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Most impractical gun you own?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cheeseybacon, May 18, 2007.

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  1. Cheeseybacon

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    So what is the most impractical gun you own?

    I'm looking to get a S&W 500 with a crazy long barrel one of these days. That'll probably be the most impractical gun I'll ever buy...
     
  2. TexasP226

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    FN Five-SeveN
     
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    .44 Automag. Great gun, accurate, shoots easy. Came with a shoulder rig, which I tried wearing around the house one day: NOT a carry piece!

    Plan on using it for IPSC once I finally get a few more spare mags (power factor of 300 anyone?)
     
  4. trfcrugby

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    At this point, I would say my 91/30. It's just too long to be practical for much of anything.
     
  5. JesseL

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    Colt 38 rimfire conversion (when was the last time you saw 38 rimfire ammo for sale?), followed by an AMT Backup 380 single action (defensively most effective when thrown).
     
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    I was gonna say my "Super Soaker", but it DOES have practical value...chases stray neighborhood animals off my deck, and Bambi doesn't eat Mrs. Foggy's tulips.
     
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    I would have to say the M44. What do I need a bayonet for? The thing is ungodly loud (kind of like that though:p). It hurts my shoulder to shoot it, and I really do not need it for anything.

    But I am not letting it go.
     
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    NAA .22Mag mini-revolver. It's fun, but hardly practical, even for a BUG. Bought it more as a novelty than anything else. Everything else in the safe has a practical purpose (whether I "need" it or not).
     
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    Walker Black Powder Revolver
     
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    Texas, I forgot about that one. Guess mine would be the Second Model 1848 Colt Dragoon (Uberti replica).
     
  11. ZeSpectre

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    When I get it, it'll be my stainless steel Marlin guide gun in .45-70

    I have no reason to get a .45-70. I don't hunt, I don't forsee myself going up against anything my other guns can't handle, the ammo is expensive, AND I'm really recoil sensitive.

    But Lordy I want just ONE .45-70 to sit in the case and maybe shoot once in a great while! :evil:
     
  12. MrPeter

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    If I had my way it would be a FN PS90, and a FiveseveN.
    Unfortunately, I'm not rich :-/
     
  13. Justin

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    Mateba Unica 6 in .357
     
  14. Plink

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    Legionnaire took the words right out of my mouth, err, fingers. I've had one for over 20 years and I still can't find a single use for it. It's too slow and unwieldy to even consider for self defense. Too small to be able to shoot well with, at least in my big hands. I can't shoot it one handed at all because I can't get any type of grip on it. No rear sight makes any form of precision impossible, which is a shame because it's a well made little gun and would probably turn in respectible groups.

    I also bought it as a novelty though, and it serves that purpose well. The laughs it gets from my friends when I open the gun safe and it's sitting amongst a Redhawk with 7.5 inch barrel, a couple Remington XP-100 pistols in .308, and assorted other full sized handguns, is priceless.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as ZeSpectre with my rem. 7400 in 30-06. I have no use for the gun and can't remeber why I bought it.. It's a bit much for me and I've been trying like hell to sell it. Ammo is a bit more than what I like to pay so I've only shot it about 40 times and now it just sits around collecting dust. I guess I could use it for a paddle if I ever went canoeing :)
     
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    My original Springfield Trapdoor... Things got to much value/family history to do anything but fire once or twice and put back in the safe
     
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    I've had a dickens of a time CCWing my Encore pistol! Almost ready to throw in the towel. And those ITWB holsters...forget about it!
     
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    M1 Garand. I know the M1 Ownes most other guns but it is the heaviest, hardest to reload and having to keep those clips on hand is kind of a pain.

    I do love my M1 Garand regardless.
     
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    LOL... Justin, the first thing that came to mind is my Mateba Unica 6 in .44
     
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    If we go by the legal definition of "gun", mine would be a stripped Type 38 Arisaka receiver.
     
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    S&W 586 with 6" barrel.
     
  24. ArmedBear

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    All my milsurps.

    This board has convinced me that I can't modify them in any way. That would be blasphemy.

    But as-is, they're hardly worth shooting. Steel buttplates, excess weight, mediocre sights, bad ergonomics, expensive and/or corrosive ammo.

    So they sit, mostly still in grease.

    One day, when nobody's looking, I might use a Mauser action to make a rifle I actually want to shoot.:p

    Then there are single-shot BP pistols with original-style sights. Better ergonomics than the milsurp rifles, but generally a PITA with a lousy sight picture.
     
  25. JesseL

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    What's so impractical about that? You could carry it (a little awkward to conceal with a 6" barrel, but not terrible), use it for home defense, hunt with it, compete with it, etc... Seems entirely practical to me. Or is it just that you don't have anything less practical (in which case you need more toys)?
     
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