Practicality may not be something shooters think about all the time; if that was the case, .50-cal rifles would be a lot less popular on the civilian market . However, while we may look at some guns and think, “Now why would anyone need THAT?” chances are the Herculean handgun that looks like it was hauled in by a flatbed trailer doesn’t hold a candle to some of the most impractical handguns in history. Whether they were too costly to make or just plain ineffective, here are eight of the most impractical handguns in history.
- <h2>Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1</h2>Last month, Arsenal Firearms introduced its double-barreled take on the 1911, prompting many gun enthusiasts to wonder if it was an early April Fools’ joke. Nobody’s laughing, though: The <a href="http://www.arsenalfirearms.com/products/af-2011-a1-double-barrel-pistol" target="_blank">AF2011-A1</a> is very real. With a bigger butt than your extra large Aunt Marge, our faithful readers were reviled by the Frankengun, and even G&A blogger <a href="http://www.gunsandammo.com/blogs/for-the-love-of-competition/" target="_blank">Iain Harrison</a> poked a little fun at it: “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a brilliant idea that involves a couple of Glock 17s and a tube of JB Weld…”