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|February 22, 2015, 06:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 15, 2011
Location: Lake Wylie, South Carolina
guns you've fired in your lifetime
In no particular order:
Rossi .22lr and .410ga
Remington 700 .30-06 & .270
Taurus .22lr revolver
Springfield Armory M1911
Arsenal SAM 7
Burst fire M16A2
Winchester Model 70 .300 Win & 7mm Rem Mag
Savage 110 .300 Win
Marlin model 60
Remington 742 .30-06
Mosin-Nagant 91/30 and M44
Lee Enfield MkIII
CVA Wolf Muzzle loader
Saiga rifle 7.62
Hi Point .380
Old Remington single shot .22
Remington Over/under 12ga
And there's probably a few I've forgotten...
Proud owner of:
-Swedish M1938 Short Rifle
|February 22, 2015, 06:48 AM||#3|
Join Date: August 28, 2008
Location: SE GA
A lot but not as many as some. I've probably shot more than 50 different .22s.
Honestly, I'm not going to try to remember them all to compile a list.
Someone will always know more than you...unless your on the internet. Then everyone knows more than you.
Read The Snubby Revolver by Ed Lovette
|February 22, 2015, 06:51 AM||#4|
Join Date: January 23, 2006
Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
The two worst kickers I've fired have been an older Winchester in .348 and a 12 gauge slug gun. Both recoiled heavily taking all the fun out of shooting.
Fire up the grill! Hunting IS NOT catch and release!
|February 22, 2015, 07:48 AM||#5|
Join Date: October 5, 2014
Location: rural SC
At one time, I owned at least one (sometimes several) firearm from every country that participated in WWII. Long, long list there. Plus an M1 carbine from each manufacturer during WWII, and almost had two of each, plus some spares. Over a dozen M1 rifles. But when the collection was occupying 4 gun safes AND my walk-in closet could no longer be walked into, my wife helped me "see the light".
Now, I'm down to one or two each of my favorite shooters. The only gun I've ever wanted to shoot, and haven't yet, is a full-auto. I could rent one at Palmetto State Armory, but just haven't done it yet.
|February 22, 2015, 08:29 AM||#6|
Join Date: July 8, 2007
I've shot a lot of the same common rifles and handguns as everyone else but the most impressive were,
M-2 50 cal. machinegun
90 mm tank round
45 cal. grease gun, all while in the U. S. of A. Army
|February 22, 2015, 08:37 AM||#7|
Join Date: July 1, 2012
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Won't bother with the everyday stuff like Glocks or 1911's, but some of the more fun or interesting guns I've shot include:
MK19, M2, M249 SAW, M240 B, AT4, and a MP5
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet"
-Gen. James Mattis
|February 22, 2015, 08:47 AM||#8|
Join Date: April 24, 2007
Like some others, there have been too many to try to even think about making a list. For me one gun that was a lot of fun to shoot was a Desert Eagle .44 Magnum. On the other end of the spectrum the one gun that had the least amount of enjoyment to use was an Astra Model 600. Plenty of good times with my Ruger 10/22, Colt AR15, and with every single action revolver and 1911 I have ever had the pleasure of shooting.
"An elegant weapon for a more civilized age."-Obi Wan Kenobi
|February 22, 2015, 10:01 AM||#9|
Join Date: May 31, 2008
The one that sticks out in my mind was the hardest recoiling I've shot. It was an original Trapdoor Springfield rifle cut down to carbine size. Firing full bore 45-70 405g cartridges a few times convinced me to sell it.
The most fun "firearm" wasn't really a firearm at all. It was a rocket launcher, a Bazooka, firing HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank) rounds. The result of hitting the target, an old retired half track, was spectacular. We were supposed to be firing inert warheads, but they did not have any, so we were issued HEAT rounds.
Eventually, we had to stop because pieces of the half track were exploding back dangerously close to us. They actually make a whirring noise as they fly towards you.
|February 22, 2015, 10:42 AM||#10|
Join Date: August 18, 2014
Location: western NC
.22S,L, and LR
300 Win Mag
7.92x57 (MG-42 [Hitler's Zipper])
40mm (M430 grenade/ MK19)
Maybe a couple I've forgotten
I'll have to say the M2, MK19 and MG42 were the most fun.
NRA Life Member
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NC Certified Concealed carry Instructor
Last edited by bangswitch; February 22, 2015 at 10:49 AM.
|February 22, 2015, 11:14 AM||#12|
Join Date: July 18, 2005
The most interesting guns I have shot.
Thompson 45acp full auto
MP5 9mm full auto
Sten full auto
M-16 full auto Vietnam era
M-4 full auto
Uzi full auto
1897 Winchester 12g, manufacture yr 1911
Old 12g sawed off to 12in (it helps to know lots of police, with college buddy who heads up a swat team)
|February 22, 2015, 11:30 AM||#13|
Join Date: August 12, 2013
Location: west coast
Thompson .45 sub machine gun
7mm rem magnum
just so big
S&W 500 8" stainless monster.
|February 22, 2015, 11:40 AM||#14|
Join Date: July 13, 2005
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
I'm almost 74 and got my first gun at 12.
