The 'cool' factor winner is......


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el Godfather
March 8, 2013, 04:36 PM
Dear THR:
Just for fun, which handgun do you believe is the coolest and wins the cool factor trophy?

I am torn between the three:

Glock 18C (for rareity, firepower and looks with accessories attached)

Desert Eagle 50AE gold plated

H&K Mark 23 with laser device and suppresso


Thank you

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oneounceload
March 8, 2013, 04:51 PM
HK P7 - completely ambidextrous, no gizmos latches, etc.

clang
March 8, 2013, 05:12 PM
Walther P88 - Teutonic Cool

Browning Hi-Power - Old School cool

Nickle plated Colt 1911 with Ivory Grips - Old School Pimpolicious Cool

ku4hx
March 8, 2013, 06:35 PM
Broomhandle Mauser

Pistole Parabellum 1908 (Luger)

Browning Hi-Power "T" series.

SharpsDressedMan
March 8, 2013, 07:18 PM
I keep nominating this one, but I guess my tastes are different. :D http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/40mmpistol-1.jpg

jmorris
March 8, 2013, 07:23 PM
A gold plated DE is only cool if it matches your teeth.

Fishslayer
March 8, 2013, 07:23 PM
Dear THR:
Just for fun, which handgun do you believe is the coolest and wins the cool factor trophy?

I am torn between the three:

Glock 18C (for rareity, firepower and looks with accessories attached)

Desert Eagle 50AE gold plated

H&K Mark 23 with laser device and suppresso


Thank you

HK by default since

A. There is no way a gold plated deagle or glock could ever be considered "cool" and

B. You have no 1911 listed

:evil:

Rembrandt
March 8, 2013, 07:38 PM
"Cool" is a package thing, not a single item. For instance James Bond dressed in a tux makes a gun look "cooler" than a 350lb tow truck driver wearing shorts and sandals.

jimbo555
March 8, 2013, 07:39 PM
Peacemaker 45

Bobson
March 8, 2013, 07:48 PM
"Cool" is a package thing, not a single item. For instance James Bond dressed in a tux makes a gun look "cooler" than a 350lb tow truck driver wearing shorts and sandals.
Too true. I can think of a ton of exceptionally cool guns, depending who's holding it. Bond with a PPK is a great example. Wyatt Earp with a Colt Peacemaker is another. But I can't think of one specific gun that stands out as being cool all by itself.

Gato MontÚs
March 8, 2013, 08:00 PM
A suppressor attached makes anything and everything look "cool". IMO

That being said, 1911/Hi Powers reign supreme in Gato's super badass land of badassery.

tomrkba
March 8, 2013, 08:03 PM
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/firearms/revolvers/Smith%20Model%2024/M24-white_zps7797ff0b.jpg

Gato MontÚs
March 8, 2013, 08:06 PM
THAT'S THE WRONG SUBFORUM BRA!:eek:

Fishslayer
March 8, 2013, 08:08 PM
But I can't think of one specific gun that stands out as being cool all by itself.

There's a mint condition 4" pre-29 sitting in my LGS that comes to mind. Even I would be cool if I had that...:cool:

wlewisiii
March 8, 2013, 08:55 PM
I'd have to say it's the two I own:

The Mauser HSc & S&W 625 Mountain Gun.

Either will do. :cool:

Fremmer
March 8, 2013, 11:04 PM
Sig P220 .45

rondog
March 8, 2013, 11:23 PM
Hard to say, there's a lotta cool handguns. But my Uberti Walker is pretty awesome in it's own right. Just something cool about a handgun that feels like it should be on wheels.

Mooseman
March 9, 2013, 12:33 AM
I always thought the artillery lugers were way cool looking:)

bannockburn
March 9, 2013, 01:33 AM
A full auto Glock is way cooler than an H&K Mark 23 (though the silencer does earn it some extra points), and some garish looking gold plated Desert Eagle in .50AE.

And a Beretta Model 93R is way cooler than a Glock 18.

tarosean
March 9, 2013, 01:35 AM
Cool and production don't go hand in hand.

