Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ugly Gun Sunday

Belatedly posted, thanks to the intrusion of meatspace demands.

Ah, the Dardick. Quite possibly the most aesthetically challenged handgun ever made. All the ergonomic advantages of a Borchardt, but with the appearance of a 1950s Japanese raygun, it's well known in the serious gun owner community for its appearance in American Rifleman every few years. Lesser known is the accessory package that converts it into a rifle. Homely as it is, I would think that having the pistol and rifle accessory package would leave the owner with a tidy sum of cash if they wished to sell.


BobG said...

I remember when those first came out when I was a little kid. It was featured in a gun mag my dad had and the most common reaction of he and most of his friends was that it was a solution in search of a problem.

MauserMedic said...


It seems like cartridge development has been a series of refinements on the basic concept since all the components were first assembled into complete package. This was an interesting attempt at moving forward, even if not really practical.

CocaCola4blood said...

Ah, the infamous Tround thrower. The ideal gun for those sworn to oppose the evils of rationality and common sense!

Clip loaded revolver. Oh, David Dardick, you were man well ahead of his time. Unlike seventies fashion designers, you didn't need to do too much acid in the sixties to make your creation a reality! Imagine a world without the benefit of your Assmatic as part of its history. ...Actually, it wouldn't be much different than the one that was graced by your Assmatic. It would just have a few less sarcastic posts like this one. But it's the thought that counts, even when thought seems to be lacking.