A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ugly Gun Sunday


Blogger Eric said...

That looks like two guns, one on top of the other!

10:07 AM  
Anonymous TJP said...

So that's what happened to my spare Hi-Standard barrel, S&W 460 compensator and can opener!

10:24 AM  
Blogger West, By God said...

Yeah, I don't like ambidextrous safeties either.

11:25 AM  
Blogger OldCop said...

I don't know, while it's not what I'd call pretty, nor my "cup of tea" I can kind of see where they were going and appreciate what looks to be craftsmanship.

11:32 AM  
Blogger N.M. L. jr said...

Is this one of the famed "Pachmayr Combat Specials" that Mike LaRocca built for one of the customers of Pachmayr Gun Works. Using a Series 70 Colt Goverment Model and a six-inch BarSto barrel ? or a poor homebrew clone ?


11:34 AM  
Blogger Crucis said...

Just another reason why I don't like compensators and space guns. Drop that and it may be usable and worthy.

12:01 PM  
Blogger lee n. field said...

Specialized sport target gun, IMHO no uglier than some of the S&W Performance Center stuff. Kind of an "unharmonious" looking conglomeration. I imagine it works well enough for it's purpose.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Esteve said...

Shouldn't the end of the barrel be painted organge?
PS-Thanks for getting "Ugly gun Sunday" back on track. I missed it.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

Any idea what is mounted to the dust cover? Is it a Laser?

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least it doesn't have front cocking serrations.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Kristopher said...

What a nasty thing to do to a longslide.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

A genuine Pachmayr special. Ugly lies in the eyes of the beholder. Perhaps unorthodox would be a better descriptor. I am curious how it shoots.

4:02 PM  
Blogger repairman phil said...


8:22 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I'm curious about what appears to be a laser sight, too. That's actually a low-profile, unobtrusive little thing if that's what it is, especially if it's of the same vintage as the gun.

But it could be almost anything, I just can't think of anything else that makes as much sense.

This is the opposite of that poor, unloved Ruger that someone Polanskied with Rhino Liner and a jeweling bit. A piece of equipment that sacrifices form for function is always all right in my book. It's ugly in a good way.

3:24 AM  
Blogger SpeakerTweaker said...

Didn't Jack Nicholson use something like this at the end of Batman?



6:48 AM  
Blogger P said...

A real pachmayr. I bet it's a great shooter. And done with phenomonal workmanship

10:22 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Granted it’s eclectic looking, but I’d like to shoot it.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Seabat said...

If I remember correctly, the attachment under the dust cover is a hood that fits on both sides of the gun. By means of a screw, forward of the trigger guard, it puts tension on the slide stop pin that holds the link. He also put a wide link in that causes the barrel to return to the same position after each shot. Repeatable, consistent, barrel movement each time a shot is fired.They were very accurate, even without the muzzle brake.

9:51 PM  
Blogger David Blue said...

Even though that gun looks ugly to me, I don't know how to argue against it. It shows mechanical logic and pride of ownership. These are things I normally applaud no matter how lurid or unusual something is.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an example of a full-house Pachmayr target gun, I believe for Bullseye competition. The piece under the dust cover is a slide tuner,lets the slide return to the same spot in battery every cycle. I'm thinking 1960's or 70's vintage. Ugly, but probably shoots like a champ.

2:41 PM  

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