JRWhit
March 9, 2013, 01:50 AM
Coonan 357 magnum 1911.
Now thats cool
http://www.coonaninc.com/userfiles/image/splash.jpg
http://www.coonaninc.com/userfiles/image/splash.jpg

MachIVshooter
March 9, 2013, 03:37 AM
Glock 18C (for rareity, firepower and looks with accessories attached)

:barf:

Desert Eagle 50AE gold plated

:barf::barf:

H&K Mark 23 with laser device and suppresso

:barf::barf::barf:



The only one I'd own would be the Desert Eagle, but I'd have the gold removed and refinish in satin nickel or BHC. I do miss my BHC .50, impractical as it was.

G18 and Mk 23 are gamer fantasy guns. G18 is just a bullet hose, the Mk 23 is the most ridiculously over-sized and over-priced polymer .45 EVER. Having played with them, I'll take pretty much any other ~$600 polymer pistol over the Mk 23.

Fremmer
March 9, 2013, 06:23 AM
The P38 is a cool gun, too!

berettaprofessor
March 9, 2013, 08:57 AM
Glock? Desert Eagle? Seriously? Cool is an open-slide Beretta, like a 70 series or even a 92. NOT the blocky PX4, however!

earlthegoat2
March 9, 2013, 10:37 AM
I think some of the more obscure S&W revolvers are pretty cool. Like the "Blood Work" gun and the lightweight version as well. The Smith 296 is so darn cool I dont know why everyone is not wanting one. The Taurus 450 titanium snubby is way cool even if it is made by a second tier company.

The list goes on but cool means a variety of things. For instance, I dont agree with any of the OPs picks. They are just kind of "blah" to me. I do agree with the HK P7 though.

Morgo
March 10, 2013, 07:18 AM
HK USP Match has always been my pick :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/_MG_2669_zpsfbb7a3ef.jpg

content
March 10, 2013, 09:44 AM
Hello friends and neighbors // The Mauser C96 used in the, Clint Eastwood western movie, Joe Kidd, surrounded by six shooters was definitely cool.


Here is mine from 1911181163181167

highlander 5
March 10, 2013, 10:14 AM
Webley-Fosberry 45 auto revolver Colt Buntline Special. Always wanted a Buntline as a kid from watching "The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp". The LeMat Johnny Ringo carried was cool as well 9 shots and a 20 gauge in one neat package. Man.I'm dating myself.

jerkface11
March 10, 2013, 10:55 AM
Smith&Wesson 1006 with the high profile sights.

JoePfeiffer
March 10, 2013, 03:24 PM
Gyrojet. Not only is it the hands-down coolest pistol ever, coolness is the only thing it's got going for it!

commygun
March 10, 2013, 11:54 PM
Broomhandle Bolo, absolutely.

Shadow 7D
March 11, 2013, 04:18 PM
Don't play this one, the esotericia... something nice like a 1900 Steyr or Frommer STOP, or Mannlichter's...

76shuvlinoff
March 11, 2013, 07:40 PM
My old man brought this one back from Germany in 1944. Among my selection it's cool as hell.

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr123/76shuvlinoff/photo2-2.jpg

GreyCoupe
March 11, 2013, 08:02 PM
No contest; SIG Sauer p210...

beatledog7
March 11, 2013, 11:35 PM
If "cool" had to be a gun one can actually carry and shoot, then I'll say my Browning BDA 380. That would be the gun I'd carry to the BBQ if it were tomorrow.

Wednesday I might choose something else, but today I think that one.

montanaoffroader
March 12, 2013, 12:24 AM
#1 - Phillips and Rodgers Medusa Model 47. They were gone from the market before I had a chance to snap one up. Now they are out of my reach.

#2 - An original Whitney Wolverine.............had one of the disc firing toys as a kid (dating myself here), always wanted the real thing.

jerkface11
March 12, 2013, 01:01 PM
#2 - An original Whitney Wolverine.............had one of the disc firing toys as a kid (dating myself here), always wanted the real thing.

I had one of those too!

mnhntr
March 12, 2013, 01:29 PM
1) Coonan 357mag 1911 is the clear choice for coolness.
2) Springfield TRP
3) S&W model 29 6in

Mp7
March 12, 2013, 01:44 PM
Luger'08.

Certaindeaf
March 12, 2013, 01:56 PM
A Clark Meltdown..

