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What is your gun "to abuse"? (pics plz)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kimber45acp, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Kimber45acp

    Kimber45acp member

    We all have one. A gun that we don't clean until we can't close the bolt. A gun where the finish is marred/rusted/scratched/DIY painted, and we don't care anymore about how it looks. This gun may have given us problems in the past, and been the recipient of some "tinkering"/on the job gunsmith training. A gun that we throw under the seat. A gun that never sees a bore cleaning and was probably bought used. A gun that goes to the range/desert a lot. A gun that gets dry fired a lot. A gun that gets taken apart when we're bored but not cleaned. A gun you carry in lint filled pockets.

    A friend of mine had a heritage revolver that fit most of the above. It still worked. (This thread was partially inspired by the Days of the New song with the lyrics "you are the one to abuse"). I have a gun or two that fit SOME of these criteria, but it just goes against my nature to really abuse a gun like some people I've seen.

    Basically, I'm talking about a gun where you don't babysit it, any "newness" to protect is LONG gone, you don't fret about it, you just work it, and push it, and beat it to death.

    We're so used to being "protective" of our guns, and going ballistic if there's a scratch, so I'm asking which of your guns you A. aren't protective of, yet B. you still use/abuse it.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  2. shockwave

    shockwave Well-Known Member

    Firearms should be kept in good working order.
  3. Kimber45acp

    Kimber45acp member

    Obviously, and I think most of us here follow that with 99% of our guns. It has been my experience however, that most (if not all) of us have one gun that is so far below the level of "safe queen" that it's comical.

    HGUNHNTR Well-Known Member

    I don't have a beater. I have some less expensive guns, but none that are abused.
  5. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    Any gun ever duck hunted with.
  6. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    Its ugly as hell, even when its clean...so why bother (great shooter though, reliable no matter how dirty it is). Its my truck gun...and my truck has 18 wheels and a 48' flat bed trailer behind it.

  7. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    Sig P226 I use for training. It has holster wear, I've wrapped the grip in skateboard tape, the finish has scratches from where it's skated across concrete, and it's been dropped in the mud.

    It still shoots great, and I do keep it clean.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  8. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    Any gun ever bear hunted with. Be careful you may be accused of gun abuse.
  9. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    Heck Ridgerunner that thing looks 98% to me.
  10. dbb1776

    dbb1776 Well-Known Member

    I read an article by Mike Venturino about honest wear on a gun. Gives it character. I've never cleaned or oiled my shotgun.
  11. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    That pic was taken when it was new...last year.

    It still looks about the same though...I can't seem to scratch it, except on the plastic...it does have some dings in the frame. I haven't cleaned it since I bought it...at least 2,000 rounds through it so far.
  12. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    I haven't exactly babied this one either...my every day carry gun (always on my hip)

  13. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    My duck gun, my Remi 870 would fit that bill. Although I do clean it some times.
  14. MrWesson

    MrWesson Well-Known Member

    Pheonix arms hp22($85:neener:) beater that I shoot it every range trip and don't think I have ever cleaned it. It shoots great and now I am heading to go clean it up cause I feel bad :eek:.
  15. HunterBear71

    HunterBear71 Well-Known Member

    A p89 that lives in my truck. It likes abuse.
  16. Willfully Armed

    Willfully Armed Well-Known Member

    HK USP 9. doesnt need cleaned
  17. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    mossy 500 - model 10
  18. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    Got a heritage arms rough rider that has never been cleaned down the bore. Still shoots better than I can. It is missing a bit of bluing?? on the backstrap of the grip, as well as the trigger guard, the front of the grip, and the gloss finish is coming off the cocobolo grips a little where my hands are always on it. It also has my thumbprint etched into the side of the hammer from when I stored it without a wipe down for about 2 years. Now it gets wiped down every few months. Still no rust, besides the etching on the hammer.
  19. woad_yurt

    woad_yurt Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have chosen "abuse." How about "use without a worry?"

    Note: I recommend hard chroming for those who want some real heavy duty protection. The chromed CZ52 is virtually scratch-proof.




  20. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    I abuse them all. That is what they are for... bring them in the woods, to sandpits, dirty out door ranges. Carry them against my sweaty body, toss them in cars and trucks sometimes even motorcycles...

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