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Anyone else have "pet" names for their guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 12 Volt Man, Jul 9, 2003.

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  1. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Member

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    My Brother-In-Law call our guns by names, started as a joke, but now each new gun needs a name. Here are a few of mine.

    Romanian SAR1 = Soochka (not sure on spelling) means "little bitch" in Russian

    Springfield XD9 = The Croatian Sensation

    Bulgarian Makarov = Nikoli

    Bushmaster M4gery = G.I. Joe

    Kahr K9 = Rover

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    These are a Utah reference that probably only you Utah guys will get:

    "The Presidency"

    CZ97B = The President
    CZ75BD = The 1st Counselor
    CZ P-01 = The 2nd Counselor

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    there are a few other still un-named guns.
     
  2. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

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  3. Arcli9ht

    Arcli9ht Member

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    I'll admit to this... :uhoh:

    My SL8 is Slate... not too ingenious, but it matches the color.

    The Benelli Nova turkey gun is Big Ben.

    The Mini-14 was Sparky.

    Those are all of the ones that I have/had that have names.

    /Arcli9ht
     
  4. Kinsman

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    Dang....



    Ol' Grand-Dad is a hawg-leg 3-screw Blackhawk in .44 that used to belong to......ol' Grand-Dad.
     
  5. MJRW

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    My GP-100 is "Muffin"
    My 870 is "Baby Girl"
     
  6. dairycreek

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    Absolutely not!

    What a ridiculous idea. After all, Harry and Ethel are just guns. Good shooting;)
     
  7. Mike Irwin

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    Nope. I don't name inanimate objects.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Only a few have nicknames.

    The Machine (a seecamp DA triggered 1911 kit gun)

    "Bam-bam and thumper" sometimes go to the range with me when I don't want to say "AK and 870".
     
  9. Kharn

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    'Beater' is how I refer to my home-smithed 1911, there's always something wrong with it (right now I need to stake on a new plunger tube), beaver tail is badly fitted, the cold bluing is for crap and it shoots about as good as it looks.

    All of my other guns function properly and look presentable, so I call them by their model name/number (or a shortened version thereof, AR instead of Ar15, AK instead of AK47, etc).

    Kharn
     
  10. 5ptdeerhunter

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    Not really a pet name. But whenever I speak of my Mosin Nagant M44 I always say M44 BOOM!
     
  11. John Ross

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    I do this occasionally, usually for a new shooter that is amused by the inventiveness of it.

    Some are mine, some are traditional...

    MGs:
    Lewis gun--The Belgian rattlesnake
    FN Model D BAR--The Belgian Jackhammer
    MG42--"Hitler's buzz saw" or "The Devil's impact wrench"
    Any heavy 9mm subgun--The Girlfriend gun
    M60--The Abortion
    MG81Z--The Poor Man's Minigun

    Handguns:
    Any suppressed .22--The Hush Puppy
    Any Ti/Scan .357 J-frame--De Sade
    Anything chromed--Homeboy

    Rifles:
    6mm Ackley bench gun--The crow popper
    Van Horn .510 Wells--Poison
    16-lb. K&P .50 BMG--The Thunderbolt
    2-Bore--Junior

    JR
     
  12. bogie

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    John, what's that MG81Z?

    My bench gun is a plain finish Stolle Panda with rough-turned (on the outside) barrels, glued into a black unfinished Lee Six stock that was inletted for a Kodiak - used to belong to Jerry Johnson, who cared far more about accuracy than about appearances. When Ron Hoehn sold it to me when he was taking care of the estate, he remarked that it looked pretty ugly, but that it shot. I returned that it looked just plain Butt Ugly. So, since then, it has been the Butt Ugly Gun. Sooner or later, I'm probably going to finish a portion of the buttstock, and have a friend of mine airbrush a seriously stacked nude on it, facing away and looking over her shoulder with a two-bagger face...

    Yeah, benchresters are weird. I've got a buddy who has a gun that's called Bama Trash - The butt on that one is finished (instead of a buttplate) and painted with a stripper doing that ol' "bend over and look backwards" routine...
     
  13. brownie0486

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    Sure do:

    Glocks---------------glock
    Sigs------------------sig
    S+W-----------------S+W
    Seecamp------------seecamp
    NAA------------------NAA

    I think you get the idea .

    If I started naming my guns I'd have to do the same thing with the knives, kali sticks, canes, cars, and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

    Well, you get the idea.

    Brownie
     
  14. Flashpoint

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    Uh, lets see, there the .22, the 20, the .40, and the 9. I guess when I get more than one gun in a caliber/gauge I'll start giving them names:D
     
  15. BerettaNut92

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    Daisy, Bambi, Grace and Nina. The Vertec is unnamed and doubt will stay in the armory long. Knives are unnamed.
     
  16. brownie0486

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    Hey skunk:
    Nice to see you have a scout configuration.
    I have 5 of those [ one shortie, the rest full BR's ]. Three of them are prebans.

    Nice aren't aren't they?

    Brownie
     
  17. MonkeyMan

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    M38 Swedish Mauser is Brunhilde,
    M38 Russian Mosin-Nagant is Pyotr,
    M39 Finn "B" barrel is Anna Maria.
     
  18. Kcustom45

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    I know this is real original, but I have been known to call my Kimber Custom Kimberly. In my defense I mainly do it to irritate my girlfriend who tells me that she should be the only woman in my life. :D
     
  19. BerettaNut92

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    They're alright, I'm not overly impressed with the fit, finish and overall quality, but it does the job. I guess I shouldn't get attached to a beater gun anyway...in case I break it, I wouldn't really care except for the :cuss: price tag on it :eek:

    I didn't have much of a choice in Cali, either that or a Mini-14 and like hell I'm buying one if they don't have factory 10-rounders. :cuss: Bill Ruger Sr! :cuss:
     
  20. BamBam-31

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    Okay, I'll play.

    Garand is Isabella.
    Rem 870 is Zeus.
    Mini-14 is B.A.

    Funny. I only name long guns, not handguns.
     
  21. ialevy

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    I seem to call them all Blasty:D
     
  22. Stickjockey

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    Just a few.

    Series 70 Gold Cup: Sam

    Navy Arms 1860 Army clone: Grampaw Samuel

    Star Firestar M45: Baby

    And my wife calls her Makarov Mak.
     
  23. Mastrogiacomo

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    My Berettas: "Triddu" and "Giuliano."
     
  24. MicroBalrog

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    Weapons should be named IMHO, like Excalibur.
     
  25. Top_Notch

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    Skunk, pardon my ignorance but what is the handgun in the foreground? Where did you get and who made the grips? That's an awesome looking piece.
     
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