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Does Anyone Name Their Guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The_Sheriff, Jul 11, 2008.

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  1. The_Sheriff

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    Just wandering because when I was bored I decided to name my snub nosed .38 "Hoppy Gene" like the song Hoppy Gene and Me by Roy Rogers.
     
  2. Superlite27

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    I have a Ruger .270 that I was sighting in, and my dad walked out and said, "What'cha doin?". So I let him shoot it and he hit dead center with one shot.

    "That'll reach right out there, won't it!", he said.

    So I whistled the old "Reach out, Reach out and touch someone" jingle from Bell Telephone.

    Ever since, we've both referred to that rifle as "Ma Bell".
     
  3. Bubbles

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    Some of ours have picked up names over the years...

    AT&T (for the same reason as above... reach out...)
    FOG (Finger of God, similar to AT&T)
    SBD (.300 Whisper, suppressed, great for deer)
    Poodle (the M16, long story)
    Splat (12-gauge shotgun)
     
  4. JWarren

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    Oddly enough, I don't name my firearms.

    Mine get "names" like

    The AR, the LR, the 870, the Glock, the 1911, the 10/22, etc.


    I know.... I disappoint myself, too.


    -- John
     
  5. jackstinson

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    I have only one firearm with a "personal" name. It is a little Bauer .25acp that is called SHAUNA.
    The only reason is because it's previous owner had that name engraved on the slide in very nice script which matches the Bauer script. Heck, it got about $100 knocked off the price for me, I'm happy to call it Shauna.
    Jack
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  6. Flame Red

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    I named my AR-50 'Dr. Death' and my AR-15 Carbine 'ole Trusty' and my 500 S&W 'melon vaporizer'.

    They rest are known as 'honey'.
     
  7. CajunBass

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    I've named a boat, but just call it "the boat." I just call my wife's pets "dog" and "cat." (She has pets, I don't.) I sure don't name guns.
     
  8. Claude Clay

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    killjoy
    my 642

    cause it has ruined many a yut's plans to get party money from me.
     
  9. Fish Miner

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    My DPMS is named Jane (Jane of the Jungle)- and my trusty bedside Shotgun is named Mr. Blasty after the Simpsons.... The others are just what they are.

    But alternative names for the guns are good if you have to tell your wife something but don't want others to know what is going on....
     
  10. esq_stu

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    My son-in-law in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) reserves - thinks I'm nuts to have guns as a hobby and hates when he has to carry around his M16 - calls it Gunther.
     
  11. Zach S

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    Johnny's Kimber (I got it from a buddy named Johnny).

    Dru's Kimber (The guy who owned it before my is named Dru, I didnt get it from him, I got it from the dealer that he traded it to).

    4" Kimber (my 4" Kimber).

    223 or 556 (I have one 5.56 AR).

    9mm (my 9mm AR)

    22 (my 1911, that is a dedicated host for a .22 upper)

    10-22 (my 10-22)

    Cline's 22 (my biological grandfather's, he died long before I was born).

    Glock, or the Beater (my glock 19 - bought NIB for use as a beater).

    In short, I do name them, but only well enough to tell one from another.
     
  12. Mark K. C.

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    Any one I might have on me at the time is concidered " my little brother". Don't pick on me or my little brother will get ya.
     
  13. Goblin

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    Meet "BAM BAM"! He's the 12ga.:)

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  14. G.A. Heath

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    Me and those I shoot with regularly rotate names for our commonly used guns. My CCWs always get feminine names (I carry IWB, so its an "inside the pants" joke) and my rifles get masculine names. We then use a "friends" reference to refer to unnamed guns.

    Lets say we are eating at a cafe and planning a range trip one of us can say "Dave (Nagant truck gun) and Judy (CCW pistol) are going to meet us, and I think they are bringing some friends" Someone else can ask "how old are their friends?" if they need to know what calibres the friends are. (a reference to calibre) and could get a response of "One's 35 (357 magnum); three of them are 22 (22 caliber) one acts a little young (reference to a rim fire) the other two act their age (center fire). And we all use similar references to communicate what we are planning to bring.

    We also rotate through names at random so no one ever wonders why they have never met these other people as they have never seen them.
     
  15. 22-rimfire

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    Christine. Anyone read the book or seen the movie? :)
     
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    no.but my friend names all his.he has one called fluffy!
     
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    Both. And only someone as talented as Stephen King could freak you out like that with a car.
     
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    usually which ever one on me (where ever) is my "leetle friend"

    but if my wife and i are out and about, whatever is on me
    is usually referred affectionately as "american express"

    why? ......'cuz you dont leave home without it!
     
  19. ZeSpectre

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    I've named some. I have a sporterized SKS called "Reason" (I figure that as a last resort most folks would listen to reason <grin>).

    My carry guns all get called "agenda" since that's my wife's way of telling me I'm printing when she says "I can see your hidden agenda".
     
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    My first Ruger Bearcat, in the early 70's ...... "Meat in the Pot" .... he was, too!
     
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    My AK, long time named "St. Anger", has had a name change. She is now know as "Che". My M39 is "baby". And my issue M16A2 is Grandpa, because it's old enough to have been his rifle.
     
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    I have been known to refer to 1911s as Moses, as in J. Moses Browning.
     
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    I refer to my carry piece as 'My Companion'. That way I can inform the wife that I'm strapped without alerting the uninitiated.
     
  24. Restorer

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    When I ask my daughter if she is carrying, she either has her boyfriend (Walther) with her or she is traveling with the Twins (Smith & Wesson.)

    I don't usually name guns but my son gifted me with a Mossberg 500 Tactical whose name is Thumper.
     
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    For the most part, I don't name my guns.

    Except for the Evil Black AK-47 I picked up on Heller day. I named it Fenty.
     
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