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=658405

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e8t7nKnPUGI/T6mJD2qYQBI/AAAAAAAAEXk/VrrdhF9WxXs/s640/SDC12065.JPG

psyopspec
March 12, 2013, 02:08 PM
Cool is not just an object, but the story behind it.

Cool is inherited shotgun with a worn stock that fed a previous generation during hard times.

Cool is the gun a veteran built based on his service rifle. It's a reminder of his or her service and a tool for teaching the next generation.

Cool is a work of art in motion by a good custom builder.

Cool is a pistol with the wear of years in the holster and thousands of rounds fired in practice. The finish is worn on the holster contact points, the top of the chamber is shiny from the slide moving over it tens of thousands of times, and when the owners hand picks it up it points effortlessly as all that wear is translated into proficiency.

My coolest gun is the G34 I bought as an IDPA gun, after I replaced the sights, did a trigger job, stippled the grip, carved my initials into the side, and started shooting the heck out of it. It captures my essence more than any other gun I own, and that would be pretty cool to anyone who thought I was cool.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/409601_10151876455795273_762440031_n.jpg

My second coolest gun is an HK P2000. I haven't shot it for a long time, but for years it served as a CCW without a failure, and it has the wear to show for it.

Shiny + overpriced = a lot of things. Automatically being cool is not one of them.

rbernie
March 12, 2013, 02:08 PM
My first thought was HK P7. My second thought was Luger P-08.

I'm gonna go with P-08.

BigG
March 12, 2013, 02:46 PM
Got to agree on the P08 but here is my personal coolest, a revo:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/BigG_photos/Picture19085.jpg

bc1023
March 12, 2013, 03:23 PM
Here are some of my coolest...


44 Auto Mag


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/043-3.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/047-3.jpg





D&D Bren Ten


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0002_1-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0006-6.jpg





Coonan


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/115.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/117.jpg

Dentite
March 12, 2013, 03:26 PM
I find a lot of guns cool...hard to pic a winner.

Broomhandle
Luger
WWII era BHP with plenty of wear
Wartime 1911
A finely crafted custom 1911 or BHP

Usually something I can't afford. :)

coolluke01
March 12, 2013, 08:26 PM
I think there are a few guns that have intrinsic cool value.

The beretta 92 has always been a cool gun.

And a German Luger is cool

A nickel SAA is just plain cool

I would rate them in the reverse order they are listed as far as coolest factor.

I love the Glocks and they are cool, but that's because I'm holding them. lol
Those other guns I listed can make anyone cool.

InkEd
March 14, 2013, 01:21 PM
If I absolutely HAD to pick from the original three choices, I would go with the Glock 18 because it's a more rare item. The Desert Eagle never impressed me. The H&K is nothing special either.

jehicks87
March 14, 2013, 09:50 PM
Beretta 92R. Oh. Hell. Yes.

bluetopper
April 30, 2013, 09:38 PM
High Standard Supermatic Trophy model 104 http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bendebval/spacegun.jpg

miles1
April 30, 2013, 09:58 PM
Colt Python for the win.

Storm
April 30, 2013, 10:14 PM
Steyr GB
Benelli B76
HK P9S
BHP
HK P7

justice06rr
April 30, 2013, 10:35 PM
I have a few i can think of:

1. Kriss Vector 45ACP pistol

2. Draco AK pistol

3. H&K USP45 Tactical.

The Glock18 is up there, but not and powerful as other pistols IMO.

Morgo
May 1, 2013, 12:23 AM
High Standard Supermatic Trophy model 104 http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bendebval/spacegun.jpg

Very nice :)

Skillet
May 1, 2013, 01:56 AM
this. and this again. and this again.




and this one more time.

http://www.impactguns.com/Data/Default/Images/uploads/darin_picures/CZ/cz7525th2.jpg

nelsonal
May 1, 2013, 02:02 AM
Wildey .475

CSG
May 1, 2013, 02:15 AM
There really is nothing cooler than a WWI era 1911 or a WWII era PPK.

JR24
May 2, 2013, 01:46 PM
Walther P88 - Teutonic Cool

Browning Hi-Power - Old School cool

Nickle plated Colt 1911 with Ivory Grips - Old School Pimpolicious Cool

-- This

Fishbed77
May 2, 2013, 02:48 PM
Walther P88 - Teutonic Cool

For the win!!

