What's the most fun gun you have ever fired

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  1. Airborne77

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    If I remember correctly I think the h.e. rounds have a 15 meter kill zone and punch through some armor plate can't recall the thickness (help me out fellow vets) do remember the fragmentation is dangerous for a very long way off. You can literally see a group of them going through the air almost like shooting a potato gun . Very effective weapon!!! One thing the service does for you is ruin movies. Real explosive aren't much more than a puff of black smoke with hardly any fireball (C4) . Movies use gasoline. Also you don't see a rocket go through the air (at-4) just a boom on both ends. Obviously bigger on the receiving end.. I always laugh when someone tosses a genade and it makes a huge fireball in a movie.
     
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  2. Good Ol' Boy

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    Without question a buddies AR SBR in 300BO with a can and binary.

    I don't know any of the details on that thing but it was one slick/fun gun to shoot.
     
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  3. Airborne77

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    Wow! That cut me deep!...love my m1a
     
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  4. mongoslow

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    The "pig" M60 always loved getting my hands on that beast
     
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    All of you that say they enjoy the M60 must not have had to carry the PIG all day every day. I spent a good portion of my time as an E1 through E4 having the M60 as my primary weapon. I flew a few times as a door gunner on the old Hueys too. They were still in service with Army Reserve units that supported active duty units in 1991.

    The Mk19 automatic grenade launcher was always fun too. The Mk19 and M2 were never fun when you had to carry them from the arms room down to the motor pool though. We still had reckless rifles (recoilless rifles) in the combat engineer battalion I was assigned to from Jan 92 to Dec 94. We did occasionally take the reckless rifles out to the range to shoot. And I always enjoyed working with explosives..... making big objects into little objects :D . I worked with a crusty old master sergeant at Ft Devens that watched Caddy Shack way too many times. But it was always fun to go to the demo range with him.
     
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  6. Mk-211

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    I was a M60 gunner when I got to my first unit. Amazing that the biggest new guy always gets a machine gun!

    My squad leader was a prior armorer, he taught me and my AG well. Brand new gunners and we shot the best in the battalion!

    Knowing how to use and keep the "pig" running was important.
     
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  7. giggitygiggity

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    Real-deal (full auto) MP-5SD.
     
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    My S&W 19-4 shooting moderate .357 Magnum loads scores well so easily that I have to call that fun. It does have Herrett's Detective grips, so I would give credit there too.
     
  9. jag1954

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    Yep, I have both and they are a (literal) blast to shoot. 460 and 500.jpg
     
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    It was always the opposite in every unit I was assigned to. It was always the sunniest guy that got the M60. At the time I was between 125 and 130 pounds and am 5' 10". When I asked why, everyone said that "you skinny guys make smaller targets"
     
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    Yes, yes they are.
     
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  12. Boattale

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    I was a big new guy too. I got a PRC 25, a 60 mm mortar baseplate and a half dozen rounds to carry. Plus my rifle and the rest of my gear. Government mule I was.
     
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    love those Smith Big Boys! Got the 460V and it’s a instant range pleaser! I bring plenty of ammo for everyone to enjoy
     
  14. Charlie Martinez

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    I like shooting big guns too but when I think of my greatest shooting fun times the gun that comes to mind is my Mossberg Model 46(b) 22 RF. It is my first firearm and I got it during a time when there were plenty of places kids could go plink without endangering anyone or worrying about getting arrested. We sometimes went into the woods but mostly shot at the target rich local dump sites. Cans, bottles, spray cans, water filled plastic jugs and just about anything was a fair target. Penetration tests at various distances were performed on abandoned cars, furniture and kitchen appliances to verify if what we saw in movies was possible. Once in a while we found an intact TV and those were truly special occasions. That was 50 years ago, I still have it and still enjoy shooting it.
     
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  15. Smaug

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    I'm going to go a different way here and mention an airgun. Brocock Compatto in .177. It's pre-charged pneumatic. I pump it up to 3,000 psi with a special high pressure pump, and then I've got about 30 shots. Deadly on small game out to 50 yards. It has a nice moderator on the end, so it's near silent. (much quieter than .22 subsonics out of a locked action) I keep the squirrels out of my back yard (and my attic and bird feeders) with it; I've gotten 5 in the past two days. Neighbors are unaware.

