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Naming a gun...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cluster Bomb, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. Cluster Bomb

    Cluster Bomb Member

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    Do you name your guns? if so what do you take into consideration when naming it?

    I just got a Ruger Redhawk 44 mag 7" in stainless, and havent named her yet.

    My Colt 357 mag revolver is named Lucky Lady, as the first of her 5 serial # is 777
     
  2. CoRoMo

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    Not anymore. I named one... the novelty wore off... I stopped thinking about it.
     
  3. Mikee Loxxer

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    I have a K31 that I refer to by the name of the guy it was issued to (noted on the tag under the buttplate). This is only so that I can distinguish it from the other two K31s I own. Aside from that no, I don't give objects names for its own sake, it is a silly practice.
     
  4. The Sarge

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    Hell no.
     
  5. mgmorden

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    Never named any of mine. Only person I know who has a named gun is my uncle. He has several dozen guns, but only one has a name. It's an old 12ga pump (not sure the brand - Ithaca maybe) that's named "Willard". I'm sure there's a story behind it, but I've never really asked.
     
  6. Tim the student

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    No. Nor do I name things for other hobbies, nor do I name other tools. John the RC heli doesn't do anything for me, nor does Thumb-buster the hammer.

    But if you want to, have at it. I'm a live and let live kinda guy.
     
  7. lowerunit411

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    at my age i have a hard enough time remembering my own name
     
  8. Saakee

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    Not really, I've seen way too many people anthropomorphize items and take it way too far, though I did debate naming my AR-15 Clara after Clara Norton Fowler.
     
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    When I'm laying in bed with them I call them all baby...... then I.......... never mind. I've said too much. ;)

    Ummm..... No. It's a thing, not a person or a pet.
     
  11. ErikO

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    At some point, I'll do a 'Vera' build, but I'm a bit of a Firefly geek. ;)

    SBS's look like fun.
     
  12. Panzercat

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    Mine tends to change for the same gun. Betsy, Bertha, Sally....
    :D
     
  13. bannockburn

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    No I have never felt the need to name any of my guns, or any other tool or object that I own. Just not my style.
     
  14. bottom shelf

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    Yes, I have named all of them. They're all named Lisa. I also named 2 motorcycles Lisa. I just think it's a hot sounding name.
     
  15. Hunterdad

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    Nope. Always thought it was weird.
     
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    Only the special ones.......
     
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    Seems kind of silly, they're not gonna come to you if you call them. Last year I rescinded my teenager's name for this reason.
     
  18. wannabeagunsmith

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    Sure. I don't currently own a firearm, but when I get that Mossburg 500 I am saving for, it shall be called Abraham.... (the first of many, get it??)
     
  19. EBShooting

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    I used to but stopped when I got married. My wife was under the impression that they were all named for ex-girlfriends. Completely untrue.
     
  20. Deus Machina

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    One of mine has a name. My Mosin Nagant M44 is Ivan. So is my friend's M44, and another friend's 91/30. They're Russian; they're all Ivan.

    I've jokingly called my Carcano 'Mario' before, but it's hardly stuck.
     
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    Haven't named a gun or my VW Beetle.
     
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    My 870's name is Kandice. Named after someone I know. It's loud, and likes break stuff.
     
  23. wannabeagunsmith

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    From what I hear, naming those old VWs is a very popular thing to do.. :p
     
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    I don't really get to shoot anymore. I'm not close enough to any of my guns to name them. If one had any particular significance, or I was unusually enamored with one, I might. But otherwise not.

    I'm studying geology, and have developed some fondness for my rock hammer. I've considered naming it in the past.
     
  25. Ryanxia

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    I do some of them. It's fun, like a car guy might name some of his cars :)

    My 1911 .45 is named Samantha, my Springfield Armory XD is named Georgey (because I bought it with the stimulus check we got from George Bush) :D
     
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