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What's the most fun gun you have ever fired

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Airborne77, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. Bartojc

    Bartojc Member

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    I'm not sure I can pick just one.

    Very high up on the list is a friends full-auto Thompson :)

    My muzzleloader has been lots of fun.

    My first .22 that I still own still brings a smile to my face.

    -Jeff
     
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  2. md7

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    For me it’s my plain Jane SA Mil Spec 1911 and BCM M4 clone.

    They’re simple, they work, and both always bring enjoyment on the range.

    I could see an in-line muzzle loader being fun, too. Killed a nice buck with a friends once.
     
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  3. driz

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    How about a Turret mounted pair of twin M 219 .30 cal machine guns in a V 100 Armored car. Put the cross hair on target and the rattling begins along with the tinkle of cases and belt links. That manual cranked hand wheel turned the turret and basket nicely and you elevated and depressed with your other arm and pushed the bang button with your thumb.

    In second place was the M-79 BLOOPER. that was fun and easy to shoot . Much more do than the M 203 Sl _UT. That thing was not so nice and the tangent sight is always finding a way to cut into you when carrying it. I never found it was as easy to shoot well either.
     
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  4. Armored farmer

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    I'm like several others, that little Browning BL-22 that my parents gave me for Christmas back in '73 was my favorite. I tormented the fish, reptiles, bugs, birds for years up and down the little creek that ran through our pasture.


    Another more recent pleasant surprise was cap and ball revolvers. They are an absolute hoot to load and shoot. Incredibly accurate and very reliable when properly loaded. They are right up at the top of the list of fun guns IMHO.
     
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  5. JShirley

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    Probably 40mm chalk rounds. But you start to feel the impact after 10 rounds or so.

    Of my current stable, I might enjoy shooting my 11" AR pistol the most.

    ETA: I did really enjoy trigger firing 60mm mortars, now that I think about it.
     
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  6. J-Bar

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    It’s a tie.

    62 years ago I was deemed old enough and responsible enough to take Grandpa’s Winchester 42, .410 pump shotgun, out to Uncle Frank’s farm (Grandpa’s brother-in-law) and hunt by myself. It was my first time shooting that little shotgun. The gun was magical! The quail flushed close even though I had no dog, and after 3 doubles I went down to the river where the doves came for water late in the afternoon. I took a half dozen doves with less than a dozen shells, and it was time to go. I took possession of that little gun in 2017 after my uncle (Grandpa’s son) passed. I will never have another hunt like that first one. And I don’t need one.

    The Winchester 42 is tied with another Winchester, a 52-D target rifle, owned by Jim McClain, #1 shooter on our high school ROTC rifle team. Jim was a senior, I was a junior. At the practice range one day after class I sucked up my courage and asked if I could try his rifle. “Sure”.

    I was shooting a Remington 513-T at the time. A decent rifle to be sure, and I did well with it. But snuggling Jim’s 52 into my shoulder and kissing the Redfield Olympic rear sight with my eyebrow was simply exhilarating. One shot, 50 feet, offhand. Squeeze— pinwheel!

    I did not press my luck. Quitting while I was ahead, I thanked Jim and returned to my lane. Yeah, it was mostly luck. Mostly. But a good gun helps a shooter to be lucky, I think.

    I can’t rationally justify racking a 52-D next to Grandpa’s .410. But it could still happen.
     
  7. Uffdaphil

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    My M14E2 the day we had to swap out all the old ammo in the company bunker. I found a box of selector switches in my arms room so converted a bunch of standard M14s to FA for some pals before we loaded up a couple of 2 1/2 tons with 14s and 60s to expend many thousand of rounds between about 15 of us. Pretty much wrecked the E2. The rubber barrel bedding melted and overflowed onto my hand. The wood was charred and smoking. When they got too hot to hold we just grabbed a fresh rifle and kept up the mag dumps racing ammo cans down the Vietnamese range.No ear protection which explains my current hearing.

