What are your "fun guns"?


October 19, 2005, 04:29 PM
My FAL is my fun gun. It is accurate as hell, powerful, and the recoil in such a heavy rifle with an adjustable gas system is pretty mild.
The SKS is a close second.
The M39 is accurate beyond my abilities but recoil isn't as soft as the FAL so it isn't nearly as much fun to shoot.
What are your fun guns?
What qualities define a fun gun?
For me they are reliability, accuracy, and light enough recoil that you can shoot it all day.

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October 19, 2005, 04:31 PM
1. Mechtech 1911 carbine conversion unit. It has surprisingly good accuracy & it's a 1911 too.
2. RIA 1911
3. SKS

October 19, 2005, 04:39 PM
WASR-10, working on getting it more accurate, always a blast to shoot. i like shooting my 30-06 too. fun and accurate gun.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
October 19, 2005, 04:45 PM
Ruger MkIII 22/45
Ruger 10/22
Springfield XD9

The 10.5" Super Blackhawk .44 is tons of fun at long ranges too, but costs more per shot. The above are mostly for fun, although the .22's go into the woods during squirrel seasons and the XD rides in the car with me at times.

October 19, 2005, 05:02 PM
STI Trojan 9mm 1911 style.
super accurate, very thing, beautifully built.
and 9mm cheap to shoot, and pretty much no recoil
fun fun fun:D

October 19, 2005, 05:13 PM
They're all fun, but the one I bought JUST FOR FUN is my new Tarus Tracker 970 in .22lr

It's big and manly looking, and shoots great. The wife will probably even like it, thus making shooting much more fun for me.

October 19, 2005, 05:14 PM
The Mateba. Definately the Mateba. :)

Working Man
October 19, 2005, 05:27 PM
The Mateba. Definately the Mateba.

Justin, what cal. is yours? I havent had a chance to shoot mine yet.

My .45-70 BFR and my .44 Magnum Ruger Redhawk are fun as he!!, but a
bit costly to shoot. My Beretta 92F is a lot of fun and cheaper too. :D

A "fun gun" is whatever is fun to shoot.

October 19, 2005, 05:29 PM
Mine's the .357 Loud. Fun. Easy to doubletap with full house loads.

October 19, 2005, 05:30 PM

Colt Vest Pocket .25

Colt Magnum Carry

Black powder Pedersoli 12 ga. double barrel shotgun


Dan Wesson .357 Maximum

October 19, 2005, 05:37 PM
My fun gun is my turk mauser.

What i like to do most is set up a paper plate, and a few stripper clips. I shoot em all into the plate as fast as i can. Im getting pretty good at rapid aimed fire.

Nice thing is, i dont have to be afraid of banging it up.

October 19, 2005, 05:39 PM
Marlin .45/70 for me. Also Ithaca 20 ga. pump.
Ruger 10/22 for the younger boys.
S&W Model 66 for the 14-yr-old.
S&W Model 29 for his college-age brother.

October 19, 2005, 05:50 PM
I don't have any fun guns, I've got a 870 shotgun, 30-06 rifle for hunting and a 22 rifle.

Dave R
October 19, 2005, 07:34 PM
CETME. Big boom. Not much recoil. Bullets go where I want 'em to.

October 19, 2005, 07:36 PM
M1 Carbine. Makes the cans dance!

October 19, 2005, 07:39 PM
.50AE Desert Eagle

It's a ton of fun. It also has it's uses for dealing with annoying people at the range. A few months ago on a trip to the indoor range I usually frequent there was this guy about 2 lanes down from me shooting a full size S&W .357 (I'm not good enough with S&W models to tell which one but I took a peak at the ammo box on the bench).

This guys got his girlfriend and 2 buddys with him and is acting like a idiot everytime he shoots the thing. Yelling about how powerful the gun is, saying he can barely hold onto the thing everytime he pulls the trigger etc. Now normally I don't care if someone wants to make a fool of himself in public but this guy was driving me nuts. The final straw was when, after lighting off a cylinder full, he starts jumping up and down(Yes, Literally jumping up and down) and yelling to his GF that if she ever tried to shoot his gun it would rip her arm clean off.

At that point my good manners decided to go get a cup of coffee or take a smoke break or something. I loaded both of the mags I had with me and quietly shifted into the lane next to him and ran a target out. I waited till I saw him put his gun down on the bench after shooting and then fired off the first mag as fast as I safely could, swapped mags and did it again.

I hear "What the h#ll was that!" from his lane and both he and his friends pop around the divider to see what it was. After that he stopped making so many comments to go along with his shooting and I got a smile and a chuckle out of his girlfriend. I reckon she didn't take to kindly to the rip her arm off comment.

