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Ethics of renaming your gun? (women?)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, Feb 18, 2004.

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  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    I have a question for you folks, and especially of the female varity..

    If you have a gun, and you named it after someone; but now that person is not very into guns, and you regret naming it after them; do you think it's ethical to rename the gun? (I don't mean ethical like stealing, you know what I mean.)

    First, would the gun be affended? (We gun owners are careful not to affend our firearms)
    Second, if you renamed it after someone, say another woman perhaps, would the woman feel that she got a "hand-me-down" and be unhappy about it; or she would feel happy that a gun was renamed after her, or it depends on the woman?
     
  2. VaughnT

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    Like ships at sea, it is very, very bad mojo to rename a weapon. This goes to show is that you did not listen to the weapon when it was trying to tell you her true name and instead forced a false name upon it.

    This careless attitude towards your companion (the pistol, not the chic) manifested itself in the fact that the woman is no longer interested in armaments.

    The only way out of the situation is to spend some serious time meditating on the matter and asking for forgiveness from the sidearm. Once you have redeemed yourself, a few thousand rounds fired downrange should bring you closer together and the true name should become rather obvious.

    YOU HAVE TO LISTEN IF YOU WANT TO HEAR!!
     
  3. TechBrute

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    Can't say that I've named my guns. Do you name all your guns? How many do you have? I'd think that when you get 30 or 40 guns, you might start forgetting their names.
     
  4. strambo

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    Amen VaughnT,

    No truer words have ever been spoken of the proper relationship betwixed a man and his firearm. :p
     
  5. Amish_Bill

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    Naming a Gun after a female of your acquaintence shows that you have no concept of a True Name. Give them names if you must, but if you can't do it properly, give them names like Spot or Bobo.
     
  6. SMLE

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    VaughnT

    Glad I'm not the only one who has his guns "tell" him their names.
    My M1 only told me her name after I finally got around to detail stripping her trigger group. My 1910 Ross told me her name as I carried her through my front door for the first time. Mankind has been trying to put some sort of "Ju-Ju" into weapons since the dawn of time. I personally think we succeded so well that it has become a subconcious and largly automatic thing.

    "For those who understand, no explaination is necessary. For thos who do not understand, no explainiation is possible."
     
  7. Redlg155

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    It could have been worse. You could have tatooed the name of your gun on your arm. :D


    Good Shooting
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  8. winstonsmith

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    As far as the topic question is concerned, as long as you have the true name, then I don't think you should change it. If anything, it would be good luck to find it's true name if you think you misnamed it. As long as you don't switch every week.

    I name my knives, but yeah, I wait until they tell me what they are called. My EDC folder is called Mav, after it's model name (maverick). I have a little neck knife fixed blade called "Bitch," because it's as my friends so aptly put it it's a "Bitch knife." My 14 inch long black tanto is "Vlad the Impaler." "Butch" is a macho, no-nonsensy boot knife. "Pikey" was named after the Irish Gypsies, who I bought it from... He's now rusting somewhere under the sand at the beach. Woe to loose pocket clips. :(
     
  9. Mastrogiacomo

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    So far I have two guns I've named after a man I didn't know personally -- my compact Beretta Ms. The blue model is "Guiliano" and the inox is "Turridu."

    Salvatore "Turridu" Giuliano was Sicily's Robin Hood. His first gun was a Beretta pistol he bought off a soldier or an Italian officer -- I don't recall which. Anyway -- I know he loved Berettas so no need to worry about changing the gun name. My full size blue 92FS is "Nero" -- after no one in particular, and my inox Brig I've yet to name. I don't name them after men I know personally to avoid any bad mojo like what you've mentioned....;)
     
  10. redhead

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    It's never occured to me to name my guns. Does that mean I lack imagination? I usually refer to them by make and model. like when we're going to the range, and loading up the range bag: "Honey, would you grab my Ruger .22 SA out of the safe? Oh, how about the Kimber? Thanks, dear!"
     
