Erma LA22. The PO8 is quite simply a gun maker's precision work of art. If you'd posted a Broomhandle Mauser or a Russian Nagant revolver, I might understand, but the P08? SHEESH! Absolutely no taste in fine firearms, the only possible explanation for THAT!:confused:

Just One Shot
February 8, 2010, 09:42 AM
It's a toss up between Highpoint and Glock.
:neener:

MCgunner
February 8, 2010, 09:47 AM
Belgian revolvers, eh? How about this high cap .32?

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=33081&d=1135638397

devildog32713
February 8, 2010, 09:48 AM
Two words.......Hi Point My words exactly, and Glocks are beautiful!!
Also: I find the Nagant revolver VERY interesting (after seeing a National Geographic show on it) and Nambu's are ugly as well as P08's.

devildog32713
February 8, 2010, 09:49 AM
Belgian revolvers, eh? How about this high cap .32?

Haha, never heard of a revolver being banned in ********** for holding too many rounds!!

MCgunner
February 8, 2010, 09:53 AM
Lessee, likes the crappy 80 dollar Russian POS, hates the high end German work of art. Hmmmmm.....:D

Takes two fingers to shoot a Nagant, and THAT'S in SINGLE ACTION. Even if it wasn't so fugly, I'd still prefer a Hi Point and I think they're fugly, too.

RobMoore
February 8, 2010, 10:17 AM
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/SThipoint_100605A.jpg

Carl N. Brown
February 8, 2010, 10:25 AM
Clerke First.

Roehm RG10.

Mars Automatic Pistol.

Steyr Hahn.

More than five made of each. Why? Dunno.

Madcap_Magician
February 8, 2010, 10:31 AM
The Semmerling LM4 was pretty durn ugly.

rocinante
February 8, 2010, 10:31 AM
i agree with others you are nuts if you think the P08 is ugly. I think the P38 was so beautiful I had mine (post war P1) hard chromed and put purty grips on. But others think it is ugly so beauty and beholder applies.

The Japanese made a pistol that looks like a meat cleaver. Not the Nambu. FUGLY.

I agree the Hi Point is way up on the list. I did a quick scan on gunbroker in the pistol and collectable section. Nothing else I deem truly ugly. hi point for the win (loss)

gordy
February 8, 2010, 10:35 AM
yes this is my glock, there are many like it. But this one is mine.
Hay I can't find my glock in this pile of glocks. will some one help me find my glock?

Taurus 617 CCW
February 8, 2010, 10:55 AM
Hi Point is the ugliest pistol I've ever seen.

Stophel
February 8, 2010, 10:59 AM
Come on, guys.... I can't believe no one else has said...

Mateba!

http://www.dreadgazebo.com/gunporn/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/revolver2.jpg

Stophel
February 8, 2010, 11:03 AM
How 'bout the Korth for second place?

http://www.korthusa.com/images/pistole1.gif

Sure, it may be the most finely-assembled pistol ever, but MAN is it ugly.

NinjaFeint
February 8, 2010, 11:06 AM
First time I've heard an XD called ugly. But I will agree with Hi Point. Darn things are functional though.....
Really?


I'd vote for the XD service model.

Triggernosis
February 8, 2010, 11:16 AM
Anything in polymer... though, I do own a couple.

Nasty
February 8, 2010, 11:17 AM
Delta53 - " FP-45 Liberator - thousands made and given away, I think they should have another give away"

Seconded!

The Japanese pistols sure were ugly...Lorcins...pimped out gold trimmed Glocks...take your pick.

oldpuppymax
February 8, 2010, 11:23 AM
Glocks are about as attractive as a parson's widow. But they DO work. And the Lugar...I think that's a nifty, stylish pistol.

Loyalist Dave
February 8, 2010, 11:31 AM
Come on, guys.... I can't believe no one else has said...

Mateba!

How about the Mateba with a 2" barrel? BLECK :barf:

LD

X-Rap
February 8, 2010, 11:40 AM
Hi-Points hit every branch when they fell out of the ugly tree.
Right up there in beauty with the stone club.

MCgunner
February 8, 2010, 12:41 PM
Charter Arms Explorer II pistol. This one ain't mine, but I have one. I'll give it a nomination, though it's down right pretty compared to Hi Point. :D Shoots pretty decent, too, but I never took a picture of mine. My camera set me back 200 bucks, don't wanna break it. :D

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VH-gTwlPGnM/RxvkJk5o6II/AAAAAAAAADo/Do97wEyUPVk/s400/17A.jpg

NinjaFeint
February 8, 2010, 12:43 PM
Just wanted to chime in on Glocks, they are plain but some of the guns mentioned here are downright ugly. I think Glocks are saved from being truly ugly by the fact they really have no features or scroll marks or fancy cuts to the slide.

MachIVshooter
February 8, 2010, 12:48 PM
Hi Point

Agreed, at least for current production. Although it'll have stiff competition once the new Chiappa revolver hits dealer shelves. Bleh!

As for ugly guns of the past, there was no shortage. Although I can't believe we've heard both the Luger and the M1911 called ugly in this thread. Both are very elegant designs, though the 1911 is elegant in a more utilitarian way.

MCgunner
February 8, 2010, 12:57 PM
Hmm, no one disin' on the Ruger P guns? I think mine are beautiful, especially since pretty is as pretty does, but I've seen 'em called ugly and, well, I mean, if a P08 makes the list, anything's game, right?

Jonah71
February 8, 2010, 01:09 PM
My Kimber Pro BP 10 .45 cal. isn't exactly ugly.....but it sure isn't much to look at. Has an extremely plain and "functional only" look to it. And I'm also in the camp that likes the Luger. Would love to own one.

DAVIDSDIVAD
February 8, 2010, 01:23 PM
The Colt M1911 is the ugliest piece of crap ever built. The P08 however, is pure style.

http://www.0-60mag.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/cool-story-bro.jpg


Just kidding :)


Personally, I find TT-33s and Colt 1903s do be ugly

rswartsell
February 8, 2010, 01:31 PM
No votes for the new King of Ugly, the Rhino revolver by the same Mateba guy?

