Watch: Five Overrated Handguns
Kevin Felts 06.19.17
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?
- 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 children 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 They are ugly and outdated, yet there is something attractive about them.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?