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Which guns to take to the range?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sheslinger, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. Sheslinger

    Sheslinger Well-Known Member

    I know, everyone should have my problems, but Cslinger emailed me earlier asking which guns I want to take out tonight. So I ask you, "What's the best TGIF gun for you?"

    Ok, I am a geek but my thought process kind of reminds me of an episode of TNG when Q becomes mortal and asks Data what he should have to eat, and Data says something along the lines of, "I often found that a particular choice of a meal is directly linked to the person's mood at the time", and when Q responds, "Well, I am in a dreadful mood, what should I have?", Data says, "When counselor Troy is in the bad mood, she usually gets something chocolate, like a chocolate sundae", and Q says, "I'll have 10 chocolate sundaes, I am in a very bad mood".

    So, would 10 chocolate sundaes be an equivalent of a 12 gauge for a Friday range trip after a long work week?

  2. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    Dear Lord........

    you truely are a geek. A bigger geek then I. What have I done to you?:D
  3. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention I will be bringing.....

    A Colt 1991A1 for my .45 shooting pleasure followed by an light dose of .32 through the Walther PP.

    If I am feeling particularly saucy tonight I may just put some .357 through the Vaquero.
  4. davidtdm

    davidtdm Well-Known Member

    It's 12 ga theropy night.:D :D :D :D :D
  5. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Well-Known Member

    After a really bad day at work,

    I find nothing is quite as calming as the gentle nudge of a Mosin M44 against my shoulder, over and over again.
  6. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member


    For decompression, I want to shoot something loud that you really need to hang on to. My personal favorite de-stressing method is to wander out into the back yard with a cylinder or two's worth of ammo and my 3" .44 Magnum.

    It'll make your sinuses tingle. :)
  7. themic

    themic Well-Known Member

    if you have any EBG's

    "Evil." Black. Gun.
  8. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Depends what I shoot on saturday...getting it pre-dirty :D
  9. AJ Dual

    AJ Dual member

    The biggest problem is too many guns.

    I find I used to take too many guns to the range at once. Usualy because I wasn't going often enough, and felt the need to bring everything. :(

    Now I make an effort to take no more than three, max. And get more quality time and more familiar.

    You run the risk of becoming "jack of all guns (trades) master of none". If it means you've got lots of "safe queens" so be it.
  10. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Well-Known Member

    Tamara, you've made me jealous

    How I miss my little Texas homestead, and going out on the back deck with my SKS, bumpfiring 20 rds into the creekbed while screaming at the top of my lungs. Can't do that at my new digs. Well...maybe...just once..:evil:
  11. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Well-Known Member

    You got that right, Cruffy. Last Sunday I ran a boxful through my .30 Carbine Blackhawk at the range. Obscenely loud with an appropriately frightening muzzle blast. The folks at the other end of the line came over to see what it was and they were shooting a 629....and thought I had the Big One.

    Something suitably grotesque and obnoxious is always in order when I need Range Therapy. Short barrels and overbore cartriges are just the thing. Milsurp carbines, AOW shotguns, bigbore snubbies...make it loud and harsh to help me get in a better mood.

    But then again, I'm just weird sometimes.

  12. Smoke

    Smoke Well-Known Member

    Sounds like 00 - 12ga. to me.

    Nothing like the destruction of 00 on a target and the nice thump on the shoulder.
  13. BallisticTip

    BallisticTip Well-Known Member

    12 gauge for a Friday range trip after a long work week is good, also a sport utility rifle, with hicap mags works to.
  14. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    Friday after a long work week? Sounds like a job for the SKS!:cool:
  15. Dave R

    Dave R Well-Known Member

    My designated de-stresser is my CETME.

    BIG booms. Holes right where I want them to be. No time wasted working actions or handling cartridges. Just booms and holes. Booms and holes. Purity of shooting.
  16. Crimper-D

    Crimper-D Well-Known Member

    54cal. Lyman Plains Pistol!

    Very Soothing after a hard workweek:evil: No need to use a spotting scope either, you can SEE the holes this thing makes
    with the nekked eye at 50yds!:D The blast, buck, flame and smokescreen are a hoot.
    The rangemaster sees me coming with the case for the frontstuffer pistols and banishes me to the farthest bench = downwind:neener: :p
  17. 4Truck

    4Truck Well-Known Member

    Nothing says TGIF like the AR and all the 30 rounders I can get my hands on...:evil:
  18. BozemanMT

    BozemanMT Well-Known Member

    a TGIF gun has got to be a semi-auto
    Period. Revolvers are great, but not after a long week of total :cuss:
    I would also vote with the person who said big booms.
    Maybe a 1911 copy with a really really big magazine.
    and for rifles, well, it would have to be a EBG. NO argument on that one.
    At my range in the rifle area they have gongs (great big thick metal plates hanging via chain) at the different yard areas. So, no walking down to do targets, no wondering if you got it directly in the middle just instantaneous feedback and a pretty good sized (12 inch) thing to shoot at. Very satisfying, esp. with a EBG. bong bong bong dink (miss) dong dong dong.
    That's my vote.
  19. CasualShooter

    CasualShooter Well-Known Member

    If its a thump on the shoulder ye want, a NEF handi-rifle in .45-70 with heavy loads will handle that right nicely :)

    OTOH, for noise and something to "hang onto", it's hard to beat me .54 cal Lyman's Plains Pistol with patched round ball and 50 gr of FFg. It makes me 629 with full house .44 mags seem like a pussycat. :D :D :D
  20. Bowlcut

    Bowlcut Well-Known Member

    Dear lord sheslinger....you are a geek. bigger one than me. that you thought of that eppsiode....or is it bad that i know which one you are talking about :D

    But friday night shooting is fun to say the least. The hi point carbine is really turning out to be one of the funnest guns i have. well the mosin m44 is that still yet but cant shoot it indoors. pulling an ENTIRE box of 12 guage though Darrin's 590 was a great stress releiver. That last tube was as fast as i could controlably pull the trigger. Once i swear i hit the ducting...but i didnt. boy that 590 gets hot...needs that heat shield darin *hint hint*.

    Cslingers 45 was fun, been forever since i shot one....and without a big bob tail i still get bad hammer bite. Dave and his impression of a .22 machine gun is always funny. And dareing him to go for tripple taps was fun as you really have to think about that third pull.

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