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Revolver beauty...Autos are UGLY

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WebHobbit, Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. WebHobbit

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    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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    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:
     
  3. WebHobbit

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    :)

    Well, maybe a friendly can!
     
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Beauty (in my eyes)
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    Not so Beauty (in my eyes)
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  7. WebHobbit

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    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:
     
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    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.


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  9. 9mmepiphany

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    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

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Yea, I know what you mean. This Beretta 92 Steel I is an ugly mutt, but no one will take her off my hands...

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    Nothing prettier than a Colt SAA.
     
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    What is that?


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    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?

    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.
     
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    That's a Sig P210 if I'm not mistaken
     
  18. StrikeFire83

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    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.
     
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    [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
     
  20. Doug Add

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    I happen to think my 1985 S&W 586 is a thing of beauty:

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    But so is my 1990 Italian Beretta 92FS:

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  21. Jeb21

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    I agree :) Revolvers are beautiful.
     
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    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....
     
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    Yeah.........I think I like the one on bottom.

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  24. Frozen North

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    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!
     
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    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).
     
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