    My suppressed 9” 300 BLK is more fun these days.

    What mine looked like:
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  8. Maver1ck

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    MP5SD full auto.
    G36c - probably because it was the first time I got an MG.
     
  9. Boattale

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    I had the 3.5 as part of my MOS in 1970. What a POS compared to a LAAW or anything later.
     
  10. Boattale

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    I was never fast but I could carry stuff a long ways. Nobody ever carried any of my stuff and don't remember seeing other guys carrying gear that wasn't theirs to carry. But I wasn't Airborne, I was infantry.:evil: 12 miles?:rofl::rofl::rofl::eek::cool::(. I mean really. 12 whole miles??:):uhoh:
     
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  11. Space Ghost

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    M-68 105mm main gun out of an M60A3 tank. Fun doesn't even begin to describe it. You feel invincible. Same gun in the first M1s, (before the upgrade to the 120mm) but somehow... not as fun.

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    TC: "Gunner SABOT tank."
    Gunner: "Identified"
    Loader: "Up"
    TC "Fire"
    Gunner: "On the way"
    Main gun: "BOOM!"
    TC: "Target cease fire"

    The concussion wave hits you, and it's like the air lifts the uniform off you. You feel almost naked for a second, then your clothing settles back onto you same way a bed sheet does when you fluff it out. The entire tank rocks back, and the gun slides back in it's mount, then back forward back into battery. An old familiar smell fills the turret as the 2 ft long aluminum shell ejects out the back of the breach to land on the turret floor, after bouncing on the back of the turret ring. The breach block locks down in the open position as the hungry gun waits for another round.

    Main gun: "Feed me Seymour"


    Now as to the most fun gun I own... That would be my .44 mag Combat Cowboy Carbine. (Trying to do up my .357 the same way.)
    Something about working a lever gun just brings out the kid in you. Add on the red dot you got used to in Army life, and the fast target acquisition makes for very fun shooting.

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  12. Double Naught Spy

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    Not mine, MP5
    Mine, Luger
     
  13. MifflinKid

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    M1919 - I shot it years ago on a military fort. It was privately owned but the owner wanted to shoot my new-on-the-street Ruger P90. He let me rip off a few dozen rounds in exchange for shooting a box of my reloaded .45 ACP rounds.

    I got the best part of that deal.
     
  14. jeepnik

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    Thompson M1.
     
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  15. JN01

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    Browning M2 machine gun and Glock 18.
     
  16. Reloadron

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    Oh wait I never thought to include my Marine Corps years. That opens new doors. M14 full auto was fun but I really liked the good old M60 machine gun. The M72 LAW was fun but not quite small arms fun. :)

    Ron
     
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  17. BushMaster-15

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    Swinging M60 aka Cowboy slinger . I did get to hitch a ride on an AC-130 , aka Spectre .
    They would Not however allow Sarge to handle the controls !. :eek:
     
  18. Lo-Profile

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    Springfield Stevens Model 15 .... My first gun

    M60 machine gun as a Huey Door gunner .... A one time thing.
     
  19. Kevin Rohrer

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    THIS. I have bragging rights to having fired the largest rifle in the world, an M67 90mm recoilless rifle. it was very fun to hit a tank at 600-meters.

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  20. Reloadron

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    Just don't be standing behind it. :) There is a reason it is "recoilless".

    Ron
     
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  21. igotta40

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    M60 with a fresh barrel and a full belt
     
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  22. Pete D.

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    My first thought was…most fun?….easy. My Winchester model 70 Safari Express. But then……there is that M1 Garand….lots of fun. And then there’s that M1 Carbine….
    Truth be told……guns are fun to shoot no matter which.
     
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  23. Sulaco

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    Colt Commando full auto.
     
  24. Meeks36

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    The single shot H&R I got for Christmas when I was 12. When I think back about that day it still brings a smile.
     
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  25. jeepnik

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    Nope not even close. 18.1" naval rifles on the Yamato class battleships.
     
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