Fun Guns


March 23, 2011, 07:00 AM
What are your fun guns?

These are guns that you own just for the pure pleasure of shooting them. They might not be your most accurate guns, nor your prettiest guns. Collector value is probably not there either. But, you simply enjoy shooting them.

I have several guns that I consider my fun guns. One is an old High Standard, Double Action, 9-shot 22 revovler. Actually it is pretty accurate. Maybe not target accurate, but definetly a minute-of-can shooter. I like to shoot it.

So, what are your fun guns?

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March 23, 2011, 07:09 AM
My cheap .22s are my fun guns.. namely my Phoenix HP22A and my old Jennings J-22. Of course, my other .22s are fun, too, but more "refined" (Ruger MK-II and 10/22.)

Carl N. Brown
March 23, 2011, 07:26 AM
Coupla pawn shop orphans, Model 60 Marlin and Nylon 66 Remington, that I picked up for about $50 each and shamelessly bubba'd beyond redemption.
The good Model 60 (top) usually stays new in the box in the closet.
One of the pawn shop orphans accompanies me to the country in the pickup, and if they get dinged or dented or scratched, that just adds to their character.

March 23, 2011, 08:30 AM
Got a few .22 rimfire "Fun Guns", too...

MKII Ruger one of the Wm B Ruger Commemorative models

50th Year Single-Six, 4-5/8" barrel, blued, fixed sights, .22LR & .22Mag cylinders

OLD Marlin 99...a $20 Pawn Shop Rescue. IIRC it holds 16 or 17 .22LR rounds in the tube

40th Year 10/22...clear magazine and the medallion on the stock.

March 23, 2011, 10:21 AM
M1 carbine for me, have a collection in the triple digits but the carbine is the one for just pure plinking enjoyment.

March 23, 2011, 10:25 AM
Colt Woodsman 4"
Winchester 94 .44mag/.44sp saddle ring carbine (everybody esp new shooters love plinking with it and light reloads)
Browning Buckmark Silhouette with 4x Leupold LER glass (great for gophers or chewing up golfballs at 50 yards)

March 23, 2011, 10:25 AM
All my guns are fun :0)

March 23, 2011, 10:28 AM
10/22 with a big stack of 25-rd magazines.


March 23, 2011, 12:37 PM
My .22lr Russian trainer,and my .380 Femarurt37.Also like to shoot my .303 British,and my 3 "smokepoles".

March 23, 2011, 12:44 PM
My most fun gun would have to be my Desert Eagle 44 mag. Big BOOMS with manageable recoil, what's not to like :D

March 23, 2011, 12:47 PM
Numerous black powder revolvers, and a few .22RF semiautos.

March 23, 2011, 12:48 PM
Hi-Point 995TS.

March 23, 2011, 12:49 PM

'Nuff said. ;)

Grunt Medic TXARNG
March 23, 2011, 12:51 PM
ISSC M22 .22 'Glock-a-like'. All the training value of a centerfire pistol at a fraction of the price - and great for breaking in new shooters with extremely minimal recoil and noise.

March 23, 2011, 02:10 PM
LOL on the pistol grip mosin! that thing look like a blast!

March 23, 2011, 02:12 PM
almost forgot!

marlin 917v 17hmr

1300 winchester 12 ga

and my kimber 45 not realy cheap but still a blast to shoot at playing cards in the back yard

March 23, 2011, 02:15 PM
My Rossi Ranch Hand in .44 Magnum/Special. What is not to like when you shoot a lever action pistol and people look at you funny? That and it is a hoot to shoot.

March 23, 2011, 02:41 PM
Fun gun?

My lever action .22. Hands down. There's something gratifying about working a lever action and watching that piece of (small) brass fly out of the side of a gun.

March 23, 2011, 03:02 PM
My 22lr are my fun guns. I have a Ruger Mark III and Taurus revolver. I also have a Marlin 60 and 795. They provide lots of fun and practice.

My other guns are fun as well but they each have a purpose and are practiced with that in mind. The 22lr are for plinking.

March 23, 2011, 03:07 PM
'Nuff said.

Damn you must must be on a friendly basis with your local tax man....

March 23, 2011, 03:10 PM
AR is for work and play, and then the same for the Sig P220

I enjoy shooting them more than the .22's.....until I have to go buy more ammo ;)

My next "fun" gun will be a .308 for some LR shooting.....and a reloading bench to help with everything else :)

March 23, 2011, 04:39 PM
M1 Garand will do my talking, but tell the truth I miss my fun gun a M60 machine gun would love to shot one again someday.

