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Ugliest pistol ever!

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

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  1. Tom Fury

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    If Arnie can hire a writer who just does one liners, couldn't Glock hire somebody to redesign their product to look more sexy/lethal? Can we start a writing contest: Gen 5 the aesthetic adjustment? How bout at least making the slide look as good as the H&K P9S?
    Can we have Tenifer in colours? (Besides FDE...)
    Cheers, J
     
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  2. CajunBass

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    Amen this. The "Zip" gun looks like a matchbox with a pipe stuck in one side. With or without a magazine.

    I don't think the Hi-Point 9mm is much uglier than any other modern plastic, metal gun. Oddly enough, it's one of the most comfortable guns I've ever fired. And the one I had, worked just fine.

    I admit the 40/45's are seriously "commetically challenged" shall we say.

    I don't think Glocks are really "ugly" although I use that word all the time to describe them. They're just sort of plain I guess. And everybody and his cousin has one. If you walk down the line at the range, it seems eight out of ten people are shooting one, and they all look just alike.

    You know, it's funny, I'm sure a line of 38 revolvers all looked pretty much alike but I don't remember it that way.

    That XD is what my wife would call "busy" if it were a dress.

    Those Japanese guns look like they were designed by a committee.
     
  3. entropy

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    That's a Type 94. The Type 97 is a Naval flare gun. Or an MG for tanks. Or a Carbon 15 PDW.
     
  4. Deus Machina

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    IMO, most French handguns look like something that was either 1) intended to work but cobbled together from parts from (separate) countries that knew how to make weapons or 2) made by some art-deco designer but not intended for use.

    And I can't believe everyone's mentioned the Glock and XD without dropping the Ruger P series.
     
  5. DammitBoy

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    I'd buy the Taurus curve - if it was a 9mm...
     
  6. kBob

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    Well some of the finger ring lever operated pistols were pretty weird looking. Of course they would look just right among steam punkers and such these days. Some of the later ones make the Volcanic look good. Tried to raise a little interest in them in the HellGate series by getting Linda to work them into an early scene.

    French stuff? Well once you get past their old 8mm revolver things tend to look up. Can't say I find the Manhuran .357 DA revolver repulsive. I rather like the look of the M 1950 and MAB P15, workman like ,but there it is.

    -kBob
     
  7. JudgeHolden10

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    My eyes! My eyes! I shouldn't have looked that one up. :barf:
     
  8. jrdolall

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    None of the pot metal guns are particularly handsome but they are also generally cheap so I give them the right to be ugly.
    Most of the pictures here are actually pretty cool looking to me. I have a Japanese Type 26(or is it 27) that ain't hitting on much in the looks department.
    I have a Hi Point 45 and it is about as ugly as anything I have ever seen. Unfortunately it has never had an FTF of any kind over the past two years so, while ugly, it is quite functional. Same for the C9 though I don't think it is quite as ugly as the 45.
     
  9. rskent

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    Boy

    Well, someone had to say it, sooner or later.
     
  10. Oldschool shooter

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    Plenty to go around, but have you seen the new Korth? Fugly!
     
  11. gearchecker

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    To me the ugliest are the Bersa Super Commanche, and the Enfield revolver.
    At lest the Commanche has functionality within it's design.
    I borrowed the photo from a gunbroker ad.

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  12. Mooseman

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    I had read that the Bersa Super Commanche was crap when it first came out. Have they improved?
     
  13. highpower

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    Ugly gun?

    Any gun designed by Nagant.
     
  14. Coogs.

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    I divorced mine..................................oh-oh, I thought we were talking about something else.:what::what::what: Sorry, Coogs.
     
  15. Cornhusker77

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    My vote is for the Charter Arms Explorer II

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  16. DubbleURX

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    I've 11 handguns. I carry the XD Mod 2 in 9mm. It's a great handgun...feels comfortable and I can shoot it well enough to use it as a self defense gun. That's pretty much all that matters, IMO. I've a Glock 19 but it has been a safe queen so far...not digging the grip angle, which makes it not so easy for me to shoot unless I train with it (more so than my XD).

    Regarding the XD's Grip Zone stamping, I'm pretty sure it isn't a "front towards enemy" type of thing. I think it's a patented name for their grip texturing.

    From their pages:

    It's marketing and patenting.

    When I tread the title of the thread, I thought someone ranting about Hi-Point handguns.
     
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  17. jlr1962

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    Taurus Curve is as ugly as any gun out there. I might buy one if they prove to be reliable over the next couple of years. (I owned a Gremlin too.) I won't tell anybody that I have one. I will be "testing it for a friend" if seen at the range with it. Is that supposed to be a pocket clip?
     
  18. Grmlin

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    (I owned a Gremlin too.) :what:
     
  19. Panzerschwein

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    The .22 ZIP gun gets my vote, UGLY!!!
     
  20. C.R.

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    The Dardek is bad, :(the Gyrojet is ugly :eek: nambu's arent much to look at, :scrutiny:and the Nagant revolvers hurt my eyes :barf:
     
  21. Coogs.

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    The type 14 Nambu's may be ugly, but, I remember you couldn't give one away for around $100.00 or so back in the day. See what there fetchin' lately?? The six I have tucked away may just prove to have been a good investment. Coogs.
     
  22. Mr. T

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    Sorry I have to disagree...I own two XD's one in .45 ACP and another in 9mm. They're both very functional guns and have decent accuracy. I like how easy they are to take down for cleaning and put back together. After thousands of rounds between them, neither has had a jam or FTF.
     
  23. TRX

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    Ugly?

    The Gabbett-Fairfax Mars should be high on any list. It went back two or three times for extra fugly, then added nifty engineering features - the barrel is probably three inches above the grip to enhance muzzle flip from the .45 Mars cartridge, which was similar ballistically to the .460 Rowland or .44 Magnum. The recoiling mechanism stripped cartridges to the rear of the magazine, bits flanging out at warp speed several inches over your wrist, then back forward, hopefully elevating the cartridge in line with the breech... the long, long, long hammer with a wicked spike, just waiting to punch a hole in you.

    When the British Army tested it, their report said something like, "few officers who fired it could be persuaded to fire it again."

    Ian's very detailed page at his Forgotten Weapons site: http://www.forgottenweapons.com/early-automatic-pistols/gabbett-fairfax-mars/
     
  24. jerkface11

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    TRX you seem to have confused awesome with ugly.
     
  25. TRX

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    The Mars has bags of awesome, but it's still ugly...
     
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