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Gun You Just Can't Live Without?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dionysusigma, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    This is not meant as a discussion about the most useful gun in a survival situation, or for home defense, or whatever.

    It's about the gun you love the most, that has the most memories for you, that you take with you every time you go to the range, etc. It's about the gun that makes the hobby so fulfilling for you; the one that for some reason, you like better than any others you own. Whether or not other guns would be better suited to the task at hand (from plinking to hunting to HD), you find yourself wondering "What if I used it for <insert unusual application here>?"

    So, what gun can you just not live without? :)

    For me, it's a Mosin-Nagant M44. I (stupidly) sold mine some time ago, and I now seriously miss it enough that I need to get another one ASAP. The recoil was great, as was the muzzle blast, but it was just... cool. I really miss it. :(
     
  2. Keith Wheeler

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    I sold my subgun, and it'll be a while before I can replace it. Arg.
     
  3. Chipperman

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    Not counting my CCW gun, it would be my MP5.
     
  4. Black Majik

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    If 1911s didn't exist.. well...

    Maybe I'd be into photography or cars instead :D
     
  5. thebigc

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    my 1911a1 is my constant companion at the range.
     
  6. Richmond

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    special gun

    I have a Colt 1911, customized to my specs back in the late 80s when I was competing. I used it when I trained with Colonel Cooper at Gunsite. From about 1989 to 1993, I shot a minimum of 500 rounds/week in practice in that gun, plus matches weekly. I have lots of handguns I like, but when I pick that one up it is a special feeling. If I was carrying and knew I would have to use my firearm, there is nothing else I would rather have in my hand - like an old and trusted friend.
     
  7. Orr89rocz

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    my most special is a toss up between my old winchester 1300 pump gun and my remington 700ADL 6mm remingtion.

    the winchester it had the speed pump system that half ejected the shell upon the shots.... fastest gun i ever owned. i could shoot it as fast as a semi auto. it shot slugs fairly well. even with ported choke tube, the recoil on the slug loads was so severe, that the speed pump action was completely pushed back and ejected the shell. much like a semi auto does upon the shot. all i had to do was close the action for shot number 2. kinda wish i never sold it. i do want another one, but my new 870 supermag turkey gun with additional slug barrel is a nice combo that i'm starting to love

    the remington 6mm was given to me by my uncle for my 12th birthday. started hunting deer with it and ground hogs with the 12x leupold scope. that gun shot well and i killed quite a few deer and hogs with it... some hogs out near 250 yards. came close many times at 350-400. not bad for a factory gun with a small sport barrell and non bedded stock. still have it but havent used it for some time for deer, as my younger brother uses it
     
  8. CWL

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    Sold my MP5 way back when I thought I could buy another anytime...in California. Am dealing with that shame.

    Won't let go of my P7/PSP; P7M8 & P7M13, ever. Don't really shoot anything other than .45ACP & .22lr, but somethin' about the P7s that makes me not want to ever let go of them.
     
  9. Texas Colt

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    My Colt Commander. It goes everywhere with me, including the range. It just feels right.
     
  10. ArfinGreebly

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    Marlin Camp 9

    At the moment, my favorite shooter and companion for every range trip is the Marlin Camp 9 Carbine.

    It's not gorgeous, I can't CCW the thing, it's not terribly powerful.

    But FUN!? Wahooo!

    And it has the rare factory option: Ballistic Intuition.

    Sometimes I aim it. Mostly, it just knows what I want to hit.

    You can't BUY that in a gun.

    For everything else, there's MasterCard.
     
  11. Hemicuda

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    that'd have to be my first cartridge fired gun... a Springfield single-shot bolt-cocker .22... if I had a penny for every round I fired through her, or a nickel for every piece of game I have shot with her, I'd be a rather wealthy man!
     
  12. ripcurlksm

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    Kimber Eclipse Target II .45 ACP
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  13. Declaration Day

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    My Springfield 1911 of course!
     
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    My first rifle... A 1970's era Winchester 94 in 30-30. The bluing is wearing off on it but it still shoots 2" groups for me from the shoulder.

    I've loaded from 100gr to 180gr bullets, pistol powder to H4895, and she is a true swiss army knife.

    Got it used 4 years ago or so, for $100. I've bought a new Win94 since then, but dang it, I like the old one better!:p
     
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    Smith and Wesson 586.
    Without doubt, one of the best .357's ever made.
     
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    I think it'd be a tie between my 228 or my AR. I live in CA, so a real honest-to-goodness AR is kinda special. Like others here who've mentioned selling MP-5's and such, I once sold a nice FAL, thinking that I'd be able to get another. Live and learn...:banghead:
     
  18. ralphie98

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    I gotta pick just one??? It would be my Glock 34. My first gun, and the one that I am the best at shooting. Doesn't even matter if I haven't been to the range for months, I can just pick it up and get great groups out of it from shot 1. I'm never gettin rid of that one
     
  19. Ohio Rifleman

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    That would be my Ruger 10/22. It's just so much fun to shoot, especially since I got one with a scope. I can shoot a whole brick without breaking the bank. (I've never actually done that in one range trip, though, but I could!) I know this is kind of silly, but when I'm shooting my 10/22, I like to pretend like I'm Carlos Hathcock or something about to put a shot on some NVA general or something. :neener:
     
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    So, what gun can you just not live without?

    May I break these down into categories for the sake of new folks, including young ladies, young men I know read THR?

    BB Gun : Red Ryder

    Rim-fire:

    Rifle : Single Shot .22 bolt action with iron sights.
    Handguns: .22 , prefer revolver, semi-auto is fine.

    Center-fire:
    Medium frame, dedicated .38spl ( Model 10 for instance)
    1911 - prefer bone stock Gov't model.

    Shotgun:
    Single shot 28 gauge.
    20 gauge gas gun (Rem 1100, Win 1400, Beretta 303, 390/391)
    Pump : 870 Wingmaster in 28 ga/ 20 ga.

    Correct basic fundamentals, and the above choices, I and others could not live without to pass forward as passed to us. :)
     
  21. High Planes Drifter

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    Emotionally, it would be my Ithica 37 12ga. my Grandfather handed down to my father, who handed it down to me. I will in turn hand it down to my son in about 15 years. It is the only thing I have of my Grandfathers, and qualifies as an heirloom to my family. The gun is in good shape and I havent hunted with it because of sentimentel value. Once in a great while I'll take it to the range.


    The one gun I love the most that I paid for , and wouldnt part with....hmmm....tough one...... I dont think I'll pick. I think I'll save that one for mysef to debate.
     
  22. Stevie-Ray

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    My Colt Mark IV pin gun. My Colt Delta Elite. My Kimber Ultra CDP. Hmmmm......showing a pattern here.:neener:
     
  23. offthepaper

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    Only the one's I already own.
     
  24. bear71

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    Colt AR-15 SP-1 that was given to me by my father many years ago, he's since passed but the gun and the memories of him teaching me to shoot it in the very early 80's at age 11 live on. He didn't actually grant me posession until I was 25.

    This one will go to whichever of two sons expresses the most interest in firearms, and he'll wait 'til 25 too! Consolation prize to the non recepient of the AR will be my 1911 and P220.
     
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