July 4th, 2012 12:30 PM
Is it just me or are guns getting uglier?
What ever happened to style? I like function and reliability as much as the next shooter, but some designs are bordering on hideous!
Samuel Colt made a firearm that was an extension of your hand. It was a weapon and a tool and it was a work of art. I dont think there's a reason to sacrifice good design by saying it will preform better.
Last edited by shooterready; July 4th, 2012 at 06:48 PM.
July 4th, 2012 12:38 PM
I think it's just you getting uglier. Ba dum dump! Thank you, I'll be here all week! Remember to tip your waitress and bartender.
But seriously... I will respond with not one, but TWO cliches:
1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I know people that think Glocks are beautiful.
2. Form follows function. A gun is a tool... it shouldn't matter what it looks like so long as it does what it's supposed to do (although we all know it still does to some degree).
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
I love Tiberius/Maggie.
July 4th, 2012 12:38 PM
It's just you.
"Confidence is food for the wise man but liquor for the fool"
July 4th, 2012 12:49 PM
Some are better than others. Sig p-238 in rainbow. In your hand it isn't as bright as the photo but there is just an irredesant quality to it.
Retired AF pilot, Vietnam FAC 1967-68
July 4th, 2012 01:16 PM
I want my guns black and ugly. I want them to look like the tools they are.
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July 4th, 2012 01:21 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
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July 4th, 2012 01:23 PM
I don't want mine too pretty. It rides around with me all day everyday and it wouldn't stay that way long.
"If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no head." --Winston Churchill
July 4th, 2012 01:24 PM
Yes, guns are uglier. They used to be hand crafted pieces of art that cost as much as a years salary.
Now they are available to the common man at affordable prices so beauty isn't high on the list of "needs". There are always tradeoffs.
There are still well made, finely crafted beautiful guns out there to be had. They just cost more than most of us can afford.
Here's an example:
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
July 4th, 2012 01:25 PM
The ugly ones need love too!
July 4th, 2012 01:45 PM
Vietnam Veteran - 1966-1970 USASA
Carry Pistol. Glock 23, .40 Cal.
Carry Pistol. Glock 19, 9mm.
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July 4th, 2012 01:56 PM
This sir we agree on....
Originally Posted by Chad Rogers
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means, that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you......
July 4th, 2012 02:17 PM
There is a place for "pretty" or "purrty" guns. We see them form time to time here. As many have stated, our carry weapons get a lot of use and natural wear and tear as opposed to our opulent safe queen that only sees daylight when we return our carry piece to the safe. They are out there, but here the "tool' side is more often seen. Get some beauties and post some pics!
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
July 4th, 2012 02:20 PM
I have a Ruger SP101 revolver and a Ruger (raspberry/black) LCP and they are both pretty to me. Pretty important that is.
We have a antique "pepper box", a vintage Continental Winchester Rifle and a little vintage handgun that were from my father's collection. They are attractive, but I don't think our other weapons are ugly. I guess beauty IS in the eye of the beholder.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
July 4th, 2012 03:05 PM
Like woman, I prefer beauty. It doesn't take anymore to feed a pretty woman than it does an ugly one.
For me a gun is more than a tool. It is a work of mechanical art, and looks don't take away from the functioning. Nothing to me is more beautiful than a classic revolver, 1911 in it's Goverment Model configuration, or blue steel and nice wood.
Decorative grips are also desirable for me.
My wife has agreed to purchase for me a revolver with full scroll work, gold inlay, and engraving, plus custom exotic grips as a retirement gift. It will most definitely be the most expensive handgun I own, and I will carry it as any edc.
I love my Glocks, but there is something special about a gun that you take great pride in, that's beautiful to look at, and use.
Give me nickel plating, ivory or mother of pearl grips and exotic leather anyday.
Im the type of guy who will buy a special edition or commemorative and shoot the hell out of it.
It's not for everybody. But for me, it's a gotta have.
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
July 4th, 2012 03:17 PM
Other than super premium long guns most of the pretty stuff today its perfume on a pig. You don't see aesthetically designed pistols anymore. The Walther P38 and PPK were the last. But even they fall short of the Luger.
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