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Most "Tacticool" handgun you've ever seen

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ewan1018, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. ewan1018

    ewan1018 member

    That's right!! I'm not talking about a cool gun itself as many posts cover them but any handgun you've seen with gizmos and Tacticool factor on it.

    In my case, I visited an outdoor range few days back and I've seen a guy with glock 17 that has custom (possibly glock works) slide, red dots sight and a suppressor. It made him look like some sorta operator... With that being said, what's your experience?
  2. Nar

    Nar Well-Known Member

    can't really say I've seen much "Tacticool" stuff round here, closest I've seen would be either when i mounted a light on my sig to see how the weight was, or the guy who was packing 2 .44mag deasert eagles each with a red dot.... think he said he used em' for deer.
  3. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    I sometimes slap a handgun bayonet on my PT911. But that doesn't quite enter the realm of truly tacticool. 8(
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Probably one of the most Tactical pistols I ever saw was the 1911 I was issued by the Army in 1968.

    It for a fact had fought in three wars by the time I got it.

    Course, it didn't have all those Tackycool do-dads.
    But then again, it faught & survived three wars, so I guess it was Tackycool enough to Get-R-Done.

  5. thorazine

    thorazine Well-Known Member

    Optics on pistols make me smile. =D

    Especially the telescopes some people use.
  6. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    454 Casull with an ultra modern spy glass mounted to the top

  7. Mike1234567

    Mike1234567 member

    ^^^^ AAAHHHH!!! I was just recuperating from seeing this one in that other thread. I'M BLIND AGAIN!!! It's so bright I gotta wear shades. But, again, I do like it!!:)
  8. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Well-Known Member

    I'd rather something like this, though I think I'd go red dot rather than scope. :cool: Pic was from the S&W web page a couple years back, I had it as my computer wallpaper for awhile.

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  9. Stealth01

    Stealth01 Well-Known Member

    Well, my "real guns" are stock for CCW which they are used for! My 22 on the other hand, well it's for fun...

  10. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Summer of 1991, on board USS RANGER CV-61 steaming home from Gulf War 1... (I was a guest)

    US Marine MARDET Officer of the Day. Packing a well worn USGI Colt 1911A1 in a shoulder hoster cocked and locked.

    I've seen more tricked out guns, but that was pretty cool.
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  11. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    I would have to say Jim Garthwaith's 1911 in 9mmx23, that or BulfrogKen's pair of 1911's
  12. BlkHawk73

    BlkHawk73 Well-Known Member

    Have yet to find or see ANY handgun with all that garbage hanging off it to call it "cool", let alone "tacticool". Laughable, yes. Silly, yes. Cool...never. You hang stuff from a clothesline not a gun.
  13. BRE346

    BRE346 Well-Known Member

    'Cool' is what works. 'Tacticool' is what works when the SHTF.
  14. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive Well-Known Member

  15. tbutera2112

    tbutera2112 Well-Known Member

  16. tbutera2112

    tbutera2112 Well-Known Member

  17. scramasax

    scramasax Well-Known Member

    My broomhandle Mauser with stock and 20 rd mag.:D


  18. mrvco

    mrvco Well-Known Member

    Obviously airsoft stuff, but rather "Tacticool" nonetheless.


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  20. Rexster

    Rexster Well-Known Member

    While I generally reject the t-word, there was a time, back in the 1980's, when I was very much into trendy, modern weapons. My first handgun was a Detonics Combat Master, of all things. From reading things by Col. Jeff Cooper, Mas Ayoob, Leroy Thompson, and some other authors, and listening to a local guy, the 1911 had become, in my eyes, THE handgun. Detonics seemed to be the most modern and forward-thinking 1911 manufacturer of the moment, though to be clear, only Leroy Thompson, of the listed authors, recommended them.

    In hindsight, the Detonics purchase was a mistake; they never did get their small guns' reliability act together. I do still believe a good full-sized 1911 to be a wonderful battle pistol, second to no subsequent design, though demanding of its owner.

    As for modern custom features, I would like to try an Aimpoint Micro T-1 mounted on a handgun, in the not-so-distant future. My hobby of photography has led me to some camera bags that would accommodate a nice camera, plus a pistol with optic. My aging eyes LOVE the T-1, eyeglasses in place or not, and I don't see why long guns should have all the goodies.

    To be clear, if I am toting a pistol off-body, I virtually always wear a substantial weapon on my person, too.

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