Do you resemble your guns?


June 29, 2009, 02:19 PM
Humor me.

I mean come on, we have had caliber wars, brand loyalty, platforms, metallurgy, duck-butts, curb feelers, tack's-n-tickles, and whatever else bashed, hashed and trashed.

I do not recall a thread in regard to gun owners resembling their guns.
You know how dawgs and owners tend to take after one another? This is what I am speaking of.

Work with me here. If this thread is original, the first time ever posted on a gun forum, this just might be the ticket for me to finally get the dad-blasted decoder ring I still have not received from Staff someone around this here forum

Green, I wanted the green one.

Look, times are tough, and there is enough stress in life, without having all these bashing, hashing and trashing threads.

We are supposed to be about responsible firearm ownership, and RKBA. With all the bashing, hashing and trashing that goes on, all we do is turn fence sitters away, and give those against us more ammunition.

Lighten up! Have some fun! Show these fence sitters we have a sense of humor.
Give the anti's a migraine...

Don't worry about the Sys Admin, he is too busy posting how to not kill flowers and playing with the new toys this version vB has.

Staff/Mods, don't worry about them either. I have no problem resorting to blackmail and bribery.
Trust me, some of the staff and mods live in fear, I will send a spouse, or their kids(s), or both, pictures of a real expensive 28 ga shotgun.

Now keep in mind, this is supposed to be family friendly board, so if you photoshop something, keep that in mind.
Also Art's Grammaw is a sharp gal, so be considerate about posted replies.

For example, I prefer a Gov't Model of 1911.
I don't have a backside.

Now if you have a duckbutt, and your 1911 has a duckbutt...

I like single shot shotguns. I appreciate two barrel shotguns, classic pumps and semi autos in wood-n-blue

Now if you have side saddles on your shotguns share how you earned them hips ( I am betting cookies and ice cream).
I can't wait to hear about mag extensions, rails, lasers, ...

Right off the bat, I am going to predict, the super nice Black Powder Bunch around here is going to embarrass the daylights out of some folks.

Whatever you do, don't tell the current administration about nipple picks, because the next thing you know, this administration will want to tax tattoo and piercing parlors

Still I betcha the Black Powder Bunch, even if they have a dishwasher at home, rarely use it. Soap and water is simple, proven and works.

Now those with polymer guns, I have to wonder if they have to have a dishwasher, and do use the dishwasher constantly, even for small dish loads.

You with me?

Chill out, have some fun, and remember, this is to help me get a green decoder ring.


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June 29, 2009, 02:26 PM
1911s, Smiths, Rem 700 and 740... mossberg pumps and side by sides, winchester 94s- these are me- polish blue with red tint wood, parked with walnut, stainless with black rubber... all stock- well maintained... no flash, no mall ninja :)

im a bearded run of the mill in cotton and wool- leather belongs on boots

June 29, 2009, 02:38 PM
My firearm collection reflects my OCD!

Obsessive Compulsiveness with some order.

Remember back in the eighties when you could get all the baseball cards each season because there were only three sets by Topps, Donruss, and Fleer? I could afford to be a completist on the lawnmowing money.

I do the same with firearms, try to get one of everything within reason. Short revolver, long revolver, a Smith and a Ruger, mil surp rifles, bolt, lever and slide action hunting arms, a Kimber 1911, a Hi Power, half a dozen DA autoloaders...SIGs, CZ's, XDs in lieu of uncomfortable Glocks.

I lack a massive revolver and a single action revolver which interest me the least. Other than that, yeah, my completist type personality reflects itself in my firearms.

June 29, 2009, 02:45 PM
I walk between the old and new stuff, I have my fancy electronics and yet still have a record player and a tape deck. Same goes for the guns; synthetic stock varmit guns with nice optics and Nagants and Enfields with solid wood and open sights.

And after serving in the Marines, if you can polish it and make it shine--it better; so all my stainless revolvers and semi-autos shine. :)

June 29, 2009, 03:16 PM
Some of my favorite guns are Ruger revolvers.
They reflect the attributes I like; tough and fairly cheap with not a lot of good looks.

I don't like accessory rails, lights, lasers, or any other add on for guns.
I also wear plain clothes and don't wear jewelry.

June 29, 2009, 03:24 PM
Yes, all my guns are tall, incredibly sexy, and fit, with smouldering dark eyes... :cool:

June 29, 2009, 03:34 PM
S&W 686+

Traditional revolver/Modern features; My friends tell me i dress like an old man even though i'm in my twenties. according to my girlfriend I have a very "traditional" view of relationships :D

High Capacity; I must admit I enjoy a little excess (mostly the weekends...)- all things in moderation, especially moderation

.38/.357; Pretty easy going guy, but there are somethings I am "no nonsense" about... also fits for $$$; 9 times out of ten I like to hang out and drink cheap beer with friends, but I reserve the right to go all out spontaneously (see "excess" above)

Pretty original thread. fun :) how many posts will it take until some one likens himself to his gun using it's dimensions? ;)

June 29, 2009, 03:46 PM
So, if I <heart> my Auto5s, does that make me a humpback? ;)

June 29, 2009, 03:48 PM
You trying to say all my guns look old?