The Bushmaster
February 8, 2010, 01:32 PM
the judge. Not only ugly, but absolutely useless...

mcdonl
February 8, 2010, 01:37 PM
Both are very elegant designs, though the 1911 is elegant in a more utilitarian way.

I should point out that in my post, it was the shiny finish and engraving that made that 1911 ugly. IMO

I think that the utilitarian aspect of the 1911 (And the tt-33) are what lend to their beauty

And, I own two Hi Points and normally they are not that bad, but with the extended magazine they are ugly as sin. Looking like a fool with their magazine on the ground.... :)

halfded
February 8, 2010, 01:44 PM
I think some of the HK's are hideous, especially for the price..Flame away.

Zundfolge
February 8, 2010, 02:03 PM
Doesn't get much uglier than the IWI SP-21 "Barak" (http://www.israel-weapon.com/default.asp?catid=%7B7C279A3A-323B-43D3-9CB0-7760B0201828%7D)

http://www.israel-weapon.com/files/0307_web_600x400.jpg

Its name makes it even uglier.

funkychinaman
February 8, 2010, 02:07 PM
Two stick out in my mind:

- Borchardt C-93. Ugly, and it looks like an ergnomic nightmare.

- CZ-82. I've heard very good things about it, but it looks like a collection of mismatched parts.

JHK94
February 8, 2010, 02:11 PM
The Hi Point looks absolutely great compared to the Maverick/Stallard J S that resembles it.

EG: http://www.simpsonltd.com/product_info_2.php?products_id=14427&osCsid=ce82b712d388093b1a91e9e2cd6e8028

stchman
February 8, 2010, 02:21 PM
How can anybody think a P08 Luger or a Broomhandle Mauser can look good?

While the Glocks are not the prettiest pistols, they are just plain not ugly. I personally don't think Hi Points are that ugly.

Every pistol compared to my SR9 is ugly.

Just goes to show you that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

Joe Demko
February 8, 2010, 02:25 PM
There were tons of inexpensive, ugly revolvers made in Europe and the USA up through, maybe, the 1960's. RG and ARminius turned out buckets of them in Germany, for example. Harrington and Richardson puked them out here in the US, though (to be fair) HR also had revos in their line up that were quite attractive.
Really, go cruise gunbroker for an hour and you'll see plenty of them. They make a Hi-Point or a Nagant look sexy by comparison.

CWL
February 8, 2010, 03:01 PM
Japanese Type 94 pistol, end of discussion:

http://www.davismilitaria.com/images/Jap/Type%2094%201.jpg

Ronsch
February 8, 2010, 03:23 PM
Oh, yeah...THAT ONE!

With a round in the chamber, you can actually squeeze the slide are and fire it....

Joe Demko
February 8, 2010, 03:33 PM
RG 10. (http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/8289134322/9272547/acfd0df.jpg)
Another one. (http://pictures.auctionarms.com/1750/9501156/dsc04064.jpg_thumbnail1.jpg)
My eyes! (http://www.retting.com/h/rg102u267.jpg)
H&R "cutie." (http://collectorebooks.com/gregg01/amerigun/DSC01929.jpg)
This one looks like it's from one of those Ape movies. (http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/7577120257/9350955/imgp2489.jpg_thumbnail1.jpg)
Iver-Johnson helped ugly up the world too. (http://photos.joesalter.com/7114/7114-01.jpg)
Big ugly and little ugly. (http://www.ogallerie.com/auctions/2009-02/508A_2.jpg)

stchman
February 8, 2010, 04:02 PM
As far as the Japanese Nambu pistols. They appear to be made after the Luger type pistols further re-inforcing the ugly Luger.

Joe Demko
February 8, 2010, 04:04 PM
You're just trying to be a rebel by dissing the Luger, I think. The Nambu has nothing in common with the Luger beyond a vague superficial resemblance, btw.

millertyme
February 8, 2010, 04:09 PM
HI-Point is the ugliest I can think of right off hand. The Tokarev was modeled off the Browning 1903. I'm not inclined to write off too many things that man designed.

Ben86
February 8, 2010, 04:35 PM
That Japanese Type 94 has just been crowned ugliest in my book. It surpasses even the hi-point by a long shot. OMG

alienbogey
February 8, 2010, 04:35 PM
Any Block, er, I mean Glock.

Offfhand
February 8, 2010, 04:42 PM
May not be the ugliest, but Ruger's LCR certainly wins honorable mention.

Stophel
February 8, 2010, 04:50 PM
Agreed. LCR is in the top ten for sure.

FIVETWOSEVEN
February 8, 2010, 05:00 PM
the type 94 is both ugly and useless, it is dubbed the worst combat pistol ever.

stchman
February 8, 2010, 05:13 PM
To Joe Demko.

No I am not "dissing" the Luger. Why do guys that like German firearms get their panties all bunched up when someone else thinks a German firearm is not the greatest/best looking ever?

I just think from a cosmetic standpoint the Luger is the ugliest pistol ever. Nothing you can say will make me all the sudden think it is a nice looking pistol.

As far as a Nambu, the Japanese copied the Luger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nambu_pistol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_P08_pistol

Tell me those two pistols don't have a similar hideous appearance.

Ben86
February 8, 2010, 05:17 PM
Why do guys that like German firearms get their panties all bunched up when someone else thinks a German firearm is not the greatest/best looking ever?

It's like telling them their lady friend is ugly. No matter what you say they have to deny it and prove you wrong to make them feel better about their present choice of company.

stchman
February 8, 2010, 05:21 PM
I am a big Ruger fan. If someone on here said Ruger are ugly I could care less. I am saying some people are big cry babies.

Arkansas Paul
February 8, 2010, 05:22 PM
Eye of the beholder and all that, but I'm with The Bushmaster. I think the Judge is ugly and absolutely worthless. May not be to you. That's fine. I wouldn't give $100 for one. Well maybe to sell it later, but that's it.

Maj.Striker
February 8, 2010, 05:26 PM
Ugliest Modern Handgun...probably High Point. I think its the handle...it doesn't look like it belongs. Looks like someone just grabbed a vacuum handle and attached it to the slide. Grips aren't supposed to be round. If it had more of a 1911 style/angled grip I think it wouldn't look half as ugly.