March 23, 2011, 04:39 PM
Smith 29 44 mag

Probably provides the most fun of any gun I own. I can almost hear Harry Callahan before I pull the trigger.

March 23, 2011, 04:48 PM
The ones with triggers. :neener:

Honestly, at the glock 19 is more fun than anything I've owned. It is a pleasure to shoot fast and accurately. I consider myself a 1911 guy, so it pains me to type that.

March 23, 2011, 06:14 PM
Almost all of my .22's can be considered fun guns, with my Ruger 10/22 probably being the most fun (as well as being very accurate), to shoot out of all of them. In a revolver, it would have to be my Ruger Vaquero in .45LC. Just something about shooting that gun always puts a smile on my face. My customized Colt Combat Commander would be my favorite semi-auto pistol, as it's both fun to shoot and extremely accurate.

March 23, 2011, 08:13 PM
AR lower with Razorback belt feed upper in .22LR, and 500 round belts. Tough on armadillos and possums.

Also 1919A4 BMG .30 cal. on a tripod. Also 1921 Colt Thompson SMG although I don't shoot this one much.

March 23, 2011, 08:58 PM
I love the 1919's I have had a few in the past.

The funnest guns I have is a cricket .22 and a AR7.

My favorite thing to do is pop spray paint cans at 100 yards using a cheap red dot and API.:neener:

March 24, 2011, 12:21 AM
I love bullet hoses.:D Mac 10 and MP40 Expensive to shoot these days.:(

March 24, 2011, 09:14 AM
PTK, I don't even wanna THINK about blazin' away with that cut-down mosin-nagant...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I know what the recoil is with my M-44 and heavy ball 7.62x54 ammo

March 24, 2011, 12:41 PM
Got so many, really don't know. I really like .22 so I guess I'll say my custom 10/22 is my favorite. Also my Ruger Mark II is neat. Shooting the 1911 once and a while is a blast but $$$. The Carcano has a differnent kind of muzzle blast and one hell of a fireball, so does the Springfield Garand. Oh and that old Ruger carbine in 44 mag, that will be coming from my dad pretty soon. I remember he bought it new in the box for $99! Can't forget the Iver Johnson mod X, that;s great for in the shop or out the back door with cb ammo. Really takes care of them pesky blackbirds. And as a side note, I just finished a backstop (still can smell the welding) made it out of 1/4" diamond plate steel, 3x3. Made it at work so it was free! Gotta go, I'll pick up some paint after I make the bank deposit LOL!!!

March 24, 2011, 12:47 PM
The most fun? The CZ 75B and the Glock G 26. May have a little to do with the fact that they are easier on my wallet than any of my other guns. I need a .22! (seriously)

March 24, 2011, 01:51 PM
LONG.....My .36 flint SMR & Win M94 Trapper in .45 Colt.

SHORT....Walther PPKS .22LR, Colt .38spl Diamondback, Colt Sport Target .22LR, S&W .38spl M15, Ruger three-screw 4.5" .45 Colt BH.

Shoot The Moon
March 24, 2011, 01:57 PM
Another one for the .22RF - my Armscor MAK-22 (the one that looks a bit like an AK-47) - have two 25 round mags for it and set up 30 steel plates last weekend - knock 'em down against the clock! :D

March 24, 2011, 02:12 PM
My Marlin 60 and my M&P AR 22 for inexpensive shooting otherwise it's the 6 AR's that keep them company in the closet.

March 24, 2011, 02:14 PM
PTK, will you marry me!

seriously though, fantastic collection. Love the sawed off mosin nagant. is it even remotely accurate? and is it legal?

All my guns are fun, but I used to have a norinco SKS with removable mags (which I really regret selling) which was so much fun to plink with. I also used to love shooting my buddies sawed off 12 gauge pump.

Carl N. Brown
March 24, 2011, 02:28 PM
Post #13 by PTK with caption "'Nuf said".

That's about $2,600 in NFA taxes if I count correctly. (TC with shoulderstock and silencer should be two tax stamps.) I could adopt 52 pawnshop orphan .22s for that. Color me green with envy. :D

(And for those who cringe at the thought of touching off that Mosin-Nagant "pistol": the partisan guerillas who used those, used cartridges with about half the standard powder charge.)

March 24, 2011, 05:56 PM
Here's mine:

dagger dog
March 24, 2011, 05:59 PM
Model 12 A Remington .22 rimfire pump rifle, will shoot and .22 CB's, S,L, or LR, you can shoot the CB's or Shorts in your back yard without disturbing the neighbors, any tin can within 50 yds. ain't safe, makes you feel like a kid at the carnival all over again!:D

March 24, 2011, 07:59 PM
I didn't cringe when I saw the nagant, my pants got tighter :D I love nagants. I thought he just sawed it off like that, didn't realize they made them like that.

