best/coolest looking gun


December 27, 2002, 12:07 AM
what is the best/coolest looking gun you've ever seen? please post a pic if you can

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December 27, 2002, 12:27 AM
Luger toggle top. Don't have one and don't want one, but that's not what you asked.

rock jock
December 27, 2002, 12:30 AM
Off the top of my head, I would say ArmySon's 1911. Unique and beautiful at the same time.

Politically Incorrect
December 27, 2002, 12:32 AM
I wouldn't say it was the best or the coolest, but my gold plated Desert Eagle gets the coolest vote by nongunowners.

December 27, 2002, 12:41 AM
This thing cought my eye a ways back. The cool factor is there anyhow...

The Metal Storm Variable Lethality Law Enforcement Pistol - and its big brother... (,2334,46570-1514,00.html)


December 27, 2002, 02:01 AM
Chewbacca's laser crossbow, or bowcaster.

Next, the Luger P08.

December 27, 2002, 02:13 AM
Yes,I have seen one of these. (In the form of a .jpg,;) )
It's a Heckler & Koch SMG II..:D

December 27, 2002, 02:24 AM
Pistol: Beretta 92. That thing has style.
Rifle: M4

December 27, 2002, 02:46 AM
I'm on a Sci-Fi kick right now, so anything future-istic is catching my eye lately, like the FN P90 or the Mateba.

As far as my favorite Cool Guns? Luger, Desert Eagle, Beretta, and Barett 50BMG.

AR15 and HK MP5SD are also in there.

Hmmm... well. That list could keep going all day...I'd better stop now. :)

Kansas City, Missouri
(Currently in Bracknell, UK)

December 27, 2002, 02:58 AM
Pistol: Springfield Armory 1911 Stainless/Cocobolo full-house Longslide.

Wheelgun: Mid Eighties S&W 686 8 3/8" Bbl. w/S&W checkered wood grips.

Rifle: TIE -- Marlin Lever .30-.30 and SA M1 Garand

P.S. The new Home feels real comfy!

December 27, 2002, 03:31 AM
The coolest looking FUNCTIONAL is the FN P90.

December 27, 2002, 04:10 AM
Semi-auto handgun:
near tie (the 3 alternate for me) between the 1911 (just about any config.), Beretta 84 in nickel, Beretta 92 in Inox.

(another tie) Colt Python, S&W blue K-frame .38s and .357s (M19 and M10 especially) and Colt SAA (and clones)

Winchester 1873 followed by the 94

Just about any O/U with a silver or chrome plated, engraved, receiver.

December 27, 2002, 05:05 AM
When I first saw one of these,the first thing that came to my mind was the word,Cool.
Your looking at a FN F2000 with an undermounted 40mm Grenade Launcher.
This thing looks like a Steyr Aug on steroids..:D

Jim March
December 27, 2002, 05:06 AM
I've seen this gun in person at the Reno NRA convention gun show:

It's a heavily modified Blackhawk, Titanium cylinder and other parts, proper sights, chambered in 50AE. Just awesome. Weighs 26 ounces. "Recoil is not for the squeamish."

See also:

December 27, 2002, 08:55 AM
Pistol: Colt 1911 - the original, not the A1. Classic beauty.

Revolver: who doesn't think a snubbie is sexy? S&W 640 with a boron carbide finish.

December 27, 2002, 09:07 AM
I know they have their problems and they are WAY overpriced, but I just love the Steyr AUG. On the other end of the scale, I find the NAA Mini-Master to be pretty cool.

December 27, 2002, 09:10 AM
Revolver-wise, have to be either a Mateba or a Dan Wesson Silhouette.
Auto-wise, polished stainless Beretta, or polished deep blued 1911, both with wood grips

December 27, 2002, 09:35 AM
That FN wins, IMO, for the rifle catigory...but how about my wee shotgun?


December 27, 2002, 09:38 AM
Pretty hard to beat a minigun in coolness.

December 27, 2002, 09:57 AM
In the full auto catagory the FN P90 is way cool, but, as much as I hate to say it, I like the looks of the Ruger MP-9.

In a handgun I have always thought that the Walther GSP or OSP was the coolest looking.

Shotgun award would go to the Neostead pump.

For a rifle, although the Tavor we saw at the SHOT Show earlier this year comes in a compact version that looks a lot like the FN P90, is there really anything neater than a Barrett M82?

2nd Amendment
December 27, 2002, 10:19 AM
Semi: The Desert Eagle, hands down.

Rifle: Hmmmm...a certain AR15 pistol I know of.

Shotgun: Easy, SPAS 12. There is no other. :D

Oh yeah, wheel guns: Anaconda

December 27, 2002, 10:40 AM
For pistols, definitely a Mateba Unica 6 in .357, with a 6" barrel.

