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Ugliest pistol ever!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by NorthGeorgiaHunter, Jun 27, 2015.

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  1. NorthGeorgiaHunter

    NorthGeorgiaHunter Member

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    I think many of you are right about the Nambu. I forgot about that thing!
     
  2. SDGlock23

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    I think Glocks look great. The XD isn't terrible although it is fugly.

    Now this...words fail me.

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  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    I do think the "Grip Zone" label silly and superfluous. As if there were some other place to grip the gun. :rolleyes:
     
  4. ApacheCoTodd

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    I think that instead of a "GRIP ZONE" (in addition to?) they should have a "^^^THIS SIDE UP^^^" on the sides and maybe without the arrows on the top.

    Maybe some of the "gang-bang-style-a-whiles" in love with the "Grand Theft Otto" culture could get a clue.

    Figure... If you need to tell them where to hold it, you likely should be telling them how to hold it as well.:evil:


    Todd.
     
  5. Redstate

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    This is a great EDC but a bit on the ugly side... Introducing the Taurus Curve .380... My entry into the ugly gun sweepstakes

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  6. ApacheCoTodd

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    Ugly? I don't really think so.
    Quirky?.. Weird?.. You bet.

    Looking like your staple gun, a tazer or a price gun on the hip of a Wal-Mart pensioner... sure.

    But "ugly"...? maybe if you had your daughter "bedazzle" it.


    Todd.
     
  7. Glock1978

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    Looks like an optical illusion that the barrel is bent...or is it?
     
  8. Mauser69

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    Most of the odd ones have a strange charm for me, but I have never seen a Glock that wasn't just Fugly!
     
  9. Gordon

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    Nother vote for the High Point , the Curve deserves some notice in the contest tho....
     
  10. Monac

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    My vote would be for the CZ-38. Not only does it look weird, it is very oversized for its caliber, and has a long, heavy DA trigger that makes it very hard to shoot well with. It's the automatic pistol equivalent of the .380 Enfield, except the Enfield was not bad looking when it had a hammer spur, wood grips, and a pre-war finish.
     
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  11. Thermactor

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    I've said the same thing about the XD pistol. It's just an ugly, ugly gun. It's as if it was made to be explicitly ugly.

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    This thing makes a Glock look pretty.
     
  12. GBExpat

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    <shrug> That XDs9 does not strike me as being particularly ugly ... certainly not pretty, but not ugly. :)

    "Schönheit liegt im Auge des Betrachters"
     
  13. Thermactor

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    Conversely, I think the A-10 Thunderbolt is a beautiful airplane.
     
  14. Redstate

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    Like my grandad said about women (and true for guns...)

    "No such thing as an ugly woman (gun)... Some are just barely pretty"

    Ok gals... I understand you may not like this quote and you say some men are indeed ugly (and I resemble that remark ;) )
     
  15. RX-178

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    I'll throw in the CZ vz38 just because I hadn't seen it mentioned yet.
     
  16. GBExpat

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    We certainly agree on that. I have liked the look of the Warthog ever since I saw my first one ... although the Why escapes me. :)
     
  17. mesinge2

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    The payload? :D
     
  18. Dr.Rob

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    While the type 97 looks bizarre.. it actually feels good in the hand.

    Hi points are seriously ugly.
     
  19. Foot Traffic

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    if you thought the hi point was ugly ya gotta take a look at this gloriously terrible variant.
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    took me a minute to realize just what my eyes had seen the first time it crossed my path!
     
  20. Ed Ames

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    The first time I saw a hi point was at a gun show. A dealer had a table of guns including several Hi Point .45s. When i saw that huge blowback slide I started laughing and had to walk away because I couldn't stop.

    It wasn't just that it was ill-proportioned, and it wasn't the paint job that looked like it belonged on a Chinese band saw. It was also the revelation that people will buy a blowback .45 semi-auto handgun. I am still agog.
     
  21. eldon519

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    While a Glock is in no way sleek, it does at least have clean lines.

    To me the XDs look like someone stuck a nice gun in a Belgian waffle iron, not a clean line on the whole gun. Diagonals, mud-tire grip patterns, random "Grip zone" labels. Perhaps ergonomically advanced but aesthetically challenged no doubt.
     
  22. kBob

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    Back before Hi Point there was a blowback zincoid .45 ACP called the Stallard, they also made a 9x19mm. One thing I did like about them was the .45 used 1911 magzines and the 9x19 used P38 mags. One showed up at our range.

    Not something I would buy but would not have been bad for a nightstand gun kept with no round in the chamber for folks that could afford nothing else.

    One of the middle aged custom ramped barrel longslide ridiculously hot loaded 1911 crowd was poking at a college kid with a Stallard and making the kid very uncomfortable with disparaging remarks. I kept trying to run the 1911 guy off, but he persisted in poking at the kid's gun.

    I took the kids Stallard and shot a plate rack in a very good time then shot a decent score on a Florida 8 from 15 yards at speed.

    Made the kid feel a whole lot better, but did nothing to the gun snob. I hope he did not turn the kid off to guns altogether!

    Oddly, I do not recall the Stallard as being as ugly as the Hi Points.
    Sort of reminded me of the late WWII experimental stamped .45 Auto at the Infantry museum in the 1970s. Not the Liberator but an actual stamped and welded semi auto not unlike some of the German experimental stuff of the same period.

    Also Dr Rob MUST have small hands. About the only way I would find a Jap 97 comfortable would be looking at it on a wall with other captured WWII stuff in a tasteful display.

    There is a dedicated suppressed Red Chinese pistol in 32 auto that was pretty darned ugly but I have no picture of it.

    -kBob
     
  23. tarosean

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    Heck I own one and think its Ugly, as are my Glocks. However, Hi-Point gets my vote for current production guns along with that Walther PPX that bears a striking resemblance to a Hi Point.
     
  24. jad0110

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    They are cluttered, aren't they? It also looks top heavy. Maybe not to the extent as the Type 94 Nambu, but not as sleek as a Walther PPK either.
     
  25. gazpacho

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    You guys aren't even close to the ugliest gun ever. When you want ugly, you gotta START with the USFA Zip 22. Here, we got an interesting example of form following function. The Zip 22 looks like an abomination. It also functions like an abomination.
     
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