What's your "fun gun"


July 4, 2013, 10:39 PM
If I told you we were going to the range just to do some general plinking/steel target shooting and have some fun...and that you could bring only one gun (assume ammo price/availability wasn't an issue)...what would it be?

I would probably bring my Ruger Blackhawk in .41 mag.

What say you?

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July 4, 2013, 10:42 PM
I always have tons of fun with my Marlin 336.

July 4, 2013, 11:51 PM
I seem to have the most fun with my Henry H001 .22LR

Hondo 60
July 4, 2013, 11:57 PM
I hate these "only one gun" threads.
It's too hard to pick!

I guess I'd have to go with my S&W Model 10-5.
I reload my own & have the bullet & powder down pat on this one.
It's extremely accurate, that's why I chose it.

July 4, 2013, 11:59 PM
It depends on my mood.

Generally, if it goes bang, it is fun.

July 5, 2013, 12:14 AM
I hate these "only one gun" threads.
It's too hard to pick!

Hey...just for you...and because it's all among friend here...you can pick more than one. :D

July 5, 2013, 12:16 AM
My .44 mag Redhawk. I took it up shooting today and forgot how big my smile got when I pulled the trigger.

July 5, 2013, 12:40 AM
Hmm I'd either go with my CETME because of the large boom, and general soft recoil of it...or my VZ.61 Skorpion because...well...20rounds goes REAL fast through that thing, even if it is only semi auto!

July 5, 2013, 12:40 AM
The Desert Eagle .44 is always fun.

July 5, 2013, 12:44 AM
No doubt the funnest gun known to man right here.


Of course anything in FA would be much more fun...Unfortunatly guns are expensive enough, I don't wanna add another 200 bucks and serious atf wait times... So SA will have to do

July 5, 2013, 03:39 AM
I'd pick a suppressed twenty two out of the lineup.

Cheap to shoot and lot's of smiles. :D

July 5, 2013, 05:26 AM
A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.

July 5, 2013, 05:27 AM
My Coonan .357 magnum semi-auto.

July 5, 2013, 06:24 AM
Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22. Cheap fun and accurate.

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July 5, 2013, 06:54 AM
Fun Gun semi-auto-Colt Combat Commander.

Fun Gun revolver-Ruger Vaquero.

Fun Gun rifle-Ruger 10/22.

Fun Gun shotgun-Mossberg Model 9200.

highlander 5
July 5, 2013, 07:13 AM
Handgun S&W 625,rifle AR25 in 223 or 300 BLK.

July 5, 2013, 07:19 AM
Sharps business rifle in 45/70

July 5, 2013, 07:30 AM
No doubt the funnest gun known to man right here.


Of course anything in FA would be much more fun...Unfortunatly guns are expensive enough, I don't wanna add another 200 bucks and serious atf wait times... So SA will have to do
The 'Lil' Bitch' (Eastern-European nickname for AKSU) can cause much mayhem and destruction. This will be one of the first weapons to be banned.

Carl N. Brown
July 5, 2013, 08:16 AM
On topic:

My fun gun is an abused orphan Marlin 60 that I bought used at a gunshop for $53 dollars, shortened the barrel and magazine tube to 17", and mounted in a broken junked Ramline folder stock expoxied and pinned to fixed. It goes with me to the mountains for plinking and possible protection even though I have better guns. It works, its handy.
The Nylon 66 was another pawnshop orphan $50 that required $13 for an ejector & spring (gunsmith Harrel told me those were the first Nylon 66 repair parts he had had to sell to anyone). Yep, I bobbed the barrel by 2.25" and reinstalled the front sight. That's often the backup to the Model 60 on trips to the mountain. 66 will go 15 rounds of Aguila SSS without a bobble. The pristine Marlin 60 above stays NIB JIC the others go out of service.

Off topic:

PabloJ: A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.

In the 1950s I was introduced to plinking cans by my dad using the .22 family rifle that he hunted with in the 1930s; in the 1960s I hunted with my uncle Ed who still lived on the mountain. Guns were introduced to me as a good skill to have (Dad credited his pre-WWII experience with guns as giving him the marksmanship skills to survive his first landing in New Guinea) but mostly as weapons for hunting and target practice to be a safer and better hunter. My kids tell me some of the best times with me they remember were our trips to the rock quarry, or to the mountain, or to the rifle range, to shoot at targets.

It took some convincing in the 1970s by two friends who were city detectives and a relative who was a corrections officer that keeping a gun ready for self-defense was a good idea. In 2006 a man beat two people to death with a baseball bat in their home over drugs; DNA proved he had stabbed a woman to death in the boarding house just one block from my apartment in 2004. In early 2013, drug seekers killed a disabled Iraq War vet for his pain meds using a hammer and knife. That confirmed to me that it is, after all, a good thing to have a gun as a self-defense tool because there are other people who are a threat to me whether they have a gun or not. I would not have a gun just to defend against another gun; the home invader my sister drove off with her pistol did not have a gun but was still a danger to her.

July 5, 2013, 08:24 AM
I have the most fun with a pump action shotgun. So I'd take a Mossberg 500. Something about working the action always makes me smile. Give me a few slugs, a couple of boxes of buck shot, and a pallet of bird shot... I'll have fun for days.

