Best Gun Names


December 15, 2007, 09:54 PM
I want to make a list of the best gun names out there. Obviously, some (like my shotgun, Chewie, named after a friend of mine who passed away) are too specific to be put on a general list, but others, like Heartbreaker, are classics that should be recorded.
I can't really think of any right now, but I'll post a list of some good ones i know later.
Until then, post suggestions!

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December 15, 2007, 09:57 PM
Ma Deuce

December 15, 2007, 09:58 PM
But of course.

December 15, 2007, 10:03 PM

The Deer Hunter
December 15, 2007, 10:06 PM

General Geoff
December 15, 2007, 10:09 PM
Fantastic Plastic

December 15, 2007, 10:10 PM
Chicago Typewriter

December 15, 2007, 10:50 PM
Atomic Annie

Livin in Texas

December 15, 2007, 10:55 PM
Tactical Tupperware to describe poly pistols?

Sage of Seattle
December 15, 2007, 10:57 PM

December 15, 2007, 11:01 PM

As in:
Robber: "Gimme yer money!"
Me: "Okay, okay, let me get my wallet first."

Nolo: I knew a guy nicknamed Chewie who died somewhat recently (it was within the past 3 years). Any chance we're somehow talking about the same guy??? :p

Red Dragon
December 15, 2007, 11:02 PM
Master Key

December 15, 2007, 11:05 PM
Melon Baller

December 15, 2007, 11:32 PM
my remington 870 i call "zeke" its actually meant to be ZK for... zombie killer :-)

December 16, 2007, 12:38 AM
Meat Stick
Quack Smacker

December 16, 2007, 12:49 AM

December 16, 2007, 12:59 AM
Nolo: I knew a guy nicknamed Chewie who died somewhat recently (it was within the past 3 years). Any chance we're somehow talking about the same guy???
I don't think so.
I'm talking about Ethan Chewning (whom we occasionally called Chewie because of his last name), my best friend who died in a car accident 8 months ago in which I was a passenger. Do you live in Southern Maryland? If so, you may know him.

Ragnar Danneskjold
December 16, 2007, 01:06 AM

Still 2 Many Choices!?
December 16, 2007, 01:18 AM
FAL- " The Right Arm of the Free World"
Shotgun- "Scatter guns"
GAU-8 Cannon- "Avenger"( my favorite);)

December 16, 2007, 01:20 AM
FAL- " The Right Arm of the Free World"
I'm really talking about personal names for guns. The FAL is indeed the right arm of the free world, but try saying that in a moment; it doesn't even abbreviate well.

Still 2 Many Choices!?
December 16, 2007, 01:29 AM
Okay, gotcha...I call MY FAL," Brass Rain" or, "BR", for short.

December 16, 2007, 03:59 AM
Ye Olde J.C. Higgins Model 20 12ga is referred to simply as "Pain", even with a dang 30 dollar recoil pad it hurts after a handful of shells. But it's also the secondary HD weapon, so the name could go both ways.

The 336-"Sarah Jane", I was a BraveStarr fan...

The 10/22-"Thunderstick" courtesy of my 4 yo daughter.

December 16, 2007, 04:22 AM

Because everyone listens to reason.


I like to keep my wits about me.

December 16, 2007, 04:31 AM
Big Stick.

"If someone breaks in, you've got your big stick."

*innocent smile*

December 16, 2007, 04:31 AM
Big Burp, and little burp.
(for my 1911 and my Bersa)

December 16, 2007, 04:43 AM
not my name, but what Mossberg gave it: "Pursuader" haha I love it. If it was pointed at me I'm sure I would be pursuaded as well.

December 16, 2007, 04:48 AM

December 16, 2007, 05:30 AM
Gladys is an awesome one, Marv o marv, too bad you had to die in that movie.

I think "the judge" is also a pretty damn good one.

December 16, 2007, 06:05 AM
I have named a few of them. Nothing creative, really. The ones I've named are as follows:


Walter W.
December 16, 2007, 06:13 AM

December 16, 2007, 06:15 AM
Hail Mary full of lead

December 16, 2007, 07:01 AM
Weldon - saiga 12 shotgun, some j.b. weld on, mods are job well done, if it comes out your goose is cooked.

Kissy, walther p38. my uncle had a german girlfriend named kissy. fatal fraulein, kiss of death

Pete and Repete, matching ruger revolvers.

Joke about naming

A little indian boy comes to the medicine man and asks How do we get our names? The wise old man explained. When we are born the medicine man comes to our teepees and asks the great spirit to show us a sign and the name is the first thing we see when we go outside. Why you ask little two dogs f**king?

December 16, 2007, 07:08 AM
Just today I came up with a name for my Glock26 on the fly. CA laws prevent me from carrying it almost anywhere and we were parked outside the range but he wanted to stop by the Arby's which was next door. So we walked over, I couldn't take my gun locked in case in a shooters bag into the restaurant (illegal!) so it was in the car.

