Thread: Can't let it go, what is yours?
3/21/2007 1:59pm, #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2007
- Southern Illinois
Can't let it go, what is yours?
... be it a sword, or a special blade, or a gun, rifle, shotgun, or whatever that has supreme value to you. Maybe your great grand -daddy gave it to you, maybe you are a Highlander and there can be only one!
Point is, what is it, and why will you never ever get rid of it.
Mine is my Model 94 Winchester, Lever Action .30-30 caliber rifle. I always wanted one as a kid, growing up watching Chuck Connors and John Wayne stack people like cordwood with it. More so " The Duke " with the large looped bow, on his .30-30. So, when I graduated from AIT and settled into my perminate duty station in the Army, I went to a gun show and bought one. It took me over a year to track down a ' Large Loop/Bow ', and get it fixed onto it, but I did. And I will die with this long gun, if I ever have children I hope their childrens children will pass it down.
That or I will be burried with it! And screw them ingrates!
My new goal, is the pure customization of it now. Like adding a mount for a ACOG 4X, and/or a reflex scope, either one. Reflex might be better. A tactical sling, plus mounts. And a nifty dura-plastic butt mount for extra rounds.
But anyway, thats my baby...
3/21/2007 2:46pm, #2
I'm actually partial to a big, low quality United Cutlery survival knife. All the crappy parts that could break off (compass in handle, big removable guard etc) already have long ago. Its not a really good knife but its been with me on lots of adventures.
3/21/2007 2:57pm, #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
U.S.A. made Browning drop point hunter with rosewood handle. Been my favorite hunting knife for the last twenty eight years.
3/21/2007 3:29pm, #4
Antique kampulan. The thing is longer than my leg and still wicked sharp.
I also have an antique opium pipe thats almost that long. I intend both to be heirlooms for my degenerate offspring."You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
3/21/2007 3:30pm, #5
Handmade philippine balisong my uncle gave me.
3/21/2007 3:34pm, #6
I have a semi-auto Marlin .22 that my dad gave to me when I was young. It has my name engraved on it with the year 1988.
Now lovely Lucifer, in hell so stark
King, and lord of sin and pride
With some mist his wits make dark.
He send thee grace to be thy guide
HE LOOKS LIKE A TINY BEAR MIXED WITH A CAT, AND THAT IS THE MEANEST ANIMAL MIXTURE EVER, BEAR FOR FUCKING STRENGTH, AND CAT FOR FUCKING MEAN!!! ************.
3/22/2007 8:59am, #7
Custom-made barong - my students chipped in to get me something fantastic for my 40th birthday
3/26/2007 2:23pm, #8
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
The model 088 H&R 20 gauge shotgun my parents gave me for Christmas around 1985.
It was my first firearm and it could never be replaced.
3/26/2007 2:36pm, #9
My Tec-22, excessive jamming and all.
Reminds me of my dumb days of gangstaism.
3/27/2007 9:31am, #10
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
My 3rd generation Glock 17.
I've had it since 1998, and for a while, it was my only firearm in my collection, since I was a dirt-poor grad student at the time.
This pistol has eaten everything I've fed through it, ranging from light loads, all the way to hot loaded Winchester Ranger 127 grain +P+, without a hitch. It was also the gun that I used to fire my very first batch of reloaded ammunition.
Accurate, reliable, and fits my hand just right. Knowing that I have 18 rounds of Winchester Ranger 127 grain +P+ JHP ammo in there, gives me that feeling of the warm fuzzies.
I also learned how to carry concealed better with this gun. I ended up junking all of my ballistic nylon holsters, and bought my first decent holster for it, and found that concealing a full size pistol was certainly possible just using an untucked short as a concealment garmet.
Not only has this gun served me well throughout the years, but has also been the gun that many new folks have shot, too. After an hour's of time with my .22 LR pistol (Ruger 22/45), I let them try their first centerfire handgun (my Glock 17), and if I've done my part of educating them on proper trigger mechanics, and not flinching, then they do just fine with it.
I will never sell this gun. It's just too significant to me, and I've been through a lot with it.