Don't forget a nice and soft after market recoil pad.

July 5, 2013, 08:40 AM
Ruger MK II

July 5, 2013, 08:43 AM
Debbie downer

July 5, 2013, 08:54 AM
Ruger MKII 22/45

July 5, 2013, 11:50 AM
Ruger 10-22 TD w/ an Eotech. Light, quick and very accurate. Ready to go at all times in the convenient carry case that I have packed with a extra mags, extra batteries, boresnake, CLR, ear plugs and a spinner target. Grab that & a box of ammo and I'm good to go for a great time shooting.

July 5, 2013, 11:55 AM
Glock 21, me go boom-boom long time happy-happy.

we are not amused
July 5, 2013, 11:55 AM
The 'Lil' Bitch' (Eastern-European nickname for AKSU) can cause much mayhem and destruction. This will be one of the first weapons to be banned.
Now I know what to buy as an investment! Thanks for the tip!:D

July 5, 2013, 12:02 PM
I really can't answer the question as I NEVER go to shoot with only one gun.

we are not amused
July 5, 2013, 12:08 PM
Seriously, only one gun? :( Probably the Mini-14. But the SKS is a lot of fun too! As is the 10-22 Ruger. Then, again pulling out the old 45-70 trap door Springfield is kind of neat too, and I always enjoy the 30-06 Springfield and even more, the 30-40 Krag.

Then there are the pistols. The 1911, the Star model B 9mm, and my favorite, the CZ-52!

I rarely go to the range with just one gun, and even plinking, I often have a couple.

Not into the shotgun sports, but that may change, I have a friend who really loves shooting clays, and he is trying to get me to go with him sometime.

July 5, 2013, 12:15 PM
Hello friends and neighbors// Right now, it would be the Winchester 1873, I just got back from the GS.
D.O.M of 1885
Caliber .32-20 (first made available in 1882)

The black marker = incorrect range notes. I though the first round was above the target.(no glasses on) please see the smaller green notes made with glasses on.

After the fifth (four in black) shot, I tried Kentucky windage for 6/7 but adjusted too far.
Shots 8/9/10 are supposed to be in the smaller top left target bull.

Only had 10 rounds with me. 25yards, elbow rest ,at the indoor range, using Black Hills .32-20 @650.

Just can't wait to go back for more with this fun gun.!:D

July 5, 2013, 12:35 PM
As much as I am a rifle guy, I do love shooting my Ruger Mark III.


July 5, 2013, 12:44 PM
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July 5, 2013, 12:46 PM
My DEagle .44 with full power loads of H110.

July 5, 2013, 01:20 PM
CMMG .22lr AR pistol I made into an SBR. Way to easy too burn up 500+ rounds in ~30 minutes at the plate rack.

July 5, 2013, 02:26 PM
If ammo prices and availability weren't issues...

My AR. It's a DPMS AP4 in 223. I have a Burris Fullfield II mounted on it and it's a blast to shoot!

July 5, 2013, 02:34 PM
Mine has been a Marlin model 60. A Christmas present from my Dad.

July 5, 2013, 04:26 PM
Either my Remington Model 34 or a Savage Mk1 FVT. The former being made from 33'-35', serial number indicates that it was made about 1934, easily one of my most favorite rifles.


July 5, 2013, 06:15 PM
My wife's Taurus 85 snubbie. Yeah, pretty weird.

My Colt 6920 with MK232 Mod1 ammo at 600 or more yards, trying to read the wind. 2nd place.

July 5, 2013, 07:04 PM
When I invite someone to the range, my always bring gun is my M3 belt-fed 50BMG.Not only does it make them smile, it will literally draw a crowd.

July 5, 2013, 07:08 PM
Of course anything in FA would be much more fun...Unfortunatly guns are expensive enough, I don't wanna add another 200 bucks and serious atf wait times... So SA will have to do

What's 200 when your talking 5k-100k+?

Oh and to answer the OP's question
My beretta Teknys

July 5, 2013, 07:35 PM
I've been having the most fun lately with that little .45ACP, second from the right! :D

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July 5, 2013, 08:19 PM
One day it would be S&W 586. Another day it would be Ruger Mk II.

July 5, 2013, 08:20 PM
The joy for me is to watch other people shoot my Ruger AC-556 machine gun. Semi, 3 shot burst and full auto that is fitted with the Ruger folding stock.

They are informed that it is a machine gun, so I first have them fire one or two rounds on “semi” so they will experience the soft recoil -- the usual reaction is a nod and “… not bad!”

Then the seledtor goes to 3 shot burst with the instruction not to release the trigger -- this elicits a big smile.

Now full auto -- a wild-eyed, ear to ear grin with eyes searching for another full magazine!

Sometimes I even get to shoot it! :D

July 5, 2013, 08:56 PM
Desert Eagle .357 Magnum. :D

bottom shelf
July 5, 2013, 09:18 PM
Would have to be the Beretta FS-96.

