A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Here we have yet another butt ugly 1911 style pistol. I wouldn't think a gun as beautiful as John Moses' brainchild could ever be made ugly, but it seems there are a lot of determined folks available to screw it up. This abortion used to be a Paraordnance P14. It's bad enough to make the pistol a large capacity whoop de do gun, but then, of course, we have to put a half a set of brass knuckles on the triggerguard, install a mag funnel, a weighted dust cover, a compensator, and hey......how about slapping in a blingy gold toned extended and weighted magazine?

That's Grand Master class ugly!



Blogger Tam said...

Today's lesson is: "Just because a trigger guard spur looks good on a No.3 Russian doesn't necessarily mean it looks good on anything else."

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's purty. Of course I'm infatuated with a warthog.

11:10 AM  
Blogger D.W. Drang said...

While I don't necessarily feel that John Moses Browning's masterpiece is perefect in every way and should not be futzed with at all--new, seeable sights are a nice touch, after all--this thing should be grounds for feeding to the shrieking eels...

(Sorry, the comments at View From The Porch re: Iocaine powder in the coffee cups got me started...)

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wish it away to the cornfield, Anthony!"

-Sans Authoritas

11:51 AM  
Blogger J.R.Shirley said...


1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the Knuckle guard is for what???? Your right hand is wrapped about the grip with your trigger finger in place....then you wrap your left hand around the grip and grip your right fingers...I still can't see how extending your left fingers forward will stabilize the weapon...better...or at all...
Am I missing something....oh wait....I get it. The setup is for "home boy". You know; extend the weapon towards target, roll hand 90 degrees to left so the ejection port is up and start rappping....yep thats it...or dats it...yo momma


6:08 PM  
Blogger kbarrett said...

If I want gold bling on my pistol, I'll demand a gold plated Desert Eagle.

With pearl grips.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G said...

[Listen for the sounds of "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life"]

At least it was a Para and not a WWI Colt...

9:12 PM  
Anonymous barfinigate said...

I do believe the addition to the triggerguard is a curb feeler.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That gun still needs a set Homeboy Nyte Sytes to be complete.

2:12 AM  
Blogger Jerry The Geek said...

In the world of Practical Pistol Shooting (which is, of course, of longer "practical"), some of these features do have value.

The extended dust cover provides extra weight at the muzzle, helping to manage muzzle-flip for a fast double-tap.

The magwell adapter helps make a fast reload, at a moment when tenths of a second provide a competitive advantage.

The "... blingy gold toned extended and weighted magazine" is probably a brass magazine extension; having a magazine extension helps seat the magazine reliably, especially when a magwell adapter is part of the grip assembly; and the extra weight provided by the massive brass magazine extension tends to make the magazine drop faster and more reliably, again saving time during a reload.

These features may not seem tasteful to most folks, but I assure you they are not without merit.

On the other hand, weighted magazine extensions are not usually as helpful with double-stack magazines (as is seen here) as the are with single-stack magazines; the knuckle-duster is pure bling and decidedly butt-ugly; and you're looking at a Para-Ordnance, not a 'true' 1911, so what the hell?

(Please, nobody tell Todd Jarret that I said this because Para is his sponsor and he can reliably use Para to deadly purpose in any competitive mode.)

11:23 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Right you are Jerry......Even the trigger guard has merit, assuming it fits your hand. It's still ugly though! ;-)

5:54 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Actually, get rid of the gold bling mag, and I think I've found my gun for fighting off the Annunaki, renegade cobra men and other horrors of a post-apocalyptic future.

8:49 PM  

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