Revolver beauty...Autos are UGLY


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WebHobbit
April 20, 2011, 06:04 PM
Since I'm considering buying another gun in a few months I been hanging around here a lot more lately. Been looking at a lot of pictures here and other places. One thing I've always known but had honestly forgotten about over the years is just how beautiful many revolvers are....and inversely just how UGLY most semi-autos are - especially the generic black ones!

Tactical points aside autos are ugly....and they are extremely RUDE too! Always tossing brass all over the place. :fire:

And it's probably just me and my awkward height/body size (hobbit, ya know) but about 50% of the time when I do shoot someone's auto-pistol some of the brass tends to fly up, flip and smack me in the head/shoulder area. How RUDE!

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BigN
April 20, 2011, 06:07 PM
Wow! Are you trying to start a war here? I don't do autos either but many here do. You just opened a massive can of worms... :evil:

WebHobbit
April 20, 2011, 06:13 PM
:)

Well, maybe a friendly can!

Zundfolge
April 20, 2011, 06:13 PM
Autos ugly?

You really need to look at more autos.

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-2-hc-left-full.jpg

Just spend some time poking around here. http://lundestudio.com/firearms.html



And its not like Revolvers can't be fugly.

http://world.guns.ru/userfiles/images/handguns/great_britain/revolver/1287752165.jpg

WebHobbit
April 20, 2011, 06:18 PM
It's OK....for an auto-pistol.

But kinda homely compared to this for example:

http://lrpctech.com/pics/ngunpix/small/s44ruger.jpg

Click here for a bigger version:

http://lrpctech.com/pics/ngunpix/44ruger.jpg

Mudinyeri
April 20, 2011, 06:46 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty (in my eyes)
http://gun-holster.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Beretta-92-Inox.jpg

Not so Beauty (in my eyes)
http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/9/9f/RugerSP101.jpg/400px-RugerSP101.jpg

WebHobbit
April 20, 2011, 06:50 PM
To me in those two examples the SP101 is far more beautiful. To be honest I think my experiences (all bad) with auto-pistols not fitting my small hands very well have permanently colored my perceptions of the beasts.

:scrutiny:

Hondo 60
April 20, 2011, 06:52 PM
Wow Zundfolge that is one ugly revolver.

I'm with WebHobbit - small hands.
That's why I sold my Ruger Blackhawk & bought 2 Uberti 1873 Cattlemen.

I do agree with the gist of this thread.
There's nothing that says beauty like an American Classic.
How 'bout a pict of an 1873 Single Action?
I think that is REAL beauty.


http://www.jbabcock.net/guns/uberti.jpg

9mmepiphany
April 20, 2011, 07:16 PM
beauty is always arguable. I personally think that Beretta 92 is lovely.

On the other side of the coin, I usually don't get much argument about the Rhino...except from the form follows function crowd

http://www.chiappafirearms.com/sites/default/files/productscats/small.jpg

savit260
April 20, 2011, 07:29 PM
I'm a wheel gun guy to the bone, but that Inox Beretta is a whole lot prettier than the SP 101.

There are some fine looking examples of both autoloaders and revolvers out there

StrikeFire83
April 20, 2011, 07:50 PM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l315/strikefire83/Range%20Pics/Glock17.jpg

18 rounds of killer 9mm +p in a lightweight package. And it's been reliable for over 12,000 rounds. I can keep my shots in an baseball sized group at 25 yards. Ugly? Yeah. But I'll take 18 "for sure" over 6 "for sure" every day of the week.

RidgwayCO
April 20, 2011, 07:53 PM
Yea, I know what you mean. This Beretta 92 Steel I is an ugly mutt, but no one will take her off my hands...

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4552/steelid.jpg

Trad Archer
April 20, 2011, 07:59 PM
Nothing prettier than a Colt SAA.

Barkoff
April 20, 2011, 08:05 PM
What is that?


http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-2-hc-left-full.jpg

Evergreen
April 20, 2011, 08:10 PM
Most plastic semi autos are ugly, but I find all steel (even aluminum/alloy) framed semi autos, like 1911s, Sigs, etc to be quite beautiful and extravagant. Actually, some of these custom made, engraved 1911 are amongst the most beautiful guns in the world. Their beauty can easily rival even the most precious and custom-made revolver. With respect to that, I do find revolvers to be immaculate and I own by far more revolvers than semi autos. I will say that a beautful stainless or blue revolver will usually be much more pleasing to the eyes than your typical polymer framed semi auto.

