A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ugly Gun Sunday

It's kind of cool hot I guess. I don't really know what to say. It's not the California Kid's Model A. Should a M1911A1 have flames? What if it has slanted slide serrations? Talk among yourselves.



Blogger Carteach0 said...

Hmmm... interesting. Not 'ugly' to my eye, but not to my taste either.

I've never been one to 'decorate' a firearm. By that, I mean something done solely for prettification. Now, artistically done engraving is different, somehow. It's a more serious investment in time and skill, I guess.

The pistol must have stocks, so selecting exceptional wood to make them of is an uptick for me. It must have a finish, so a well done nickel or deep blue looks good to me. I does NOT need to be plated, so gold plating is a turn off.

This fine example you show us today.. well... I'm not out puking up my coffee, but I'm not on the phone arranging a flame job on my Colt either.


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6:45 AM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Those grips make it look like an optical illusion.

And no, no flames ever. Even on hot-rods it's more of a cliche than a cool style.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owning a 1911 has become an expression of individuality IMHO. The are appealing because they lend themselves to "make it your own" through endless personalized modifications. So I say that flames on a 1911 is a celebration of these very characteristics.

BTW I hate slanted serrations, but if they work for you...

7:45 AM  
Blogger lee n. field said...

Nothing fatal here. But, hard to imagine anyone old enough to buy this, liking it.

Use the fact that you're going to have to have it refinished to your advantage in price negotiations.

7:52 AM  
Blogger nature223 said...

now that's a hot load....eesh

8:04 AM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

Looks fun...but also looks irresponsible. As you have pointed out and as I agree, in the event the weapon is ever used in the manner for which it was intended, as contrasted to merely practicing against that unhoped for event, or in the event of a tragic accident, the shooter/defendant will want to have every shred of evidence available to him or her that he or she is a sober minded and unexcitable person who would neither casually nor hysterically take a life. She or he would not want to give the impression to the finder of facts that he or she had a habit of "showboating" or might have been posturing, showing off or fooling around when the primer ignited. As an "exhibit A" for the prosecution,were I the defendant, I would wish for my weapon to be as unremarkable as a well cared for hammer. Or if remarkable, only to the extent of its businesslike and well cared for condition. The flames are for fetishists and are either sick or admittedly silly. Any guy who doesn't know he is being silly when he puts flames on the hood of his car needs a therapist. But if he knows it and is in on the joke. well that's alright. A weapon isn't and should never be approached with an attitude of sillyness. The downside curve is just too steep. Now with all that said I think the "Hello Kitty" pink AR's are a real cute way to get a daughter to go shooting with Dad. How dissonant is that?

8:59 AM  
OpenID reflectoscope said...

I'm intrigued as to how the flames were applied; so, points for technical merit, but not for artistic impression.


9:22 AM  
Anonymous Shrike said...

Now all it needs is a spoiler.

9:47 AM  
Blogger XZED said...

I would never want to own this piece, but I think its the "prettiest ugly gun" so far.


10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about the serrations on the slide, or the grips, but the flames look alright.

10:32 AM  
Blogger AJ187 said...

Clint Smith seems to like them on his XD. Which I found kind of surprising.


12:05 PM  
Blogger kbarrett said...

As long as his heirs bury him with the weapon, I have no problem with it.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I think it's kinda cool, I wouldn't spend my money on it but aesthetically I like it. I tend to be more a flat black/primer kinda guy for my hot rods so I'll stick to simple parkerization.

12:10 AM  
Blogger MauserMedic said...

Those grips are suspiciously close to having a plaid pattern. Hmm. First one to find a 1911 with actual plaid grips wins a box of 22rimfire!

12:17 AM  
Blogger David said...

That's a very plain and good-looking gun. There is no visible modification that would make it less likely to perform its intended task safely and reliably. There are no gunk-holder holes in the trigger. There are no sure-snag, fragile-looking sights. If there's something internally wrong, like a 1lb 'oopsie!' trigger job, I can't see it. The finish may require more maintenance than a parkerized or stainless job, but that's true of all blued pistols, as far as I know.

Well done that gun-owner!

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Billy Budd said...

That is my Gun.....I took it in on a trade. It was made by a guy named Glockmonger, a PHX gunsmith. I called it the Flaming Pimp Gun.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Billy Budd said...




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