December 27, 2002, 10:58 AM
Kimber stainless ultra carry.

Politically Incorrect
December 27, 2002, 12:56 PM
My personal favorite is the Tommy Gun, which I thought was named for me when I was a boy.

I like both the 1928 and M1 configurations.

Big Al
December 27, 2002, 01:08 PM
Another vote for that FN.

December 27, 2002, 01:22 PM


December 27, 2002, 01:23 PM

Serbu Super Shorty:D

December 27, 2002, 01:24 PM


Ala Dan
December 27, 2002, 01:25 PM
No pic available; but for me, the SIG-Sauer P220A
sets my heart on fire!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

December 27, 2002, 01:32 PM
Hk PSG 1, most 1911s and the coolest of all the M2 .50 BMG.

Dave Markowitz
December 27, 2002, 01:50 PM
For coolest looking --

Revolver: Colt 1851 Navy w/squareback triggerguard.

Semiauto: Mauser C96

Rifle: An early flintlock Lancaster style longrifle

December 27, 2002, 03:12 PM
The one you have in hand when the brown stuff hits ...(you know the rest)

The gun that SAVED MY LIFE is the coolest in the safe!!


Andrew Wyatt
December 27, 2002, 03:14 PM
I'd have to say the coolist looking pistol I've seen is my dad's lightweight commander. there's something cool about a pistol where alll of the bluing and anodizing has worn off the front half of the frame and slide.

coolest rifle would have to be my dad's m-14. it's got a really cool Leaf pattern camo paint job, that's also kinda worn off.

coolest shotgun would have to be my mossberg, because it fits.

December 27, 2002, 04:09 PM
SIG SG 550 - Sorry, I haven't got a picture of this beauty. :o

December 27, 2002, 04:34 PM
Krautgunner, I've got you covered.:D
Sig 550/551

December 27, 2002, 04:53 PM

December 27, 2002, 05:12 PM
Sactown, I've got to ask. What is it?:)

December 27, 2002, 05:57 PM
I think the most attractive gun I've ever seen is the Cold Gold Cup Commander that Ned Christiansen built a while back. You can click the pic for a larger version.

Gewehr98's Enfield Sniper rifle is a gun I would be honored to have in my collection and I can't remember who posts the pic of two lovely Ruger No 1s but they're very nice as well.

Coolest? For the futuristic stuff, the Blaser R93 and the Whitefeather M-25 are both pretty neat.

December 27, 2002, 06:17 PM

These were pistols designed by Smoking Hole Pistol Design. I think they were down in Simi Valley, California. I don't think they're around anymore. I think they were building up pistols using SVI/STI lower and then milling uppers. Here's some more eye candy.

December 27, 2002, 06:58 PM

December 27, 2002, 07:01 PM
I traded it off for a Swedish AG-42B Ljungman. I already miss it. One last look at the old girl when it was still mine:

Here's another view of the alloy space rifle stock:

He hadn't put the barrel in it yet, just the Nesika Bay action.

December 27, 2002, 07:03 PM

December 27, 2002, 07:05 PM
Gewehr98, does that shiny beast have a name? :D

December 27, 2002, 07:13 PM
It's a project of a machine shop that specializes in intricate machining jobs. The guy will do one for anybody who waves enough cash under his nose. I'm sure it ain't cheap, considering that the Nesika Bay actions go for between $900-$1400. But I do want one, with either a Krieger or Obermeyer barrel. It's nice to want things, isn't it? :D

December 27, 2002, 07:21 PM
It's nice to want things, isn't it?

When I saw those pics, I had to slap on my Oakley's..:D

December 29, 2002, 01:02 PM

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Brian Williams
December 29, 2002, 02:07 PM
1911a1 produced around 1927 new deep blue and double diamond walnut grips.

Leaman model Pennsylvania Long Rifle 36 caliber

Thompson 1927 Sub machine gun with stick mags and horizontal fore-end

December 29, 2002, 02:36 PM
I saw the same thing everytime this question is asked....44 Automag. :cool: Marcus

December 29, 2002, 02:53 PM
I'm with Marcus on this one!

And if I ever lay hands on a spare 2K....

December 29, 2002, 03:03 PM
That rifle reminds me of the DSR No.1.

December 29, 2002, 03:18 PM
I really like the way the M4 looks when tricked out.

December 29, 2002, 04:05 PM
Lots of answers, but I've always had a soft spot (probably between my ears) for the XP-100 in a thumbhole stock...

A few other nominations:
Alchemy Arms Spectre
Deagle .50
Colt '51 Navy
Remington Old Army (aka '58)


December 29, 2002, 08:13 PM
Gov't issued 45acp
K frames
Win '73 and 94
Sharpe's old buffalo guns
model 12's
model 23 Win
model 102 win
model 70 in '06

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