Ugliest Pistol Ever? — Bonus Edition

Ugliest Pistol Ever? — Bonus Edition

The previous edition of this question got lots of comment on the SGN Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ShotgunNews), with Hi-Point taking a beating from detractors and getting plenty of support from fans. As I thought about it, I recalled some other notably unattractive guns, none of them revolvers this time.


1. Japanese Type 97: someone here said "how could you forget that one?" and he was right.



2. Semmerling LM-4: well-made and expensive, but it was hand-operated, not semi-auto.



3. Walther P38-K: if you're looking for a way to make a classic into an abortion, here it is.

4. HK VP70Z: One of the first plastic-framed pistols, it looked more like a dart gun than a firearm.

5. MS Safari Arms Matchmaster: some might say you canít make an ugly 1911. They're wrong.

6. Auto-Mag: notice the resemblance to the Type 97?

7. Norinco Model 77B: if you're the one-armed man from The Fugitive, this is your gun. Otherwise, no more than an odd-looking curiosity item.

8. Grendel P-10: the designer of this one went on to much bigger and better things at Kel-Tec.

9. Ruger P-85: the current Ruger autos are smooth as silk, but the firm's first centerfire self-loader was rough and angular. It took a few years until the much nicer P-90.

10. Colt All-American 2000: one gun writer called it "the 1911 of the 21st century." Didn't work out that way.

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