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Do you name your firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rockrivr1, Dec 22, 2005.


Do you name your firearms

  1. Yes, I name all my firearms

    14 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but I only named a few

    45 vote(s)
  3. No I don't name any of my firearms

    63 vote(s)
  4. Giving a name to a firearm is idiotic

    44 vote(s)
  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Well-Known Member

    I was at the rifle range the other day shooting a new (to me) Mosin Nagant M44 that I got from Centerfire Systems. While there I struck up a conversation with an older member who was shooting a Garand. He started talking about how back in WWII he had a Garand in Europe. He mentioned that he named his Garand back in WWII and that the one he was shooting now also had a name.

    Last night I ended up watching Full Metal Jacket (Great Movie) and the Marines in boot camp had to name their rifles as well. This got me thinking. I wondered how many shooters actually name thier firearms. I personally haven't done this, but I wouldn't be surprised if many do.

    So do you name your firearms? If so, what are some of the names you've given to them?
  2. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    I have not named any of mine, but I don't think people who do are weird.
  3. molonlabe

    molonlabe Well-Known Member

    All of mine are named charlene :) :)
  4. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

    I named my 1897 trench gun St. Anger, after the Metallica album (too bad it sucked). A few others have more personal names.
  5. pax

    pax Well-Known Member

    My carry gun is Miss Anne Thrope. I call her Miss Anne.

    I have an NAA mini-revolver with faux pearl grips. Her name is Minnie Pearl.

    The kids' .22 Marlin plinking rifle is named The Wizard.

    My best shooting buddy has a carry gun named Sir Jury. I think I'm a bad influence.

  6. allmons

    allmons Well-Known Member

    Naming guns

    Ummm- no, I rarely give names to inanimate objects. I have been known to supply profane names to those people who feel compelled to drive slowly in the fast lane, however.

  7. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    I call my elephant gun "Fluffykins"...

  8. xd9fan

    xd9fan Well-Known Member

    My 4inch bitone XD9 (that is alway close to my heart) goes by "HiHo Silver"
    My Ruger black laminated 77/17 is "the Hammer"
  9. kage genin

    kage genin Well-Known Member

    I don't name my guns for the same reason I never named any of my motorcycles/cars/machines... they are objects and have no will of their own, and treating said object as if it had some sort of feelings for you would leave room for the situation of a user overlooking proper operating procedures because "ol' Bessy has always been good to me." It's a deeply personal thing.. for me, I don't want to ever forget that my guns are tools.

    Nothing against folks who do name their guns. I can see how it would be fun, and how one might feel that it makes their weapon an extension of their body/mind/soul. The Japanese samurai treated their swords in that manner.
  10. JJE

    JJE Well-Known Member

    I voted "idiotic", but that's probably too harsh. I can see naming your one and only firearm, or your absolute favorite (or most hated). But most of us own a whole bunch of guns and thinking up (and remembering) names for 4 or 40 different guns seems like time better spent at the range.
  11. Berek

    Berek Well-Known Member

    I respect your choice and reasoning. I, however do enjoy naming firearms for one simple reason. Imagine the look on someone's face when you say:
    Sometimes, shock value is enough... :D
  12. MrTuffPaws

    MrTuffPaws Well-Known Member

    I personally never do, but my wife does. The 870 is now known as "Pumpy"
  13. Rupestris

    Rupestris Well-Known Member

    I've only named one of them.
    My Remington 870 is named after Bart Simpsons Elephant.

    "STAMPY" :D
  14. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    Naming weapons is an ancient tradition. If you read Tain Bo Culalge (an ancient Irish epic) you will see many weapons named.

    My M82 Kimber is the Gae Bolga (after Cu Chullain's special weapon.)

    My M77 Ruger in .30-06 is "Old Bill Ruger."

    My pre-64 Model 70 Winchester in .30-06 is Fionn MacCumhaill.

    My custom '03 Springfield in .35 Brown-Whelen is Bigfoot Wallace.
  15. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    Both my grandfathers named all their vehicles ... thought it was weird for a tractor to be named "Jenny", seems even weirder for a rifle. :scrutiny:
  16. mike8b1

    mike8b1 Member

    It's funny that 19% of us think the other 40% are idiots. :D
  17. pythonguy

    pythonguy Well-Known Member

    No names for me, naming them is one thing, sleeping with then would be quite another.:D
  18. Omni04

    Omni04 Well-Known Member

    For some reason i couldn't see myself naming any of my own firearms, but if i was in the armed service i might. Maybe because i don't feel as attached to my guns as i would if i were in the Marines.
  19. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Well-Known Member

    I named my FN FAL after a high school beauty that never gave in to me. To this day she is still single and I always wondered... I have a wonderful girlfriend, we're doing very well together and she loves shooting the FAL. ;)

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  20. No_Brakes23

    No_Brakes23 Well-Known Member

    My Senior Drill Instructor said I had too. :)

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