How do you like his BHP....Not a classic any more, for sure!


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Ignacio49
June 8, 2011, 10:35 AM
A friend bought this BHP. Just for fun, right price.

Finish seems to be Duracoat. I didn't like the skull at first...now it seems to be growing on me..just a bit.


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j414/userjose/P6050263a.jpg

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j414/userjose/P6050270.jpg

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j414/userjose/P6050268.jpg

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bigmike45
June 8, 2011, 12:11 PM
Very unique I must say!!!!

JustinJ
June 8, 2011, 12:12 PM
How did you get it to fire the throwing star?

NG VI
June 8, 2011, 12:20 PM
Gotta tell you, I think the skull looks like crap. And I also don't much care for things like skulls on weapons, they just feel too adolescent to me.


But it looks like a very utilitarian BHP, how does it shoot?

Ignacio49
June 8, 2011, 12:31 PM
:p :p

The star belongs to previous owner...couldn't fired it, wrong caliber I guess :D

Too adolescent to me, too... My friend has not shot it yet.

tinygnat219
June 8, 2011, 01:40 PM
It's not my cup of tea, but if your friend likes it, more power to him. I had zombies engraved on my Vintage Russian TT-33 Tokarev along with some American Scrollwork done.
I placed it out for show and tell at my gunshop and sold it within 15 minutes for an obscene price. You never know.

FIVETWOSEVEN
June 8, 2011, 04:21 PM
and sold it within 15 minutes for an obscene price.

Hah!

mgmorden
June 8, 2011, 04:47 PM
Gotta tell you, I think the skull looks like crap. And I also don't much care for things like skulls on weapons, they just feel too adolescent to me.

I agree wholeheartedly with this. Not that I fault people for buying what they want - that's the beauty of freedom - but to me, nothing screams "tacky" like a skull on a gun.

JustinJ
June 8, 2011, 04:52 PM
"but to me, nothing screams "tacky" like a skull on a gun"

Let's cut the guy some slack. I think "it's not my style" or just not answering are both sufficient answers that can be used without putting somebody's work down.

Besides, i believe that is the Punisher Emblem? I think its cool to customize a gun to correspond with another interest. I probably wouldnt use it for self defense though as a DA would be quick to imply the skull means you were looking to kill someone.

Drail
June 8, 2011, 05:18 PM
That is just sad.

Ruger Redhawk
June 8, 2011, 05:38 PM
Not my cup of tea either. I don't care for the skull and I prefer all black not two tone. Other then that I love it LOL.

KodiakBeer
June 8, 2011, 05:40 PM
Any Hi Power at a good price is worth having. I sure wouldn't want a lawyer showing that gun to a jury in a civil suit following a self defense shooting...

Swiftyjuan
June 8, 2011, 05:46 PM
The gun is outstanding, the skull could do with a little black magic marker or flat black paint. I love my hi-power and if your friend got a good price he is one lucky guy!

WardenWolf
June 8, 2011, 06:05 PM
Looks similar to a Ruger P90 now.

Spinnerblade
June 8, 2011, 06:06 PM
BHP's are great, getting one at a great price is great, if it shoots good, well, great.
The finish on that BHP is not great. I would get it refinished and everything would be great. The night sights are great, if they still glow.

If your Bud doesn't like the grips they can be cut down, like I did to these.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h290/spinnerx/IMG_0187.jpg

NG VI
June 8, 2011, 08:50 PM
I do like my two-tones to have a black slide though. That's definitely something this one is doing right.

Joe Demko
June 8, 2011, 09:00 PM
After it is bead blasted and refinished, it'll be great.

nwilliams
June 8, 2011, 09:02 PM
I definitely agree, the skull must go..

BCRider
June 8, 2011, 11:25 PM
Different generations put different focus on such markings as the skulls. To the younger generation which embraces tattoos the skull would just be an extension of the markings they've put onto their bodies. I'm old but I understand the desire to decorate. However I'm not about to be found any time soon at a tattoo joint.

The fact that the skull looks like it was scratched into the finish usng a point from the star speaks more than the fact that it's there at all. If someone is going to mark up a nice gun they owe it to the gun to at least do it well and not as slipshod as this one was done.