As for older guns...well there's a ton of uggies. I'm talking just cosmetically, not commenting on their reliability or functionality.

CZ82 - Barrel/slide looks as bad as the High Point's handle/grip.
Nambu - Tried to be cool like the Luger but just wound up being ugly
CZ52 - No awards there either
Beretta Tomcat - I get the small thing but its still ugly
Lorcin/Jennings/Bryco etc...

LeontheProfessional
February 8, 2010, 05:27 PM
http://blogonomicon.eponym.com/guns/dardickpistol.jpg
http://www.genitron.com/Unique/Mariette-Pepperbox-Pistol.jpg
http://dragon.hematite.com/borchardt01.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SttdMe8CX5I/AAAAAAAAC28/MxqmRYASoyY/s400/Guide-Lamp-Liberator-Pistol.jpg

4v50 Gary
February 8, 2010, 05:29 PM
I think the P-08 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing pistols for the eye to behold. The C-96 Broomhandle doesn't come close to it (but I love them anyway). While the Japanese Type 94 belongs in the ugly pile, it at least looks like gun and not a Woolworth toy look that characterized the Liberators. The Liberator's successor, the CIA Deer Gun, at least looked like something your doctor would stick into your ear to examine in (what a mind blowing experienced that would be).

Stophel
February 8, 2010, 06:00 PM
Hey, I think that the Jap 94 has that cool '50s Ray Gun styling...

rozziboy18
February 8, 2010, 06:05 PM
Hands down the thunder 5 is the uglyest gun evermade

StarDust1
February 8, 2010, 06:06 PM
To me it's a no-brainer, anything from Hi-point holds an uncontested 1-spot on the ugly meter, ugliest construction, ugliest looking, ugliest feeling, just UGLY...:)

Joe Demko
February 8, 2010, 06:19 PM
To Joe Demko.

No I am not "dissing" the Luger. Why do guys that like German firearms get their panties all bunched up when someone else thinks a German firearm is not the greatest/best looking ever?

I just think from a cosmetic standpoint the Luger is the ugliest pistol ever. Nothing you can say will make me all the sudden think it is a nice looking pistol.

As far as a Nambu, the Japanese copied the Luger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nambu_pistol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_P08_pistol

Tell me those two pistols don't have a similar hideous appearance.

Sorry, fail. I don't own a P08 and never have. I own exactly one German gun and it is a polymer framed .40. However, I have been into guns and read extensively about them since I was a kid, which takes us back into the 1960's. The Luger remains one of the most highly collectible smokeless-era pistols for several reasons:
1. It was one of the earliest really successful autoloaders.
2. Historically, it was used by a number of countries.
3. Many, many collectors find them very pleasing to the eye.

Your first wikipedia reference states right in the first paragraph:
Although the pistol bears a superficial resemblance to the German Luger P08, it was not based on the Luger's design. The Luger uses a toggle-locked, short recoil action while the Nambu employs a recoil-spring action.

You are allowing a vaguely similar silhouette to cause you to believe there are relationships that do not exist. Not only is the Nambu not a copy of the Luger, neither is the Ruger Standard Automatic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_Standard), the Colt Woodsman (http://www.cabelas.com/gun-inventory---glendale---colt---1146092-coltwdsmn22.shtml), or the Lahti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti_L-35).

Nah, I think you're stirring the pot a bit. I especially think so because you felt the need to restate it a few times...like you were, oh, "fishing" for a reaction.

PS you might note that this supposed lover of German guns specifically mentioned upthread (and provided links to photos) German-made guns among the ugliest ever made.

rogertc1
February 8, 2010, 07:05 PM
THE SEMMERLING LM4 IS UGLY?? HAVE YOU EVEN SEEN ONE? RARE AS HENS TEETH AND EXPENSIVE.

http://gungallery.euweb.cz/Pict/Semmerling%20LM-4.jpg

navyretired 1
February 8, 2010, 07:12 PM
There's an old saying that is cast in doubt here.
"Form follows function" not true P08 shakey perforance but absolutley beautiful
"Form follows function" not true on High Point very dependable but pure fugly.
But that 1911 engraved Colt is my cup of tea.

RobMoore
February 8, 2010, 07:17 PM
A dishonorable mention

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/taurus-judge-410-3-inch-2.gif

THE MACHINIST
February 8, 2010, 07:28 PM
Dardick pistol with the tround rounds.

chasw
February 8, 2010, 08:02 PM
DEFINITELY THE LIBERATOR!!!!!!! Chasw

SharpsDressedMan
February 8, 2010, 08:53 PM
#68 looks like some of the guns from MIB (Men in Black).:D

MCgunner
February 8, 2010, 09:27 PM
That's the "Dardick" SP? Shot "trounds", which were caseless and triangular shaped.

The Gyrojet is another weirdo, shot a rocket round, rocket powered bullet. All reports it was pretty inaccurate. Recoilless, but big deal. God help ya finding ammo for either.

http://www.genitron.com/Unique/MBA-13mm-Gyrojet-Pistol.jpg

BMF500
February 8, 2010, 11:16 PM
Hmm, no one disin' on the Ruger P guns? I think mine are beautiful, especially since pretty is as pretty does, but I've seen 'em called ugly and, well, I mean, if a P08 makes the list, anything's game, right?
Apparently, the XD's did....

Madcap_Magician
February 9, 2010, 11:37 AM
THE SEMMERLING LM4 IS UGLY?? HAVE YOU EVEN SEEN ONE? RARE AS HENS TEETH AND EXPENSIVE.


Rare, expensive, and UGLY. :D

Mp7
February 9, 2010, 12:00 PM
http://www.relicsofthereichs.com/jap%20nambu%20rh%20side.jpg


...dont tell me this POS looks like a Luger?!

...the point-shoot ergonomics and the knee-joint-action
are just brilliant.

