Also Known As: ~ Would you buy a pistol with no front sight?
I wish that I would have...when I had the chance to buy one & maybe have kept it in "MINT" Condition.
This is a real nice tribute page to the original ASP handgun & Paris Theodore...featuring the GutterSnipe.
The photographs are Super Nice & it's an educational "read" for our younger handgunners.
CLICK HERE TO GO THERE & READ MORE.
"A man named Paris Theodore ran a highly respected custom gunleather business called Seventrees, Ltd. on West 39th St. in New York City. One day the U.S. government approached him to design and custom manufacture a pistol for use by covert operatives worldwide. He was given a set of criteria no one else had yet managed to meet; concealability, eight round capacity, function with all known brands and types of bullet in a given caliber, instant target acquisition, and although the gun had to fire a major caliber round, the design had to somehow reduce felt recoil to the equivalent of firing a tiny .22 caliber round. He took bold aggressive steps, many of which flew in the face or orthodoxy. Some of his ideas have become the new orthodoxy. Others have yet to find general acceptance. But they all came together in this one handgun; the ASP."