October 19, 2005, 07:42 PM
My fun gun is my BAR. Always get lots of weird looks at the range.

"Is that real?" is the usual question. Well why would I bring it to a range if it was an airsoft? :confused:

That and my Sig P239. It's my boring old carry gun, but it is, for whatever reason, the most accurate thing I shoot. Something about that thing and the way I shoot work better together than anything else I own.

October 19, 2005, 07:47 PM
My AR15

It's cheap to feed, I can shoot it all day with out a sore shoulder, it's accurate and it eats all the Wolf 62 grain FMJ I can feed it!

The 10-22(my second favorite) is a fun little gun but it lacks the range I want to plink at. I like to shoot at 50-100 yards and that little 22LR just can't hang.

October 19, 2005, 07:50 PM
SIG P239 in .357 SIG. Makes me grin when I shoot it.

Followed by:
STI Ranger .45ACP
Ruger #1-H in .416 Rigby - always a great conversation starter at the indoor range.

October 19, 2005, 08:12 PM
Marlin Model 66 -- 18 rounds of cheap .22 ammo in the tube magazine.


2nd best -- Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Ping! -- The M1 Garand. Lots more expensive though.

October 19, 2005, 08:21 PM
I am cheap, so I like my 10/22, and my Buckmark.

October 19, 2005, 08:46 PM
kel tec Sub 2000 with a few 33 rounders is first, followed closely by the classic Win '94 .30-30. i shoot those just for the shear pleasure of it.


October 19, 2005, 08:48 PM
My Springfield 1911 loaded and saiga .308 are the most fun I'd say. Recoil on both is very comfortable and accuracy is great. Saiga is lightweight with good balance, it's a pleasure. Wish it was in PG form though.

Ky Larry
October 19, 2005, 08:59 PM
My CZ-83 in .380 ACP. It's my "every time to the range" gun. Accurate. Reliable. Fit and finish as good as anything SIG or HK are turning out.Great trigger. What's not to love?:D

October 19, 2005, 08:59 PM
All of them.

October 19, 2005, 09:15 PM
When I feel like doing something firearms related that just plain makes me grin, I haul my black powder revlovers to the range. Not much more fun to be had than that.

What I do for fun most of the time, like 3-4 times a week, is shoot skeet. So I guess my most fun gun is my old Remington 1100 20ga standard frame. I had to upgrade reloaders this weekend just to keep up on feeding the shotgun. :)

October 19, 2005, 09:37 PM
Henry Lever... it's inexpensive, light, and quick to load over twenty .22 shorts. I get just about as much satisfaction working the action as busting up the reactive targets. Knowing how cheap it was makes it all the better.

October 19, 2005, 10:01 PM
My Colts are my fun guns. I have a Colt Cobra, Python and a Government Model. I don't carry them or have them loaded up for home defense.

I only own them because they are objects of beauty that I can shoot. Mostly I keep them clean and polished. My fun guns are when I shoot my safe queens. Because, then I can justify them to my self as tools and art. That gives me great satisfaction of ownership. Puts one of these on my face :D .

October 19, 2005, 10:21 PM
I have quite a few but the top ones are:
CZ-52 - Loud, accurate attention getter. Most think it is some sort of "Bond gun".

CVA 50 cal. Plains Pistol from a kit I built. I customized it with a rear sight, barrel wedge instead of the wimpy pin provided in the kit and a brass ramrod replacing the wooden dowel CVA supplied. Instant crowd maker when I shoot "the pirate pistol" (Arrg matey!!!). "Who shot the cannon? :what: ":D


October 19, 2005, 10:58 PM
KelTec SU16
KelTec Sub2000
Yugo SKS
AR in .50 Beowulf

October 19, 2005, 11:17 PM
The M82A1 wins.

October 19, 2005, 11:28 PM
My Henry Goldenboy.

October 19, 2005, 11:45 PM
My AK is definatly my main fun gun. I loading a full magazine and just yanking the trigger.

But I just bought a Kimber Custom II, so we will see how that plays out.

My Glock 23, Taurus 85, Mosin, Winchester 1300, Ruger 10/22 are also pretty fun ;)

October 19, 2005, 11:51 PM
9mm Beretta Storm (accurate, low recoiling, easy to clean)

9mm Beretta 92FS

7.62 CETME (Low recoil, accurate, fun to shoot. PITA to field strip and clean though)

Ruger Security-Six .357 Magnum (sentimental favorite. My first handgun)

October 20, 2005, 05:42 AM
.410 NEF mini parder single shot cut down stock and barrel to barely legal length from factory.