I have better things to do with the rest of my life than trying to remember every gun that has passed through my hands.
|February 22, 2015, 12:02 PM||#15|
Join Date: January 15, 2015
Location: Southeastern Vermont
I'll just list a few military;
The BAR was by far the most pleasurable to shoot.
I remember when I liked girls better than guns.
|February 22, 2015, 12:14 PM||#16|
Join Date: May 9, 2007
Location: Metamora Illinois
I'll probably miss some, but I'll give it a shot.
Guns I've owned or still own:
Savage .22 bolt gun
Ruger Red Label
S&W M&P 40
Remington 742 .30-06
Remington 700 .308
Savage 9317 TR
Walther PPQ 9mm
DMPS Classic 16
Notable (to me) guns I've shot:
First gun I shot, Savage single shot break open 16ga, also killed my 2nd deer with it
Taurus Judge (interesting, but confirmed I dont have much interest in owning one)
Brownig Abolt 7mm Rem Mag (1st deer)
|February 22, 2015, 12:19 PM||#17|
Join Date: March 22, 2009
Location: IN between
Too many to count over 25+ years to remember. Heck, I can't remember what I had for lunch last Monday!
"You haven't lived until you've died" - various
|February 22, 2015, 12:28 PM||#18|
Join Date: September 1, 2003
Location: Middle Tennessee
In 1965, I was a member of the 8th Division in Germany. My assigned weapon at one point was an M-14E2. An M-14 with a funny looking stock and a bipod. It was supposed to replace the BAR, the E2 fit the slot but was not an adequate replacement for the BAR. I digress, in NATO, there was an annual competition, "Prix-Leclerc". I was required to participate in the first round of automatic rifle competition. To my suprise, I made that and two more eliminations.
The round consisted of a gunner and an assistant gunner starting at the 600 meter line. When the whistle blew, we ran to the 500 meter line, plopped down and fired 20 rounds on auto. No single shots, no bursts greater than three rounds. We were graded on time(running), trigger maniuplation, and score on the paper. The gunner and assistant swapped roles, the whistle blew again and the race was on for the 400 meter line and 20 more rounds.
It was fun and got us out of the daily grind of motor pool maintenance, boring classes, and guard duty. But we got got to practice with some Dutch and British teams. Both used Bren guns for their auto rifle role. The Dutch were .303, and the Brits had converted their Bren guns to 7.62 Nato.
Either were vastly superior to our M-14s cobbled together to be an AR as an afterthought. Our best teams could not beat their middlin' teams.
Ditto for the Machine gun competition. The Germans were using MG-1, which was an MG-42 with sight modifications. The Brits were using the GPMG (they called the 'gimpy') which is the same MG that we waited until 1986 to adopt as the M-240. Both were vastly superior to our M-60s of the day. On the MG-1, you could change three hot barrels in the time it took to change out an M-60 barrel.
At a training day at the Baumholder ranges, I got to shoot both the Brit and the German MGs. The only problem I had with the MG-1 was trigger manipulation. It had a cyclic rate double the Gimpy or M-60.
I never made the US Army team, but I sure had a lot of fun, evaded some boring duty and got to shoot some really neat weapons.
Then the Frenchman said "Ce cou rouge est fou et sauvage".
|February 22, 2015, 01:19 PM||#19|
Join Date: December 4, 2014
1861 Springfield rifled musket
Enfield rifled musket
1810 dated .69 cal musket made by Asa Waters
1853 slant breech sharps sporting rifle in .36 caliber
1865 sharps three band military rifle converted to 45-70 by J.P.Lower
Various Pennsylvania Longrifle's
Belgian .69 smooth bore musket
Original 3rd model 1851 Colt Navy
" 1860 Colt Army
Thompson smg. I got to be a Thompson Gunner for a few minutes!
Main (105mm) gun on any one of my 5 M-60 main battle tanks (in the Army)
Browning .50 M-2 1918 (Ma Deuce)
M-85 .50 Cupola mounted on an M-60 tank.
7.62 NATO Co-ax M.G. On M-60 tanks
105mm artillery piece
106mm recoiless rifle (I hope I remember the caliber correctly. Only once for familiarization.
M-16. Old first type without the butt trap compartment.
.45 acp 1911
.45 acp 1917 Colt
.45 acp 1917 S&W
Various Colt SAA's
1903 Springfields and Rock Island Arsenals
Various U.S. Krags
GEW 98 that'd been picked up in a trench after the 2nd battle of the Somme in the Argon by my wife's first husbands dad.
1891 Argentine Mauser
Several Long Lee Enfields
Several SMLE 1 Mk III's
A double barreled percussion shotgun from The Jesse James Home and Museum in Clay County, MO that I was asked to clean and conserve. I just had to try it out with their permission. Yea, Jesse had hunted with it before.