Not only is is very cool, the Walther P88 may just very well be the best 9mm service pistol ever made. Too bad they were so expensive they never gained any market traction.

Arkansas Paul
May 2, 2013, 03:16 PM
Since 1873 the same handgun has been the coolest.
I don't see it changing any time soon. :)

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac223/prgann/ColtSAALongBarrel1.jpg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/prgann/media/ColtSAALongBarrel1.jpg.html)

Thaddeus Jones
May 2, 2013, 03:54 PM
The S&W pre lock, Performance Center, 586-5 L-comp gets my vote. Very cool looking gun.

Judging by the reactions it gets at the local range, lots of other folks think its cool too! ;) :cool:

Goju
May 2, 2013, 04:16 PM
P7M8 - Engineering cool
BHP - Timeless classic cool

That's not to say a little case hardening couldn' improve either.

arizona_cards_11
May 2, 2013, 04:28 PM
Kobra Carry

http://www.edbrown.com/images/handguns/KobraCarryLW/index_25.jpg

TanklessPro
May 2, 2013, 07:13 PM
IMHO, Tupperware is not cool period. Is it a tool, yes. Make sense, yes. Cool, no.

Cool for me is a 1911 or German Luger.

Bill4282
May 2, 2013, 09:56 PM
Rooster Cogburn's double barreled 12 gauge. Pure beautiful simplicity.

coolluke01
May 2, 2013, 10:30 PM
I think they are cool.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=183527&stc=1&d=1367544620

skoro
May 4, 2013, 02:53 PM
Dear THR:
Just for fun, which handgun do you believe is the coolest and wins the cool factor trophy?


Colt 1911 with high polished blue finish and richly colored wooden grips. :cool:

http://www.calzaretta.com/scans/New%20model%2070%20small2.jpg

Derry 1946
May 4, 2013, 03:12 PM
183590

jakk280rem
May 4, 2013, 04:06 PM
MP5K.

Cokeman
May 5, 2013, 05:35 AM
For looks and size.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/gallery-production/attachments/image_attachments/418639/images/original.jpg?1362501833

Bobson
May 5, 2013, 05:48 AM
Think I answered earlier, but I'm changing to the CZ 75B. Elegant styling, practical design, stunningly effective in trained hands. That's pretty cool IMO. :)

allin
May 5, 2013, 10:40 AM
Hard to beat the old style 9mm by Beretta and Taurus. Classic design with open slide. Also 1911s. Colt 45s should be at the top of the list. Obviously I am not a mall ninja, I am an old guy so my taste runs in that direction. :D

BigShep85
May 5, 2013, 10:57 AM
OD green, 1911, pretty cool

alex4922
May 5, 2013, 11:26 AM
Wlewisii,, Do you shoot your Hsc much? I always loved the look of the pistol. Finally traded for one and it was the heaviest recoiling .380 I ever fired. Not fun.

I would have to say the Browning Hi Power is in a class of it's own...since 1935!

Dr.Rob
May 5, 2013, 11:51 AM
1. 44 Automag
2. HK P9S in 45
3. Broomhandle Mauser

918v
May 5, 2013, 12:10 PM
The coolest gun ever is a Colt 1911.

Go anywhere in the world, whip one out, and everyone will gawk.

It is truly an impressive machine.

People around here don't appreciate what they have.

That's all.

Cokeman
May 5, 2013, 04:13 PM
Prove it with pics guys. They are much more interesting.

SharpsDressedMan
May 5, 2013, 05:33 PM
How about a copy of Patton's Colt? http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05238.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/user/matquig/media/DSC05238.jpg.html)

funnelcake
May 6, 2013, 02:09 AM
The only ones that I can't not look at everytime are:

-Colt Pre-War National Match with factory adjustable sights
-Colt Officers Model Special
-Smith & Wesson Model 52

Funnel

Arkansas Paul
May 6, 2013, 11:40 AM
SDM, that is the definition of gun porn.
Wow.