Perhaps, you should rename the thread polymer guns are ugly, because it is nothing less but absurd to say semi autos are ugly.


P.S. Zundfolge, I am drooling over your Swiss 1911. Is that a Sig?


18 rounds of killer 9mm +p in a lightweight package. And it's been reliable for over 12,000 rounds. I can keep my shots in an baseball sized group at 25 yards. Ugly? Yeah. But I'll take 18 "for sure" over 6 "for sure" every day of the week.

I certainly don't pack a revolver, but there are many revolvers that hold more than 6 rounds. I think if you cannot stop a threat with 8 rounds of .357, you got some major problems.

towboat_er
April 20, 2011, 08:58 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/towboat_er/guns058.jpg

savit260
April 20, 2011, 09:36 PM
What is that?

That's a Sig P210 if I'm not mistaken

StrikeFire83
April 20, 2011, 09:38 PM
I think if you cannot stop a threat with 8 rounds of .357, you got some major problems.

This is a tired old argument. If you pack a revolver with 6-8 rounds and are accurate with it, then great, it is prob adequate for most self-defense situations. I just don't see the harm in carrying MORE. I only NEED a 105 hp Carolla to get me around town, but I drive a 370 hp Charger because I like having MORE in situations that require it.

As for my Glock being ugly, I totally agree, I just don't care.

PoserHoser
April 20, 2011, 10:50 PM
[And its not like Revolvers can't be fugly.]
technically that is an auto it's called a Webley-Fosbery self cocking revolver kinda of a mix between the two

Doug Add
April 20, 2011, 11:02 PM
I happen to think my 1985 S&W 586 is a thing of beauty:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/DougAdd/586.jpg


But so is my 1990 Italian Beretta 92FS:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/DougAdd/92FSa.jpg

Jeb21
April 20, 2011, 11:06 PM
I agree :) Revolvers are beautiful.

Frozen North
April 20, 2011, 11:12 PM
There is a reason why revolvers will still be around long after we are all gone. It has nothing to do with their reliability or simple functioning, it is because they are truly a cool thing. Really cool stuff has a way of sticking around, being collected, and being admired by those who appreciate really cool stuff.

Gun people seem to appreciate really cool stuff, even that ugly duckling in post #4.

For utility, plastic framed autos have the market. Glock, M&P, and XD are the tools of the trade now, but they are also void of personality and the cool factor. I carry a Glock concealed, but it is a black thing that goes bang. I have no urge to show it to my friends or post pictures on THR. How many of you even bother looking when someone posts a thread "check out my new glock (pics)"? I know I don't.

The finer things in life are not usually the most practical....

wow6599
April 20, 2011, 11:17 PM
Yeah.........I think I like the one on bottom.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm31/wow6599/p5031478vr7.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm31/wow6599/high20pwr2.jpg

Frozen North
April 20, 2011, 11:24 PM
And for the record, I think the Luger P-08 is way way up there in the coolness factor. :D

Is it ugly? I don't think so!

Zundfolge
April 20, 2011, 11:29 PM
That's a Sig P210 if I'm not mistaken
Yes, that's Ken Lunde's SIG P220 (looks like it was refinished in satin hard chrome)

Lord I WISH I could afford even a used and worn P220 (hell, I can't even afford the Nill grips on it).

Kynoch
April 20, 2011, 11:42 PM
Colt 1911's are rather beautiful. Not so of other semis.

mr_goodbomb
April 21, 2011, 12:46 AM
I dislike autos. I'll admit, I'm interested in aesthetics because all my firearms have been or will be used in films at some point. Revolvers are just more appealing to me, and I believe that if you can't diffuse a situation with 5-7 rounds, you're not likely to do it with more.

I like that the only "appealing" auto that's been posted is the 1911. It explains why so many heroes and villains in films have carried icon revolvers or 1911s, or shotguns, and little else.

StrikeFire83
April 21, 2011, 12:54 AM
I'm interested in aesthetics because all my firearms have been or will be used in films at some point.

I'm sorry, but this makes no sense. You select your firearms by whether or not they've been in a movie? This has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.

mr_goodbomb
April 21, 2011, 02:51 AM
I'm a filmmaker. They've been used in films that I, or someone I work with, has done. I'VE used them in films. I understand where you'd make the mistake, though.

That said, if that's why someone wants to purchase what they purchase and enjoy what they enjoy, who's to call that stupid? I'm also a musician, every well-known guitar brand and model is known because someone of note played it at some point. Most beginners, or even people who've played for years, take interest in particular music gear because their heroes played it. 90% of all musical instrument marketing is geared towards selling gear based on "famous" people who've used it. If that's why someone wants to buy something, who cares?