Would love to actually carry one.


i must admit that i dont like the design of the holy colt 1911 ......*runduck*

scchokedaddy
February 9, 2010, 12:40 PM
Yeah the judge is ugly, but every snake that has met its demise with mine has yet to complain about being shot by ugly gun, oh welll i hope they didn't mind!!! That said it stays in house with buckshot in it,and if {god help i don't} ever need to use it for hd i will be sure to ask intruder if they mind being shot by ugly gun by good looking woman. The judge is my wifes when i am not carrying it hunting or fishing. My side of the bed is even uglier, hi point 45. Yea cheap and uuuuuglyyyy, but functional, very functional. I have run 3-400 rounds thruigh it and no malfunctions at all!!!!! My buddies get mad with me 'cause what their 45 wont shoot mine does. Got alot of powder to burn that way. If the ocasion arises i will be sure to ask if it offended intruder to be shot with this uuuuglyyy weapon also, and will gladly post their reply for all wealthy naysayers to hear have a good day

HoosierQ
February 9, 2010, 01:51 PM
Wow...the P08 Ugly? Man you got some aesthetic challenges going on there. That is a gorgeous firearm.

Ben86
February 9, 2010, 02:23 PM
It would be irrelevant to me if the pistol I was shot with was ugly. Pink on the other hand, that just adds insult to injury.

stchman
February 9, 2010, 02:48 PM
****, I have never heard so much crybaby action since I said I was not partial to the AR15.

Tell me these pistols don't look similar!!!!

Luger P08
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Parabellum_1586.jpg

Nambu Type 14

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Nambu_Type_14_1551.jpg

I know the Luger loves will say NO, but they do look similar. With that being if the Nambu looks ugly than so does the Luger. I admit the Nambu is more crude looking, but the similarities are there.

Joe Demko
February 9, 2010, 03:17 PM
****, I have never heard so much crybaby action since I said I was not partial to the AR15.

I rest my case.

EdLaver
February 9, 2010, 03:36 PM
Damn...Hi-Points dont look to bad compared to some of the others posted in this thread :)

funkychinaman
February 9, 2010, 06:05 PM
Well, if you wanted to go on looks alone, you should've used a picture of the older Nambu without the enlarged trigger guard.

A little off topic here, but other than the manual safety that I see, are there any other safety features on the Luger? Was it DAO?

Joe Demko
February 9, 2010, 06:08 PM
The P08 was single action. There were also some made with an additional grip safety, they were for the Swiss I think.

rogertc1
February 9, 2010, 07:14 PM
Pretty
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/rogertc1/SSLuger.jpg

StarDust1
February 9, 2010, 09:03 PM
THE SEMMERLING LM4 IS UGLY?? HAVE YOU EVEN SEEN ONE? RARE AS HENS TEETH AND EXPENSIVE.

http://gungallery.euweb.cz/Pict/Semmerling%20LM-4.jpg
The Semmerling ugly? Hmm, beautifully crafted, cool as hell looking...:)

five.five-six
February 9, 2010, 09:05 PM
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/SThipoint_100605A.jpg
there it it, that's it

atblis
February 9, 2010, 09:11 PM
I put this up last time we had this thread. At least the Hipoint is cheap.

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/barak.jpg

Ben86
February 9, 2010, 09:12 PM
I think hi-points look more like electric drills.

otcconan
February 9, 2010, 09:23 PM
I own a Ruger Mk II, and it was quite insulted by this post. In fact, it said Daddy was quite handsome.

The Nambu is not nearly as streamlined as the Luger, and the way the triggerguard juts out from under the barrel is just atrocious. One can only attribute that to a very cumbersome trigger which neccessitated mounting it further forward. A much more awkward and ugly gun. If they are twins, then the Nambu is Danny DeVito and the Luger is Arnold. The Luger is sexy and sleek. The Nambu looks like a Luger that ran into a Mack truck at 400 mph.

Dirtpile
February 9, 2010, 10:18 PM
How 'bout the Korth for second place?



Sure, it may be the most finely-assembled pistol ever, but MAN is it ugly.

THAT ONE IS. So is any gun with gold on it. Browning triggers excluded but I'd still prefer they weren't gold.

I vote CZ P07 Duty That's an ugly gun.

Gunfighter123
February 10, 2010, 01:45 AM
The Luger looks like a Nambu about as much as a Chevy Camero looks like a Ford Mustang ---- other then haveing 4 wheels and a couple bumpers !!!

And if you think the Luger is ugly ---- you must think Hilary Clinton is pretty:neener:

Justin
February 10, 2010, 02:28 AM
Stchman, the Luger P08 and Nambu neither operate in a similar fashion or look anything alike.

I'm not all that terribly interested in obsolete pistol models, nor do I own examples of either of them, but it's quite clear that you've never actually handled an example of either model, or if you have, you paid no attention whatsoever to their relative forms, operating methods, or the quality of the machining.

Frankly, you're either blithely ignorant or deliberately trolling.

2RCO
February 10, 2010, 02:37 AM
While I think neither the Nambu or Luger are ugly. I will say that at a distance they do share a similar Cosmetic profile (As does the Ruger Mark I II III). Obviously the operation of the Nambu is considerably different. I also have to say I've seen people ask to look at the Luger at Gunshows more than once while pointing at Nambus.

Frankly, you're either blithely ignorant or deliberately trolling.

I think that comment is a hair Lowroad and would expect better out of you Justin.

rogertc1
February 10, 2010, 07:29 AM
Now the Japanese Baby Nambu pistol to me is rather attractive.Kinda like a Ruger MK1? Worth over $4000.
http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/156757000/156757735/pix340673515.jpg

grafikchaos
February 10, 2010, 07:50 AM
Hey all, new guy here, and just had to put in my 2 cents. Any of the Taurus "Special Edition" pistols qualify for ugliest...
http://www.taurususa.com/gun-selector-results.cfm?name=Special%20Edition%20Pistols&page=1

Ben86
February 10, 2010, 12:04 PM
Pearl handles! :barf:

LeontheProfessional
February 10, 2010, 02:16 PM
Frankly, you're either blithely ignorant or deliberately trolling.

I am new her but have been a long time member of other boards and I have frankly never seen a moderator be so deliberately rude. Very Low. Any one just looking at the two from a distance can most certainly tell many similarities between them.