  11. OEF_VET

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    Y'all are missing the one true answer to this young mans dilemna. Obviously he has named a firearm after a young lady who no longer holds as special a place in his heart as before. The only way for him to again achieve that tranquil peacethat he knew before is to rid his entire life of every reminder of the young woman in question.

    Therefore, twoblink, I recommend you ship the firearm in question to me instead of renaming her. Send me a PM with your address and I'll mail a copy of a local dealers license to you. Only through this measure of atonement can you be truly happy.

    Hey man, I'm only willing to do this to help you out.

    Frank
     
  12. redhead

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    You, sir, are a truly compassionate human being!
     
  13. Tamara

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    I think that if you tell her that your gun used to be named after another woman but now you've named it after her, your relationship problems will be solved. :scrutiny:
     
  14. twoblink

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    Not all my guns have names..

    For example, none of my .22LR's have names... well, they are named like "The Ruger 22/45, Ruger 10/22" etc..

    And I don't try to "give" them names either. One day, you hear kind of like Kevin Kosner, "If you build it, they will come"... If you send enough rounds downrange, the name might be whispered in your ear when you are sighting in one of these days...

    And then, the guns that you remotely think might get sold later on, definitely don't have names...

    So now I'm contemplating if I actually listened to my firearm, or I just forced a named upon her that she didn't want, and all the resultant tragedy is because of my wanton lack of listening to my weapon...
     
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    I call my guns things like "The Ruger", "The Smith", "The .41", "The 25.06",
    "The 12ga, etc.
    I also refrain from naming my cars, my lawn mower and my hand tools.
    They are, after all, merely inanimate objects.
     
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    Another problem... if you name one of your guns after a male friend (Oleg, perhaps? :D ), won't your current girlfriend get the wrong idea about you?

    :what: :neener: :p :D
     
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    Come on fella's the answer here is plain as day. You named your gun after a woman and now she is gone? Do NOT change the name of the gun,,,, find another woman with the same name. It may save you some day when you scream out a name in a moment of passion too (side benefit):):D
     
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    A gun is some what like a tatoo. It is most likely a permant fixture to your life. Unlike women/men. Name it after your mother if you have to name it after a female. Bad idea.

    I agree, renaming the gun is bad mojo. Keep the name. MHO.
     
  20. Amadeus

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    Renaming a gun is generally bad form. However, since you have named the gun after a person it can reasonably be determined that you did not listen to the gun. You gave her "A" name, but you never called her by her TRUE name. Therefore, take her shooting (the gun, not the girl). Listen to her. Clean her well. Apologize for your missteps and then maybe she will tell you her real name and all will be well again.
     
  21. Iron Mike

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    Name a gun?

    Yes I could just see the look on my wifes face.....Honey have you seen tommy? Tommy? Yea you know Tommy, the little colt .32. Bobby and Eddy are already in my range bag, where could that rascal be?
     
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    My gun names usually end up being:

    1. the model & caliber of the gun--if I'm the one who bought it (i.e. my Browning .22, my Ruger 9mm, etc.),

    --or--

    2. the name of the person who gave it to me (i.e. Papaw's Enfield, Brandy's Blackhawk, etc.).

    The guns in #1 are the only ones I'd even consider selling or trading. The #2 guns will stay with me even if I can't afford ammo or can't physically shoot them anymore....:cool:
     
  23. TechBrute

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    Tam, LMAO!
     
  24. squibload

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    No self-respecting woman would want to be sloppy-seconds in the firearm-naming.

    Thus, I've named my carry sidearm "Bitch", in honor of all of my past loves. (It's a great catch-all. The name and the gun are both accurate, and my wife has no problem with that rationale, either!)

    On my way to the range I'll tell her that, "I'm going out to shoot the Bitch!" Wifey still laughs every time.
     
  25. BigG

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    Read VaughnT's Good Advice and

    Go and say ten "Hail Brownings," and sin no more!
     
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