It's a rough neighborhood (Inglewood ring any bells?) and some guy was eyeballing us as we walked in and I turned to my friend and jokingly insinuated he was looking for a fight and we'd have to do it with our hands because "Thumper" was in the car. Didn't want to talk about my gun so openly in that part of town.

So that's the long version of the name. THUMPER.

I also like simple semi-childish names like:
Captain Shooty
McBang Bang
The Blam-O

December 16, 2007, 07:16 AM
My Browning High Power's name is "Jenny".

My Encore pistol's name was "Bertha".


December 16, 2007, 08:54 AM
Big Blue - 6" Colt Python
Little Blue - 4" S&W 13

Ol' Suicide - Nambu T94


December 16, 2007, 09:12 AM
A friend had a smoothbore 870 with a Bushnell scope on a B-Square mount. It was old and he hunted with it on lots of rainy mornings. He called it Old Rusty. He notched many deer with that gun.

December 16, 2007, 10:58 AM
:what:Thank You Kindly I needed That:what:

December 16, 2007, 12:46 PM
Remington 870 (the old, pretty kind) with 30" full choke barrel that has killed many ducks that were way on out there: International Harvester

December 16, 2007, 01:02 PM
My first Muzzle loader was T/C Renegade .54. Which I still have. Anyway, I took my best friend out shooting with it. He had never been shooting, or ever shot a gun before, let alone a muzzle loader. He watched as I loaded it, commenting on the size, and shape of the bullet, T/C Maxi Hunter. And then seeing the entrance, and exit holes, after hitting a washing machine, " Now thats Blunt Destruction". The name stuck, and in the truest Daniel Boone, Davy Crocket legacy I engraved the name in the stock.

Ohio Rifleman
December 16, 2007, 01:07 PM
How 'bout Hillary? :neener:

December 16, 2007, 01:40 PM
"Big Half" 42"bbl .50cal Flint Longrifle
"Little Half" 34"bbl 50cal Flint Hawken
"Small Shot" 32"bbl 36cal 3/4stock Flinter
"Big Shot" 36"bbl 62cal Flint Hawken

Livin in Texas

December 16, 2007, 01:43 PM
My mossberg 590 is refered to as the Exorcist...........:evil:

December 16, 2007, 03:00 PM
My dad had a 22-250 788 rem in the 70's he named old thunder. Said when thunder sounded meat fell. Had a 12x weaver on it , one of the old steel tubes. The old rifle was a good shooter.

This is my latest project gun , Call it( Mine sweedie pie.)

December 16, 2007, 03:54 PM
Combat Master (Model 15) and Combat Magnum (Model 19) :D

December 16, 2007, 03:55 PM
Names I like from this thread so far:
-Ma Deuce (for any .50 caliber gun, as a homage to the M2.)
-Peacemaker (an handgun. You could extend it to rifles, too, but it just doesn't seem right. A classic name.)
-[My] Boomstick/Thunderstick (that is what it is, no?)
-Fantastic Plastic (any polymer gun.)
-Tactical Tupperware (any polymer gun.)
-Chicago Typewriter (Any SMG, Thompsons especially.)
-Atomic Annie (as a homage to the nuke gun of the Korean War. Preferably something with a big muzzle flash and report.)
-Vera (gotta be a big gun.)
-Master Key (for a shotgun.)
-Zeke (it just sounds cool. Any NATO nickname is fair game, I think [yes, I realize "Zeke" was before NATO].)
-Meat Stick
-Quack Smacker (HD weapons especially. Like shotguns.)
-Brass Rain (any automatic high-capacity weapon.)
-Sarah Jane
-Reason & Wits (make these a pair of weapons.)
-[The] Big Stick
-Big Burp, Little Burp (for a pair of carry weapons)
-Persuader (any shotgun, it's gotta have that big bore. I do believe this was a general name for shotties before Mossberg named their coach gun it.)
-The Judge
-[Big] Bertha (gotta have a big flash and report.)
-Pete and Repete (pair of something, preferably pistols.)
-Captain Shooty
-Ol' Suicide (it's gotta be a Nambu)
-[The] Exorcist (long gun only.)

Some of my own:
-The Pen (a reference to a Patton quote. Preferably for automatic weapons.)
-The Dispatcher
-Optimus Prime (not mine.)
-The Equalizer
-My Little Friend (a variation on this is "My Little Friends", referring to the rounds, not the gun.)
-[The] Sleeper (don't wake up the Sleeper...)
-Black Magic (for a black rifle)
-The Wizard
-Carolyn McCarthy's Worst Nightmare (any "tacticool" weapon. Can abbreviate to "Cameron" if you're creative.)

