I'm considering getting a new firearm and need some ideas! What's the most fun firearm you currently own?
Currently mine is my Ruger Mark III Target.
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April 7, 2009, 12:49 AM
While I agree that the Mark III target is a great shoot - and uses relatively inexpensive ammo - my favorite is the Thompson SMG that I bought - of all places - at Dunham's Sports. I got a 50 rd drum magazine and now I can play gangster at the range.
And it's surprisingly accurate out to about 125 yds.
Fun Fun Fun :D
-Of course, I roll my own loads. Too expensive, otherwise.
April 7, 2009, 11:24 AM
My Mini-14 is very fun.
April 7, 2009, 11:58 AM
My regular fun gun is the Ruger 10/22. I can shoot that baby all day.
My special fun gun is this HK-MP5. Yes, it is full auto. Shoots like a lead garden hose.
April 7, 2009, 12:24 PM
Too many options to say just one.
WASR-10/63 GP is just fun to play with.
Browning BuckMark is my favorite fun-gun of my .22 pistols.
Then again, I have a 1957 J.C Higgins 88 revolver which is very fun.
Intratec Tec-22 is fun to put a 50-round magazine of .22's through.
.72 bore flintlock fowler with it's 55" long barrel is just plain fun.
I really enjoy my old Mossberg .22 bolt rifles from the 40's.
Bauer .25 pocket pistol is a ball to shoot..as are all pocket pistols to me.
etc etc etc etc.......I think all of my dozens of firearms are fun.
April 7, 2009, 12:27 PM
Though question. My definition of a "fun" gun would have to be one that is relatively cheep to shoot, but still makes a big "impression". I'll let each shooter define impression. A fun gun cannot be a workhorse or a collectors item. It must be a shhoter.
My personal list of fun guns would include-M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M-N Mod 44, Trapdoor Springfield, Original mod. 92 in .44 WCF, Mini-14, S&W K38 Masterpiece, Ruger Single-Six .32 H&R...
Granted some of these are collectibles, but they are shooters first in my book. As far as my favorite, it depends on my mood. If I want to play cowboy, I'll pick one. But if I want to pretend to kill germans, Japanese, or Indians, I'll pick accordingly.
Marlin 45 carbine
April 7, 2009, 12:30 PM
any of my .22LR semi-autos or my Marlin Camp Carbines with preference for the .45acp slightly.
April 7, 2009, 12:39 PM
Yep - I have one of each - 9mm and 45 - and while they DO need an aftermarket recoil buffer and Wolff spring, they ARE fun. Both of 'em remind me of sort of "big boy's 10/22" fun guns.
The 10/22 is the most fun in a rimfire - moving up to carbines, the Marlin Camps - but up at the top end, M1 Garand is very cool.
Rimfire handguns - 22/45 Target
Centerfire handguns - S&W 686 Plus, Government Issue M1911A1.
April 7, 2009, 12:46 PM
Most fun gun. Any of my .22 LR rifles or revolver. Because they are accurate and cheap to shoot.
But I love shooting the others too, but because of ammo cost, inspite of the fact that I reload, they are not as much fun to shoot.
April 7, 2009, 12:56 PM
My Kel-Tec PLR-16 is a real blast but no longer cheap to shoot, or it's little brother the PLR-22 which isn't as loud or destructive but equally fun.
This is this! it's not something else, it's this.
April 7, 2009, 12:59 PM
any gun that shoots is fun :D
April 7, 2009, 03:15 PM
My old Marlin 30-30. It is always fun.
April 7, 2009, 03:26 PM
I think the BAR wins, if it is class 3.
April 7, 2009, 03:40 PM
Usually it's the newest one I recently picked up but as a fall back answer I would say my converted Saiga is a blast to shoot. Now if only ammo will drop in price I can shoot it again.
April 7, 2009, 03:45 PM
My SP-10 I BADASS to shot! And, I would almost call it accurate!
April 7, 2009, 04:58 PM
For fun in the home and garden how about this? This is a Uberti SAA chambered to take air cartridges. You first unscrew the nose cone and place a.22 air pellet in it … pump the cartridge up using a special pump … screw the nose cone back on … load six into the cylinder and you are ready to go.
For fun at the range either my 10.22 or .22 Henry U/L will suffice.
April 7, 2009, 05:04 PM
Marlin model 60 is a blast my fathers colt delta elite 10mm is a hoot but finding the ammo is getting harder and harder
April 7, 2009, 05:17 PM
Most fun gun I own is my Hi-Point 995. An ATI stock and red dot make it everybody's favorite at range trips.
April 7, 2009, 05:19 PM
My 45-70 Pedersoli Sharps. I've said many times that shooting black powder cartridge is the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on. But if you're not into black powder it shoots equally well with smokeless loads.
April 7, 2009, 05:35 PM
10/22 carbine is always fun and cheap
Fun with a big bang and still relatively inexpensive is the Mosin M44
Fun, just all around fun, M1 carbine, but it's starting to get pricey to feed
April 7, 2009, 10:03 PM
either my bushmaster ar 15 or my 5.7
April 7, 2009, 10:08 PM
Mossberg 12 gauge with aimpoint site shooting 440 grain slugs.
