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Old 02-21-2011, 09:59 PM
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Default Prettiest and ugliest guns?

Practicality and performance aside for a moment, which modern(ish) firearms would you say have the most aesthetically pleasing design and which do you think are pretty damn ugly to look at?

As an illustrator, I've painted/drawn a variety of different weapons in my time am curious to know what you fine folks' thoughts are...
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:01 AM
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Well if we're talking modern(ish) designs than I am partial to the P08 Luger and the Mauser C/96 Broomhandle. I also like the Mk VI Webley revolver which is strangely appealing to my eyes much like the way an English bulldog is.

The GLOCK design is very practical, but it isn't a very handsome design. Form follows function I guess.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:16 AM
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Luger=Pretty
Hi point=ugly

Nice 1911=pretty
Intratec Cat 9= ugly
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:54 AM
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for revolvers:
nagant revolver= ugly
Single Action Army= pretty
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:21 AM
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Hi Point pistols and carbines are pretty ugly, but at least with the carbine you can dress is up to look like a Beretta CX4.

1911's are very pretty.
Stainless Colt SAA's are quite pretty too.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:19 AM
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I think almost everyone can agree that the Beretta 92 series is insanely beautiful, or at least that it has one of the most eyegrabbing forms imaginable with all of it's lines and cuts. The same can be said for the Hi-Power, which I refer to as "the 1911s hot cousin".
Yes, I own both of these, but still, they are both very outstanding guns in terms of aesthetics.

As far as ugly goes, one gun I can't warm up to is the Chiappa Rhino. It defies what revolvers have been for the last hundred years in terms of both function and aesthetics.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:16 AM
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Okay, as much as I hate to double post, my buddy and I brought up a very controversial "which is prettier" match up. Forget about manufacturer, forget about functionality, forget about cost, forget about everything that isn't aesthetics, just take a look at these two guns...





and decide, which one is prettier?

I'd like to hear a more specific "why you think your choice is prettier" from S&Wshooter and k9870, since the former is gay for anything S&W, period, and the latter talks about how much they hate Colt all the time. This decision requires a complete surrendering of brand miopia, and you guys will need it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:29 AM
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I like S&W's but I will be quite honest and say I think the Python looks visually more appealing.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:08 PM
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Python looks better. The Model 19 is far from ugly though
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:00 PM
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Definately the Python, those are really sweet and with my experiance, better than S&W Revolvers.
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