    If I have to pick a firearm, here's my list of most fun:
    1. Marlin 60 - This is their tube-fed, semi-auto .22LR. Holds 17 rounds. Slimmer, more accurate and more reliable than the 10/22 I had. This one was my uncle's former neighbor, a farmer who kept it jammed between his tractor's fender and the seat for shooting dogs and coyotes on his property. It has a nice rash rubbed through the finish of the shoulder stock at one point. It's a pain to clean, being a semi-auto and being accustomed to cheap ammo...
    2. Ruger Mk. II Target model. (22LR) This was my first gun. It has been accurate and reliable, until last week when the bolt stop pin broke. It's waiting for the part now. I have the Hogue grip on it and switch back and forth between the very good adjustable open sight and a red dot.
    3. Ruger Redhawk in 44 Mag. I don't like it with full power magnum loads, but with lighter magnums or a heavy 44 Special +P. My handloads with the light bullets are the best. Like the Mk. II, this one is very accurate and easy to shoot. I took it deer hunting the one time I went out. I saw a deer at about 35 yards. I carefully cocked the hammer, which caused the deer to immediately take flight. Froze my butt off that day, too. I don't think I'll ever shoot this gun DA, which is a shame, as its DA is pretty good. (better than the later Super Redhawk model) If it had been available, I probably would have gotten a Bisley Blackhawk in .44 Mag or maybe even 45 Colt.
     
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    Jack Garner .40 flintlock "Tennessee poor boy." Sold it years ago. I do make the occasional misteak.
     
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    7134ED14-9064-4747-A75E-E7CACBAE50CC.jpeg This one. It belonged to my Great Grandma who homesteaded on the western slope in Colorado. She used it to fill the pot with rabbits and sage chickens.

    Her favorite story to tell about the Winchester was her on-going struggle with a ferral cat that would get in her chicken coop and wreck havoc.

    One day she heard a commotion in the coop and ran outside, only to see the enemy cat running away again. But this time she had an idea. In her sweetest voice, she called out, "Here kitty, kitty, kitty!"

    The cat stopped and turned around - giving grandma the second she needed to end the battle.

    I loved her. She was gracious enough to will this little rifle to me many years ago. When I get to shoot it, it brings back the many treasured memories I have of the time I got to spend with her.
     
  18. Sniper66

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    I've come to value the 17HMR very highly. I have owned 5 of them and currently have 4. The accuracy is superb and effectiveness against prairie dogs is undeniable. I get to shoot it a LOT, no recoil, not much noise, and no reloading. It is really FUN.
     
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    I love firing guns. All the guns I have fired.
    But I have fired some that were extra special.
    • M14 semi and full auto, US Navy. Full auto was more exciting before actually pulling the trigger. No control.
    • M60, US Navy
    • M2 Browning “Ma Deuce”, US Navy. Only 20 rounds, but still very cool.
    • M79 grenade launcher. US Navy. So much fun. Not really a “gun”… but so much fun.
    • Gatling gun, twice. 40 rounds each time.
    Those were all fun and exciting, but I still get my greatest joy from shooting the guns I have right down the hall in my gun safe.
    Now I am truly looking forward to moving out of CA to WV and putting together my Kentucky rifle kit that my wife bought me.
     
  20. herrwalther

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    I know there are some 2 and 3 story buildings that met unfortunate ends with me on the butterfly switch. They were mud huts but it didn't take that many to topple a whole building down. Those are the kind of engagements that you can have when a few grid squares are declared hostile.
     
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    I bet you got some crazy stories! Sorry you had to go thought that! glade your back home!
     
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  22. Riomouse911

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    That gun has been in service since 2001, used on countless details and warrant services by several of our teams besides myself. :) It got the nicks, scratches and dings from hard, but honest, use.

    Stay safe.
     
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  23. 22250Rem

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    Fired so many fun guns in my life that it's hard to decide. How about the most memorable ones? Got to put a few rounds of 50 BMG through an AR-50, ( IIRC the name correctly), bolt gun a few years back. Then there was the M-79 grenade launcher many years back in infantry training regiment that I thought of as just a real big bore, break open single shot. Along with the 3.5 inch rocket launcher, AKA the bazooka.
     
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  24. Ken R

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    M3 Greasegun when I was in the Army..
     
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    M14 on full auto in basic training
     
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