July 5, 2013, 10:55 PM
To go to the range? I would bring my Mosin Nagant. However, I shoot my Crosman 2400KT more than any other gun I own because I don't have to go the range, I can shoot it in my garage and it cost pennies per round to shoot.

July 5, 2013, 11:09 PM
Hmmmm..... I love my home modified WASR AK. Fun recoil, but still very fast with the muzzle brake... And it's my go to HD/WROL/etc etc gun, so every round fired just feels, good I guess. But it's almost too easy...

So I really love my Nagant revolver too... Interesting, cheap, historical, challenging but very rewarding. Making a tight group with that trigger makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

And a part of me just loves pump shotguns, of all types, but a wood stock, and a short barrel will work just fine. So fun to shoot fast, so powerful, and useful...

You ask too hard of questions.

July 5, 2013, 11:28 PM
For long guns, it would be hands down the 700 in 7mm RM, but maybe one of the .270 win's, but the 6mm Rem is a heck of a lot of fun too, and lets not forget the 700 in 17 Rem., or maybe the ....... Alright, I guess I'm not capable of picking just one.

For hand guns, I'm going to have to go with the SRH 44 mag., with full tilt jacketed - H110 / 296 loads. Either that or one of the .357 mags will float my boat.

Then there is shotguns. I'm forced to go with any one of my 870's for a day of clay busting fun. 12 ga or 20 ga.. But then again, over the last 10 years I've found a new love for the .410, but more for wing shooting, rather than clay busting actually.

This has been a difficult post for me to comment on. I just have so many different types of recreational shooting I enjoy, so it really depends on which one I feel like doing. To ask us which gun is our most fun to shoot, well, that's just not right.

All joking aside, I would probably have to say one of the high powered rifles is what does it for me, probably one of the 7mm RM's.


July 6, 2013, 12:41 AM
If a M134 were an option, that would be my pick, but realistically I would say either my m38 mosin or AR-15.

July 6, 2013, 01:04 AM
Marlin 1894 in 45 colt for me. Gives me that cowboy feeling...

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July 6, 2013, 01:17 AM
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July 6, 2013, 01:26 AM
You are being very foolish, give me zee the information. Your papers are not in order.

Luger P-08.

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July 6, 2013, 01:34 AM
My 300WM. I like shooting at a buddy's 300 yard private range just to see how good I can get her to group off of a bi-pod and a rear bag.

July 6, 2013, 01:38 AM
I always have tons of fun with my Marlin 336.
My choice as well.

July 6, 2013, 01:55 AM
For me it would be my SKS. It is the most fun I have ever had shooting a gun.

July 6, 2013, 02:00 AM
I like shooting what most would say are different -Taurus 85 snubbie .38 spl, Browning Belgium Challenger .22 and Kimber Team Match II .45ACP. All at 2" targets at 15 yds. Try to shoot out each of the targets leaving a big hole and no holes outside the targets. Best way I've found to work on trigger, breath and grip controls.

July 6, 2013, 07:33 AM
My Norinco 1911.

I've owned many "better" pistols, but the old Nork is like an extension of my hand - see it, point at it, put a hole in it. Comfortable to hold and comfortable to shoot.

July 6, 2013, 02:11 PM
Of those that I own, normally, I'd say my Heritage Rough Rider. I like how it feels, handles, and it's usually inexpensive to shoot (current ammo situation notwithstanding.) It's also is a "slow-loader", so it regulates how fast I go through ammunition.

But, if someone were to grab me today and get me to the range with only one gun, I'd select my just-acquired Ruger P95 because I have not yet fired it.

July 6, 2013, 03:01 PM
My battered old Super Blackhawk, although a certain Savage 112 is a close second.

July 6, 2013, 03:07 PM

July 6, 2013, 03:36 PM
Beretta CX4 Storm in 9mm. Fun and very accurate.

Cee Zee
July 6, 2013, 05:40 PM
This is a trick question, right? The correct answer is of course "all of them". Right? I don't remember ever shooting one that I didn't think was fun even if it nearly busted my shoulder in the process.

The guns I have that get shot the most are probably my Marlins. I have a 795 that allows me to burn up a box of ammo in about two minutes if I slow down a little. I have a couple of 60's that are also favorites. There's just something about those instructions, "point the gun, pull the trigger and repeat". I certainly like my bolt guns and I plink with them quite a bit but the semi-autos are just fun because there's nothing between me and the next shot except aiming. I have a few pistols that fit that description too. Of all the handguns I own only one is a revolver. And of course you can use the "point the gun, pull the trigger and repeat" instructions with that too.

Plinking is about shooting to me and working a bolt just makes the shooting slower. That goes right on up to my centerfire rifles too. None of my shotguns are semi-auto though. That goes back to my early days of seeing too many jams in the auto feeders. I know things are much better now but pumps are cheaper and they work pretty well if you've spent your whole life pumping them. They seem like a semi-auto even if they aren't one.

July 6, 2013, 07:24 PM
It'd either be my SA M1A Scout or my first gen TC Contender pistol in
.44 mag.. Both are just plain fun to play with.

July 6, 2013, 07:37 PM
M1 Garand. Paper targets or cans, it's fun.

