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I feel the need to ask this again........

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cslinger, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    I have seen a lot of threads lately where people are asking about the tactical virtues of this or that firearm or somebody has asked a question about a gun and been told that it is not tactically viable.

    So anybody else out there besides me shoot for FUN now and then. Not for groups, not for training, not cuz somebody out there surely needs killin' but just for the raw viceral fun of it.

    You know........

    Walther PP for those James Bond fantasies......

    Maybe a nice single action or lever gun for when it's time to saddle up?

    I nice tricked out AR15 with all the goodies not because it is ubertacticool but because it is the Lego of firearms.

    Now I have guns that I consider my go to defensive firearms but more often then not it's all about the fun for me. Pistol caliber carbine....sure it's no short AR but they can be darn fun.

    So who's with me? Let's take a moment and indulge are inner childs and play army or cowboys and indians or cops and robbers......uh safely of course.

  2. nico

    nico Well-Known Member

    I completely agree. Not that I don't think CCWability is a virtue to look for in a gun for some people in some situations. But, it seems like any time you ask a handgun question, you get "well xxx would make a great CCW gun." (not trying to give anyone crap, but i found it funny that CCW was mentioned in another thread where I talked about buying a Taurus 608 with a 6" or 8" barrel :p )

    You could ask about .500S&W vs. .460 for whitetails and you'd get a response talking about the lack of IWB holsters for guns in either caliber. :D
  3. english kanigit

    english kanigit Well-Known Member

    screw tactitool, its mil-surps for me...

    Plus the part about me living in Kansas kinda puts that whole CCW out of the question... :fire:
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2005
  4. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    I usually always shoot for fun. No EBR for me. No CCW for me either. For home defense, I dont see the need to clear, or would I ever clear a house by myself. I do practice, because I enjoy shooting.

    I do however, enjoy reading abou techniques, and once in a while reading SHTF or tactical threads are fun :D
  5. No_Brakes23

    No_Brakes23 Well-Known Member

    My wife's SIG P232 is of questionable tactical value, especially in a non-CCW state, but I love to shoot it.

    My son inherited a turn of the century Marlin model 93, and I can't hit water jumpin out of a boat with that thing, (That blade sight makes no sense to me...) but I love to shoot it.

    Come to think of it, most all the stuff I shoot is fun.
  6. Drizzt

    Drizzt Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. My carry gun is generally a .45 or an HK of some type, but I bought a Ruger Blackhawk last year, just for the sheer fun of it. I wanted to shoot .45lc, and since this shoots .45lc and .45acp, it sounded like a good deal to me.
  7. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    "...they can be darn fun..." No question about it. Shooting is fun. It doesn't matter what kind of shooting or with what. Ya know, cslinger, who the hell would want to live anywhere that you need a gun just to be safe? Other than because you can? Takes the fun out of shooting because you like to shoot.
  8. Hook686

    Hook686 Well-Known Member

    hmmmmm shoot ... just cause it's fun ? Never thought of it as just silly fun, but I guess most of my shooting falls into that catagory. I have a Walther P38 my dad brought back from WWII. He traded a bottle of gin with a G.I. while delivering gas to Patton. He gave it to me and I really just enjoy shooting that pistol ... light and easy as a .22. I have a S&W 686 PP that has a little more recoil, but the PP sure reduces the muzzle flip and I enjoy shooting that handgun. I'll spend a couple weeks loading a half dozen boxes of shells, using an old Lyman Tong tool ... a couple hours here ... a couple hours there ... I eventually get a half dozen boxes loaded. These are quiet, peaceful, easy hours ... an enjoyment all in itself. It is definately fun to go out to the range and shoot off 2-300 rounds in a few hours that I spent a couple weeks putting together ... kinda like spending all day building the sand castle on the beach, then destroying it in a few quick minutes. If I can keep all the shots on a 6" paper plate at 17 yards, I am very happy. ... if not, I'm still happy.

