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      Senior Member JeffWard's Avatar
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      I gave up on keeping my daily carry gun(s) "pretty" a few months ago. They have holster wear, they have scratches, they have dings... They get shot a lot, and they work every time.

      A pretty defensive gun is like a pretty work truck. It's obviously not being used...

      JW

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      Beauty is only skin deep but ugly is to the bone.............If it goes bang every time its good to go.

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      Who cares what it looks like when the bad guy is comin at you

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      I think most guns are great looking in their own ways. If you appreciate firearms then you buy the models you find most appealing and useful. Unless you are buying pieces that you can't stand the sight of (don't know why you would do this) you are going to be CCing something you love for one reason or another.

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      Mine is:



      If you're gonna leave the door THAT wide open..........

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      Assuming reliability is NOT an issue....

      I think the aesthetics of a handgun are more important than people here have suggested. Who am I to say what may or may not be an "attractive" gun for you, but I know how I qualify such things for myself. More often than not, a handgun with a curved grip (and with any luck some palm swell) really adds to how a gun appears to me. These same guns are also the ones which feel more at home in my hands. Now I've never been in a gunfight, but I have to imagine this kind of comfort helps more than it hurts. It certainly helps at the range.

      Take it for what it's worth. The correlation between aethetics, comfort, consistency, and accuracy is too great for me to ignore. Needless to say I carry weapons which I find "attractive."

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      zhurdan,
      I hate to hear that.. You're complying with the officer as the goodguy and still they tackle you like a perp? That just sucks. Gotta love procedure.. Sounds like that one is to tackle the living @#$% out of the good guy and the bad guy.. ask questions later. I hope at least that was your minivan window you saved for that beating. Jeeez!

      On CCW guns, I'm with Mike.. The better they go bang and better you shoot with it when you need it, the better.. Looks be damned. Get a Sig, and you won't care.. Their looks are all business anyway.. A few well placed scrapes and rubs give them character I think.

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      Quote Originally Posted by larry1911 View Post
      Who cares what it looks like when the bad guy is comin at you
      +1...and I'm fairly confident the BG isn't going to stop and tell you how ugly your CCW is when you pull it.

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      Functional reliability first and foremost with a carry piece.
      Second is ergonomics
      Looks is waaaayyyyy down at the bottom of the list.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      I would never consider being seen with an UGLY gun. After all a person needs a few scruples.

      Suppose you get run over by a Mack Truck and, as your Momma used to say, you have on dirty underwear and an UGLY gun. You would be the laughing stock of the emergency room.

      I don't care who you are, that's funny. And oh so true.

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      WHo cares if its pretty. Does it put lead down range everytime you pull the trigger, can you effectively engage and defeat your enemy and can you manipulate the weapon under stress? Those are the only questions that matter

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      ^Spoken like a true jarhead.

      <----1996-2007

      And I am not "too" concerned with looks, but I actually think a function over form pistol like the Glock IS a good looking weapon.

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      ..."a CCW can look like Nancy Pelosi." LOL

      Come on now, the Glock at least has inner beauty!

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      Quote Originally Posted by JackCrow View Post
      Functional reliability first and foremost with a carry piece.
      Second is ergonomics
      Looks is waaaayyyyy down at the bottom of the list.
      totally agree
      seeing a glock says to me - this person is serious, the gun is reliable, he's probably a cop

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      Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
      seeing a glock says to me - this person is serious, the gun is reliable, he's probably a cop
      When I see someone at the range with a Glock, you know what it says to me? It says, "He's shooting a Glock", nothing more. I make no assumptions on how serious a person is or his profession based on the gun he is using.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      When I see someone at the range with a Glock, you know what it says to me? It says, "He's shooting a Glock", nothing more. I make no assumptions on how serious a person is or his profession based on the gun he is using.
      +1

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      Benny Goodman weighs in.

      Comment withdrawn with apology.

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      I carry Glocks. What do you suppose I think about pretty guns?

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      Yes....it is absolutely vital for you defense weapon to be pretty!!!!!!!!! Pretty accurate and reliable that is.

      Actually, very reliable and accurate!

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