|Gold Plated Desert Eagle .50|
- How would I use this?
- Where would I use this?
- When would I use this?
1 - Gold plated Desert Eagle .50 - "Wow, it weighs only like 50 pounds and it's covered with shiny yellow crap? Sign me up!" Um, sorry, Mr. T., but no. This thing finds its best use as a bludgeon after you run out of money to buy its absurdly expensive ammo. And who needs a gold-plated bludgeon?
|Honey Boo Boo in 15 years?|
I bet there's a Pink Taurus Judge
under that dress somewhere.
[Back to Jeremy] -- I do see value in the versatility of the Judge. I think it could be a decent camping companion. Do I think it would be better at that than my S&W Model 60? No. Plus, the Judge also has numerous limitations, is oddly shaped, poorly balanced, and frankly ugly. The pink "HBB" model, however, made me leave it on this list without hesitation.
5 - North American Arms .22 short Mini Revolver - Again, here it's more the chambering than the gun itself. While the NAA mini is almost too small for anyone over 10 to comfortably hold, it is a nicely reliable weapon. The problems arise in three areas. First, the single action operation in such a tiny, hard to grasp package makes it nearly impossible to cock the hammer between each shot, or at least to do it with any speed that would resemble self defense firing rate. Being that it's designed as a pocket gun for ultimate concealability of defense, this isn't a good thing. Second, the exposed trigger - no guard - just makes me uneasy about it. Third, and most importantly, is the .22 short cartridge. It's the only thing possibly worse for defense than the .25acp. Just spit in your attacker's eye and try to run away. You'll get farther than when shooting them with a .22 short.
|NAA .22 short Mini Revolver -- Depending on your screen resolution, this could be about actual size!|
So these may be my Top Five Useless Guns, but there are plenty more to choose from. Notice the trends above, though: too big and heavy, too under-powered, too ridiculous to be practical, too "I want to be everything" to find itself able to be anything. Look for these qualities to avoid when selecting your own weapons, and remember, just because you think it's cool doesn't mean you'll find it useful for anything other than looking at.
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