What is the ugliest handgun on the planet?

Discussion in 'Anything Else' started by Polymer Proselyte, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    I've got a couple of candidates but I'll start with this:

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    Kovrovsky Mekhanichesky Zavod OAO
    Nosorog AEK 906 revolver 9mm

    The Nosorog 9 mm AEK 906 revolver is unusual in that it follows the usual revolver design approach apart from the barrel, which is located opposite the bottom chamber in the cylinder, rather than the usual top. This arrangement has been selected to improve the balance of the revolver by moving the approximate centre of gravity further towards the bore axis and dropping the line of fire relative to the shooter's hand. This is claimed to reduce the recoil reactions produced on firing and thus enabling a second aim to be placed back onto a target more quickly. It would also appear to result in a very robust construction for the pistol. The standard Nosorog AEK 906 revolver is chambered for the 9 × 18 mm Makarov cartridge, while the AEK 906-1 is chambered for the 9 × 19 mm Parabellum round, although the latter should be confined to the lower power rounds rather than the P+ variety. Rounds are inserted into the cylinder held in a single stamped steel clip holding the full load of six rounds. Firing may be single or double action. Each pistol is issued with 10 ammunition clips and a holster.

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    Cartridge: 9 × 18 mm Makarov (AEK 906-1, 9 × 19 mm Parabellum)
    Operation: double- or single-action revolver
    Feed: 6-round cylinder
    Weight: empty, 800 g
    Length: 215 mm
    Height: 138 mm
    Width: 38 mm
    Sights: fore, fixed blade; rear, notch
    Muzzle velocity: 280 m/s (AEK 906-1, 320 m/s)
    Max practical range: 50 m

    It's so weird looking, I'm starting to like it! Sadly can't we use pistols with barrels under 4'' in NZ.
     
  2. BulletBait

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    I like it. Probably biased because I really want a Mateba.

    Here's some good looking guns made ugly.

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  3. BulletBait

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    Maybe NetfotoJ would like to do this to his LLama.

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    This WAS a WWII Remington!!! :evil:

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  4. Netfotoj

    Netfotoj Premium Member

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    Lordy, hush yo' mouth BB. Who on earth would want to do that to a fine 1911?

    Speaking of ugly guns, you won't believe what my son said this afternoon after shooting my M357-A1. "That sure is an ugly gun to shoot so good."

    Ugly? My Steyr? I think she's beautiful, but what can you say to your own son. Hush boy? Right there in front of my grandson? Mercy, I thought I raised my son better than that. :mrgreen:

    As for really ugly pistols, I think Taurus is right up there with their "Special Edition" models.

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  5. BulletBait

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    I've had people on other forums call the Steyrs ugly.
    Seems to be a Love-it or Hate-it styling.
     
  7. Buzz

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    I've also seen that. On many levels I find the Steyr M/S and A1 to be stunning, something like Raymond Loewy might have designed.

    As to ugly, and this only goes color, here is a gun for James Blonde:
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    It hurts my eyes just to look at it.

    Buzz
     
  8. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    I was showing my Steyr to a mate on the range, and he says

    "Feels nice, but its so ugly!" and I was like "oh no, your complety wrong, its a beautiful looking gun!"

    I just couldn't understand how he could think it was ugly. I also pointed out that it had the 'big gun' factor when seen by someone on the wrong end of it (It has more cross sectional area visible to the bad guy = more dangerous). This isn't proven but would be a great paper if there are any psychologists out there.
     
  9. babj615

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    ...I was gonna suggest the ugliest gun on the planet would be the one the other guy is pointing in your face....

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  10. TheGuyver

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    OTs - 38 silent
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  11. ThaiBoxer

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    There are some F-ugly guns here. The trashed WWII Remington hurts me the most.

    The Steyr has interesting lines, especially the sleek A1 series. But overall they do look pretty utilitarian to my eye, all dull black plastic and flat grey slide. Shooting them is what I like.
     
  12. heavymetalmachine

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    And lock what they did to this poor RIA...

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  13. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    This is my second candidate.

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    Fabrique Nationale (FN) Five-seveN (Belgium)

    I think it looks more like an automotive soldering iron than a handgun!

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  14. Syntax360

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    Whoa - good call Polymer Proselyte... I forgot how repulsive those things are... :sick:
     
  15. RoarsWithBoars

    RoarsWithBoars New Member

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    That's what they say to me all the time. Actually, they say the same about my car. Guess those are the people that want to see "emotions in the lines of a car" and wood grips on guns for traditional purposes. :barf: Darn, those are tools!

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  16. kf1122

    kf1122 New Member

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    I'm surprised that Hi-Point handguns haven't been mentioned yet.

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  17. goinpostal

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    A guy I know has one,and says it shoots as smooth as a.22lr ,and the round supposed to turn IIIA body armor into butter.Matt
     
  18. goinpostal

    goinpostal New Member

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    They make the most God awful ugly hand guns on the planet if you ask me.
     
  19. Big Rick

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    I got offered one of those + some other stuff to trade for my STG...