Sunday, April 15, 2007
Sunday Ugly Gun Post
You know, I hadn't originally intended to have this fascination with pink rifles. Actually, I don't have a fascination with them, they're just so fugly that they rise to the top of the visual repugnance barrel. Why, why, why. What kind of man would do this to a rifle? I understand that some women may want to "accessorize" their weapons to be more feminine, although I still find that visually unappealing. But this was done by a man....
This used to be a Hakim rifle. Here's one that's unfuc....um, unfooled with:
(click on image to enlarge)
Three things about Hakims:
1) They're worth having as an example of the early attempts to have a semi-automatic rifle capable of handling a full-power battle cartridge;
2) There's not a whole lot of them around;
3) They're actually a well made, accurate rifle, which is amazing in itself considering they were fabricated in Egypt, even if the machinery was Swedish;
Thus, why turn one into some kind of metrosexual truck gun?