July 6, 2013, 07:54 PM
my SS Ruger old army...loaded with 45gr. of 777 & 147gr. RB

July 6, 2013, 08:55 PM
Ummm...all of them!


Seriously, they each have their own appeal and I wouldn't own a gun that wasn't fun to shoot in some way.

Currently, I have enough ammunition to have a fun day with any of my three pistols...my Colt 1991A1 .45 acp, Baretta 92FS 9mm, or AMT Automag II .22 Magnum.

And any of the bolt action .22's or my 12 gauge would be fun, too.

Currently, I could use a day of fun plinking/speed shooting with my Colt, though.

July 6, 2013, 09:31 PM
Probably the Garand or the M14,tomm I could change my mind:banghead:

July 6, 2013, 09:37 PM
I'd like to find another Navy Arms or Uberti copy of an 1866 or 1873 carbine in 22 cal. The 66 I had was one of the most fun to shoot for me.

Another 1886 Winchester and Colt SAA to shoot black powder loads in would be cool also.

July 6, 2013, 09:37 PM
An old CMP M1 Garand. Love the kick, the big hole and the swing after the 8th shot. :)

July 6, 2013, 09:51 PM
It is never a trip to the range without my .45ACP, so that is what I have to go with.

The 'Lil' Bitch' (Eastern-European nickname for AKSU) can cause much mayhem and destruction. This will be one of the first weapons to be banned.

A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.

Doubtful that anything will be banned and you are one hell of a party-pooper sir :(

July 6, 2013, 09:59 PM
My favorite plinker for the range is usually a Yuko 59/66 SKS with tech sights - shooting steel swingers at 155 yds without a scope is as much fun as anything I shoot.

July 7, 2013, 03:09 AM
S&W 67 with hollow based wadcutters. It is the most fun I've had with my clothes on. It is also my first hand gun, and I can't even begin to estimated how many rounds have been through it over the decades I've owned it.

July 7, 2013, 11:15 AM
I too, like many others: All of them!
I do not buy a gun just for work.... :evil:
They must be fun to own otherwise why did I buy them. (I do not "need" to hunt).
But if push came to shove, I really enjoy my lever actions most.


July 7, 2013, 02:32 PM
SiG P556 SBR


July 7, 2013, 03:56 PM
Itís always good to have a gun that shoots better than you can shoot it. Over 30 years ago I bought an Anshutz 54 for a whole lot less than they sell for today.

This is my humbling gun, but the upside is that it gives me an accurate baseline to work on my skills.

July 7, 2013, 03:59 PM
My BDA is my Fun gun

July 7, 2013, 06:29 PM
My henry lever action 22 is always a joy to plink with. Doesn't brake the budget either, and everyone wants a go at it. Other than that..... all of them. Cant wait to get my cz conversion.

July 7, 2013, 08:18 PM
My 10 -22 or 223

July 7, 2013, 08:24 PM
I'm perfectly happy shooting my carry gun for fun. I get more into actually going shooting than I do focusing on what it is I'm shooting. Admittedly, I am biased toward service type weapons. I enjoy shooting stock service pistols than I do shooting competition guns with trigger upgrades and such.

P5 Guy
July 8, 2013, 05:48 PM
SKS, not all that much recoil, ammo was pretty cheap.
M1 for the most fun and bruising.

July 8, 2013, 05:49 PM
Remington 121 The Fieldmaster

July 8, 2013, 05:57 PM
Remington 870 20ga for clays. I can shoot 4 hand thrown clays at this point. Working on getting the full 5. Something about working the pump and busting clays as they fall to the earth is just FUN!

and my Sig 226 ST in .40 or .357 Sig for handgun fun! Its amazing how far that pistol can remain accurate. way more accurate than me!

July 9, 2013, 12:58 AM
This is an easy one, My Rossi 92 38/357 with 20" barrel. At the range It's the one everybody wants to shoot.

July 9, 2013, 02:19 AM
For me, there's nothing better than making tiny little groups with a ruger a Single Six.

July 9, 2013, 04:22 AM
Browning Buckmark or Ruger Mark III. Second choice would be a short-barreled 20 gauge pump shotgun, makes you happier than a pig rollin in............ :)

July 9, 2013, 04:23 AM
It would be between the Mosin M44 or M&P15-22.

45 Dragoon
July 9, 2013, 09:59 AM
45 Whitney Dragoon

45 Dragoon

July 9, 2013, 11:52 AM
Posting on behalf of a buddy this time, because I share his enthusiasm for this one...

The guy is a former Ranger sniper, with a ton of ARs, and a lot of bolt guns, including a .50 BMG and .338 Lapua. As much as he likes the .338, the one that he obviously favors is a little Savage in .17 HMR.

That .17 is probably the most fun long gun I've ever fired. I am in love with it. D has offered some great advice, and had me printing sub 2" groups at 100yds with it the first time I'd shot long guns in about a year.

I'm positive we could burn a full day just messing around with that rifle.

Dr T
July 9, 2013, 12:26 PM
My Ruger 10/22 Tactical Target with Burris Fastfire red dot. And, a bunch of tin cans.