Ever try to price or purchase a S&W Model 29? Do you think they're more expensive or uncommon or saught after more than another random S&W because they're built better, or they do something special? I'd say no, it's most likely because of that ringing endorsement it was given, and the coolness factor that goes with it.

Evergreen
April 21, 2011, 03:21 AM
Strangely enough Mr. GoodBomb, my new S&W 460 was never used in a Dirty Harry movie, but I think its way cooler than that skimpy little S&W 29 :p

Sorry, just kidding.. Funny enough, I really haven't seen movies, save for Dirty Harry, ever used in endorsing a certain brand or model of firearm. Nonetheless, if you are a movie buff and they inspire you in your gun purchases, more power to you.. Nothing stupid at all about it..

Thats cool you are into film making.. Hope you can make something inspirational that will help promote the brilliance of the firearms you desire.

I'm hoping Jack Bauer can get his hands on some big bore stuff, because I have to admit, it was starting to get boring watching him raid all those terrorist encampments with a single 9mm. I'd like to see him with some more firepower.. The scene where he took out one of the guys in the 7th season with a sniper shot with an M1A was pretty nice.. At least, one of the script writers got creative. I really think it would be cool if he got a S&W 460 or S&W 500 and started blowing big holes in bad guys... Sadly, I don't forsee that happening.

I have to say my favorite shooting movie was "Shoot Em 'Up". That fancy 50AE Desert Eagle that Paul Giamatti carried was truly a sexy gun. Once again another point for semi autos!

mr_goodbomb
April 21, 2011, 03:30 AM
I really wasn't implying that I choose what I buy based on what films they've been in (though I'll admit, I do check out of curiosity, IMFDB makes that easy, and I know film far more than firearms), but if that's what someone does and they enjoy it, I don't think that's stupid at all.

My first firearms were purchased for purely aesthetic and filmic reasons. I had a script that called for a shotgun, a revolver, and a compact firearm that is only fired twice, so I ended up with a NEF Pardner, a Nagant, and a derringer. They looked interesting, they were cheap, and they were easy to find blanks for (aside from the Nagant, which had the benefit of the blanks being able to be seen on screen, as the shells for it are crimped like blanks). That's where my collection started.

I've never seen Giamatti and "sexy" in the same sentence, but I guess that's an exception. Desert Eagles are truly a "movie gun," they look great on screen and they're not really something a good guy on the run will just open a drawer and find. They're a meditated weapon, if that makes sense, something you're aware of and show. I had heard the armorers for the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead were requested to bring more "common" weapons to set when they brought them out, because they're not a survival situation, "I found this" or "just in case" kind of weapon. They're a weapon owner's weapon.

Shadow 7D
April 21, 2011, 04:14 AM
Where is that Dardick picture when I need it
Guns can be seen to be like women, guys will never agree, and some will be downright contrary, I shoot a hipoint, and yes I have been caught saying, 'kinda like a fat girl, gets the job done'

Well, that's how I feel about wheel guns, until I'm shooting out of a pocket or need a matched gun to a lever (wait, I like bolts and semi's, my bad)...

Now those old world early last century continental pocket pistols, those are just cute.

NoirFan
April 21, 2011, 06:44 AM
I happen to think my 1985 S&W 586 is a thing of beauty:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/DougAdd/586.jpg


Doug Add, I wasn't aware they made the 586 with a half underlug. It's a beauty for sure. Do you mind if I ask where you found it?

As far as the utility of gun aesthetics goes, it's very important to me. Assuming a revolver and a semi will both do the job adequately - the job being civilian self defense - the functional advantages of the semi lose out to the aesthetic advantages of the revolver. Statistically I will probably never have to draw a gun to defend my life but I will still have to look at it every damn day.

wcavasos
April 21, 2011, 07:18 AM
There is no stupid reason to buy a gun... movie, looks, capability. Whether it's ugly or not. Every time I hear bang a beautiful muzzle blast makes an appearance. Therefore all guns are beautiful.

savit260
April 21, 2011, 08:09 AM
Yes, that's Ken Lunde's SIG P220 (looks like it was refinished in satin hard chrome)

That looks like no P220 I've ever seen. It sure looks like a P210 to me. I've not seen any other style Sigs with that type of safety.

Old Shooter
April 21, 2011, 08:16 AM
Are you trying to say...

Autos are from Mars, Revolvers are from Venus?

