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BAD WEEK AT WORK!!! Let's have some fun shall we.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cslinger, May 2, 2003.

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  1. cslinger

    cslinger Member

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    So some older threads got me to thinking. There are people on here that have firearms just to use as tools no more no less and those tools must fit a tactical need in the best way possible.

    This thread is not for you, sorry.

    What guns do you guys just like to shoot. Not because they have the best caliber or the most capacity or because they do something that is tactically superior then the next. I am not talking about training or even target shooting.

    Which guns just put a smile on your face when you shoot them, whether you group well or not.

    For me it is my....
    Ruger Vaquero .357
    Walther PP .32
    and HK P7
    in pistols.

    For rifles it would have to be my....
    Marlin 882SS bolt action .22 magnum.

    I know that technically the P7 could be considered a great defensive handgun and I do see it as such but I just get a grin out of it's coolness and James Bond Factor if you will.

    So what floats your boat or blows your skirt up so to speak?
     
  2. cordex

    cordex Member

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    Old Springfield 83 bolt-action .22LR
     
  3. fatboyclone

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    pistol: HK Mark23 - always has me grinnin'

    Rifle: HK270 - my .22 plinker, and a whole lot of fun to run the 20 rd mag through
     
  4. Kinsman

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    Gotta be my Granddad's guns-
    The single shot .22 that shoots so nice
    The .44 Blackhawk that might kill an elk this year
     
  5. PlayTheAces

    PlayTheAces Member

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    My happy happy guns are mausers. Kick pretty good with surplus ammo, nice long flame out the muzzle, and usually somebody will walk up and want to know what I'm shooting. Almost every trip I'll let someone try one, and they walk away muttering "I gotta get one of those things". And, when I hit a metal plate with one, it's not a tink, it's a thunk. They always bring me a smile.
     
  6. BerettaNut92

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    Benelli M1 Super 90, Beretta 92G and P7M8.
     
  7. jade

    jade Member

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    baby desert eagle 9mm. so comfortable. so pretty.

    jade
     
  8. Hemicuda

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    the 3 that REALLY put a smile on my face when I shoot them are all .22's...

    #1 my first rifle - a Bolt-Cocker .22 single shot Springfield rifle

    #2 my first pistol, a Ruger Mk1 semi-auto

    #3 the first handgun I ever shot... Dad's old Hi-Standard Double-Nine (now mine, a gift from father a while ago) - I shot this one last night... WHAT a stress reliever... It always makes me smile...
     
  9. Mauserlady

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    Gotta go with Playthe Aces on this one...

    Definitely my Mauser's...

    Next would be the Ruger MKII.. I love just plinkin with that...
     
  10. Tamara

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    Hmmm...

    #1) Model 629-1: nothing like a 3" .44 Magnum to put a big, stupid grin on your face.

    #2) Model 625-4: a five-inch N-frame with a trigger smoothed to near perfection by about eleventy zillion dry snaps. Shooting it is a zen-like experience.

    #3) 94AE Trapper: stubby little .45 Colt levergun that's just fun to shoot. Even if you're not shooting at anything other than dirt clods on the berm, the *ka-chack-BOOM!* is just a satisfying auditory and tactile experience.
     
  11. RustyHammer

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    You know, I started to make a list, then realized this is a trick question:

    The correct answer: ALL OF THEM!

    YMMV
     
  12. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    My happy happy gun is a S&W Mod 13. I just love the feel of the grips and the trigger is just sooooooooo sweeet. It makes a nice boom and puts holes where I want them.

    My 940 gives me the grins also.
     
  13. Dorrin79

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    My SKS, while nothing special, is incredibly fun to shoot, paper or plinking.

    I also have a major crush on my new MKII, especially since it has stopped FTE'ing 3 times per mag.

    all of my other guns are pretty utilitarian - I like them, but they lack the fun factor of the two I listed above
     
  14. lee n. field

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    When I go out wandering my Dad's woods or back 40, what I usually take is an air rifle. BSA Superport or RWS 34. I like not having to worry about hearing protection.

    Loudenboomers? Whatever handgun strikes my fancy that day.
     
  15. Leatherneck

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    My SA 1911. Oh man, that is a sweetheart!:D

    TC
    TFL Survivor
     
  16. cruiserman

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    Pretty sad, but I like shooting my old G17 with dead nightsights and Yugo Mauser.
     
  17. Kharn

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    My scoped Rem 597 .22lr on sandbags. Its the only gun I have that I can actually use to produce groups instead of patterns.

    Kharn
     
  18. Chris Rhines

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    Machine guns. Nothing makes me happier than a nice warm Saturday afternoon, an Uzi, a case or three of 9mm hardball, and a bunch of bowling pins to mow down.

    - Chris
     
  19. Penforhire

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    Does an air pistol count? The trigger on my Beeman P3 is sweeter than any of my bang-bang guns and usually brings a smile to my face.
     
  20. mattk

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    Browning Gold
     
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    Great thread Idea

    :D For me, when I'm going for Grin Factor I pick up either the Ruger SBH in .454 or my Walther p-22. For fun rifle shooting either a .50 black powder rifle or any of my ar-15's. Hows' that for extremes?
     
  22. cslinger

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    My God I almost forgot my biggest grin getter of them all.....

    My M1 Garand. No matter if I hit anything, no matter if it has a malfunction, no matter what I know I will get a big ole' goofy grin everytime I here that glorious "PING".

    That "PING" is a sound that ranks up there with the sound of a nicely tuned 350 V8 or the sound of a P51 Mustang at full throttle.

    Chris
     
  23. Standing Wolf

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    My gun that's the most fun to shoot is a High Standard Victor: it's accurate, not too heavy, and doesn't recoil much.
     
  24. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Chinese lookalike Mauser 98k in 22 LR. Fun & accurate.
     
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    Mossberg 12 guage. Tears stuff up, feels good on the shoulder, but the best part is that it is my girlfriends fav gun as well! :D
     
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