July 9, 2013, 12:38 PM
If ammo availability and pricing were no issue then it would be my 77 Marlin .357 1894C or my 56 Marlin 39A.

July 9, 2013, 12:56 PM
For me it would be my PLR-16. Maybe not the most useful but definitely the most fun gun I own.

July 9, 2013, 02:26 PM
1911 switch top.

.45 ACP and .38 Super.

From 'boom' to 'bang' in less than one minute.

July 9, 2013, 03:12 PM
No Question it is the CZ Kadet 22lr Upper for my CZ 85B Combat (or CZ P01 Compact).

-- Has exact same feel as with the 9mm Upper
-- Very Accurate
-- Very Fast
-- Great Trigger
-- Cheap to shoot
-- Easy to clean compared to Ruger or Buckmark

The only issue is reloading the mags was not easy or comfortable -- solved by modifing a UpLula Mag Loader.


Chevelle SS
July 9, 2013, 03:43 PM
S&w 1917

July 9, 2013, 06:38 PM
Ruger Single Six!

July 9, 2013, 06:44 PM
All of them. That's a silly question

July 9, 2013, 07:00 PM
Colt 1911

July 10, 2013, 11:49 PM
Add another vote for "all of them", most of the collection is .22 anyway, if I HAD to limit myself, it would basically come down to four contestants;

CZ 452 Ultralux (stock tangent irons), I love the balance, point ability, the unique, clean, European lines, oh, and the incredible accuracy with the stock tangents, plus, it's amazingly quiet, with subsonic ammo, you ALMOST don't even need hearing protection....

CZ 452 Scout, my absurd little gun, has a limbsaver slip-on to bring the LOP to adult dimensions, a CZ 10 round mag sticking out the bottom, and a Bushnell Trophy 4-15x 40mm AO scope with a 4" sunshade, the scope and sunshade are nearly as long as the barreled action! It shoots just as accurately as my UL as well, plus, everyone that sees it has to laugh at the absurdity of it all, when they see the groups, the laughing changes to astonishment that such a "little" gun can shoot so well...

Marlin 39a, 1980 vintage, no cross bolt safety or rebounding hammer, with a Williams FP rear peep, what can I say, it's a classic, a true pleasure to shoot' plus, y'know, 26 Shorts in the tube is just pure plinkin' fun

Ruger 10/22 KTP Special (limited production run of 350 guns, mine's #35) a basic Stainless sporter action in a nice gray laminate Altamont stock, with cut checkering, checkering and stippling around the grip, Monte Carlo cheek rest and Schnable front end, Kittery Trading Post 75th anniversary logo engraved on the right side of the buttstock, yeah, it's just a mundane 10/22 in a nice stock, nothing more, but still great fun making cans dance or chasing a tennis ball around the range, I've added a Kidd bolt buffer and auto bolt release, rather than alter the stock bolt lock

Don't think I'm going to do much more to it, maybe a better set of sights, but that's it, I was at KTP tonight, and they had a brand new basic Carbine next to another KTP Special, it struck me how much difference the Altamont stock made, the carbine stock felt insubstantial and downsized, the cheek weld was all wrong, that Monte Carlo cheek piece makes a big difference in the feel and handling.....

July 11, 2013, 01:07 AM
Full auto Glock, just a bullet hose anything past 25 yards and it will miss, but fun to run

I also like dusting off the M1 Garand just to hear the *PING*

Also hard to beat a suppressed .22 pistol :D

July 11, 2013, 04:49 PM
Whatever my kids want to shoot on a given weekend, usually a Glenfield 60, a heritage .22, or my AR.

July 11, 2013, 05:05 PM
A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.

Guess you lead a pretty painful life.

Sorry about that.

July 11, 2013, 05:15 PM
I will always love my Romanian Kalashniclone, but, my new favorite fun gun is my GSG AK-22. Great gun, lot's of "WOW" factor...

Pistol is the Colt Commander

Shotgun is the Mossberg 500 in 20 gauge. My wife and kids love that one!

July 11, 2013, 05:46 PM
S&W 460 mag

July 11, 2013, 05:50 PM
Browning BPS. There's just something incredibly fun about a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Blowing up clays mid-air on the trap or skeet range gives an incredible feeling of accomplishment (particularly if we're talking skeet and I have to cycle quickly to get a double). And loading it with buckshot and annihilating some water bottles in a gravel pit? It's juvenile low-brow fun, but my goodness, is it FUN. Heck, even just cycling snap caps through a pump-action is entertaining.

July 13, 2013, 04:35 PM
Marlin 60. I have a better .22, but for plinking, can't beat the semi-auto 60!

July 13, 2013, 04:42 PM
SKS, 10/22 or S&W 22A w/Bushnell TRS-25

July 13, 2013, 04:51 PM
My magic 75 Shadow would have to be there, or it might quit improving my scores.
My very fun-to-shoot Browning Sweet Sixteen would need to be there.
My High Standard target pistol would feel left out if it didn't get to go too.