April 7, 2009, 10:12 PM
Remington Nylon 66.
Inexpensive, reliable and cheap to shoot. And, it's easy on the ears.
April 7, 2009, 11:05 PM
I can recommend the Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9mm carbine. My sons and I have had a blast(literally) with ours.
April 8, 2009, 12:47 AM
Another vote for KelTec Sub2000. It's like a 10/22 on steroids. Everyone who shoots it (except lefties who get powder residue from the ejection port) gets a big grin.
A neighbor has a P22 with a Gemtech Outback II can. The only thing more fun than a suppressed .22LR might be a full auto suppressed .22. Some of the high end Airsoft guns actually get pretty close. The Drozd full auto BB gun would be great if the CO2 cartridges didn't ice up. Another acquaintance let me shoot a practice round through an M203 40mm grenade launcher. That wasn't as much fun as a suppressed .22, but chalk is a poor substitute for a satisfying detonation on target.
I don't remember any gun that wasn't fun, except maybe one that was broken, out of ammo, rusted in storage, cut up or de-milled, plugged with a squib load, or used as a symbol by some exploitive politician or bed wetter.
Never had a bad day fishing either. Most guns fun.
April 8, 2009, 05:06 AM
Mosin Nagant 91/30. It's fun because it has a gigantic rusty screwdriver disguised as a baoynet attached to the end of it. And it cost $89
April 8, 2009, 06:42 AM
In the category of .22LR, then I would have to say my Ruger Mk.II and my 10/22 are both the most accurate and the most fun guns I have in that caliber.
As for centerfire weaponry, my Colt Combat Commander .45 and my Colt AR-15 are my go to guns for the same reasons as my Ruger combo.
April 8, 2009, 06:45 AM
It's a toss up between the Enfield No1 MKIII and the Marlin 917VR.
Half the fun of shooting the Enfield is the looks from the people shooting those little 223's :evil:
April 8, 2009, 09:28 AM
for cheap fun...Ruger Single-Six or MKII..and sometimes the 10/22 or my OLD Marlin 99.
Pricier fun..SKS or 1911 or .357 Blackhawk/Vaquero
Clear-Other-Shooters-Off-The Range...M-44 Mosin-Nagant and "Heavy Ball" ammo
Long range serious fun...US Rifle Cal .30 M1 AKA "The Garand"
April 8, 2009, 09:34 AM
for cheap fun, get a Cz75 in 9mm. Costs will be kept to a minimum while quality and reliability remains high.
April 8, 2009, 01:43 PM
All I can say is WOW! It took till post #37 before an EBR was mentioned. That has to be some kind of record.:D
Just goes to show that people still love wood.
April 8, 2009, 08:47 PM
My "funnest" ones: Glenfield 60, Model 10-7, Paratrooper SKS (no bayo lug!)
I know; they're kinda mundane. However, they are lots o' fun.
April 8, 2009, 09:34 PM
FNH FiveseveN, I love blowing through 20 rounds at an unsuspecting soda can!
April 8, 2009, 09:53 PM
definately my kel tec sub 2000 9mm in glock 17 mag. pop in 33 round mag after mag - it'll spit out every shot fed - a blast to plink at the range with.
not very expensive either ($460 for the gun) and the 9mm ammo is'nt alot of doe either .
April 9, 2009, 11:03 AM
Another vote for the Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm.
Cheap to buy, $299 new last Sept., cheap to shoot.
And it folds!
April 9, 2009, 11:04 AM
I would have to say my 22a or my NAA 22 mini mag.
April 9, 2009, 12:13 PM
Mosin Nagant M 44, God what a fireball.
April 9, 2009, 03:12 PM
A couple of other "Fun Guns"...
Either the Pietta "Navy Colt" BP revolver, or my .50 Flintlock "Trade Rifle"
April 9, 2009, 03:16 PM
My ruger 17 hmr and a field full of prairie dogs. I do believe it's better than se.........nahhhhhh, but it is a heckuva lot of fun! :evil:
April 9, 2009, 06:21 PM
Either my Desert Eagle Mk. XIX in .50AE or M1 Carbine.
April 9, 2009, 06:32 PM
Up until the other day I would have said that my GSG-5 is hands down the most fun gun I have.
However after shooting my new IMI Uzi for the first time a couple days ago I might have to move it to the top of the list now of most fun guns I own.
For years its always been my AR, but then got the GSG-5 LR .22, fun an cheaper to shoot, but now I just got the M1 Garand...I can't put it down!!!!!! An can't wait to take it to
the range for some far shooting...but the AR is coming too!!!
April 9, 2009, 06:53 PM
Marlin 39A next 10/22 with BC folding stock and BAS Multi Dot Sight
April 9, 2009, 07:05 PM
My old Ruger 10/22 tricked out like an MG 42 in the rimfire category, AR-15 HBAR in centerfire category, and TT-33 in 7.62x25mm in pistol class.
April 9, 2009, 07:07 PM
April 9, 2009, 09:58 PM
My Full Auto MAC 10 32rds of 9mm in 1 and a 1/2 seconds. But with the whole ammo thing right now the fun has slowed down a lot.:cuss: