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Thread: Ugliest pistol in the world

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    Ugliest pistol in the world

    Ram-Line Exactor: Anyone else have one of these?

    I've been tinkering with it lately, trying to get it to function well. Just when I think it's working right, and it goes through a couple 20 round magazines full without a hiccup, it will choke a couple times on one magazine. It does seem to run very well on CCI Mini-Mags, so there's that. It is surprisingly accurate.

    Maybe it's just the nature of the beast. It is mostly plastic after all. I'm sure a lot of you guys remember Ram-Line magazines and how finicky they were.

    My 13yo son loves it. It's a light, easy shooting, accurate .22lr that holds "lots of bullets".

    Added: Apparently there were different versions of this gun; one with a more traditional textured grip, and the other with a goofy '50s Sci-Fi look to it. I have the latter, hence the "Ugliest Pistol" comment.

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    Handsome little thing ain't it.

    Put it in a search engine and dozens of pictures come up.
    There is so many versions, you'd think no two were alike.
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    I had a Ramline magazine for a Ruger .22 pistol and a Marlin Papoose. Both were flawless in operation and the tape measure type spring made them easy to load. I remember those ugly pistols but I never held one.

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    Damn, I thougth the Vortex pistol was ugly...
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    And how about the target model.... Dubbed: "The Clown Gun"!


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    And I thought my FN 5.7 was ugly, that is hands down the ugliest pistol I have seen.

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    Yeah, I think that one's worse than mine, but at least it has a more normal grip. I don't know what they were thinking when they designed the grip on this one:

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    Never knew Asperly was into pistol design.
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    I still think the broomhandle was the ugliest pistol ever.

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    I will throw the Charter Arms Explorer II into the ring. I bought it just because I did not think I would ever have the opportunity to buy an uglier handgun. I think it resembles a cross between a Broomhandle Mauser and a plumbers parts box.

    http://weaponews.com/images/2017/12/...82d1fea006.jpg

    I also have an old Ramline mag for Ruger Mk. If I recall correctly, it holds 12 rounds and has a very unique "coiling" spring which actually pulls the follower from the top, instead of pushing from behind. Also in my "unique stuff" box is a Ramline 10-22 barrel. It is molded plastic, with a very thin steel liner. Would guess it weighs less than 8 ounces.

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    I don't know i think a hi point is bout as ugly as it gets. Although they seem to work well i just can't get over the ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatelk View Post
    Yeah, I think that one's worse than mine, but at least it has a more normal grip. I don't know what they were thinking when they designed the grip on this one:

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    I got a chance to handle, but not shoot one of these over the weekend. I have to agree about the ugly. The picture actually makes it look better than it does in person.

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    It you made a polymer Nambu it would look like that.

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    life is to short for ugly pistols....those are some ugly pistols i am going to throw the Hudson 9 mm in and for revolver the Rhino, pure ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr612 View Post
    I still think the broomhandle was the ugliest pistol ever.
    You take that back.

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    Nah, the Nosler pistol and XP-100 are the ugliest pistols to me.

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    CZ-52 has to make the list

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    Any of the AR based things they call pistols top that any day!
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

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    That red and silver piece of drek that is a so called Ruger 22/45 (I think, I can't stand to look at it long enough to really tell) of one sort or another advertised in the Firearms News.
    There are 550 million arms in worldwide circulation. This is 1 firearm for every 12 people on the planet. The only question is , HOW DO WE ARM THE OTHER !!? The Lord of War.

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    Those are not that bad. Some of the Chiappa ones are like Rhino IMO. It dont look comfortable to shoot.
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