M1 rifle and carbine
M-60 Machine Gun
Last edited by White Walker; February 24, 2015 at 12:23 PM.
|February 22, 2015, 02:13 PM||#20|
Join Date: December 31, 2011
Location: SE Mich.
In over 50 years of shooting and wood tromping, I can't remember all the ones I have shot but there are a couple left on my "bucket list". I finally crossed the Thompson off a couple years ago but two I still want to try are a 50-100 Sharps "buffalo gun", and a BAR.
|February 22, 2015, 04:44 PM||#21|
Join Date: August 23, 2012
I've also been shooting for 50 years. I grew up on a trap range. I saw so many shotguns I couldn't begin to count the different brands and types and I shot my share of them. Some cost as much as $3000 back then. They would be worth about $25,000 or more today. No I didn't get to shoot those. No one shot them.
My dad bought and sold guns like it was Christmas every day. We had dozens laying around most of the time. I couldn't shoot many of them because dad wouldn't shoot them either. But I shot plenty. I've spend long hours at the gun range swapping guns with other people shooting all sorts of rifles. I went to a range with a guy one day when we shot up at least $4000 worth of ammo through a dozen different guns including 3 full auto examples - an HK, an M-16, and a .308 rifle I have no idea what brand it was. We had people write long letters to the local newspaper complaining about the noise we made. It was great!
I've bought and sold a bunch of guns over the years. I've settled on keeping about 20. That seems to keep me satisfied. More than that and they just end up sitting in the safe. They do that now come to think of it.
I'd have to remember literally hundreds of guns I've shot over the years. I've shot the classics and I've shot the crud. I've shot the odd stuff that is a collectors item now (like a Nylon 66) and I've shot the common stuff that everyone has shot (like an 870 or more like 20 versions of an 870 - I couldn't even tell you how many of them I've owned over the years much less how many I've shot).
There are many, many guns in the world and I want to shoot them all. I've shot AR-10's, full auto AK's, Mac 10's, Tec 9's. Hi-Point, Herstal, HK, Marlins, Mausers, Ravens, Rugers, Rock River, Remington, Colt, CZ, Charter Arms, Ithaca, Kahr, Savage, Sig, S&W, Armalite, Winchester, a dozen different AK's,... Etc. This list doesn't even begin to cover the issue. Not even close.
I can't imagine knowing every gun I've shot. Maybe that just proves I'm old but I've been around guns a very long time too.
|February 22, 2015, 05:05 PM||#22|
Join Date: May 12, 2004
Location: Rocky Mts
A couple memorable ones.
I met an old geezer dude, he used to be into guns and shooting, but hadnt pursued it in years. He met up with some of us locals that liked to shoot and he rekindled the urge. He showed me some of his collection. One was a Ruger Hawkeye in 256 cal with a two digit serial number. He said he knew Bill Ruger and got many of their new gun models of that time with the same serial number. He asked if I wanted to shoot it, I said sure, it sounds fun. We took it out, along with some other stuff he had. I shot a few rounds, and asked him how he liked shooting it. He said it was unfired before I shot it.
He also had an artillery Luger in 7.56 cal. Very cool to shoot.
Another friend had a custom built Gemmer style 50-70 trapdoor built on an original Allen conversion gun. Very cool piece of history. He had owned a sizable number of original Sharps buffalo guns over time. He tried to shoot each one he got, even if just a few rounds. I was able to shoot some of them if I was around at the right times.
"It amazes me that people "think" themselves into helplessness."
"...always endeavour to raise your own standards."
Isn't it amazing how many people post without reading the thread?
|February 22, 2015, 05:21 PM||#23|
Join Date: July 10, 2006
Coolest one had to be the GE Mini Gun.
SR-25 w/ QD Suppressor
All super fun
|February 22, 2015, 06:00 PM||#24|
Join Date: March 13, 2008
In my whole life?
Too few to list.
NRAILA contributor, THR contributor, 2A supporter.
"Where there's a mill there's a way" - Arizona_Mike
M855 IS ONLY THE BEGINNING - READ THE ATF'S 17-PAGE PAPER GRANTING THEMSELVES POWER TO BAN CARTRIDGES AT WILL
|February 22, 2015, 06:11 PM||#25|
Join Date: February 1, 2014
Umm...yeah. fighting a migraine or I would start the list. Last I counted I stock 40 different ammo types in 32 calibers, and that's for my own collection. That doesn't include guns and calibers I have sold. Add in my buddies guns, rentals, etc and I bet that the list gets mighty close to 100 calibers...CALIBERS...not yo even head off into brands and models. No doubt that number gets well into the 3 digits, especially if you count variations of very similar guns (4"ss, 4"blue, 6"ss 6"blue gp100)(rem 700 adl, bdl, vtr...)(1911 alphabet soup) j frame models, k frame models etc. Just listing guns I have owned (I keep track) is over 100 and I'm down to a fraction of that now.
Spellchecker and autocorrect is ran by anti-gun people who think that a "hi-point" should be "hip ointment" and a "parabellum" is a "parable lump" and so forth. Please excuse idiotic things that the electronics think I said that I never said. http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/
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