Naming a gun...


Cluster Bomb
December 22, 2011, 03:36 PM
Do you name your guns? if so what do you take into consideration when naming it?

I just got a Ruger Redhawk 44 mag 7" in stainless, and havent named her yet.

My Colt 357 mag revolver is named Lucky Lady, as the first of her 5 serial # is 777

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December 22, 2011, 04:04 PM
Not anymore. I named one... the novelty wore off... I stopped thinking about it.

Mikee Loxxer
December 22, 2011, 04:07 PM
I have a K31 that I refer to by the name of the guy it was issued to (noted on the tag under the buttplate). This is only so that I can distinguish it from the other two K31s I own. Aside from that no, I don't give objects names for its own sake, it is a silly practice.

The Sarge
December 22, 2011, 04:09 PM
Hell no.

December 22, 2011, 04:09 PM
Never named any of mine. Only person I know who has a named gun is my uncle. He has several dozen guns, but only one has a name. It's an old 12ga pump (not sure the brand - Ithaca maybe) that's named "Willard". I'm sure there's a story behind it, but I've never really asked.

Tim the student
December 22, 2011, 04:13 PM
No. Nor do I name things for other hobbies, nor do I name other tools. John the RC heli doesn't do anything for me, nor does Thumb-buster the hammer.

But if you want to, have at it. I'm a live and let live kinda guy.

December 22, 2011, 04:14 PM
at my age i have a hard enough time remembering my own name

December 22, 2011, 04:18 PM
Not really, I've seen way too many people anthropomorphize items and take it way too far, though I did debate naming my AR-15 Clara after Clara Norton Fowler.

December 22, 2011, 05:26 PM
When I'm laying in bed with them I call them all baby...... then I.......... never mind. I've said too much. ;)

Ummm..... No. It's a thing, not a person or a pet.

December 22, 2011, 05:28 PM
At some point, I'll do a 'Vera' build, but I'm a bit of a Firefly geek. ;)

SBS's look like fun.

December 22, 2011, 05:47 PM
Mine tends to change for the same gun. Betsy, Bertha, Sally....

December 22, 2011, 05:47 PM
No I have never felt the need to name any of my guns, or any other tool or object that I own. Just not my style.

bottom shelf
December 22, 2011, 07:44 PM
Yes, I have named all of them. They're all named Lisa. I also named 2 motorcycles Lisa. I just think it's a hot sounding name.

December 22, 2011, 07:48 PM
Nope. Always thought it was weird.

December 22, 2011, 09:44 PM
Only the special ones.......

December 22, 2011, 10:11 PM
Seems kind of silly, they're not gonna come to you if you call them. Last year I rescinded my teenager's name for this reason.

December 22, 2011, 10:12 PM
Sure. I don't currently own a firearm, but when I get that Mossburg 500 I am saving for, it shall be called Abraham.... (the first of many, get it??)

December 22, 2011, 11:20 PM
I used to but stopped when I got married. My wife was under the impression that they were all named for ex-girlfriends. Completely untrue.

Deus Machina
December 22, 2011, 11:30 PM
One of mine has a name. My Mosin Nagant M44 is Ivan. So is my friend's M44, and another friend's 91/30. They're Russian; they're all Ivan.

I've jokingly called my Carcano 'Mario' before, but it's hardly stuck.

December 22, 2011, 11:44 PM
Haven't named a gun or my VW Beetle.

December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM
My 870's name is Kandice. Named after someone I know. It's loud, and likes break stuff.

December 23, 2011, 01:12 AM
Haven't named a gun or my VW Beetle. From what I hear, naming those old VWs is a very popular thing to do.. :P

December 23, 2011, 05:17 AM
I don't really get to shoot anymore. I'm not close enough to any of my guns to name them. If one had any particular significance, or I was unusually enamored with one, I might. But otherwise not.

nor does Thumb-buster the hammer.

I'm studying geology, and have developed some fondness for my rock hammer. I've considered naming it in the past.

December 23, 2011, 10:01 AM
I do some of them. It's fun, like a car guy might name some of his cars :)

My 1911 .45 is named Samantha, my Springfield Armory XD is named Georgey (because I bought it with the stimulus check we got from George Bush) :D

December 23, 2011, 10:35 AM
Only one, but like CoRoMo said in post #2, the novelty wore off. Officially, my Hungarian M-44 is named Atilla, but I never actually call it that.

I call my guns by either their make or their caliber.

December 23, 2011, 04:38 PM
Most of mine have names, but not all. It either naturally happens or it just doesn't. I gotta say, my girlfriend knows what most of my guns brands and models are, but if I tell her to grab one by name vs by brand/model, she'll know which one to reach for faster...

Mossberg 500- Burgerballs (inside joke with a friend)

Winchester 1912 -Chester (surprised?)

Remington 870 Wingmaster -Mallory

Marlin 336-BL -Ohmadarlin but usually just call it 'Darlin

both my .22 rifles haven't had a name for whatever reason, a 521-T and Nylon66, my girlfriend knows them as 'semi' and 'bolt'

Mosin Nagant 91-30 -Victor (named by a sailor friend of mine who is the master gunner on a tall ship for reenactments)

Uberti 1847 Colt Walker -Chuck Norris (of course!)

two 1851 navies (my first guns ever) -Justice is full sized and blue. Grace has a shorter barrel, and is engraved stainless.

single shot 12" .44 rifled percussion musket-pistol with full length stock from butt to muzzle, we call it "The Captain" and 'he' is many friends' favorite, a ridiculously fun gun to shoot.

steel 1858 with .45LC conversion cylinder -Connie Chung (and I can never say that with a straight face)

twin J.P Sauer SAA Clones one in .45Lc and one in .22Lr -Kablam and patooey

I had a Wildey .45 win-mag for a few years, we just called it Wildey, 'nuff said :)

for whatever reason haven't ever named my 6" stainless GP-100, though it has quite a strikingly gorgeous appearance.

my girlfriend named my 4" stainless S&W 629 though, the moment she laid eyes on it. Named it 'Sexy' :D and it really is...

SW 1911 ltd edition in polished stainless -Excaliber (pun intended)

S&W 5906 -Milly, name came naturally and just stuck, easier to say than 'fivenineohsix' every time

Beretta Tomcat .32 acp -Tommy (til I get me a Thompson .45 anyway :D even then I might name the Thompson AL)

and I saved the crappiest of the lot for last, a Jennings J-22 that a friend convinced someone else who should NOT be a gun owner to 'get rid of' and he then gave it to me. I know alll about how crappy they are so don't feel compelled to educate me. We call it 'Peter Jennings' hehe and he is grumpy more often than not.

Those are just the ones I have named and the un-named that someday may be indeed named. Call me childish, I don't care, same reason we give humans a nickname, sometimes it's just shorter and easier, other times it'll make someone laugh or smile, and hey life's short :)

Next time I need the hammer I might ask my girlfriend "Hon, mind grabbin thumb-buster for me??" LoL

December 23, 2011, 05:26 PM
Mine don't have names but they have been called a few after having issues,( jams, misfires, FTF.)
None of these names are printable.

December 23, 2011, 06:23 PM
I've named boats. I would name an airplane.

But not a gun.

December 24, 2011, 12:20 AM
I call them out by brand/caliber most often. Then the other pet name for any one of them when they have issues or are really beat up is crowbar.:D

December 24, 2011, 12:43 AM
When I grip my Sig 230 to high, and it takes a plug out of my hand, I call it all kind of names.

December 24, 2011, 12:45 AM
Never have. Never will.

December 24, 2011, 08:53 AM
This is my Winchester named Meat Maker. 30-30 is a keeper.

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