Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The 10 Manliest Firearms

SayUncle links to Crazy Einar's list of the Ten Manliest Firearms.

Let's see how many of them this woman owns:

#10: SMLE - Nope.

#9: Mosin-Nagant M44 - Nope. I think they're taller than I am.

#8: GLOCK - Nope. The grip ergonomics are incompatible with my hands.

#7: Swiss K31 Carbine - Nope.

#6: AK47 - Not yet.

#5: Smith & Wesson Model 29 - Nope, don't do wheelguns at all.

#4: AR15 - You bet!

#3: Remington 870 - Do my Ithaca Model 37 12ga shotguns count?

#2: Colt Model 1911A1 .45 ACP - You bet. Colt and Kimber and Wilson Combat, in fact.

#1: Barrett M82 .50 caliber rifle - Not yet, but depending on how some pending legal action turns out . . .
I guess three out of ten ain't bad considering I have no Y chromosome at all.


Rob Taylor said...

Maybe it's just growing up watching Humphrey Bogart and Hammer Horror films but I've always found a little pocket revolver a "Mans" gun. A lot of guys want something big and scary but I like something that can be discreetly concealed under a diner jacket if necessary.

To me a man is always ready. The Snubnose embodies that in my mind.

Roger said...

If a Mosin Nagant M44 is taller than you are, you're officially a midget! I think you're thinking about the M91/30 (or even the M91, which is a long rifle), especially with the bayonet attached.

The M44 is a carbine, which is what makes it a manly gun. Firing the full-size 7.62x54R cartridge from that short barrel produces a large fireball and a hefty kick. You will get the attention of the people near you at the range. With the bayonet extended, you have the perfect triple-threat rifle - stab with the bayonet, shoot, and set them on fire with the fireball!

Ride Fast said...

Extrapolating at least six "womanly" guns. Yeah, you win.

Firehand said...

Roger beat me to it; M44's fairly short. The 91/30 on the other hand... someone wrote 'can fix bayonet and stick someone on the other side of the creek'.

wrm said...

Pfft. I own two of those (hint: one is a JMB) and only the Smith and Barrett's on the wishlist.

OK, the Barrett's on the no-way-ever wishlist, but hey.

I think a Gatling is "manly" :-)