But in the end I'd go for a gun without the skull and without the painted on Gunkote or other finish. Give me a nice satin looking or eve glossy blued finish.

Waywatcher
June 8, 2011, 11:42 PM
The Skull is very well done; you just need to know what it is you're looking at. I can't believe I'm the first to recognize it from "The Punisher." (A dark comic book, also Movies.)

http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/1171/1/1/how-to-draw-the-punisher-skull.htm

nwilliams
June 9, 2011, 12:30 AM
The Skull is very well done; you just need to know what it is you're looking at. I can't believe I'm the first to recognize it from "The Punisher."
I think a good number of us understood that we just didn't bring it up;)

Snowdog
June 9, 2011, 12:48 AM
I agree that most who saw it made the "Punisher" connection straight away.
I also am not a fan of skulls on anything except for perhaps landmine warning signs and the Jolly Roger (since I loved the Goonies as a kid).

However, as I mature I've learned that what I might find silly, others may very well find neato. For example, a small, faint/hard-to-see Gadsden snake (sans writing) laser etched behind the rear serrations on a 1911 I would think as interesting enough to be "cool". I'm absolutely certain there are plenty of folks who would find that silly.

If the owner is pleased with it, that's all that matters (until/if he ever plans to sell it).

kozak6
June 9, 2011, 12:51 AM
The Gadsden Flag is one thing, the marking of a psychotic murderous vigilante is another.

Joe Demko
June 9, 2011, 07:27 AM
I guess I just think guns are dramatic enough, for lack of a better word, on their own. Skulls, snakes and such dramatic imagery are superfluous. If I got something etched or engraved on a gun, it'd be a little tasteful scrollwork.

Spinnerblade
June 9, 2011, 08:50 AM
If you want to decorate your pistol the grips are a good place. When on display or out to the range with your friends everyone can admire your taste, and when you want to carry the thing, you can switch back to less controversial grips. Win win :) .

micromontenegro
June 9, 2011, 09:50 AM
I still say (coming from another forum) that he needs to etch some crossbones and call it the P(irate)HP!

NG VI
June 9, 2011, 10:18 AM
I actually think a Jolly Roger would be pretty neat. My dislike of it is mainly an aesthetic one, and also it's difficult to take someone seriously when they've carved comic book skulls into their perfectly good pistols.

mgmorden
June 9, 2011, 10:32 AM
I'm old but I understand the desire to decorate. However I'm not about to be found any time soon at a tattoo joint.


You're crossing your wires there a bit. Tattoos in general tend to be popular these days, but SKULL tattoos aren't something you see as much anymore. I'm not that young (still under 30 though), but just about all my friends have tattoos. None of any skulls. Religious symbols, dreamcatchers, tribal emblems, kanji, butterflies, pinup girls, etc are common. The plain hearts, skulls/jolly roger, ship anchor, etc, are the old stuff you see on guys who got tattoo's back in the 60's :).

KodiakBeer
June 9, 2011, 01:15 PM
I want to get a picture of a Browning Hi Power with a skull etched on it, etched onto my Hi Power.

Snowdog
June 9, 2011, 02:03 PM
Better that than having a image of a skull etched on a BHP that's etched on your skull by a BHP.

Joe Demko
June 9, 2011, 05:08 PM
I have tattoos on both arms, my back, and one leg. If I were going to make a generalization about tattoos and stuff engraved on guns, it'd be that if I wouldn't have it tattooed on my arm, I don't want it on my pistol. If I were going to get some comic book character's logo inked into my flesh, I'd sooner get The Bat Signal than that lamoid Punisher skull. That'd also relieve me of the idea of defacing a gun,too, as Batman hasn't used guns since about 1940.

kokapelli
June 9, 2011, 08:55 PM
In this age of self mutilation why not gun mutilation too but I also think it looks cheap and tacky. I also don't like the two tone and the dull finish, but to each his own.

Compare that look to this....

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Hakan%20BHP%20Stocks_files/image010.jpg

Nushif
June 9, 2011, 11:12 PM
I'd get a Chaos star on my guns, just to match the Chaos Star on my shoulder .... or an imperial eagle for the same reasons, but I do kinda have to say the Punisher skull is a bit meh.

alienbogey
June 10, 2011, 02:50 AM
:barf:

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