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Old August 25, 2007, 07:10 PM   #76
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Wow, pogo, if you ever run out of space to store that CDP, I'll help ya' out.
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Old August 25, 2007, 07:38 PM   #77
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I never understood the love for the P08. But since I was a little boy, the Luger was THE nazi-weapon for me, so that might influence my opinion...

I personally think that the Browning HP is one of the most beautiful autos. I like the classic look and the nice blued finish.



I also love the look of (I know for some people it's heresy) Glocks. I don't know why, but that blocky piece of plastic looks awesome for me. The dark side is just too strong to resist
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Old August 25, 2007, 07:43 PM   #78
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I would have a hard time choosing between a Hi Power and a 1911. I love both classic designs.
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Old August 25, 2007, 09:51 PM   #79
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Old August 26, 2007, 11:11 AM   #80
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Silvanus "I never understood the love for the P08. But since I was a little boy, the Luger was THE nazi-weapon for me, so that might influence my opinion.."

My pastor said the same thing, which seems weird to me since obviously the pistol was designed before 1908. Also, if we on any level associate evil with inanimate objects we fall into the illogical world liberals spend their whole lives in. Think lines, esthetics etc. think of it as a shape, like womans body. In the end it's the eye of the beholder that decides beauty. A good example is a Glock pistol, no grace at all in the lines, but some people think they are good looking. I think they associate the shape with function without looking at it esthetically.
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Old August 26, 2007, 11:55 AM   #81
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Springfield Loaded Combat. Black stainless, with Kimber black and silver laminates.

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Old August 26, 2007, 01:17 PM   #82
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Not my picture, but I have a CZ P-01, and the Nill grips, on order..

(Originally posted by kenlunde on the CZ forum)

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Old August 26, 2007, 04:11 PM   #83
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When it comes to wood, Nill-Griffe absolutely rules.
I think I must get a set of them for my CZ75B.
As for the best looking semiautomatic for my taste; SIG P210.
I also like the lines of P08, 1911, BHP, CZ75, P7M8, Walther P88C.
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Old August 26, 2007, 04:35 PM   #84
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Mr. Lund takes about the best pics there are IMO.
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Old August 26, 2007, 06:42 PM   #85
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My pastor said the same thing, which seems weird to me since obviously the pistol was designed before 1908. Also, if we on any level associate evil with inanimate objects we fall into the illogical world liberals spend their whole lives in.
Of course you're right, it's a stupid reason not to like an inanimate object. But I can't change that feeling And besides I never liked pistols with (I don't know how to say this) round "barrels/slides". You probably know what I mean... Like the P38 and the C96 too. And some Astra pistols.

And anyway, I never said that I wouldn't shoot one if I had the chance or that I don't want other poeple to have a Luger. I just personally don't like them.

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Mr. Lund takes about the best pics there are IMO.
Oh yes! Most of his pistols have been my desktop background at one time or another
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Old August 26, 2007, 07:24 PM   #86
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The new SA 9mm EMP is absolutely beautiful.

In DA's always thought the 3rd. Gen S&W SS (~06 mods, round guards) were nice, clean looking guns.

The P7M8...that would look great and right at home on a SEAL's BDU's or in a shoulder holster in the tuxedo of some corporate raider out on the town.

then again I like the black brick look too, Glocks, MAC-10's, etc, all business. When I was a kid and to this day the KG-99 and Intratec Tec 9 mesmerized me with their looks. That long mag out front, full length shroud with huge holes, up to a threaded bbl, left handed cocking knob like some sophisticated European assault rifle or subgun and the two sling swivels...for a pistol! Owner's manual boasting a finish impervious to fingerprints. Man, I'm gonna need a cold shower in a minute here. Then you see a Kimmel AP-9 or other copy and laugh at how lame it is. I'll get one some day and admire it often, even knowing a P-89 with aftermarket 30 rd. could do the same thing only reliably. Remember that show "Fight Back" in the 80's? They showed a Tec-9 and a purple/orange/green version. The host says, which is the squirtgun, which is real? The colorful kid's toy looking one started popping off, and the mean black assault pistol one emitted a thin stream of water. That show rocked. They tried to get the BMF Activator banned though.

"Mr. Lund takes about the best pics there are IMO."
I like the guy from American Handgunner. Angle the peice a light catching way on a few boxes of assorted top dollar JHP, a custom tactical folder and couple loaded mags off to the side, all upon a target with a nice 4 shot cluster and one flyer. that's gun porn. I got one where they make a S&W 22A look like the coolest handgun ever made. Kind of sick of seeing nothing but 1911's though, or AR's on the non-handgun exclusive zines.

oh- one more to throw out, I'm sure most would disagree with but on the cover of a Magill's catalog, there was a G-36 with XS sights, and the whole thing in Day Desert camo. Not digital, the old one with the little rock shadows. The finish was impeccable-no difference in tones or detail between the polymer or the steel slide. I just liked it, dunno why.

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Old August 26, 2007, 07:33 PM   #87
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The Sig X-5 with Nils grips wins hands down!!!
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Old August 26, 2007, 11:47 PM   #88
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LUPUS, take a look at these grips by Hakan. Are you still sure "When it comes to wood, Nill-Griffe absolutely rules."? Regards, Richard

These Hakan grips live on my Series 80 Gold Cup:
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Old August 27, 2007, 05:54 AM   #89
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Richard, you and Craig are trying to break my bank account,so to destroy my marriage. While sending these photos, you should also add the reasons to tell our wifes why do we need both of these expensive pieces.
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Old August 27, 2007, 07:56 AM   #90
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Another vote for the Kimber Eclipse, although it's Springfield counterpart is about the same.

I would place the Kimber Raptor in a close second.
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Old August 27, 2007, 06:06 PM   #91
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One of my favorite pictures of all time:







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Old August 28, 2007, 12:14 AM   #93
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Old August 28, 2007, 04:27 AM   #94
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Spookboy,that mod 19 gluck with the gold inlay or whatever it is,uh,words fail me.:barf::barf::barf::barf::barf:
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Old August 28, 2007, 05:31 PM   #95
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artillery luger

My choice:

Looking for a stock to complete this beast.
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Old August 28, 2007, 07:23 PM   #96
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I really like those H&K's with the comp.

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Old August 28, 2007, 10:31 PM   #97
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I have to list three. Browning Hi-Power, Beretta M92 and the 1911.

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Old September 8, 2007, 04:08 PM   #98
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Well SOCRATES i'm not knocking your choice by any means but I think if she was holding a jennings it would look good!
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Old September 8, 2007, 04:42 PM   #99
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Thanks, Spookboy.

May have to rethink my post, however, since the question is
"What is the best looking auto of all time?"

Now, that leaves it open to this kind of auto:


but, I don't think that's what the guy meant, since this is a gun forum, so, maybe he means this kind of auto:


http://www.defensereview.com/stories...ell%20it!!.jpg

http://www.defensereview.com/stories...o/DSC_5629.JPG
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Old September 8, 2007, 05:32 PM   #100
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We've had some votes for the P7, but no pics. Here's one I found on the interweb, since my photography sux:

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