July 13, 2013, 05:04 PM
1918a2 browning automatic rifle royal typewriter

July 13, 2013, 05:21 PM
M1A SOCOM, with McMillan M3A fully adjustable stock, ARMS 18 rail, and EoTech 552 sight. Just fun. So, that fills the thread's request. In reality, taking one doesn't work. For the 4th, I took my nephews and niece to the range. They wanted to shoot the:

M1A Loaded
M70 Stealth
Mossberg MVP
Ruger Gunsite Scout
M870 Tactical
G21 4th Gen (two of them)
G20C 3rd Gen

Those, and 900 rounds of ammo went with me. I came back with the firearms, and minus nearly 800 rounds, about 100 remaining. That is a typical outing for me at the range. I'm a very popular uncle.


July 13, 2013, 06:27 PM
Right now it would be either my Springfield Long Slide

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or my Smith & Wesson Model 18

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Both are fun as a barrel of monkeys.

July 13, 2013, 06:40 PM
RFB with EoTech 552 or just plinking with the 10-22.

July 13, 2013, 06:49 PM
Ruger Blackhawk in 327 Fed Mag, down loaded with a 78 grn lead bullet with 4.5 grns of Unique pushing it. Very cheap and fun to shoot.

Gun Master
July 13, 2013, 07:54 PM
As one bull said to the other, approaching the heifers in the valley, "Their all good !" Type: Rifle, Shotgun, Revolver, Autoloader, (even single shot). Caliber : .22, 9mm, .45, (whatever). "Their all good !" I can still pull the trigger. God help and bless America!

7.62 Nato
July 13, 2013, 08:25 PM
For now it would have to be one of my Thompson "clones", Commando, Apache, or latest Fox carbine (www.foxcarbine.com). My S&W model 66, and 60 357 mags always leave me smiling.

Ignition Override
July 14, 2013, 12:15 AM
Today it was the M-1 Garand. Most often it is the Norinco SKS, but now down to only 2,000 rds. (7.62x39).

July 14, 2013, 02:32 AM
A (bubba'd when I got it) '51 Polish M44 Mosin Nagant with a red dot mounted.

Sort of a ghetto "scout rifle", lots of fun.

July 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
I enjoy all of my guns, just depends on what mood I am in to determine what fun I want to have. Pic is of my 12yr old son shooting my Benelli SuperNova with 3.5" load of 00 buck. Too many of them is not really fun but he enjoyed the heck out of it and I was impressed with him.


Gun Master
July 14, 2013, 03:43 PM
Present : TT-Olympia .22 , SKS, TT-33 (in 9mm) - all made by Norinco . :) Past : Walther K-43, the Lugers, Whitney Wolverine (original), the Rugers : (.357/9mm combo) & Single Six. :o :(

July 14, 2013, 04:14 PM
My old S&W 10-4 that I received from a dear friend. Shooting it reminds me of him and oh so different times.

July 14, 2013, 09:15 PM
This one is the most fun of all my guns, be it centerfire or rimfire. Lucky for me it's the cheapest of all calibers. But I still haven't fired the one under it, so it's place at the top COULD be a temporary thing.



Chief 101
July 14, 2013, 09:54 PM
fungun today is a Ruger 44 Carbine. If you never shot one of these you needs to...

July 14, 2013, 10:57 PM
My S&W 629 with 44mags always puts a smile on my face.

July 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
My club has a trap shoot on the first Sunday of each month and my wife and I usually attend. On the following Monday, I often bring my Marlin 1894CL .32-20 to the range and "dispatch the wounded" clay birds. Strange perhaps, but it is a LOT of fun.


July 16, 2013, 07:24 PM
Colt SAA in .44-40.

July 16, 2013, 08:59 PM
Handgun...Browning Buckmark

Rifle...SIG 522

Both fun for everyone at the range :)

Arkansas Paul
July 17, 2013, 12:06 AM
A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.

You don't like firearms, yet you have nearly 3k posts on a gun forum. :rolleyes:
Well I love them and shooting as well as loading for them gives me immense pleasure.

For the OP, your choice of a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 mag is one that nearly mirrors my own. My favorite gun to shoot is probably my Blackhawk in .45 Colt. I can load it down with some Trail Boss or Red Dot if I'm in a pansy plinking mood (which I am most of the time), or if I'm feeling my oats, I can load up an undisclosed amount of 2400 or H110 and make a really loud boom.

July 17, 2013, 09:36 AM
Most of the time it's a .22 revolver of some ilk,,,
That usually varies between my Model 63 and Model 18 S&W's.

For a long time it was my Beretta NEOS Carbine,,,
That stylish carbine always brings out my inner James Bond.

Lately though my tastes have adapted to the ammo shortage,,,
My Henry Accu-Bolt single-shot .22 rifle is seeing a lot more range time,,,
I forgot how pleasurable it is to leisurely pop away at spinner targets at 50 yards.



July 23, 2013, 04:24 PM
I know the feeling, just spent two days teaching my 7 year old nephew to shoot safely with the BB guns.
We shot targets and gallery set ups and had one of those spinners)that just swayed), can't remember having that much fun shooting in a long while.

