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Old September 14, 2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Best looking handguns?

Personally I'd have to give it to the Beretta Cheetah. It's a shame they stopped make them.


What are your favorites?
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Old September 14, 2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Korth! Ones I can afford: BHP, 1911, Colt SAA, S&W 586. $.02.
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Old September 14, 2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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I like the looks of a S&W 442 with the old Uncle Mikes Boot Grips.
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Old September 14, 2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Revolvers: S&W Model 27, S&W pencil barrel K Frames, Colt 1851 Navy, Colt Model P

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Old September 14, 2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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2 1/2" model 66 with magna grips and a polished Tyler T-Grip. YMMV. tom.
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Old September 14, 2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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1911s



SIGs (Particularly non railed SIGs)



And my #1 favorite looking gun that I'll never be able to own (these are likely the only 2 in this country)

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Old September 14, 2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Old September 14, 2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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I concur with the Cheetah. Then you have to select which is the best of the Cheetah's. In my opinion, it is the Model 85.

There are a lot of nice looking revolvers too, and of those my preference leans toward the S&W's with 4" barrels.

I am not a fan of pistols with the bayonet facing the wrong direction (elongated beavertails). Although, it amazes me how in love many fellow shooters are with them. It must be a sign of the times.
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Old September 14, 2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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I like the early Beretta Model 70, like the New Puma 7.65 better than the Cheetah. http://www.securityarms.com/firearm/4474
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Old September 14, 2013, 10:03 PM   #10
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Berretta 92FS Inox
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Old September 14, 2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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The single six is a beauty.....



The Kimber Eclipse Custom II is pretty easy on the eyes too.....

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Old September 14, 2013, 11:21 PM   #12
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The Cheetah is as good looking as any of them. Also like the Dan Wesson CBOB.
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Old September 15, 2013, 12:41 AM   #13
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1860 Army. Mine's an Italian reproduction, but still. Graceful lines, dead sexy.
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Old September 15, 2013, 01:03 AM   #14
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These are two of my favourite looking handguns



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Old September 15, 2013, 05:32 AM   #15
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Never owned one but I guess my vote would go to the Colt python in royal blue.
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Old September 15, 2013, 09:06 AM   #16
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Old September 15, 2013, 09:19 AM   #17
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Best looking handguns?

I'd say the Beretta PX4, the Beretta 90-TWO and any 1911 45acp

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Old September 15, 2013, 10:21 AM   #18
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Best looking pistol ever made!

Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target.


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Old September 15, 2013, 11:39 AM   #19
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If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, DasGuy needs a check up.

The Cheetah is a beauty, the 92 is not far behind.
Walther PP is another (not PPK/S)
Python.
That Woodsman is a beauty too.
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Old September 15, 2013, 11:52 AM   #20
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Old September 15, 2013, 12:28 PM   #21
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Sorry. Hadn't had my coffee yet.
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Old September 15, 2013, 12:51 PM   #22
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I guess I would also add a Sig P232 in Stainless Steel to this list...

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Old September 15, 2013, 01:13 PM   #23
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I always found the P08 to be elegant looking. Way ahead of its time.





The Colt SAA is a classic.





I think the 5" M27 is perfectly balanced.


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Old September 15, 2013, 01:41 PM   #24
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I was looking at a catalogue yesterday; the CZ75B is a handsome weapon. Actually most CZs seem to have something going for them in the "looks" department.

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Old September 15, 2013, 01:48 PM   #25
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I disagree with the Berretta cause half the slide is missing. Love their shotguns though.
My vote is:
Colt Python
1911
BHP
in that order.
On the other hand Ivanka ain't half bad.
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