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Old May 13, 2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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semiautos by the look

There's a lot of talk about triggers, calibers, sizes etc. here. Now I come up with quite a silly question, which is, on a second thought, not so silly at all, since the technical specifications of different makers and guns seem to get more similar with every new generation of guns (in the same way it appears to be with cars...).

So, judging ONLY by the visual appearance, what is your favorite semiauto and what is the worst piece to your taste?
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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I guess for me my all around favorite would be the 1911. I know it’s not too original and may to be a little old school, but at the end of the day nothing looks better. As for worst I don’t know maybe a Jennings/Jimenez or something like that.
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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1911 is the best looking, best shooting... just all around best semi.
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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I would say the CZ-75 is one of the nicest looking pistols ever made. Handsome as it is functional
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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So, judging ONLY by the visual appearance, what is your favorite semiauto?
1911
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What is the worst piece to your taste?
Beretta Neos
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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Best: Going with a BHP

Worst: Walther PPQ...ugliest damn gun on the planet...uglier than a Glock.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Best: 1911

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Old May 13, 2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Best: P-O8 Luger
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:10 PM   #9
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Best appearance...1911

Ugliest my Hi-point
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:34 PM   #10
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A tossup between the 1911s and Beretta 92FS INOX with nice wood furniture.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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Best Looking: .....an all stainless 1911 in 5" with some nice Cocobolo wood grips on it !

Most Ugly : ....anything Glock makes ...( or anything poly frame for that matter !) ...chuncky, blocky looking things ...with no character !
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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Best looking? 1911 or BHP or any SIG P series.

I'm going to have to agree with this statement.
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Worst: Walther PPQ...ugliest damn gun on the planet...uglier than a Glock.
It's like a Hi-point and Hk had too much tequila and made some bad judgement calls.


I bought one to see what all the fuss was about. Didn't get it. Gave it to my best friend as his first gun.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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By far, the 1911 is the best looking semi auto ever made.

There are lots of ugly guns, but the Taurus TCP ranks at the top.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:50 PM   #14
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I'm with a lot of the guys on here.

Love Any 1911: especially the new SIGs

HATE any Glock: way too boxy and feel like toys in my hand.

As far as reliability goes, glock is still at the top though :/
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:58 PM   #15
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Looks alone, hard to beat a nice 1911.
Ugly? PLENTY of ugly guns out there. I personally feel there are more ugly handguns than handsome ones. Glocks come immediately to mind.
(I like shooting Glocks, just don't like looking at them!)
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Old May 13, 2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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Best 1911
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Old May 13, 2013, 06:12 PM   #17
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My faves are: P-08, BHP, Taurus/Beretta 92, CZ75
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Old May 13, 2013, 06:20 PM   #18
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Old May 13, 2013, 07:26 PM   #19
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For best looking semi-auto I have to vote for the Walther PPK. Beautiful clean sweeping lines.

Ugliest common semi-auto is the Beretta 92FS.

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Old May 13, 2013, 07:49 PM   #20
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The 1911 followed very closely by a Walther PPK. Maybe the PPK is a generational thing due to the earlier James Bonds.
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Old May 13, 2013, 07:54 PM   #21
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Hands down for me would be THE Browning Hi-Power. Best looking gun out there and the best feeling in my hand.

Ugliest is the HI Point.
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Old May 13, 2013, 08:07 PM   #22
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Since there are a lot of votes for 1911/BHP, I'll go slightly off tack:

Walther P5
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Old May 13, 2013, 08:19 PM   #23
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There are many I like, including some 1911 variants, P35 variants, CZ75 variants, P08 variants, and Beretta 92 variants... but to be different, I will go with the one I have on today:



Ugliest... Toss-up between HiPoint (any) and Walther PPQ.
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Old May 13, 2013, 08:24 PM   #24
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Best- 1911, no boxy lines or ugly tupperware in its construction, and I think an extended beaver tail makes them look even better.

2nd Best- Browning Hi Power... Probably because it looks a lot like a 1911


Worst- Hi Point... Barf
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Old May 13, 2013, 08:35 PM   #25
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Glocks aren't ugly, they're utilitarian!
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