June 29, 2009, 03:51 PM
When I was younger and thinner, I shot primarily 9mm. Now that I'm older and thicker, I shoot mostly .45ACP, -so I guess that I "resemble" my ammo.

June 29, 2009, 03:55 PM
Although small in stature I prefer the larger calibers. If it is a handgun and doesn't have a 4 in the first digit, I likely will not bother buying it, but I broke down and bought a 38 Super. Years ago I would not have bought a semi auto handgun for all the money in the world, but times have changed and so has my collection. I now have wheel guns and semi autos. I even have black powder shooters. Five years ago I had no use for an assualt rifle. Now I have an AR. I shot my first deer with a handgun back in 1974 and sold every centerfire rifle I had. Now I own two. I do own two rimfires, because it's against the law to live in the United States and not own at least one. So if one appears like ones gun collection, I must be uglier than the south side of a northern bound mule. I'm more cantankerous than a rattler just out of hybernation and as set in my ways as day old concrete.

June 29, 2009, 03:56 PM
kinda long skinny with a trigger located located about midway........


June 29, 2009, 04:03 PM
i have in pistol,
walther p22, w/laser, home back-up/fun gun
bersa thunder 380, small c/carry
357 in ss med carry/truck gun
witness .45 for the power when needed....

i like to blend into the wood work till i need to make a power move or stand out in a crowd....

June 29, 2009, 04:12 PM
I look like my Model 10 snubby: all "back" and no "front."
(Is that family friendly enough?)

June 29, 2009, 04:29 PM
I dunno, you tell me?

June 29, 2009, 04:47 PM
Hmm, let's see:

Older, outside starting to deteriorate (me that is) would probably match my favorite, an orig. Win 1873.

Somewhat different could also describe the cartridge, 38WCF.

Luckily, still a repeater too. :rolleyes:

Maybe there is something to this! :D

June 29, 2009, 05:54 PM
i suppose someone who has had extensive plastic surgery might be compared to a glock.

June 29, 2009, 06:25 PM
Cyanide, that's funny!

4v50 Gary
June 29, 2009, 06:36 PM
No, I don't resemble my guns at all. I look like a peepul and not a machine. However, like some of my guns, I'm old :( but still younger than Art. :p

June 29, 2009, 06:36 PM
nope, none of my guns are nearly as ugly as i am, and they all work better than i do! lol! i have a few that are older, but if they were as unriliable as me, i would have to have them repaired, or use them for parts. as for me, well, lets just say i have been put out to pasture.

deputy tom
June 29, 2009, 06:38 PM
Yes,old and some pitting.tom.:D

June 29, 2009, 07:20 PM
Hmmm.....well, out of pure philanthropy,

So you can get your green decoder ring, here goes some horrid doggerel:

"Paean of an Old Fart Shooter"

My bluing is worn clean through and through,

And my stocks are chipped and beat,

And when out in the hills, I'm slow to get up

And I limp about on both my feet.

(And I'm also confused about MOA;

Can't find anything about it from the SSA.)

The only optics I own are my glasses,

Which, perched on my nose,

Kinda bring the iron sights into focus

And gets the shot in close.

Got no truck with the present fad for weapon bling,

Not rails nor lights nor one point slings

(Saves me a lotta money).

Just Hoppe's, and oil, and care,

And me and a gun and what the day brings.

Nevermind I don't carry a

BMG to wipe out a bear.

So, my Iron Menagerie continues to

Survive and prosper

And I still hit far more often than I stray.

The most important point?

Those kneehigh kids, growing up right now, who are missing this.

How the days have changed.


June 29, 2009, 08:44 PM
Compared to other rifles my M1 Carbine is kind of short and wide. As it gets older it doesn't digest ammo as well as it used to. It also sits quietly in the safe a lot more now.

Maybe it is starting to resemble its owner.

June 29, 2009, 11:30 PM
Slightly larger than the traditional item, with some benefits of modern technology, but still a little odd in my own way;

Applies equally well to my Smith and Wesson 620 (seven-shot revolver), my Kimber Tactical Custom II (alloy framed/tricked out 1911), and my mid-length AR (much different than CAR setups).