Joe Demko
February 10, 2010, 02:19 PM
Which similarities are those? Since there are "many," I expect you'll be able to list more than just grip angle and exposed barrel.

w_houle
February 10, 2010, 02:21 PM
Any one just looking at the two from a distance can most certainly tell many similarities between them.
Yeah, well so does this
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Lahti_L-35-1.jpg/300px-Lahti_L-35-1.jpg
except the L-35 is uglier than the P-08
I think Justin is right, we're being trolled.

LeontheProfessional
February 10, 2010, 02:25 PM
Which similarities are those? Since there are "many," I expect you'll be able to list more than just grip angle and exposed barrel.
Wow so abrasive! Grip angle, exposed barrel, I know very little about either but it looks like the mag release is at the bottom of the grip on both and they have a similar over all shape.

Joe Demko
February 10, 2010, 02:29 PM
I know very little about either

You don't say!

w_houle
February 10, 2010, 02:30 PM
Here
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1836/imgp0002y.jpg
Now that I've officially put an end to the bickering... what do I win?

LeontheProfessional
February 10, 2010, 02:35 PM
You don't say!
All I said was similar appearance. 2RCO said the same thing I did above and I did not see you jumping all over him.

Quote from 2RCO
I will say that at a distance they do share a similar Cosmetic profile (As does the Ruger Mark I II III).

stchman
February 10, 2010, 02:50 PM
Stchman, the Luger P08 and Nambu neither operate in a similar fashion or look anything alike.

I'm not all that terribly interested in obsolete pistol models, nor do I own examples of either of them, but it's quite clear that you've never actually handled an example of either model, or if you have, you paid no attention whatsoever to their relative forms, operating methods, or the quality of the machining.

Frankly, you're either blithely ignorant or deliberately trolling.
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I don't think you know exactly what trolling is, do you?

What does handling a pistol have to do with its looks?!!!!!!

All I am saying is the Nambu and the P08 Luger LOOK similar. How each pistol operates might br completely different.

So far all the Luger lovers can say to make others think the pistol is not ugly is:

It is historic.
It is very accurate.
It is a piece of WWII history.
It is sought after by collectors.

None of these has ANYTHING to do with cosmetics. I said I think the Luger is the ugliest mainstream pistol around. The Luger might be the most reliable, most accurate, best built, best ergonomics, etc. I am not disputing this. I simply said it is ugly IMO.

People should be glad I think they are ugly. This way I won't be buying them out from under someone who really wants one.

Maj.Striker
February 10, 2010, 03:54 PM
Part of this really has to do with what is Ugly and what is beautiful? I myself love the looks of the Luger, its a classic to me but I can see where to someone else it might not be their ideal look. Sames goes with a lot of things, I know several firearm afficionados (sp?) that dont like them "dang tactical" rifles while I think they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. Its all in the eye of the beholder, no need to take it personally, just disagree and move on.

Justin
February 10, 2010, 03:56 PM
I don't think you know exactly what trolling is, do you?

No, clearly, as someone who's been working on the staff of a forum for the better part of a decade, I'm incapable of recognizing when someone is deliberately trolling.

What does handling a pistol have to do with its looks?!!!!!!

I don't know, perhaps when one examines an example of a given product, it's possible to take into account things like the quality of the finish and machining, as well as other small details that rarely come across in photographs posted online.

All I am saying is the Nambu and the P08 Luger LOOK similar. How each pistol operates might br completely different.

They share a couple of superficial external similarities and nothing more.

So far all the Luger lovers can say to make others think the pistol is not ugly is:

It is historic.
It is very accurate.
It is a piece of WWII history.
It is sought after by collectors.

None of these has ANYTHING to do with cosmetics.

Actually, things like intrinsic accuracy and therefore ergonomics can and do play an obvious part in the final aesthetics of a design.

You're certainly free to believe that the Luger is ugly if you so wish, after all, aesthetics are a somewhat subjective topic. However, when a person claims that a classic design is "ugly" often times they're simply doing it out of some need to garner attention for themselves rather than out of an informed or well-reasoned position of just why they think something is ugly.

DAVIDSDIVAD
February 10, 2010, 04:11 PM
No, clearly, as someone who's been working on the staff of a forum for the better part of a decade, I'm incapable of recognizing when someone is deliberately trolling.


Well, I have to agree with him;I see no LULZ to be had her. To be fair, I think you're just using the term to insult him.


I think an interesting experiment would be to take the silhouette of each gun and message 10 random members of the handgun forum.

Justin
February 10, 2010, 04:20 PM
Disagree.

I'm simply pointing out how his behavior appears in this thread. There's nothing wrong with being ignorant about something, as ignorance is correctable.

As for the trolling accusation, the OP started a thread wherein his post was deliberately inflammatory as well as free of any actual statements explaining why he believes what he believes. Had he started out the thread with a tone that was not calculated to inflame other members, and followed it up with well-reasoned arguments as to why he has come to a conclusion that is not shared by the majority, he wouldn't be trolling.

His posts throughout the rest of the thread only seem to reinforce what appears to be an attempt to rile people up.

stchman
February 10, 2010, 04:58 PM
Disagree.

I'm simply pointing out how his behavior appears in this thread. There's nothing wrong with being ignorant about something, as ignorance is correctable.

As for the trolling accusation, the OP started a thread wherein his post was deliberately inflammatory as well as free of any actual statements explaining why he believes what he believes. Had he started out the thread with a tone that was not calculated to inflame other members, and followed it up with well-reasoned arguments as to why he has come to a conclusion that is not shared by the majority, he wouldn't be trolling.

His posts throughout the rest of the thread only seem to reinforce what appears to be an attempt to rile people up. Trolling is the act of posting to purposely rile up others for ones own enjoyment. This act disrupts the conversation of the thread. Since I am the one that STARTED the thread then I cannot disrupt the flow of the thread.

Since my opinions differ from what you believe in I must be a troll. Then by your logic you are a troll as well.

If my original post was to say that pistol XYZ is ugly (and you agreed with it) then I am not a troll.

If you are trying to convince me that my personal opinion is wrong to me then you will try in vain.

Remember ugliness is in the eye of the beholder. If you find the Luger P08 beautiful then by all means do what you want. Do not insult me personally as my personal preferences do not agree with yours. There is a word for that, it is called arrogance.

Remember, you attacked me first.

w_houle
February 10, 2010, 05:03 PM
Well... now that the topic is thoroughly derailed: Can we get a lock, already?

jon_in_wv
February 10, 2010, 05:17 PM
Personally I think the Nambu and the P08 Do look similar in appearance BUT the P08 is a thing of beauty and the Nambu is just butt ugly. I'd vote for the Nambu as butt ugliest. Some of the other ugly weapons are attempts at ingenuity or incorporation of new ideas. The Nambu is just an attempt to make a crude, cheap, mass produced weapon that just has NO appeal to me.

Snowdog
February 10, 2010, 05:57 PM
Ok, these are certainly not your run-of-the-mill handguns, but here are a few to bring up your breakfast:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/SkrlchS9dQI/AAAAAAAAGCs/8vjcXNgsRpM/s1600/JULY4.jpg

http://www.steinschneider.com/props/blade_runner/bldrunbl.htm

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4814/uglyguntribuzio7mmsqueezer8wy.jpg

http://www.vestpockets.bauli.at/archiv/mann1r.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/R8n12EzFIJI/AAAAAAAABdc/G1O6M8FKa7c/s320/KyberPassMartini-HenriPistol89392.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/R473rK22m4I/AAAAAAAABMg/gdiXxUg-7Ss/s320/yttra53.jpg

Ok, that's quite enough for now; I'm beginning to feel ill.

Mandolin
February 10, 2010, 06:34 PM
#1 is just awful, #3,WHAT IS IT??????
#4 is some Kyber pass unknown.
#5 looks like a Beretta 92 fan was left alone with a M1911 in a machine shop and did a bad job or something.

Darthbauer
February 10, 2010, 06:40 PM
Any revolver that has a rail under the barrel.

stchman
February 10, 2010, 08:26 PM
Personally I think the Nambu and the P08 Do look similar in appearance BUT the P08 is a thing of beauty and the Nambu is just butt ugly. I'd vote for the Nambu as butt ugliest. Some of the other ugly weapons are attempts at ingenuity or incorporation of new ideas. The Nambu is just an attempt to make a crude, cheap, mass produced weapon that just has NO appeal to me.

Personally I don't understand that statement. If they look similar in appearance then one cannot be beautiful and the other butt ugly. It sounds purely mental to me.

Both the P08 and Nambu were mass produced for troops.

stchman
February 10, 2010, 08:31 PM
That purple Mann thing is actually a pistol???!!!! Reminds me of some toy in a cracker jack box.

Glock Holiday
February 10, 2010, 08:41 PM
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3258/am1g.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/am1g.jpg/)
Now back on target...
Ugly but kind of cool IMO.

rogertc1
February 10, 2010, 09:29 PM
Glisenti 1910

http://www.vodice.it/armi/Glisenti%20mod.1910%20a.jpg

rogertc1
February 10, 2010, 09:32 PM
FRANCAIS TYPE POLICEMAN

http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20francaise/saint%20etienne/manufrance%20policeman%20roger%20papke-02.jpg

PigButtons
February 10, 2010, 11:57 PM
http://www.gunsamerica.com/userimages/3220/976975742/wm_614951.jpg

This thing looks like something Billy Mayfair would sell you to shoot vegetables with. And they feel just as cheep in the hand. And what is with that big square slicer button on the side?

LeontheProfessional
February 11, 2010, 12:18 AM
Smith and Wesson 22A
http://www.lipseys.com/eImages/SW107412.jpg

atblis
February 11, 2010, 12:20 AM
Beretta Neos :)
http://www.gundirectory.com/guns/20523-1.jpg

LeontheProfessional
February 11, 2010, 12:24 AM
^Very true. I knew there was an uglier .22 pistol than 22A but I could not think of it.

2RCO
February 11, 2010, 12:28 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/R473rK22m4I/AAAAAAAABMg/gdiXxUg-7Ss/s320/yttra53.jpg

Snowdog--You just made me cry! Here I was on THR looking at some interesting threads and I come across possibly the worst desecration of a 1911 I've ever seen. The sad thing is this had to be a very skilled individual that did this.

cjl8651
February 11, 2010, 03:07 AM
Hi-Point. Personally think that Glocks are better looking than S&W M&Ps.

BMF500
February 11, 2010, 05:53 AM
Wow, these are some "pieces"....

max popenker
February 11, 2010, 11:49 AM
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8272/psh45147701.jpg

Ukrainian-made PSh-45

mcdonl
February 11, 2010, 11:53 AM
Ukrainian-made PSh-45

That may be a nice looking gun when they finish it :)

Yeah, ok... hi points are ugly... I know, I own two... but man, giving them a BAD paintjob does not help.... lol

Lipstick on a pig for sure!

Stophel
February 11, 2010, 02:35 PM
OH MAN! That Psh-45!!! Holy crap that's awful!!!

SharpsDressedMan
February 11, 2010, 05:56 PM
I think we have a winner! (Psh-45)

Shear_stress
February 11, 2010, 06:01 PM
Ukrainian-made PSh-45

Looks like a 1914 Mauser made from Legos. Yikes!

Joe Demko
February 11, 2010, 06:10 PM
Some of the ugly on the PSh-45 makes a little sense. It appears to have an integral bracket (ala the AK) for mounting optics, which is certainly no uglier than the rails common on Western pistols (no prettier either). There is a knurled cover on the muzzle which would indicate threading for suppressors, not pretty but a reasonable precaution to protect the threads.
What I don't understand is all the multitude of grooves all over it. That stuff is time consuming to machine and most of it doesn't look like it has a purpose.
It is not an attractive pistol, and I like Ukraine so much I married one of their women.

SaxonPig
February 11, 2010, 06:20 PM
Any center fire Ruger auto.

Runner up would be any DA revolver made by Ruger.

Geez, how can ANYONE find the Luger ugly? Not only ugly, but the ugliest gun ever???? C'mon, you're just trying to stir things up, aren't you?

MCgunner
February 11, 2010, 06:28 PM
Geez, how can ANYONE find the Luger ugly? Not only ugly, but the ugliest gun ever???? C'mon, you're just trying to stir things up, aren't you?

Well, I could say that about my P90 and P85, too. I kinda LIKE the looks. If I start to sour on it, I just look at a Glock and it's back to beautiful. :D

Wow, an SP101 is ugly? Sheesh!

funkychinaman
February 11, 2010, 06:35 PM
My GP100 is pretty. And I'm not just saying that because it's mine.

And apparently, there is a link between the Baby Nambu and the Ruger MK I/II/III.

TOTC
February 11, 2010, 07:10 PM
Is it a gun? Yes. Does someone own it? Yes Do they shoot it or has it been shot? Probably. With those three ideas in mind, are you supporting our right to keep and bear arms? Yes. Why then, would someone really give a hoot all about how your tactiblaster looks?

jon_in_wv
February 11, 2010, 08:38 PM
Personally I don't understand that statement. If they look similar in appearance then one cannot be beautiful and the other butt ugly. It sounds purely mental to me.

Both the P08 and Nambu were mass produced for troops.


No, a passing similar appearance does not make them the same. The P08 has intricate machining and a unique mechanism. The toggle is cool and when nicely finished the P08 is in my opinion a very nice weapon. The Nambu Looks similar but uses a totally different mechanism and is crudely made. I suspect you haven't had both in hand to see the difference between them. The shape isn't what makes it beautiful.

reb27
February 12, 2010, 09:56 AM
Gotta agree with Saxon Pig on the Ruger semi-auto centerfires as being ugly. But the ugliest has to be the Hi-Points. Hideous...

mgmorden
February 12, 2010, 12:07 PM
Well, I could say that about my P90 and P85, too.

The P85 ain't THAT bad :). My first handgun I ever bought was Ruger's other lil 9mm - the P95. I didn't realize it at the time - to me it was just a reliable 9mm from a good company at a good price (still is). After getting more guns and comparing though, I realized that my P95 is downright fugly. Not as bad as a Glock, but still pretty bad. On the other hand, I think the new SR9 is one of the best looking guns I've ever laid eyes on.

stchman
February 12, 2010, 12:56 PM
I actually like the looks of the Ruger P95 From a price/performance standpoint they are a great pistol.

I agree the SR9 is very attractive especially in two tone.

DammitBoy
February 12, 2010, 01:14 PM
The Luger is beautiful, the Nambu is ugly.

As to them having a similar shape and one still being ugly while the other is rather attractive...

Just stand two women side by side. While having the same approximate shape, one can be beautiful while the other is ugly.

stchman
February 12, 2010, 04:47 PM
The Luger is beautiful, the Nambu is ugly.

As to them having a similar shape and one still being ugly while the other is rather attractive...

Just stand two women side by side. While having the same approximate shape, one can be beautiful while the other is ugly.

I think both the Luger and Nambu are ugly. This is all quality, accuracy, dependability, aside.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 12, 2010, 04:54 PM
Gotta go with Nambu, Hi-Point, or that polymer gun with a hump from Magnum Research that went over like a lead balloon couple years back. The luger, being very much like the nambu, is indeed ugly as sin. But the nambu is ugly as deliberate dirty sin.

jon_in_wv
February 12, 2010, 05:52 PM
ugly as deliberate dirty sin.

I like that, I'm going to use that one.

Joe Demko
February 12, 2010, 06:19 PM
Deliberate, dirty sin is the kind that is the most fun.

Ben86
February 12, 2010, 10:41 PM
This one absolutely takes the cake. What would possess a man? He thought Hillary, Christmas, 1911 and said Hell Yeah!

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Al LaVodka
February 12, 2010, 11:31 PM
Ukrainian-made PSh-45
And we have a WINNA!

That's the ugliest. You win. The striations are obviously for grip and strength with light weight -- it is an all metal gun (I've read steel but I think the grip is aluminum)! And all yuch!!! 9x18 tho which is cool...

Thanks fer finding it.

LeontheProfessional
February 13, 2010, 12:11 AM
Ben86, WTH? Why would anyone ever do such a thing as put Hillary on their grips? I am so confused?

Al LaVodka
February 13, 2010, 09:10 AM
Because he dreams of her being in the palm of his hand and he, in her's!
Pretty obvious, and disturbing... The grip wins the ugliest b**ch award.
Al

BCRider
February 13, 2010, 02:49 PM
posted by stchman;
I think both the Luger and Nambu are ugly. This is all quality, accuracy, dependability, aside.

By this you obviously don't like any of the thin barrel Ruger Mk I, II or III's or the Walther P08 or any other exposed thin barrel semi that has a fairly raked back grip angle.

Attractiveness is certainly in the eye of the beholder. But in some cases when the proportions shift to an unbalanced look it can become much like listening to jazz fusion music. The look, in this case, is pulled by a dichotomy of shape relationships until suddenly the mind "pops" and we go from "that's a little odd but it's funky" to "OMG THAT'S FUGLY! ! !" For you obviously skinny barrels and/or sharply raked back grips are those triggers.

Is there a similarity? Yes, in profile if we squint our eyes a little or look through beer glasses (after draining them) then yeah, the Luger and Nambu and many others could be mistaken for each other in a quick view fuzzy vision situation.

But for many of us the beauty is also found in the details. On the Luger there's the obviously better finished metal and the look of the toggle grips along with the recessed saftey area. Add on a few other details to the sides of the frame and it causes the overall shape to be transformed into a far more visually interesting design for many of us.

On the other hand guns such as the Hi Point are ugly to many of us because they look like a blow up balloon caricature of so many more normally seen slender shapes.

And to a very large extent aesthetics are a flexible and aquireable trait. Habit and exposeure to an item brings on a familiarity. For someone brought up with 1911's and similar a Luger and others of the same style can well look ugly. But to someone brought up with Lugers a 1911 would feel odd and be ugly to them.

