Your Funnest Pistol or Revolver

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  1. ATLDave

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    It all depends on what you think is "fun" about shooting - or about owning a gun. What kind of shooting - or collecting - do you like to do?
     
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    In 1973, I saw the film "Where Eagles Dare" for the first time. The star of the show to me was not Richard Burton or Clint Eastwood, but the MP40 and ever since I wanted one. Wanted one badly. I can't afford the real thing so this knockoff will have to do. This pistol puts 9mm rounds downrange and is so effective I have not had to track one wounded soda can or water bottle. This is probably my one and only purely fun gun.

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    I don't have mine anymore, but my best friend has one, and both of them went to the range every trip: S&W 422.
     
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    Any 22 is plain fun. My Blackhawk in 45 Colt was my favorite until I got a 1911 in 9mm. 9mm is cheap enough and shooting a 1911 make the 9mm super fun. My 1911 in 9mm makes almost every range trip with me.

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  5. Jeb Stuart

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    YES, when the Word FUN GUN is mentioned!
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    Whiskey and guns - what more could you want

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    My Ruger Mark II Target MK-512 with a 5 1/2" bull barrel. It is accurate with no recoil, reliable, and the ammo is cheap.
     
  7. RealGun

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    I would go right for a Smith model 10.
     
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  8. JFrame

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    That does, INDEED, look like pure and unadulterated fun! :D :thumbup:

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    I enjoy shooting my Springfield Loaded Target 1911 the most. hdbiker
     
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    My 1939 Enfield No.2 Mk1, .38 S&W. No recoil pop, pop, but fun to shoot. Some Brit probably had this to fight the Nazi hoard.
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    Ask again later and I'll probably - maybe - give a different answer. But this Colt Woodsman Sport Target has had a special place in my heart for nearly 50 years.
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    My 629 6.5" classic DX (first revolver) I got 35+ years ago. Always hits what I aim at :)
     
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    gun 006.JPG Fun to shoot and since I reload 9mm, cheap to blast away and the high cap mags make burning ammo fast and fun!!!
     
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  15. RealGun

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    Would that be shooting magnums or specials? I like the drama but would hesitate to call it fun per se.
     
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    OP, your whole list is pretty solid. My two favorite guns to shoot are my Sig 226 Legion SAO and Dan Wesson VBob (also my two favorite to carry) followed by any of my other 1911s, Glock 21, the Ruger Vaquero (my wife's favorite to shoot).

    Personally I avoid GI style 1911s though, the older style safety catches and non-extended beavertail are uncomfortable for my hands, especially when compared to the joy that is an extended beavertail 1911 (in my hands).

    My 9 shot .22 is fun to shoot, but the only gun I dislike cleaning. So many danged chambers to clean!

    Sounds about right.
     
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  17. RealGun

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    Context is important.
     
  18. SharpDog

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    Magnums, I don't tend to shoot specials in magnum revolvers. Just a personal quirk. This is a big, heavy gun that points naturally, it is fun to shoot!
     
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    Good for you. I had only one instance where shooting 44 Special in magnum was justified...not a big deal really. Otherwise, I too shoot only with brass to match what is stamped on the barrel, but I reload to whatever level I want and enjoy experiencing and evaluating different loads. I tend not to shoot full power, because I want to use less costly lead bullets. The "fun", or at least satisfaction, comes from trying to shoot well when challenged with recoil and suboptimal grips. I get my fun with paper at 50 feet.
     
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    Technically speaking, the CZ Scorpion EVO S1 is a pistol. In addition, it is, without question, the funnest gun that I have. I just love shooting it. I am going to the range today and, while my focus will be on my CCW pistol, it will get use on some "fun" targets.
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    Examples of "fun" targets.
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    International Medalist.
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    My funnest pistol to shoot is my Keltec PMR30. Haven't had it very long but it's quickly became my funnest pistol to shoot. After that is my 460 S&W Magnum but I don't shoot many rounds threw that BEAST!
     
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    My most fun handgun currently is my S&W M63 in 22lr. Its fun to shot both DA/SA, and you get really good at shooting j frames at the same time.
     
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    My 1851 Navy .36 cal (repro) I got in 1972 when I was 15. It is the funnest gun to shoot...and it is such a PITA to load, clean, etc I haven't shot it in at least 40 years. But, the whoosh-boom and the big cloud of smoke? What a ball to shoot.
     
  25. 9mmfan

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    Just my opinion, based on what you laid out, I would say the following:

    S&W K frame .38.

    Model 10 or the predecessors are classics for a reason, and everyone should own at least one. Mine is a .38 M&P 4 incher that shipped in 1920.

    You also mentioned the Auto-Ordnance clone of the 1911A1, the 1911BKO. I also have one of these, and it is one of my favorite handguns.

    Until Saturday owned a stock Colt Government (01991), and the AO brings me more happiness in spite of the lack of the prancing pony on the slide. Some folks mention issues that I haven’t encountered, and the stock arched mainspring housing and shorter wide spur hammer (doesn’t leave me bitten and bleeding after a range session), coupled with the shorter trigger just fits me better.

    YMMV

    Also, I love me some single action revolver, um, well, action.

    Cimmaron Model P fills that niche for me.

    I have two Glocks, and while the one that I have actually fired has proven itself reliable enough to be my nightstand gun and, in another life, my daily carry, I don’t know that I would call it “fun”.
     
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