He liked the "recoil" of my old Daisy lever gun. Shot it better than I did at the cans.;)

July 23, 2013, 04:35 PM
SWD M-11/9 with Lage .22 LR conversion and suppressor

Gun Master
July 23, 2013, 05:13 PM
It's the one I'm cleaning, working on, or shooting, at the time.:) Too many to decide on:confused: (not to mention the one's I plan on getting) !:D

Erik M
July 27, 2013, 12:40 PM
Rossi Ranch hand...it has no real function other than fun gun.

July 28, 2013, 07:37 PM
My converted Saiga .223:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g251/theninjuggalo/100_0116.jpg (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/theninjuggalo/media/100_0116.jpg.html)

Shooting it always brings a smile to my face.

JM Browning
July 29, 2013, 02:28 PM
All are a blast especially Woodsman. The one that ain't is a 357 snubby oh baby it hurts.

July 29, 2013, 03:48 PM
my fun gun i shoot the most is 44 magnum revolver.

July 29, 2013, 03:50 PM
One of my revolvers because they are easy to clean and I am lazy. Probably my S&W 627pro, 8 shots and I can shoot .357 until I get tired of the recoil and switch to .38.

July 31, 2013, 09:53 AM
Fun on the cheap..

MK II or 10/22

Cowboy Mood Cheap Single Six

Cowboy Mood Spendy Vaquero .357

GI Joe Mood US Rifle Cal .30 M1 & Springfield Armory GI-45

Komrade Mode Mosin-Nagant M-44 & Yugo 59/66 SKS

July 31, 2013, 10:34 AM
aside from the cost of ammo my most fun guns to shoot are both of my S&W 29-2's or m1 carbine.

July 31, 2013, 02:14 PM
I'd bring my GP100 out to play.

July 31, 2013, 05:30 PM
stuff the whole family enjoys:
20 ga Beretta AL 390 for flying targets.
9mm Sig P226 for handgun.
Browning BL22 for rifle.

July 31, 2013, 05:53 PM
My 20Ga Stoger Uplander.
I love the boom and light recoil plus, depending on the load I use it's VERY versitile!
Besides who dosen't love firing a double barreled Shotgun?
With light target loads it recoils like a Magnum Air rifle.
It can feed ya, save your life and make ya giggle, yep it's my favorite!

July 31, 2013, 07:19 PM
If I HAD to pick from the arsenal:

- 6.8mm AR for hogs (it's almost ridiculous)
- HK USC .45

BTW, Hondo is right, they're all fun.

Cee Zee
August 2, 2013, 04:31 PM
For just pure plinking I'll take my Marlin 795 and a pocket full of loaded mags. I can burn up a whole lot of ammo with that thing. It's been in the safe since the shortage started because it will burn up ammo so fast though. Still that's about as much fun as I have with a firearm. It has no scope or fancy sights. It just shoots accurate and it doesn't make my back hurt holding it off hand. And it will shoot for a long time before I have to reload. I got sit down somewhere and reload all my mags then I'm up shooting again.

August 3, 2013, 12:30 AM
A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.
is this a serious post?

August 3, 2013, 01:47 AM
My Rogers and Spencer black powder 44, its slow and messy but more fun than any of my modern firearms.

Ignition Override
August 3, 2013, 03:20 AM
The realistic angle: Any gun which Always has 2,000 rds. reserved for it is the fun gun.
The SKS is down to that "minimum contingency level", because .25/round before shipping is a bit too high. Avoid any situation which requires you to "divert" with only 1,000 of whichever quantity....

August 3, 2013, 03:55 AM
1894 Marlin 44 MAG. Just makes me grin.

August 3, 2013, 06:49 PM
I love my lever guns:
1962 Winchester Model 94 .30-30
1971 Winchester Model 94 .44 Magnum
1972 Marlin Model 1894 .44 Magnum
2007 Marlin Model 336XLR .30-30

August 4, 2013, 03:32 PM
I do not always take everything to the range ,but I do always take both handguns that fire 7.62 x 25. I guess the CZ-52 and the M-57 must be my favorites.

August 4, 2013, 03:37 PM
Right now it's between my 1917 Enfield cause it's new and my 308 Garand because it's been a while since I had it out so I'm shooting it this weekend.

August 4, 2013, 03:51 PM
Glock 19 goes with me every trip, even if its the only gun I bring. Its my EDC but its also the gun I most enioy plinking with. If I had an AR15, I think it would dethrone the G19 from bring my favorite plinker.

JM Browning
August 5, 2013, 10:14 AM
A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.
The anti-gun gunner. why subscribe to this forum? There are plenty of people,like me who just enjoy shooting.If you are not messing around,Troll,you should subscribe to forums that give a s__t about you opinion. Opinions are like anuses everyone has one and some of them stink.

August 5, 2013, 11:17 AM
When I think of fun, I think of plinking with a 22 or busting clays with,a,shotgun.

August 5, 2013, 12:10 PM
Right now it would be a toss-up between my .577 Snider-Enfield, my baby Sharps in .44RM, My .36 underhammer pocket rifle (brand new, just built by me), or my Martini-Greener Navy Arms .45-70. Attaching pics of the pocket rifle and the Snider, which was my first gun at age 11.