S&W 17-4 6" 22lr revolver or something like a 10/22 or Nylon 66. Give me one of those, a deserted desert shooting spot and a brick of ammo and it doesn't get any better than this unless the Swedish bikini team showed up!

Mosin Nagant M44 is also a fun gun with all the flash and blast and all.

October 20, 2005, 06:07 AM
They are all fun guns, but from a fun factor only and ignoring any practical considerations my most fun are:

-S&W 57- relatively mild recoil and the .41mag has a heck of a boom, only problem is ammo costs.

-S&W 65LS and 19- Very little (other than above) can come close to .357mag out of a K-frame for fun

-1911- what do I have to say, hard to beat

-CZ 75B- big accurate gun, low recoil and cheap 9mm ammo

-Winchester 94- one in 30-30 (man that is a blast) and just a tad less fun per shot, but with much cheaper ammo so probably more fun per buck, is the one in .45LC.

-SKS- fun, cheap to shoot, history

-AR15- cheap enough to shoot all day, accurate, and the same thing I shot in Basic Training (essentially).

-For the first few cylinders my blackpowder revolvers count. Few things beat the blast of flame and cloud of smoke they produce. The attention they garner is fun too. Unfortunately, after a few cylinders the mess and the loading process starts to get old which drops them to a lower point on the "fun to shoot" list then they'd otherwise get.

October 20, 2005, 07:23 AM
I haven't had my "fun gun" for a few years now.... :(

It was known as an M-256...others know it as the main gun on the Abrahms. :) Now you wanna talk about smiles per round....<sigh>

Now I only have my 16" Contender 45-70...14" 44 Mag...

And my Brno mouser with a few bottles of tannerite down range. :evil:

Not as loud as my old tank gun, but at least it sets off my buddies alarm. :D


October 20, 2005, 07:45 AM
I have lots of fun guns, some were bought just for fun, others just turned out that way. But my most fun gun is:


Full Auto Rocks.

Especially with a .22 conversion kit!


October 20, 2005, 08:45 AM
All of mine. :D
And any of my husband's that I can sneak out of the safe. :evil:

October 20, 2005, 08:51 AM
3" S&W 625-7 45 colt
3" S&W 65-3 357 mag
4" S&W 18-3 22lr
3" Charter arms 44spl
4" S/A XD-9 9mmP
3" S&W SW99C 9mmP
5" Ruger 512 Mk II 22lr
Remmy 870 12 gauge with a
21" rem choke,rifle sights
Winny 1300 defender 12 gauge
20" barrel,bead sight

All are fun guns.

October 20, 2005, 09:56 AM
ALL of them, but especially the M-1 Garand and Springfield '03. Both of them are older than I am, but still give the NEWER rifles a run for the money in accuracy!

I'll add my Smith & Wesson model 41 to the list, for it has been my most reliable, accurate and easy to maintain handgun. It performs almost as good, in the accuracy department, as many .22 rifles!

October 20, 2005, 10:08 AM
i love to shoot my glenfield model 60 old but a great gun jsut to go out and shot the keck out off and it only cost you pennys aday

October 20, 2005, 11:14 AM
LeadPumper, I'm waiting on Form 4s for an IMI conversion Uzi and two Vector suppressors (9 & 45). When they show up, I'm sure the Uzi will be my "fun gun" too! I've got almost as much invested in accessories as in the gun, but I do still need to get one of those LXVIII drums ...

But for now:
MechTech CCU
Firestorm 22
S&W 617
M1 Carbine
S&W 627

October 20, 2005, 12:58 PM
Some of you people have found guns that AREN'T fun?:eek:

October 20, 2005, 01:05 PM
S&W 17-4 6" 22lr revolver or something like a 10/22 or Nylon 66. Give me one of those, a deserted desert shooting spot and a brick of ammo and it doesn't get any better than this unless the Swedish bikini team showed up!

Wise words.

On the other hand you can't go wrong with a mule-eared double-barrelled twelve-gauge, box of 00 buck, crate of pumpkins, and a bottle of Tylenol.

October 20, 2005, 01:51 PM
I'd have to say that my AR-15 is my fun gun. Relatively cheap to shoot, loads of fun, and very tacti-cool.

Jake, I can relate about the .50 DE story, a buddy of mine and I were at an indoor range earlier this year and a couple of real dumba$$s came in. They were warned several times about rapid-fire, and they kept trying to blame everyone else. One of them brought in a .44Mag S&W and were hootin' and hollerin' about how it's THE most powerful handgun in the world. So me and my buddy get to either side of them, me with my Ruger .454Casull SRH, him with his rented .50 DE. We just started alternating shots down range, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM... They left quietly and the range owner didn't have to dust the ceiling for awhile.:D


October 20, 2005, 01:54 PM

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