:)

oldfool
April 21, 2011, 08:18 AM
beautiful... and ugly... comes in many flavors
enjoy beautiful in all flavors, life is too short not to
not enjoying both revolvers and autoloaders is missing half the trip

Stainz
April 21, 2011, 09:40 AM
I recall my HS days - and the coolness of the original 007 in those first Bond movies - in the theater. I guess that is why, when she who must be obeyed settled over a new S&W special engraved & carved wood grip PPK/S - in a mahogany presentation case, I said yes. Of course, to keep my 'no evil bottom-feeding-case -tossers' edict, she bought it! Still, it's pretty neat. My S&W revolvers are handsome.

Zundfolge,

When did Victorinox make a Swiss Army Knife that looks so much like a Sig? That is the Swiss emblem on the scale/grip, isn't it? Where are the tweezers and toothpick stored?

To some, like me, an 1895 Nagant is handsome. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - myopic or not!

Stainz

Screendmon
April 21, 2011, 10:13 AM
I'll just say that good looking autos are nice, but good looking revolvers are nicer.

Doug Add
April 21, 2011, 10:43 AM
Doug Add, I wasn't aware they made the 586 with a half underlug. It's a beauty for sure. Do you mind if I ask where you found it?

Previous owner cut down the lug, and I recently had S&W reblue the gun. The 686 I owned several years ago felt a bit barrel heavy to me, this one is just right!

ColtPythonElite
April 21, 2011, 11:39 AM
Revolvers are hideous...I'm thinking about trading this old junker for a nice Hi-Point.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140881&d=1303396756

CraigC
April 21, 2011, 12:54 PM
I'm a sixgun man to the bone and think there is nothing more attraction than a nice single action, be it a Colt SAA or replica, Ruger Blackhawk or percussion revolver or cartridge conversion of same.
http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/sixgunsiii/large/IMG_1152b.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/sixgunsiii/large/Open%20Top%2003.JPG

...but there are some autos that are very attractive. The 1911 is my favorite but the Browning HiPower, various Beretta autos (including the 92), the Luger, Walther P38, PPK as well as the old Colt and Browning pocket autos are all very attractive designs. Not to mention the various Colt Woodsman models. I just happen to own a lot more revolvers.
http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/sixgunsiii/large/IMG_8036b.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/sixgunsiii/large/IMG_0968b.jpg

Jim NE
April 22, 2011, 12:53 AM
There really are some attractive semi-autos out there. (People have been posting some great ones on this thread.) Has anyone noticed, however, that they're mostly OLDER designs? The Browning Hi-Power, the Colt 1911, the Woodsman and challenger? The Hi -Standard and Ruger .22's? Lugers, P-38's, PPK's and even broomhandle Mausers are old and attractive.

The Beretta 92, maybe the best looking of all, was designed in the early '70's I think. And I think the attractive CZ-75 was sort of influenced by Browning. It seems that there was a golden age of semi-auto aesthetics, and we may be past it.

I really prefer the look of revolvers, but wish I could afford any of the above guns.

Also, I should mention: the REALLY BIG, huge revolvers are absurd looking. I'm not talking SAA Colts, but some of the modern ones. Sorry, the "judge" is too odd for me.

sixgunner455
April 22, 2011, 01:12 AM
The SIG is definitely a P210, not a P220. The P210 is probably the best looking SIG, but the P220 is quite nice, too. I like S&W 3rd generation stainless autos, the P35 HiPower, and the CZ75 quite well. I love the Ruger MkII .22 I bought in college. I'm contemplating buying another just like it so my kids won't have to fight over who gets it in the will.

I really prefer the look of a K-frame, blued S&W, a Single Six, or a Royal Blue Python to most autos, though. Much nicer feel and trigger than most of them.

*ETA: Stainz, that's a Swiss Cross, which is the symbol their military uses. My K31 has it on the reciever, my SAKs have it on the side of the handle, and since the P210 is/was a Swiss service pistol, there you go! :D

TMann
April 22, 2011, 01:28 AM
Isn't this kind of like debating whether blonds, brunettes or redheads are better looking? :)

Morrell
April 22, 2011, 01:31 AM
+1 to TMann!

