March 19th, 2007 08:27 AM
Cars = Guns
In another thread I made the analogy that a HK gun is like a Mercedes while a Taurus is a Toyota.
I think it's easy to see that analogy, the HK is typical high-end German engineering and the Taurus is a popular product for the masses.
I have a few Taurus guns so I am not saying anything negative about them, I also have a Toyota Tundra.
So, what gun reminds you of what vehicle?
Is a Sig a BMW?
Is a Colt Gold Cup a '66 Mustang?
What's a Glock?
What's an XD?
And if it were a car, what is a Kel-Tec?
March 19th, 2007 09:25 AM
hehe interesting topic..
to me the list goes like this:
Sig - Nice 05 Cobra - does anything you need in summer
Glock - Goe Prism - cant use it
XD - Nice F150 - goes anywhere and almost everywhere
HK USPC - Baddest F250 you have ever seen - goes anywhere and everywhere
March 19th, 2007 09:45 AM
Actually I would think a Taurus would be a Ford. :)
Glock = an 80s Dodge Aries. (got the job done, but UGLY!)
Hi-point = a rusted out 78 Datsun
Kel-tec = Your average daily driver.
NAA revolver = Cooper Mini
March 19th, 2007 11:31 AM
March 19th, 2007 12:23 PM
I have made analogies such as this many times to various people.
I think of my Taurus as a Jeep. Not fast, but gets it done.
My Springer Loaded = Chevy 1500. Same as the Taurus, just with more utility. Besides, I like my trucks and Jeeps more than I do a car.
My Springer V-12 = Corvette. Flashy, fast and fun to drive.
Sig = BMW
HK = Volvo
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March 19th, 2007 12:40 PM
I'm partial to both Sigs and Benz's as that's what are my "daily drivers" so to speak....
HK=Jeep Grand Wagoneer (80's vintage, mmmmmmm...)
GLOCK=Hummer H1 (no unnecessary extras, wont stop for nuttin except an IED)
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March 19th, 2007 01:09 PM
Last edited by speedlace; March 19th, 2007 at 04:05 PM.
March 19th, 2007 02:16 PM
Being both a gun nut and a gear head, there are waay too many variables to make a comparison..
March 19th, 2007 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by General Geoff
Don't let that stop you making comparisons.
March 19th, 2007 04:08 PM
haha i like reading this thread it is quite interesting
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March 19th, 2007 04:59 PM
For myself only ... tho i will use a vehicle as an illistration I dont concider it valid , A hmmv should do some things , a high end highway car should too , but too many times a sole firearm should cover all of it , especaialy with the cost verses use crowd . In firearms , like autos you do get what you pay for , some tweaking may well duplicate preformance , but not fit finish ect ... there is a reason that a high end firearm costs what it does , as so with autos .
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March 19th, 2007 05:10 PM
I'll go along with the Sig=BMW. A drivers car, and a shooter pistol.
Glock=Honda. Good value, lasts forever but a little bland.
XD=A chrysler (non Jeep) product. American made lots of frills trying to keep up with Hondas value and sales.
HK=Hummer. Its buyers are more impressed with the brand name as an icon rather than its true value and capability. Buyers remorse is high once they realise they way over paid for a basic truck with a big name.
S&W= you pick one, Chevy or Ford. Their bread and butter products; trucks and revlovers are great and top sellers. All the other products leave a lot to be desired with the execption of a few gems tossed in the mix.
Ruger=Jeep. Rather inexpensive for what you get,they are built well. With a little modification you can go any where and do just about anything. Just not real fast, or sexy. Heavy too.
Taurus=Hyundai/Kia. Hidden value in a cheaply built product. They will get the job done, and copy designs from the more successful companies. They often try to pass themselves as a more expensive or popular product.
Hi Point=Roketa scooter. Cheap, but will get the job done, Maybe. All your friends will laugh at you so you quickly upgrade at first opportunity.
Beretta=Peugot. They both make a few great products but keep screwing up with goofy designs.
I'm sure I've angered enough people for now, I'll think of more later.
Last edited by SIXTO; March 19th, 2007 at 05:33 PM.
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March 19th, 2007 05:32 PM
Peacemaker= Old pick-up. Not as fast or sleek as the new ones, but still gets the job done with plenty of power.
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March 19th, 2007 05:37 PM
I agree with the Hyundai/Taurus comparison. Hyundai make a car that looks just like a Jaguar, had me fooled first one I saw.
I was thinking the HKs are like Lincoln pickup trucks. More money, less of them, no tangible gain.
Walthers are like Jaguars, an exotic foreign piece on the outside, but basically a Smith/Ford.
STIs are Dodge Vipers.
March 19th, 2007 06:56 PM
My XD's remind me of Ford trucks, tough, durable and dependable.
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