Naming a gun...

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

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  1. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Member

    Jan 6, 2011
    Hastings, Michigan
    Only one, but like CoRoMo said in post #2, the novelty wore off. Officially, my Hungarian M-44 is named Atilla, but I never actually call it that.

    I call my guns by either their make or their caliber.
  2. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

    iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Most of mine have names, but not all. It either naturally happens or it just doesn't. I gotta say, my girlfriend knows what most of my guns brands and models are, but if I tell her to grab one by name vs by brand/model, she'll know which one to reach for faster...

    Mossberg 500- Burgerballs (inside joke with a friend)

    Winchester 1912 -Chester (surprised?)

    Remington 870 Wingmaster -Mallory

    Marlin 336-BL -Ohmadarlin but usually just call it 'Darlin

    both my .22 rifles haven't had a name for whatever reason, a 521-T and Nylon66, my girlfriend knows them as 'semi' and 'bolt'

    Mosin Nagant 91-30 -Victor (named by a sailor friend of mine who is the master gunner on a tall ship for reenactments)

    Uberti 1847 Colt Walker -Chuck Norris (of course!)

    two 1851 navies (my first guns ever) -Justice is full sized and blue. Grace has a shorter barrel, and is engraved stainless.

    single shot 12" .44 rifled percussion musket-pistol with full length stock from butt to muzzle, we call it "The Captain" and 'he' is many friends' favorite, a ridiculously fun gun to shoot.

    steel 1858 with .45LC conversion cylinder -Connie Chung (and I can never say that with a straight face)

    twin J.P Sauer SAA Clones one in .45Lc and one in .22Lr -Kablam and patooey

    I had a Wildey .45 win-mag for a few years, we just called it Wildey, 'nuff said :)

    for whatever reason haven't ever named my 6" stainless GP-100, though it has quite a strikingly gorgeous appearance.

    my girlfriend named my 4" stainless S&W 629 though, the moment she laid eyes on it. Named it 'Sexy' :D and it really is...

    SW 1911 ltd edition in polished stainless -Excaliber (pun intended)

    S&W 5906 -Milly, name came naturally and just stuck, easier to say than 'fivenineohsix' every time

    Beretta Tomcat .32 acp -Tommy (til I get me a Thompson .45 anyway :D even then I might name the Thompson AL)

    and I saved the crappiest of the lot for last, a Jennings J-22 that a friend convinced someone else who should NOT be a gun owner to 'get rid of' and he then gave it to me. I know alll about how crappy they are so don't feel compelled to educate me. We call it 'Peter Jennings' hehe and he is grumpy more often than not.

    Those are just the ones I have named and the un-named that someday may be indeed named. Call me childish, I don't care, same reason we give humans a nickname, sometimes it's just shorter and easier, other times it'll make someone laugh or smile, and hey life's short :)

    Next time I need the hammer I might ask my girlfriend "Hon, mind grabbin thumb-buster for me??" LoL
  3. Ditchtiger

    Ditchtiger Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    Junction City,OR
    Mine don't have names but they have been called a few after having issues,( jams, misfires, FTF.)
    None of these names are printable.
  4. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

    Jun 2, 2005
    North Chesterfield, Virginia
    I've named boats. I would name an airplane.

    But not a gun.
  5. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    I call them out by brand/caliber most often. Then the other pet name for any one of them when they have issues or are really beat up is crowbar.:D
  6. S&W-Keeper

    S&W-Keeper Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    When I grip my Sig 230 to high, and it takes a plug out of my hand, I call it all kind of names.
  7. RNB65

    RNB65 Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    Never have. Never will.
  8. T.R.

    T.R. Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Manatee County, Florida
    This is my Winchester named Meat Maker. 30-30 is a keeper.

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