December 16, 2007, 04:07 PM
- Old slabside, or old loudmouth (1911)
- Mossberg 500 "Persuader" series
- Colt Dragoon (Model 1848 Percussion Army Revolver)
- Smith & Wesson revolvers, such as the Combat Masterpiece, Combat Magnum, Distinguished Combat Magnum, etc
- Colt Python, King Cobra, Anaconda, etc

December 16, 2007, 04:07 PM
My PT92 & 1911: Safe & Secure

Dad's Model 97 Winchester w/ 30" something barrel: Big 'Un


December 16, 2007, 04:07 PM
I call my 870 "Mr. Boomy." I got the name froma movie. I can't remember the title, but it involved Edward Norton in a dinosaur suit, and Robbin Williams as a guy who lost his TV show and went nuts. He held a couple people at gunpoint, and when someone talked back to him, he held up the gun and said "I have Mr. Boomy missy!"

I also call my SKS "The Commie Gun."

I have yet to name my Mossberg 183.

December 16, 2007, 04:16 PM
Big Bob- The name my dad gave to his old Ruger Blackhawk .357 Magnum after hearing me call it that when I was 11 and felt the concussion of it going off 4 feet away.

Young Bob- Name for the GP100 that replaced the Blackhawk.

Larry- M1 Garand that we got. Named it after the guy that had it before us.

Larry, Jr.- M1A (M14) that was named after the same Larry that we got the Garand from. Jr. because it's a newer design.

Igor/ Yuri/ (insert Russian name here)- Saiga. Russian name for the Russian gun. Stoners... "Whoa dude... it's... logical."

Black Lightning- AR-15/ M4gery/ M16. What I'm going to call my AR if I can ever afford one.

Nasty Little Sumbitch- applies to a number of guns we have/ had, including a 16-gauge bare-bones Iver Johnson that kicks like a mule to a Glock 19 we had before trading it in for a SA XD- 40.

The Puzzle- My new nickname for the Ruger .22LR pistol. Take it apart... COMPLETELY apart... and you will know what I mean. But, for the record, I'm pretty sure my dad's MKI was the cleanest pistol in the world by the time I was done taking it apart. I just couldn't get it back together.

A number of names can be applied to shotguns... from the Exorcist to Ex- Lax to the Master Key.

December 16, 2007, 04:18 PM
I used to have a mossberg 500 with the pistol grip that I nicknamed "The gov'ner"

Bazooka Joe71
December 16, 2007, 04:21 PM
PTK beat me to it..."Reason" is my all time favorite name.:)

You'd have to be crazy to not listen to reason!:p

December 16, 2007, 04:29 PM
A friend of mine keeps old double barrelled 12 ga with 18 inch barrells ! he only uses it for home defense and calls it DESTINY !:D

December 16, 2007, 04:39 PM
American Express (I dont leave home without 1 or 12)
Salvation and Damnation

December 16, 2007, 04:59 PM
My shotty is named sunshine.

December 16, 2007, 06:49 PM
i once had a thompson contender in 357 maximum i called "uncle blastey" & i'm building a 7mm-08 finned barrel mauser benchrest rifle i've nicknamed "the remchester molester"

December 16, 2007, 07:01 PM
well someone already said vera, but we had an charter arms AR-7 named "the possum gun".
guess what dad shot with the possum gun?

December 16, 2007, 07:09 PM
Meet: " Herman " (

Yugo - M70AB2 Kit Build
Reborn : 2006 :D

December 16, 2007, 08:31 PM
My Boomstick

Lil 'Abner


Predator Editor

December 16, 2007, 08:40 PM
I named my Romy "Nadia"

December 16, 2007, 08:52 PM
As a general name I like to use the word friend or friends.

Never go through a rough part of town without taking a friend, it's always good to have friends with you in a fight etc.

December 16, 2007, 09:05 PM
Taurus.45=Gladys(yes after the same movie)
glock 17-Sarah Jane(only after the Genesis song..Me and Sarah Jane)
642-the little guy
new to me Bulldog 44spl.-Rover(of course)
Rossi 357 2"-Joe Peshe(I'm funny how?)
pt111-Little 9

December 16, 2007, 09:10 PM

December 16, 2007, 09:14 PM

i thought i was the only one. I have an old 12 guage. Single shot. Break down. Solid walnut. No recoil pad. Basicly a pipe and a piece of wood. However with that long barrel. She kicks like a mule. I dont know. For the past 20 years shes known as Betsy. And every one knows Betsy dont take ****.

I went shooting with some friends about a month ago. My friends father went to shoot Old Betsy. He fired one shot. Unloaded it said " NO thanks now i know why you call her Betsy. Because she told me who was the boss as soon as i pulled the trigger".

Thats Betsy. OLE BETSY

December 16, 2007, 10:46 PM
Ma' Bell

(Reach out......Reach out and touch someone.)