And everyone knows the Nagant revolver is the most beautiful anyways :P

sixgunner455
April 22, 2011, 01:39 AM
Tmann - that's just like the guns - depends on the individual model!

cyclopsshooter
April 22, 2011, 02:03 AM
Big ones little ones cute ones means ones :)
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/IMG_0657-1.jpg
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/DSC00392.jpg
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/22.jpg
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/DSC001412.jpg
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/SWMilitaryPoliceModel10Blue100Seria.jpg
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/Winchester94-30-3095FinishSerial241.jpg

oldfool
April 22, 2011, 07:00 AM
Wow.. not sure if I only spilled my coffee or wet my britches... THRICE.. over those autoloading ponies, cyclops !
(even though I own one of 'em)

NICE :cool:
(love them them revolvers too)

Radagast
April 22, 2011, 10:59 AM
Waiting for the pic to download I identified Ken Lundes fine art as a P210 just by the hammer and one slide serration that were visible.
I am such a gun nerd. *sigh*

To the question at hand, which is just below the level of Glock vs 1911, 9mm vs 45, I swing both ways. A classic 1911, or the Beretta 92 is a thing of beauty to me, but so is a S&W Registered Magnum or a Colt SAA.

Seamore2001
April 22, 2011, 12:20 PM
I love revolvers and own substantially more of them then autos, but you'll never get me to say that my Colt 1903 and Colt 1911's are ugly. They are things of beauty.

ColtPythonElite
April 22, 2011, 12:42 PM
Which one of these is the better looking?


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140905&d=1303486949

Unbound1990
April 22, 2011, 01:01 PM
Ill keep my Springfield loaded 1911, grab a ruger gp-100, as well as a SA XDM. Only guns that I find hideous are glocks, other than that I don't discriminate. :)

savit260
April 22, 2011, 04:30 PM
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp233/wrc376/DSC00392.jpg

What kind of rear sight is that on your pre war Officers Model Target? Never seen one like that before

Zundfolge
April 22, 2011, 06:53 PM
That looks like no P220 I've ever seen. It sure looks like a P210 to me. I've not seen any other style Sigs with that type of safety.
Yes I meant 210 ... I fat fingered that post.

Hondo 60
April 22, 2011, 07:09 PM
OK, I'l sheepishly admit that I have a semi-auto.
And it's very nice looking (as far as semis go)

But then again isn't a revolver technically a semi-auto?
(I know, I know, sacrilegious, heretical even)

I mean the definition of a semi-auto is that it goes bang
every time you pull the trigger until the ammo is gone.

Well that describes a revolver as well as, doesn't it?

Pyro
April 22, 2011, 08:58 PM
I'm surprised nobody has posted a Hi-Point .45 yet.

SharpsDressedMan
April 22, 2011, 10:47 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05992.jpg

cyclopsshooter
April 22, 2011, 10:50 PM
savit, the revolver was upgraded way back with kings front and rear sights. also has a kings cockeyed hammer (spur is offset to the left)

Evergreen
April 23, 2011, 04:43 AM
PURE BEAUTY.. I doubt much can compare:
http://i55.tinypic.com/6qllio.jpg

OR THIS:

http://i52.tinypic.com/25i3ebb.jpg

savit260
April 23, 2011, 10:02 AM
savit, the revolver was upgraded way back with kings front and rear sights. also has a kings cockeyed hammer (spur is offset to the left)

Very nice!!

twaits
April 23, 2011, 10:16 AM
If you are talking Glocks and Sigmas and the like...yes UGLY. There are ugly revolvers too though. Look at those polymer Rugers. They didn't even try to make them look attractive. But they are serviceable...strictly a tool. Like a Hyundai or a K-Car (remember those? :)) will get you from A-B, those guns will launch a projectile from A-B but won't really look good doing it.

Now...if you want real beauty you have to go back a few decades:

Heavy, impractial (by today's standards) obsolete (no current production ammo available) and unsafe to carry with a round in the chamber...but oh so good looking!

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/twaits/Colt%20Automatics/IMG_0966.jpg

zombie44
April 23, 2011, 07:39 PM
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze4crfm/629-1snub.jpg

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze4crfm/coltgc-4.jpg

sixgunner455
April 23, 2011, 08:24 PM
CPE - that's a good looking 1911, but the Python wins.

RDCL
April 23, 2011, 08:34 PM
Here are my two favs...

Redlegvzv
April 23, 2011, 10:42 PM
A hard call

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/Roger54/_DSC3915.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/Roger54/_DSC3816.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/Roger54/_DSC3907.jpg

Redlegvzv
April 23, 2011, 10:44 PM
Twaits:
What the heck IS that?

S&Wfan
April 24, 2011, 03:42 AM
Need I say more . . .