March 24, 2011, 10:12 PM
.44 magnum lever action rifle, .44 magnum revolver, .44 black powder revolver replica... I think I'm beginning to see a pattern. :)

March 25, 2011, 08:43 AM
For pure fun, I like my old beater Glenfield 60 with iron sights. I can shoot that thing all day.

March 25, 2011, 06:10 PM
Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm. Its just a fun gun to shoot and it folds.

Ignition Override
March 26, 2011, 01:29 AM
All of them.
The most fun are the two Enfield Jungle Carbines: handiness, some power and history (possibly Burma '45 and Malaysia '56) and very unique looks.

Some of these reasons are why I now want a Spanish FR8 ('.308') Mauser, FTF only, maybe trade my Yugo Mauser for a good one.

woad yurt: I recently paid $75 for a really old Marlin 60 and it misfed almost each round. Just wanted a (first) semi-auto .22.
After spending $45 at the very experienced gunsmith (two new parts), it now only misfeeds every 4-7 rounds. I envy you guys with the reliable Marlins.

It is so frustrating:( trying to stick a fresh round into that tight action, unlike an open bolt-action, that I gave up and won't touch it.

March 26, 2011, 02:02 AM
My most fun is probably my cz452. After that, probably my SIG 556.

I enjoy all of my handguns, but those are my SD/HD guns, and practicing with those is a little different mindset. Well, then there's the Neos, which is great to shoot.

My Mosin is fun, but with half a rib missing on my shooting shoulder, the recoil gets old fast.

I saw the 'pistoled' one PTK posted. A full charged 7.62x54 would likely be not much fun to shoot more than once or twice. I can see the benefit of only using a half charge on those.

March 26, 2011, 07:36 PM
My S&W M 27 6" it was always to long and heavy to carry much, now it's to long to heavy and worth to much money. But that is the one firearm I will never get rid of. The preWar S&W .357 R/M's and the post war N frame variants are the finest production revolvers ever produced.

March 26, 2011, 08:03 PM
camp 9
camp 45

Kendal Black
March 26, 2011, 08:49 PM
Most .22's are fun. A pair I particularly enjoy are the Ruger 10/22 and S&W 317.

March 26, 2011, 08:57 PM
I'm confused by the question. Are some guns not fun?

Redneck with a 40
March 26, 2011, 11:23 PM
SKS and Mini-14. Both of these are pure fun to blast away with at the range, the SKS is purely a range blaster. If I go down prone with a rest, my Mini will actually print 2 to 2.5" (5) shot groups, which ain't bad for a Mini!:)

March 27, 2011, 01:17 AM
the chopped down Mosin Nagant is historically called an Obrez. I've never fired one, but if I can find a dirt cheap Mosin I'd chop it down. They are perfectly legal, and IIRC only needs to be registered as a handgun. Although, it may need and NFA stamp as a SBR.

All my guns are fun. Right now though, I'm loving my Hi-Point 995TS carbine.

March 27, 2011, 01:25 AM
It's got to be registered as a SBR. I have a couple old nagants with crap barrels that I would not mind turning in to a SBR.

March 27, 2011, 01:57 AM
kalash, you do realize that that Mosin is the same one pictured in post 13, right?

Trad Archer
March 27, 2011, 10:15 AM
Ruger New Model Single Six 32 H@R mag..............what a blast!

March 27, 2011, 12:37 PM
All of them are fun!

Shamus MacD
March 27, 2011, 01:12 PM
definatly my draco. cheap to blaze rounds away in. and its bad@ss!

March 27, 2011, 02:50 PM
all good, but I guess I would say at top of my just for fun list...

my old model S&W 63 J-frame 4" 22 revolver (had it out this morning and, as always, impressed by just how much fun it is, and what it can do)

and/or, like OP, my steel frame Hi-Standard Double Nine 9-shooter 22 revolver. I shoot it SA only, always has been spooky accurate, despite the sights (I did put a uni-ramp front with ivory dot on it years ago, and drifted the rear to "just right")

The Hi-Standard cost me $150 a whole lot of years ago, pert near new, w/ box & both cylinders... the 63 cost me a whole lot more "mint" couple of years ago.. and no way would I ever sell either

if I had a better place to throw some casual clays (and somebody to throw 'em for me), my nice old Savage 410 pump would be in the "three most fun for me", but we just don't get out together much anymore
(never was anything more just-fun than a 410 that points where you look)

March 27, 2011, 03:06 PM
I would not mess with PTK!!! those puppies are sick

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