There have been more than one or two truly ugly guns in this thread that only the original designer could love in any manner. Shapes that are just so at odds with each other that they are just plain odd and unbalanced from a visual standpoint. But even then I have to wonder what would be our take on those if we were brought up with those guns and they were the ones that drove the style of other parallel guns?

Starting an "AR's are ugly" thread these days is an excellent way to get dubbed as a troll. But I wonder if they were all that well aesthetically received when first introduced to a public that was used to long slender wood stocked Garrands, fine bolt action hunting rifles and even wood stocked M-14's. To many the first AR's must have looked incredably kludgey and fugly. But with exposure over time the AR's bacame the standard and similar black rifles are all the rage these days. Again, a matter that familiarity breeds acceptance and then beauty.

dogspit
February 13, 2010, 09:44 PM
BEAUTIFUL
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/dogdpit/ramline.jpg

Big44mag
February 14, 2010, 02:38 PM
I've had a few comments on this one being pretty ugly.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g32/justice_lawbreaker/Cobray/CopyofDSC_0022.jpg

OldCavSoldier
February 14, 2010, 04:27 PM
For *MY* taste, considering UGLINESS ONLY, it is a toss-up between the HKP7 and the HKMk23SOCOM. They look ugly, but run beautifully! Go figure!

Skinsanity
February 14, 2010, 04:50 PM
The H&K VP70z I love H&K and think the MP5 is a thing of great beauty...But,,,This pistol is one of the most seriously ugly things out there...after that list looks like this

Hi-Point
Glock
Nambu
any pistol made impracticool with all the bells whistles and a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time:o

atlanticfire
February 15, 2010, 01:46 AM
glock.....let the flams begin

Ben86
February 15, 2010, 01:03 PM
Ben86, WTH? Why would anyone ever do such a thing as put Hillary on their grips? I am so confused?

Obviously, because he doesn't want anyone to steal it. I mean, who would even want to touch it?

FIVETWOSEVEN
February 15, 2010, 04:57 PM
the VP70 being the first poly pistol sucked. the safety is where the mag release should be, and theres no way to lock the slide open.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 16, 2010, 02:53 PM
What would possess a man? He thought Hillary, Christmas, 1911 and said Hell Yeah!

LMBO.... as if JUST HillaryGrips wasn't bad enough! :eek:

Wait a sec, back up...... beep, beep, beep.... Big44mag.... that thing .... my eyes, my eyes; gawd help me, my eyes!!! Game, set and /thread; we are done! What the heck is that? Egad man, that it literally painful to view. :p

rogertc1
February 16, 2010, 03:37 PM
Just Mean Ugly & it is mine.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/rogertc1/Colefire2.jpg

M1key
February 16, 2010, 11:07 PM
Okay, I'll play...

the Rhino gets my vote:

GoodKat
February 17, 2010, 01:06 AM
This one absolutely takes the cake. What would possess a man? He thought Hillary, Christmas, 1911 and said Hell Yeah!

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I hate you! I'll never forget that horrible image now!

earlthegoat2
February 17, 2010, 09:03 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=505928

GaryM
February 18, 2010, 12:36 PM
Astra 400

ozarkgunner
February 18, 2010, 11:04 PM
I pull some pictures, but I don't like the looks of older revolvers with just a skinny barrel out the front. I guess like old police issue .38's or so.

Ben86
February 22, 2010, 09:09 PM
I've always thought the contenders are oglay. I've had a lot of people disagree with me though.

mesinge2
February 22, 2010, 09:31 PM
.45 Liberator

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sigsteve
February 23, 2010, 12:00 AM
FWIW, I'm appalled that anyone thinks a P08 Luger is ugly! Growing up as a kid interested in German WWII weapons the Luger was my favorite! It was just cool looking! The 1911 is also a beautiful gun! Now you guys saying the Hi-Point is ugly are spot on! It looks like something they might have used as a ray gun in a early Star Trek series or something. Any of those Jap guns are pretty sorry too.

ROGER4314
February 23, 2010, 12:04 AM
My vote was for the Mateba but that Ukrainian pistol on post #135 beats it hands down! Holy crap!

Flash

Skillet
February 23, 2010, 05:21 PM
these guns are something else. These kinds of guns are so ugly that if a criminal would happen to point one of them at me, I would just laugh at it and wonder how it works (hypothetically of course)

21Bravo
August 28, 2010, 10:00 AM
@Big44mag - I actually really like it! Seriously! It just looks bad ass & very tactical.

Caliper_RWVA
August 29, 2010, 12:33 AM
glock.....let the flams begin
... Just as soon as the spelling police are done with you ;)

e3mrk
August 29, 2010, 11:00 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a303/e3mrk/20shot.jpg

Ben86
August 29, 2010, 11:58 PM
That thing must weigh a ton!

Mac's Precision
August 30, 2010, 01:09 AM
With out a doubt the H&K VP70....and the Nambu

Cheers
Mac.

Quickstrike
August 30, 2010, 05:25 AM
My words exactly, and Glocks are beautiful!!
Also: I find the Nagant revolver VERY interesting (after seeing a National Geographic show on it) and Nambu's are ugly as well as P08's.
Very true. They aren't ugly at all.

Ben86
September 2, 2010, 04:04 PM
How about some modern day ugly. This south african Vektor looks like it has been left in the oven too long. There are no clean lines to be found on this piece of video game inspired ugly:

http://www.iamanangelchaser.com/files/gunge/vektorcr21.jpg


Another quick route to ugliness is adding too many accessories to your M4:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=31590&d=1132633216

JellyJar
September 2, 2010, 05:11 PM
Look at the Webley pistol on this page:

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/arms/pistols/armsap.htm

chardin
September 4, 2010, 06:46 AM
I have long hated the Frommer Stop:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/MWP_Frommer_wz1911.JPG

I also dislike the Wilkinson Linda more than I can justify, since in most ways it isn't all that different from most other Samponal 23 derivatives:

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/3/34/Linda_Pistol.jpg/350px-Linda_Pistol.jpg

The vz/24 irritates me, since so many Czech guns are graceful:

http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/pist_M23cz.jpg

But that Ukranian gun takes the cake. They went to a lot of effort to make that thing ugly.

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