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305997/2454938IMG1165pst3.jpg

cyclopsshooter
April 24, 2011, 03:51 AM
S&Wfan ooooooh... my precious

bannockburn
April 24, 2011, 10:29 AM
Functionality aside, both revolvers and autos have their own inward and outward beauty that will always be greatly appreciated by firearms enthusiasts.

As a side note, many years ago Guns and Ammo Magazine ran an All Time Classic Handgun survey with its subscribers. There were 6 guns selected for this survey: the M1911, the P-08 Luger, the S&W Model 29, the Ruger MK. I Standard Model, the Walther P-38, and the Colt Single Action Army. More than just a beauty contest, these guns were chosen for not only for their design features and mechanical abilities, but also for standing the test of time in terms of the interest still shown in them and in their production.

The winner was the M1911, with the Colt SAA coming in second.

tazbigdog
April 24, 2011, 11:08 AM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/tazbigdog/IMG_2077.jpg

alienbogey
April 24, 2011, 08:33 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/PythonAfter3of9.jpg

Doug Add
April 24, 2011, 09:28 PM
S&Wfan, this is the second time tonight I have seen that gorgeous 27-2 of yours. Oh my, what a beauty!

And alienbogey, what a lovely Colt!

This thread is definitely dangerous to my wallet.

ColtPythonElite
April 24, 2011, 09:36 PM
Beautiful Colt, Alien... That gun is a 1960-what?

alienbogey
April 24, 2011, 11:57 PM
1968 vintage Python.

It was a beater when I got it, the result you see is Colt's work.

ColtPythonElite
April 25, 2011, 02:24 AM
Yeah, I figured it had been back for a makeover...Nothing wrong with that. Matter of fact, I have a 60's gun that will probably go back sometime this year.

twaits
April 25, 2011, 07:08 PM
Redlegvzv,

That is a 1903 Colt Pocket Hammer in .38 ACP. It was made in 1920.

camar
April 26, 2011, 03:56 PM
What ever you have if it serves you will it is a beauty to behold.;)

Fred40
April 26, 2011, 06:33 PM
Like most on here.....I can't decide:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e271/Astropin/DSC00958.jpg


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e271/Astropin/AdamgBobtail-T-11-7.jpg

Remo223
April 26, 2011, 06:51 PM
There are a few exceptions to the ugly semi rule. In my opinion, the most attractive semis are the falling block walther action variations

walther p38
walther P1
walther P4
walther P5
beretta 92

Leathermarshmallow
April 26, 2011, 09:33 PM
I think these are two very good looking revolvers.

Jonah71
April 27, 2011, 11:33 AM
I don't think auto's are ugly....they just lack the same "class" as revolvers. But then, I don't own any really nice looking autoloads. I once had a very beautiful Llama .45 but I would never trust my life with it. And I'm sure if I really needed it, my somewhat plain/ugly G 23 would really look beautiful to me. I have to admit though, I'm much less likely to trade away one of my old revolvers. It's harder to part with a nice revolver that's probably more difficult to replace than a bottom feeder.

FIVETWOSEVEN
April 27, 2011, 08:30 PM
technically that is an auto it's called a Webley-Fosbery self cocking revolver kinda of a mix between the two

Its still a revolver just that it auto cocks itself after being fired. A auto ejects and feeds a new round from a magazine.

Rodentman
April 28, 2011, 08:36 PM
I admit it can be a tough choice sometimes. I tend to be partial to revolvers, however.

http://fototime.com/9ED303C26873D4B/standard.jpg

http://fototime.com/0250686F8078F23/standard.jpg

http://fototime.com/1E41BEE385120BD/standard.jpg

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larryh1108
May 1, 2011, 09:53 AM
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I personally feel that a revolver with a scope on it is fugly no matter how nice the pistol is. It just doesn't look right.

http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o435/larryh1108/Smith%20and%20Wesson/19-5.jpg
http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o435/larryh1108/Kimber/KimberSSleft3.jpg

LKB3rd
May 1, 2011, 11:04 AM
For utility, plastic framed autos have the market. Glock, M&P, and XD are the tools of the trade now, but they are also void of personality and the cool factor. I carry a Glock concealed, but it is a black thing that goes bang. I have no urge to show it to my friends or post pictures on THR. How many of you even bother looking when someone posts a thread "check out my new glock (pics)"? I know I don't.

The finer things in life are not usually the most practical....

Bad picture, bad replacement grips, but I just picked up a 1957 blue Cobra on Friday, and feel the urge to post a pic on THR :P

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww114/lennyb/cobra.jpg

(Whiskey 'fore Breakfast is an old folk tune and I don't drink :) )

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