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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LRDGCO, Nov 13, 2018.

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  1. entropy

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    OddJob, you must get some fun looks from the Perrazi crowd; I know I do with my Trap gun:

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  2. Creed Bennett

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    I guess the silliest firearm I have is a North American Arms revolver in .22 short. It’s got the shortest barrel they made too. It’s just so darn cute!
     
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    I have a Ruger stainless laminated LH M77 African in 375 Ruger. I live in Kentucky and will never go on safari. I bought it in case there’s a secret genetics lab nearby that is breeding velociraptors...or at least that’s what I tell people. I actually hunted with it one fall and shot a doe using a cast bullet at 1900fps. I loaded up a box of full power 300 grain jacketed bullets and I think I still have 47 of them left. Maybe if I get an elk tag one day, or if the zoo animals escape.

    My other silly fun gun choice would be a KelTec sub2000. Who really needs a plastic gun with a folding barrel? Apparently I do! I’m a lefty so I installed a red dot at a 45 degree angle. That way I can tilt it so the blowback doesn’t set my beard on fire. I look like I’ve been mining coal after shooting 100 rounds.
     
  4. Godsgunman

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    My newly acquired Keltec SU-16. As Elkins45 stated, who needs a gun that can fold but I think it's pretty sweet and actually very accurate.
     
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  5. Kaybee

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    My wife loves her Cheetah in .32 acp. I originally gave her a hard time on choosing a .32, but I gave it a try at the range and now whenever we go I always put a mag or two through it myself because Its such a fun little gun to shoot I like it a lot.
     
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  6. DadOfThree

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    My silliest gun I can't even fire due to ammo not being available. An early version of the Gyrojet in 13mm.
    There is no reason in the world why I should keep it, but it's a freaking rocket gun ;)
     
  7. Labguy47

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    All the .22 LRs. Doesn't matter if its bolt action, semi auto, full auto, or revolving cylinder. We just love .22s!
     
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    shot one with 70 yr old ammo... i agree, nastiest trigger i've even had the misfortune to encounter..
     
  9. entropy

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    You've never shot a Nagant revolver, apparently.
     
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    I can think of few things more rediculous than an Obrez. I’ve always kind of wanted one. Till I touch off a nagant and feel it kick.
     
  11. entropy

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    M1895 Nagant revolver, cal. 7.62x38R, not a Mosin Nagant rifle. They have a notoriously heavy DA trigger pull.
     
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    I’ve always wanted one of the revolvers. Ant one point they were cheaper to get but ammo was an issue. There was once a 32 acp cylinder for those?
     
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  13. MosinT53Hunter

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    There's one on Gun broker, converted for 32. S&W Long for around 275.00
     
  14. wojownik

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    LOOOL ... that would be my silly gun in the handgun category. Obscure ammo, impossible DA trigger pull ... but a quirky and fascinating revolver.

    My silly gun in the rifle category I think would be my M44 Mosin rifles. Kicks like a mule, fireball the size of Mars, mine needs the bayonet to be extended to shoot more accurately, for some reason, ... a thoroughly unenjoyable rifle to shoot IMO. But still, I keep them around.
     
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    A .50 Flintlock Hawken. Browned barrel, heavy, horrible stock, unreliable, makes me flinch every time I shoot it, but always makes me smile when it I get it out.
     
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    Thought some more about this one, in addition to my initial comments (300 BLK ar pistol and henry 45-70) my "custom" 10/22 doesnt have much love, either. I bought a stock standard 10/22 and built it up a rew parts at a time. Now the only stock part is the reciever. I have nothing against 10/22s, 22s in general, or even custom 10/22s. I see mine as silly because i did it wrong. Buying and building the way i did, i probably have $800 in it. It shoots better than a factory 10/22 (i hope), and id be lucky if i could sell it for half what i have in it. Its fun to shoot every once in a while, but i find myself contemplating selling it often, and replacing with a nicer 22 bolt gun with heavy barrel, such as a CZ. Or if i have to have a custom feeling semi-auto 10/22, id do it right from the start and "buy once, cry once" preferring to get a complete kidd or vq.
     
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    I have resolved that I SHALL hitch up one of my Mare's Legs and wear it on an upcoming desert expedition.
    Probably the most recent, the octagonal Chiappa .45 Colt.
    I have a holster that fits three of my four MLs.

    The Chiappa has no sights, but I've shot tighter groups with it off the bench at 25 yards than I have with some pistols, and I can hit my small steel buffalo easily at 35 yards.

    No practicality whatever, but as a kid watching McQueen with his & lusting after one of my own, I love the things.
    As life begins to wind down, during this next year I'm abandoning my longtime insistence on sheer practicality on wilderness outings in favor of what I flippin' frickin' frackin' ENJOY carrying out there. :)
    The Mare's Leg will be the first.
    Denis
     
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    AMT backup .380.

    No ergonomics. Trigger pull measured in metric tons. Lousy sight picture. Hurts your hand when you shoot it. Not very accurate beyond a few yards.

    This gun is utterly silly.

    Stay safe!
     
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  19. Waveski

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    Late entry - How could I forget a truly silly gun like this?
    Earlier this year I stumbled across this item right here on THR classifieds , browsing mind you - I certainly did not get up that morning thinking "I've just got to find a .25 caliber Beretta 418 today!!!". I came across it and just had to have it. Did not even know of the place the 418 has in 007 lore until after the deed was done.

    A stylish , itty bitty Beretta which , oddly enough , is a lot of fun to shoot. I'm picturing a New Year's gala banquet somewhere in Europe in the late 50's , with a little Beretta placed next to each set of fine silverware - a classy party favor. 20181128_112858.jpg
     
  20. DeepSouth

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    AK with a bump stock, it’s silly, pointless, absurd, expensive, and makes the neighbors talk about you... But I’ve never seen anyone shoot it that didn’t smile, and I’ve seen a LOT of people shoot it.
     
  21. Trey Veston

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    My buffalo rifle... 1885 Winchester high wall in .45-70. Have never shot a buffalo with it...

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  22. Jeff Burgess

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    Masterpiece arms 9mm. Bump firing monster
     
  23. sean m

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    Jennings j22
    Replica tower flintlock smoothbore pistol
    Ruger Charger takedown with Blade arm brace

    88 magnum revolver
     
  24. hq

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    Don't worry about it. I have a bayoneted 1897 Trench Gun and I've never cleared a trench with it either... :)
     
  25. Mark 40

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    Have not owned silly in awhile. But I scan Gunbroker from time to time and look at the silly that appeals to me. 25acp or 22lr pocket guns mostly. Then I snap out of it. One of these days a weak moment may overtake common sense.
     
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