I hum this tune inside my head every time I send a round out of my Remington 700. After sighting it in, my dad and I were shooting targets and the first time I let him fire it, he pegged a center hit at about 500 yards. (give or take 100 feet)

He looked at me and said, "Whew! This baby can sure reach out there can't it?"

So I sung the old Bell Telephone jingle. "Reach out....". After awhile, the rifle just became known as "Ma' Bell".

It's funny how a gun will just seem to find it's own moniker, isn't it? It's almost as if they have their own personalities, therefore, need some type of unique name to differentiate them from the rest.

Either that, or I've gone off my rocker and have finally let my affinity for firearms take such complete control over my mind that I am now starting to view guns as people.

December 16, 2007, 11:06 PM
Military-style spray-from-the-hip high-capacity 70-round-"clip" death machine.

Otherwise known as an emasculated civilian semi-auto rifle with a pistol grip.

December 16, 2007, 11:31 PM
I bought a Para 3" a couple of years ago, hoping that it would be a nice carry gun with the LDA trigger on a mini 1911, but it always experienced failures-to-feed.

At the range with a friend, I was trying out yet one more type of ammo as a last resort, and it behaved no better I looked at my friend and said, "What is this? Schumer's Revenge?"

The Para is currently being shipped back to the factory for re-work. I'll update on whether "Schumer's Revenge" becomes "Schumer's Nightmare". :)

Other named guns:
Beretta 96 that I have always called "The Great Equalizer",
S&W 686+ called "Heavenly Seven",
S&W 627 snubbie called "Fateful Eight"

The Gunman
December 16, 2007, 11:52 PM
"Ma Duece"(That gives me chills.)-I had radios, and an M2 .50cal, I loved the Army.
"Pig", as in M60 Machine gun.
"Grease Gun"

Although, I catch myself refering to the 7mm-Rem. Mag as the 7mm-Rem. Howitzer.


December 17, 2007, 12:06 AM
I call my 870 "Mr. Boomy." I got the name froma movie. I can't remember the title, but it involved Edward Norton in a dinosaur suit, and Robbin Williams as a guy who lost his TV show and went nuts. He held a couple people at gunpoint, and when someone talked back to him, he held up the gun and said "I have Mr. Boomy missy!"

The Movie is Death to Smoochie, terrible terrible terrible lol

I have not named any of mine yet.

December 17, 2007, 12:19 AM
Big Bertha-Arty
BFG-The Rock's gun in the movie DOOM
Bumper Cars- 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapons
Demolition Derby- add 7.62mm Machine Guns
Train Wreck- add .50 cals and MK19

My daughter calls my Glock 32 a "Bad Guy Beater" good as any name I can come up with.

December 17, 2007, 07:16 AM
:)Sweet as It Gets:) (

December 17, 2007, 01:14 PM
My favourite is ‘Old Painless’ from the film Predator.

My Winchester 1894 U/L is simply called ‘Winnie’ and my 10.22 is called lots of things unmentionable on THR if it jams when I’m up against a tough time constraint in ‘turning target’ competitions.

December 17, 2007, 02:09 PM
P229: Miriam
P226: Saya
Bushmaster: Abigail

December 17, 2007, 02:42 PM
I had a great uncle who was a Texas Ranger. He always gave 'em a warning shot.... between their eyes. That way they were easier to carry back with out any complaints. So I call mine warning shot.

December 17, 2007, 07:10 PM
I always wanted to name a gun, "The Fecalator". One look and the bad guy poops himself....

My first Mosin M44 is named "The Marshmallow Toaster" I actually got one of the local college language students to look up the Cyrillic spelling of it, so I could paint it on the stock, but I'm happy to say I never got around to it, and never will.

My 91/30 is Anya. She just seems like she should be an Anya, the name feels right.

My XD is named "Good Intentions", as in "The road to Hell was paved with Good Intentions."

My Vetterli-Carcano is "Contessa".

December 17, 2007, 09:17 PM
Some good additions to the list:
-Safe & Secure (a pair of firearms)
-Salvation & Damnation (a pair of firearms)
-Mr. Broomy (a shotgun)
-[The] Black Anything (any AR or other black rifle)
-Gov'ner (any big bore)
-Sunshine (anything really intimidating)
-Daisy (anything really intimidating)
-Predator Editor
-Ma' Bell
-Schumer's Nightmare (or if you want to be really mean...)
-Any sweet woman's/womanly name (anything really big and intimidating)
-The Fecalator
-Marshmallow Toaster (anything with a big bayonet)

December 17, 2007, 09:42 PM
My .338 Lapua Mag... custom built, AR-30 type muzzle break... known as "Hot Damn" or "***"....

Kind of what people say when the shock-wave hits the box of ammo 2 tables over and knocks it over.... and that was a full box of .223....

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