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Have you ever shot a gun? If you have, what's the biggest gun youve ever fired? If you haven't, would you, given the chance?

Posted - January 8


  • 11343
    Lots of times.
    The biggest?   Handguns would be .454Casull and .460S&W.   Rifles, .50BMG chambered rifle and .458WinMag.
    Biggest chambering I own? .444 Marlin 

      January 8, 2017 4:55 AM MST

  • Wow. That's a lot of fire power. Are you getting ready for a Zombie apocalypse? )
    That's a pretty gun there, the 460.
    Thanks Glis. 
      January 8, 2017 5:04 AM MST

  • 11343
    lol...  No,  they all belong to range buddy.
    I'm more a Fud and old military rifle guy than modern black rifle kinda guy.  I'll never pass up the chance to shoot a new round or gun though.
      January 8, 2017 5:21 AM MST

  • I used to, not anymore. I have shot many and big big ones.  Had a Walter PPK, for the house, then a shotgun. Now I have a baseball bat. Go figure.
      January 8, 2017 5:31 AM MST

  • 11343

    My favorite to just go shoot is still my little  single shot .410. 
      January 8, 2017 5:39 AM MST

  • 3309
    In amusement parks to win some swag. I prefer the kind that shoots light at a sensor on the target.

    So definitely no to a big gun with lots of recoil. I am likely to miss a barn, even if i am standing inside it with the doors closed.

      January 8, 2017 4:58 AM MST

  • That's funny. I've never heard that before. 
    So how much SWAG did you end up winning? )
      January 8, 2017 5:01 AM MST

  • 3309
    You always get some swag, even if it is just a humorously bent pipe cleaner ;-) This post was edited by JakobA at January 8, 2017 10:32 PM MST
      January 8, 2017 6:16 PM MST

  • Ha, true. 

      January 8, 2017 6:59 PM MST

  • My two favorite weapons have been the Taurus Judge with a 45 long colt and the AR-15. First time shooting the AR-15, I shot a quarter size target from about 45 yards away.
      January 8, 2017 5:40 AM MST

  • That's pretty good Corey, but can you do it consistently??
    Thanks for responding btw.
      January 8, 2017 8:35 AM MST

  • No, I can't consistantly hit a target that small. My precision is pretty good though. The last time I was at an outdoor shooting range, I hit a bullseye three out five times with the last two shots just outside the bullseye at 100 yards with an AR-15. I love that rifle.
      January 8, 2017 10:45 AM MST

  • That's pretty good Corey. With an AR 15?
    That's really good!
      January 10, 2017 9:29 AM MST

  • 3507
    I am not a gun nut, but I have an ex-police buddy who has let me shoot his 357 magnum. (short barrel) It has some kick.
      January 8, 2017 6:09 AM MST

  • How did it feel, were you nervous? 
    I remember the first time I ever held a gun, I was surprised about how heavy it felt in my hands, I almost dropped it.
    How was it for you?
      January 8, 2017 8:38 AM MST

  • 3507
    I was also shooting off my little business protection .25. It was so cute compared to the .357. Like 'ping-ping-ping'  compared to the 'BAM' of the bigger gun. I only shot it once due to the cheap-skate police buddy who didn't want me to waste any more ammo. I also missed the target.
      January 8, 2017 9:16 AM MST

  • Are you still using that 25 as protection? Non of my business but I'd go with something with a little more stopping power. Just a thought. Anyway, yeah, what was he thinking, as a policeman not letting you play around with his gun, eh?  ; )
      January 8, 2017 9:26 AM MST

  • I did a few times in Vietnam when they let us as we did a lot of F.A.O. work, so the biggest I ever pulled the lanyard on was a 155 Howitzer.
      January 8, 2017 6:16 AM MST

  • Now, that's a gun there Mr Rooster!!!
    I remember how long it took to disassemble, and clean, a rifle. I can't imagine what it would take to clean the soot out of that!
    I thought my gun would be the biggest but you got me beat.
    Btw, it's always a treat for me to talk to a Vietnam Vet. 
    Thank you for responding. 

    This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at January 8, 2017 10:33 PM MST
      January 8, 2017 8:54 AM MST

  • I'm here off and on and don't mind talking about it some. I was a Green Beret in this unit.
      January 8, 2017 11:54 AM MST

  • Im fairly acquainted with SOAR, got many a ride from them. 
    Thanks Mr Rooster. It's an honor.
      January 8, 2017 12:03 PM MST

  • You're welcome.
      January 8, 2017 12:17 PM MST

  • Thank you for your service!
      January 8, 2017 2:15 PM MST

  • 3454
    Hello Lago:

    My handy 5" 38..

    excon This post was edited by goody2shoos at January 8, 2017 10:33 PM MST
      January 8, 2017 6:17 AM MST