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Does anyone name their handguns?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Guitargod1985, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 Member

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    I'm just asking because I typically name a pistol or revolver within a few days after the purchase. I always use girl names, but for the bigger cartridges I use names that are more common for "homely" women. I was just wondering if this was normal. I traded in a couple of guns recently and I said to the dude at the counter, "Yeah, I'm gonna miss Bertha and Gertrude." He looked at me like I was freakin' nuts.
     
  2. Gunsmoker

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    I just tell people to say hello to my little friends. If they're particularly big like a shotgun, then they get the title of badboy.
     
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    If my SBS in 12ga counts as a handgun, yes. Her name is Matilda.

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    You may be a little off your rocker, but aren't we all?
     
  6. Guitargod1985

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    Thanks for the link hexidismal. Wow, I see at least two other people named a gun "Bertha." And I thought it was so original. Nothing new under the sun, as the Teacher said.
     
  7. 2RCO

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    PTK I hope you have your paperwork on that little beauty.
    I don't name my guns --No way I could ever come up with enough names! I had enough problems naming my kid and dogs.
     
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    If I was to name them, then the Colt Systema would be Eva or Evita and my Yugo SKS would be Tito.

    Because someday I plan on concealed carry and using my new CZ82 as the one I have by my side, I think I will just call that one comrade.
     
  9. gomakemeasandwich

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    Honestly? No.
     
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    I sometimes refer to my PT1911 as Ferdinand.
     
  11. highfive

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    Actually no.
     
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    My wife and I have 'code' words/names that we can use to refer to our carry guns.

    If I ask about 'peaches', or she asks about 'socks', we each know the other isn't talking about food or clothing.

    salty.
     
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    One of my shotguns is named Blasty. Homer Simpson had a gun named blasty in one episode and I thought that was hilarious. Otherwise...no.
     
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    Sure, my P99 is named um, well...P99. My P-01 is named P-01 and so on.
     
  16. Novus Collectus

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    Hmm, I think I am going to change my answer. I am going to name them all George Foreman. :D
     
  17. supraneurotoxin

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    no, but my paper targets and clay birds have names:
    hillary, sarah....:neener:
     
  18. AndyC

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    No - not ever.
     
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    Nope, if I did...I'd probably sleep with it and brush its hair.
     
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    Is this THR or the Oprah show? :)
     
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    Since I duracoated my CZ-70 white, I guess I could call it Michael Jackson.
     
  22. PTK

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    2RCO - I wouldn't be posting pictures of it if I didn't have it legally. ;)
     
  23. davinci

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    uh.... what?
     
  24. pax

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    Of course.

    My carry gun is "Miss Anne". Short for Miss Anne Thrope. Named her because it made it easier to discuss her whereabouts when necessary, without being a giveaway. ("Is Miss Anne coming with us?" "Of course!")

    The kids' plinking rifle is "The Wizard." Dunno why, that's just what they started calling it one day and it stuck.

    pax
     
  25. Joe Demko

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    No, but I name each individual ammunition cartridge.
     
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