BigShep85
May 8, 2013, 08:08 PM
Of course it came home with me and now has a place beside old faithful

Warp
May 8, 2013, 08:38 PM
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af270/spursnguns/ColtPython-2.jpg

Baba Louie
May 8, 2013, 08:40 PM
Since we're talking semi autos here, at first I was gonna say these...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u308/Babalou55/Lugers003.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/Babalou55/media/Lugers003.jpg.html)

But I re-read the entire thread again and have to agree with content (post 27) and go with these fugly old, but oh so cool, old fashioned things... (even tho content's 1911 C96 is cooler with the stock/case etc...)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u308/Babalou55/firesticks021.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/Babalou55/media/firesticks021.jpg.html)

But I could be wrong. Everyone's opinion of what is "cool" is different I guess. :D

Robbins290
May 8, 2013, 09:05 PM
I think bubba won with the duel broom handles.

content
May 8, 2013, 10:26 PM
Bubba.... outstanding examples of two "cool" handguns.

Thanks for the kind comments .. the stock is wonderful, but the cheap case is almost disrespectful. :D

Grmart
May 9, 2013, 09:40 AM
Colt SSA is pretty dang cool! And that Coonan .357 auto is a close second!:neener:

Cheers,

George

Pilot
May 9, 2013, 09:47 AM
Yep, hard to beat Lugers and Broomhandles.

OP, did you emerge from your Mom's basement to start this thread?


:D

Beentown
May 9, 2013, 10:45 AM
This is coolest too me. It was my Grandfathers...

High Standard Model HB:

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc329/beentown71/gpa22_zps37697516.jpg

SharpsDressedMan
May 9, 2013, 07:57 PM
I like the hammer.

Cocked & Locked
May 11, 2013, 08:53 AM
I think some 1911's are the coolest guns in the Autoloader category. I can show folks some of my shiny stag gripped 1911's but they gravitate to this Combat Commander as rating high in Cool Factor.

Most folks think it is cool because it has that been-there-done-that-look. One guy recently said, "That gun looks like it knows what it is doing."

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/402425553.jpg

bluetopper
May 11, 2013, 11:48 AM
The coolest gun model or the coolest individual gun?

Here is the coolest individual gun, and THE most expensive.

The first 45 Colt model 1873 Single Action Army ever made. Note the serial number on the butt and forward of the trigger guard.

This gun was found to be in the posession of a US Cavalry widow in New Hampshire in the 1920's.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bendebval/Colt1-5.jpg

Jaymo
May 12, 2013, 04:32 AM
C96, P08, P35, 1911, Python, SAA, Stechkin, CZ75, S&W 29,Colt DS, S&W 1950 Target.

Kiln
May 12, 2013, 05:23 AM
This is coolest too me. It was my Grandfathers...

High Standard Model HB:

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc329/beentown71/gpa22_zps37697516.jpg
My granddad has one of those, great pistol.

My favorite is still the XDM because of capacity and the ergonomics. 19+1 is pretty impressive and the accuracy isn't anything to laugh at either.

saturno_v
May 12, 2013, 01:43 PM
"Cool" and impossible for civilians (which increases the "coolness", the "gotta have one" factor), Beretta 93R

http://www.weapon.ge/images/221_1.jpg

http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2012/08/06/9304/40fefb12a1f8816a7a53552d5213cb90.jpg

MJ
May 12, 2013, 06:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/IMG_3274a_zpsc98efdd1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/montereyjack/media/IMG_3274a_zpsc98efdd1.jpg.html)

Cocked & Locked
May 12, 2013, 10:44 PM
Nice! Is that one of the Argentina Police HP's?

MJ
May 13, 2013, 08:30 PM
Yes it is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/IMG_3282a_zps147d0c6e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/montereyjack/media/IMG_3282a_zps147d0c6e.jpg.html)

gunownerz
May 13, 2013, 08:47 PM
Smith & Wesson 500 (http://www.firearmsforsale.com/s-w-170231-500-performance-center-500-s-w-10-5-5rd-syn-grip-matte-stainless-ffs/)

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5300/z0eewrhm/products/46927/images/38793/15091__71489.1366408004.1280.1280.jpg

Cocked & Locked
May 13, 2013, 08:49 PM
MJ

Oh yes, that's nice! I had a chance to get one of those at a LGS within the last year and procrastinated as I didn't know exactly what variation of HP it was.

Once I did a few google searches and eventually found out the history on these I wanted it.

Too late...somebody beat me to it. It was like yours with same box and two magazines. :(

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