Watch: Five Overrated Handguns

Five overrated handguns

We have a brutally honest video by James from The Firearm Blog about five handguns he feels are overrated.  What would make a handgun overrated?  Cost and function seems to be the common factor.  In one example, why spend $800 on a handgun when there are models that cost less than $600 that will do the same exact job?

The List

  • H&K USP
  • CZ 75
  • H&K P7
  • Taurus Judge
  • Walther PPK

Now for the video.

For the most part, I agree with the video on the H&K handguns.  I remember when the H&K USP was released in the early 1990s.  Gun writers were showering the USP with all kinds of praise.  Some writers loved it so much, I suspected they were going to name at least one of their childred after the USP.  In all honesty, the main reason why I never bought a USP was because of the cost.  I could not justify spending over $800 on a handgun.

With the CZ 75, they remind me of the old Volkswagen beetle.  They are ugly and outdated, yet there is something attractive about them.  Personally, I feel the CZ 75 does not belong on the list.

H&K P7, the first time I saw that handgun, I asked, “why?” It is over-engineered and just downright ugly.

The video is right about one thing, rednecks love the Taurus Judge. I find the concept of shooting a 410 and 45 long colt out of the same handgun rather cool. However, I have other stuff to pend my money on. There is no niche in my collection that the Taurus Judge needs to fill. If I need something for snakes, there is either the Mossberg 500 or Ruger 10/22.

What did you think about the list?  Would you like to see something on the list that was missed?

Kevin Felts

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