August 5, 2013, 12:18 PM
Looks like the pocket rifle didn't post, so I'll try again. In case you haven't heard the term, a pocket rifle is essentially a long-barreled pistol with a removable buttstock.

August 5, 2013, 09:54 PM
All my guns are fun guns. Which one I like best changes from day to day.

October 13, 2013, 12:16 AM
My GSG-5
It's an MP-5 Clone in .22

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/7thCavScout/1MyGSG-5_zpsb790c08c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/7thCavScout/media/1MyGSG-5_zpsb790c08c.jpg.html)

October 13, 2013, 12:24 AM
My Ruger mini-14

October 13, 2013, 01:46 AM
My AR, M1 and 20 gauge coach gun are my fun long guns.

Handguns would be my Cimarrons. Model P 5.5" and Thunderer 3.5". Both in .45 Colt. Not sure if I've mentioned those before.:D

Now the rest of 'em? Can't stand shooting them.:evil:

October 13, 2013, 04:38 AM
My Rossi 92 in 38/357 It's cheaper to shoot using my cast reloads, than shooting my rimfire rifles. And loads of fun.

October 13, 2013, 10:14 AM
I'd have to say my AR15, no wait its my Sig 1911-22, wait, it's my 300 Blackout, then again there is my M&P 22, wait I'd say the funnest gun is the Ruger 10-22, but then there is that SKS.......Hard to say....

October 13, 2013, 10:20 AM
I am a big fan of henry 22 lever guns. Awesome fun

October 13, 2013, 12:01 PM
The kid with the .44 Mag Ranch Hand:


October 13, 2013, 09:04 PM
My S&W M10-8 project gun and a quart of my reloads.

October 13, 2013, 09:33 PM
Pistols bore me lately so i'd say whatever rifle I can shoot slow and get some impressive groups or one that is difficult to group tight because of the challenge. Model 60 .22,sub 2k(this one is hard at 75-100yds), M44 mosin, Accurized AR.

I like shooting my old Gamo pellet rifle at long distances. It's a dinosaur and wasn't great to begin with but shooting cheapo pellets 75yds 10' of holdover at cans is fun.

October 13, 2013, 11:30 PM
Depends on the range and goal.

<100yds- 22lr any of them bouncing golf balls around is great fun!
100-300yds small targets- .223 AR just to let others break the clays so I can bust the pieces.
300-500- Either my .257Roberts in a 98 Mauser or the soon to be ripped apart LR308 (which will become the below).
>500 the not yet built .257Roberts on the 308's platform. I am pulling in pieces and drooling already for when I get the barrel (24" threaded).

October 13, 2013, 11:33 PM
Ruger MK II.

October 14, 2013, 12:54 AM
Either my Mossy 500A or my Mosin T53. Depends what we're going to be doing.

October 14, 2013, 01:21 AM
One of the 870's, most likely. Probably the Wingmaster.

When I think of plinking, just messing around with a shotgun comes to mind. Doesn't matter if I'm just hitting steel targets or clays, shotguns are probably my ultimate "fun" gun.

Ignition Override
October 14, 2013, 08:52 PM
Somebody else fell for it, hook, line and sinker.
If you didn't "like firearms" or something about them, you would not have made over 3.300 posts, on THR alone....

October 15, 2013, 08:27 AM
One of my AR's

Somebody else fell for it, hook, line and sinker.
If you didn't "like firearms" or something about them, you would not have made over 3.300 posts, on THR alone....

That's not necessarily true.

Every forum I have ever been on has had resident trolls.

October 15, 2013, 02:36 PM
CZ 52 or Zastava M57. Both in 7.62 x 25. FUN to shoot!

October 15, 2013, 05:54 PM
I call it my Box-O-Beretta's.

A 4.5" NEOS with open sights,,,
A 6.0" NEOS with a holographic optic,,,
A 16.25" NEOS Carbine kit with a red dot optic.

If I'm going to the range just to chase tin cans,,,
This is the box of guns I grab over all others.

It's astounding how fast one can burn through a 550 round bulk pack.



October 16, 2013, 04:25 PM
My Saiga 12 probably. However different days different guns appeal to me more. Some days I just crave to shoot black powder, some days revolvers, some days Mosins, Glocks, AK's, AR's, etc. :D

October 16, 2013, 04:32 PM
easy, browning a5 or really any shotgun for that matter, bustin' clays with family or friends. it seems the most social to me. kind of like sooting pool or cribbage or something.

October 16, 2013, 05:25 PM
It's astounding how fast one can burn through a 550 round bulk pack.

Especially when you've got enough magazines between all your pistols to load up a sizable chunk of that 550 round bulk pack in one go-round.


Even at 50 rounds at a time with my just wife's bolt action, it didn't take my youngest daughter long at all to burn through most of a bulk pack.

October 16, 2013, 08:50 PM
I would have to say my Beretta Neos. While doing some rapid fire drills.

October 17, 2013, 12:02 AM
Colt 44 single action revolver fo sho

October 18, 2013, 04:22 PM
Oh so hard to say...

Most fun for plinking: Sig522

And of course shooting clays is always great fun. Beretta A391

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