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What's your "fun gun"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gspn, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    If I told you we were going to the range just to do some general plinking/steel target shooting and have some fun...and that you could bring only one gun (assume ammo price/availability wasn't an issue)...what would it be?

    I would probably bring my Ruger Blackhawk in .41 mag.

    What say you?
  2. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Well-Known Member

    I always have tons of fun with my Marlin 336.
  3. 61Woody

    61Woody Well-Known Member

    I seem to have the most fun with my Henry H001 .22LR
  4. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    I hate these "only one gun" threads.
    It's too hard to pick!

    I guess I'd have to go with my S&W Model 10-5.
    I reload my own & have the bullet & powder down pat on this one.
    It's extremely accurate, that's why I chose it.
  5. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    It depends on my mood.

    Generally, if it goes bang, it is fun.
  6. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Hey...just for you...and because it's all among friend here...you can pick more than one. :D
  7. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    My .44 mag Redhawk. I took it up shooting today and forgot how big my smile got when I pulled the trigger.
  8. N003k

    N003k Well-Known Member

    Hmm I'd either go with my CETME because of the large boom, and general soft recoil of it...or my VZ.61 Skorpion because...well...20rounds goes REAL fast through that thing, even if it is only semi auto!
  9. Shimitup

    Shimitup Well-Known Member

    The Desert Eagle .44 is always fun.
  10. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    No doubt the funnest gun known to man right here.


    Of course anything in FA would be much more fun...Unfortunatly guns are expensive enough, I don't wanna add another 200 bucks and serious atf wait times... So SA will have to do
  11. thorazine

    thorazine Well-Known Member

    I'd pick a suppressed twenty two out of the lineup.

    Cheap to shoot and lot's of smiles. :D
  12. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    A gun is a tool I need simply because many others have them. I do not like firearms and using them gives me zero pleasure.
  13. leprechaun50

    leprechaun50 Well-Known Member

    My Coonan .357 magnum semi-auto.
  14. Aaron1100us

    Aaron1100us Well-Known Member

    Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22. Cheap fun and accurate.

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  15. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Fun Gun semi-auto-Colt Combat Commander.

    Fun Gun revolver-Ruger Vaquero.

    Fun Gun rifle-Ruger 10/22.

    Fun Gun shotgun-Mossberg Model 9200.
  16. highlander 5

    highlander 5 Well-Known Member

    Handgun S&W 625,rifle AR25 in 223 or 300 BLK.
  17. runes

    runes Active Member

    Sharps business rifle in 45/70
  18. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    The 'Lil' Bitch' (Eastern-European nickname for AKSU) can cause much mayhem and destruction. This will be one of the first weapons to be banned.
  19. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    On topic:

    My fun gun is an abused orphan Marlin 60 that I bought used at a gunshop for $53 dollars, shortened the barrel and magazine tube to 17", and mounted in a broken junked Ramline folder stock expoxied and pinned to fixed. It goes with me to the mountains for plinking and possible protection even though I have better guns. It works, its handy.
    The Nylon 66 was another pawnshop orphan $50 that required $13 for an ejector & spring (gunsmith Harrel told me those were the first Nylon 66 repair parts he had had to sell to anyone). Yep, I bobbed the barrel by 2.25" and reinstalled the front sight. That's often the backup to the Model 60 on trips to the mountain. 66 will go 15 rounds of Aguila SSS without a bobble. The pristine Marlin 60 above stays NIB JIC the others go out of service.

    Off topic:

    In the 1950s I was introduced to plinking cans by my dad using the .22 family rifle that he hunted with in the 1930s; in the 1960s I hunted with my uncle Ed who still lived on the mountain. Guns were introduced to me as a good skill to have (Dad credited his pre-WWII experience with guns as giving him the marksmanship skills to survive his first landing in New Guinea) but mostly as weapons for hunting and target practice to be a safer and better hunter. My kids tell me some of the best times with me they remember were our trips to the rock quarry, or to the mountain, or to the rifle range, to shoot at targets.

    It took some convincing in the 1970s by two friends who were city detectives and a relative who was a corrections officer that keeping a gun ready for self-defense was a good idea. In 2006 a man beat two people to death with a baseball bat in their home over drugs; DNA proved he had stabbed a woman to death in the boarding house just one block from my apartment in 2004. In early 2013, drug seekers killed a disabled Iraq War vet for his pain meds using a hammer and knife. That confirmed to me that it is, after all, a good thing to have a gun as a self-defense tool because there are other people who are a threat to me whether they have a gun or not. I would not have a gun just to defend against another gun; the home invader my sister drove off with her pistol did not have a gun but was still a danger to her.
  20. GDownRange

    GDownRange Well-Known Member

    I have the most fun with a pump action shotgun. So I'd take a Mossberg 500. Something about working the action always makes me smile. Give me a few slugs, a couple of boxes of buck shot, and a pallet of bird shot... I'll have fun for days.

    Don't forget a nice and soft after market recoil pad.

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