    Yeah ... I find it fun just to shoot the damn cartriges I just loaded, and they work ... beats fishing. :rolleyes:

    Happy Shooting :)

  9. mics357

    mics357 Well-Known Member

    shootin just for the sake of hearin bangs all I can say is hellya my personal fav is a ruger mkII with bull barrel .22 is the most fun nothin like grabbin a brick and headin off somewhere to rap off some rounds and I find it just pure fun thanks for remindin me in this high tech more pressure world with everyone runnin around beeper this, fax me that and cell me from the car to the office that at least once in a while its fun to be a 13yr kid just going out to plink some cans or tear some paper just because I can thx. :D :D

  10. mics357

    mics357 Well-Known Member

    although hook686, there is still alot to be said for tossin a line and drownin some bait :neener:
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2005
  11. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I don't shoot because I've got a CHP. I've got a CHP because I enjoy shooting and like guns. A CHP is just another facet of the jewel. Of course feeling like I could defend myself if "it" ever happened is not a bad thing.

    What could look less "tactical" than an old, fat guy, wearing a fanny pack?
  12. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    MOST of my shooting is that-just for FUN! I shoot a lot of handguns in a variety of calibers, all fun. I REALLY like to shoot for nastalga too. For example, I always get a 'buzz' out of fireing off my old DCM (NOT CMP!) M1 Garand. And shooting the Ruger #1 in 45-70 is a real hoot! And if those old 98 Mausers could talk, what tales they might tell!

    Isn't that the name of the game---FUN????????
  13. absolute0

    absolute0 Well-Known Member

    My love of hunting is what initially got me interested in recreational shooting. The ability to capably use a firearm to defend myself, while certainly nice, is more of an incidental benefit to me.

    I shoot for the sheer fun of it...end of story :)
  14. Matthew748

    Matthew748 Well-Known Member

    I shoot for fun and recreation. I find that target shooting is an excellent way to get out, get some exercise, and enjoy the day. Plinking is a lot of fun too, but the ranges around me are all "paper targets only" type places. Of course, sometimes I miss the target completely and end up shooting old chunks of wood and other such rubbish that accumulates at the end of the range. It is an accident though, I swear.
  15. Bruce H

    Bruce H Well-Known Member

    Anybody looking at my targets or watching my great wingshooting ability would definitely classify it as fun. There is no practical application for my great ability.
  16. PowderBurn

    PowderBurn Well-Known Member

    A good gun collection is as diverse as a smart financial portfolio. Mine ranges from pocket .22s to long-barreled .44 magnums, from blackpowder revolvers to hi-cap load-once-shoot-all-day polymer autos. Rifles range from ultra-short lever-action carbines to muzzleloaders. I refuse to be pigeon-holed. If it goes BANG, there's fun involved, and I don't want to miss it. :D
  17. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Well yes indeed! The Old Fuff tends to enjoy vintage arms that sometimes don't digest +P very well. My Daddy once told me to avoid gunfights and such because they could be hazardous to one's health. Even here on the U.S./Mexican border I seldom get involved in more then one or two shoot-outs a week ... :eek: :D
  18. Jedi_7.62

    Jedi_7.62 Well-Known Member

    Different guns for different jobs.

    I have a Kel-Tec for carry.
    12 gauge for hunting (in Indiana this is all we get for hunting)

    Ak 47, CETME, lever action rifles, big pistols all else just for the FUN of it.

    I like my toys...
  19. Marshall

    Marshall Well-Known Member

    99% of my guns are for hunting of some sort, yes the hanguns too. Only a few were purchased with defense in mind.
  20. Big Gay Al

    Big Gay Al Well-Known Member

    Whenever I go shooting, it's for fun. Most ranges around here don't allow you to draw from a holster and shoot. So I'm pretty limited in that.

    For the drawing part of the training, I practice at home, with an UNLOADED weapon. Or I use an airsoft for practice.

    But my target shooting is strictly for fun...and of course target practice, which is fun also, and useful at the same time. :D

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