1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Do you give you guns pet names?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TOTC, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. TOTC

    TOTC New Member

    I wrote a short piece on my blog about last Sunday at the range. I included this quote I had found that morning.

    Don't get too hung up on accessories. Simple is good. The best thing you can put on any firearm is wear. I had an instructor once say "Bond with your weapon until it wags it's barrel when it sees you coming."

    Now, you're probably wondering what this has to do with the price of tea in China. Well, after sending my CZ in for service, when I got it back I made a comment that "I'm gonna love him, hug him, pet him and squeeze him and call him George."

    It comes from an old Bugs Bunny cartoon. I dearly love Bugs Bunny. The cartoon was I believe secretly written for adults. So I named my CZ P-07 "George"

    Stchman calls me last night and starts psychoanalyzing me for naming my pistol and for my blog posting comparing my guns to dogs and their personalities. He is of the opinion that a gun is an inanimate object and a tool. That is fine if he wants to hold that belief.

    I pointed out to him that Marines name their rifles. I forgot to point out that Colonel Cooper had "Baby."

    I did point out that in WWII, crews named their bombers.

    So, to my original question, do you name your gun(s)? And do you impart a personality on them?
  2. Fumbler

    Fumbler New Member

    No. They are inanimate objects.
  3. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress New Member

    Not me, either. I like my stuff a lot, but I don't attribute human or animal traits to it.

    It's a free country, though. If you want to name your guns, cars, room deodorizer, etc. I don't have a problem with it.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2009
  4. chriske

    chriske New Member

    All my guns already had names (High Power, Blackhawk,....) or designation numbers, (model 15, 28, 75...)which, as far as guns are concerned, serve the same purpose, before I even owned them.
  5. Joe Demko

    Joe Demko New Member

    No. If I were going to do such a thing, though, I'd do it ironically and go with over-the-top fantasy novel style names.
  6. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Active Member

  7. Deus Machina

    Deus Machina Active Member

    I've named a few objects, in mostly taunting, often ironic names

    Named the temperamental lift at the old mechanic job.

    My Mosin Nagant is Ivan. My buddy's 91/30 is Ivan. My other friend's 91/30 is Natascha, but His M44 is also Ivan.
  8. youngda9

    youngda9 member

    "I'm gonna love him, hug him, pet him and squeeze him and call him George."

    And then post this on the internet...
  9. scottaschultz

    scottaschultz New Member

    Depending on what kind of day I am having, I have been known to call some of my guns "DAMMIT!

  10. Owens

    Owens New Member

    Wasn't it Buffalo Bill that named his rifle "Lucretia Borgia" ?
  11. Pistol Toter

    Pistol Toter New Member

    My SP101 is Miss Piggy.
    My Glock 21 Big Bore .45ACP is Kathi; which coincidentally is my big mouth, anitgun sister-in-law's name. Go Figure!:D
  12. John E.

    John E. New Member

    My wife calls her AK-47 "Ashley Kate".
  13. longdayjake

    longdayjake Active Member

    sure I named my m1 garand my "M1" and my ar15 my "AR" Trust me they are said with as much love as any pet name out there.
  14. TOTC

    TOTC New Member

    Yep, I like Bugs Bunny. I freely admit to eccentricity and I definitely march to the beat of a different drummer. Can you admit to your own vices in public? :D
  15. Bullethead67

    Bullethead67 New Member

    Not my guns but I did name my crutches Victor and Timothy.
  16. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

  17. deadin

    deadin Active Member

    I outgrew that years ago.:evil:
  18. DHJenkins

    DHJenkins New Member

    Nope. I thought about it, but they've already got names stamped on them.
  19. tdowell

    tdowell New Member

    Of course, even if you build 2 weapons that're identical, they always end up being unique in some way. My AR's are "sARa" and "Amber Rose", and my Taurus is "Bull". They seem to get treated better when they have a name, thats why the Marines do it.
  20. Flame Red

    Flame Red New Member

    My 50 BMG is know as "Dr. Death" and my AR-15 is "Ole Trusty".

Share This Page