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do you have pet names for your guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by plmcrzy, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. plmcrzy

    plmcrzy Active Member

    I have a pet name for all my guns. my 1943 m91/30 Mosine Nagant is Pegy. my 1944 m38 is Ivan, and so on and so forth. do you all have pet names as well?:)
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    No. I don't name any of my other tools either. I don't have anything against anyone that does, I think it's kinda neat but I just never felt the need to name guns, cars, knives, etc.
    I will admit if I had a Mosin I'd probably be tempted to give is a Russian nickname. I keep thinking of Russian middle names to give my fiance's siberian husky.
  3. Naybor

    Naybor Well-Known Member

    Well, yeah, my wife and I do.

    CCW Kel-Tec P-11 is "Barkey"
    12 Ga S x S Coach shotgun is "Boomer"
    9 MM Derringer is "Derrin"
    Wife's Ruger .357 is "Miss Pearl" (Mother of Pearl grips)
    Wife's Ruger Mark III is "Rosie" (Rosewood Grips)
    New Ruger LCP still in layaway is "Elsie" (I understand "Elsie Pea" is a common name)
  4. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    Only one of my guns has a name.

    I bought my SKS-M and a whole bunch of hi-cap mags about two weeks right before the Obama v. McCain election once it became clear that Obama was going to win it.

    I named the SKS "Barry" as a backhanded honor to our president.
  5. slicksleeve

    slicksleeve Well-Known Member

    "Betsy." My Grandad called everything that name. His gun, truck, tractor, all 50 head of cattle when individually dealt with. So now when I carry a CCW, I strap on ole' "Betsy." When I deer hunt, I grab ole "Betsy" and go to the woods. Pawpaw is still living at the moment, a Veteran, and I live far away. Everytime I use the name "Betsy", I can't help but think of him.
  6. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Just one. My 1942 M1 is "The Veteran". I wish I knew its stories.
  7. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    Yes. But they aren't High Road. :)
  8. newbuckeye

    newbuckeye Well-Known Member

    I have a CZ 20 ga that is long, lean, beautiful and my go to for doves. "baby girl" has a special place in my gun safe right next to her Moss 935 big brother.....
  9. Bubba613

    Bubba613 member

    I have names for them. Especially when I have them apart and can't get them back together again.
  10. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Well-Known Member

    Only one of my guns has a name. My wife gave my M1 a name....Mr. Gerrard.

    I had a manila envelope with M1 Garand written on it. She handed it to me and asked, "who is Mr. Gerrard"?

    I had questions, too. :D

  11. ChCx2744

    ChCx2744 Well-Known Member

    I don't call my guns names, but I do find myself sometimes referring to them as "he, she, him and her." :)
  12. XxWINxX94

    XxWINxX94 Well-Known Member

    Don't really give my guns names, but sometimes when my grandfather & I refer to guns each other owns, names form automatically.

    My 1873 Winchester is often called the "Gran-Daddy" because it is the grandfather of my collection and most valueble.

    Papa also owns a Judge, which you can guess, is referred to as the Judge.
  13. Gordon_Freeman

    Gordon_Freeman Well-Known Member

    I have names for my favorite guns. They are all female names. Most are named after fictional characters I like.
  14. 9mmforMe

    9mmforMe Well-Known Member

    No, I think its silly...sorry :uhoh:
  15. withdrawn34

    withdrawn34 Member.

    They're machines to me. Albeit important machines that I do have something of an emotional connection to, but I do not name them. I have nothing against someone who does, but I do not. I also do not refer to my guns, cars, etc as "him" or "her."
  16. JohnBiltz

    JohnBiltz Well-Known Member

    I don't name things that will not come when called, well except for cats.
  17. kayak-man

    kayak-man Well-Known Member

    My Savage 111 in 30-06 is Katie Davis.
    My SR9 is Samantha
    When I get a Saiga 12, I'll call it Vera, and she'll be my very favorite gun :D

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
  18. makarovnik

    makarovnik Well-Known Member

    Ah, no. Do you talk to your gun like Sledge Hammer?
  19. sarduy

    sarduy Well-Known Member

    the beauty and the beast.
  20. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob Well-Known Member

    I named my Model 70 300WSM, "The Long Talker", cause he talks from a long ways away.

    Don't have names for any of my other rifles.

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