June 29, 2009, 11:49 PM
I have a stock AMD 65 that will remain that way, aside from a well needed upcoming duracoat refinish, a stock Mosin Nagant M-38 that shall also remain stock, a synthetic stock Mossberg 702 plinkster .22lr with a Bushnell 3-9x40 scope, and a Mossberg 590 with an aftermarket pistol grip/collapsable stock, and a cheapy holographic reflex red dot for quick target acquisition with both eyes open in low light conditions for home defense.

Now, a bit about myself. I am a 20 year old musician with Tourette's syndrome, and I run a recording studio. I'm brutally honest, outspoken, and the people I care about mean more to me than anything, of this world or not. I go shooting at least once a week, or more often if I can afford it. I am the epitome of function over form, in all aspects of my life. I guess I've come to be known as "the gun guy" in my general age group, and I try to introduce as many people as I can to this wonderful world. Music gear(guitars, amps, drums, etc) is my other passion/wallet vacuum. I play several different instruments, I've been in and out of more bands than I care to remember. I am so fed up with music these days, and I had a lot of trouble finding stuff that I enjoy, so about two years ago, I just started writing and recording exactly what I want to hear, rather than depending on other people to share my tastes, and I never looked back.

From the outline I've given you, do you think I resemble my guns? Because I don't.

This is me around a month ago, about 30 seconds into my first run of the 3 gun course that I, and 5 of my friends, set up back in the woods. I don't have any pictures from afterwards, but I don't think it's too hard to picture what an out of shape guy looks like after 3 hours of running up and down the side of a mountain with a fully loaded vest, pistol, rifle, and shotgun.

June 30, 2009, 12:43 AM

Well, my Ruger does have a 7-1/2" barrel.

June 30, 2009, 01:21 AM
I guess they do, most of my guns are from a different era.

June 30, 2009, 01:36 AM
Yup mine are just like me fully functioning and been through:cuss::fire:

I tend to go with small compact autoloaders just like me 5'6" and ugly as sin Glock, Ruger, FN

My temper is just like all of my bolt actions, locked and cocked

and last but not least my shotguns reflect my rage I am gonna give it to ya with both barrels O/U :cool:

June 30, 2009, 01:41 AM
KarenTOC need comparison pics

Kind of Blued
June 30, 2009, 02:55 AM
Loaded and tucked away in a leather "holder" of one sort or another. :)

June 30, 2009, 10:24 AM
Gett'n older, a slow mover compared to the newer (younger) crowd, but in a pinch can still hit hard like my 45

Pistol Toter
June 30, 2009, 12:59 PM
Well at my age, (nun-ya-business) height 5'5" and weight 360+/-; I guess I'd resemble a Civil War Mortar.:D
I carry a snubnose .357 or a Glock 21 and have a small S&W collection all blue revolvers except one ole model 66. :neener:
I can't get a picture of me because everytime someone tries to the camera breaks but you might just find me on the Post Office wall under "WANTED"

June 30, 2009, 02:35 PM
Well, I am not black, and I am not very "tactical." So, I guess I don't resemble my guns. :D

In all seriousness, I like big, heavy guns with lots of power sorta like me (Tall/broad, muscular and a lot of strength.) Although I do like guns to be compact and easy on the shoulder too. So I like my 12 gauges, .44 mags, .45acp, .30-06, etc...

June 30, 2009, 03:41 PM
I had to think about that for a minute. I have mostly long guns don't care much for pistols. I have old, new and in between. I have a lot of military guns. Guns with gadgets, guns without gadgets. Big caliber, little caliber, medium caliber. Wood and steel, synthetic and coated. Air guns too. So yep the look like me, a mess.

June 30, 2009, 05:56 PM
I'm picky....wife says I'm picky beyond normal. Guess I'm drawn to superbly designed & well machined firearms. I also enjoy artwork, maybe that's why I go for engraving.

June 30, 2009, 06:47 PM
Yep. A strong resemblance.

Old, abused beaters that aren't desirable. The cheap-and-uglies. Well-worn and not-at-all spiffed up. Unfashionable. Three bought new out of 52, and two of those were bought new in the late '70s.

-And all but one of them work as well as a new one. (The exception is a centenarian heirloom.)

Ky Larry
June 30, 2009, 09:12 PM
Yes, I think I resemble my gun collection. I have some old ideas (1932 Colt Police Positive .38 Spl, 1940 Ithaca Model 37 12 ga pump), some new ideas
( Kimber Custom Defender II with Crimson Trace Laser Grips, various Tupper Ware pistols). Most of my guns, and me, have some wear and tear but are fully functional, clean, and reliable. We won't fail a friend or family member and can always be counted on in a pinch.We may not be eveyones ideal, but we take care of our own. If left alone, you won't ever notice us.

July 1, 2009, 07:08 AM
Ugly, like my Mosins.

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