Question of the Day: What’s Your Firearm Personality? by Dan Zimmerman | Oct 20, 2014 | 93 comments facebook twitter linkedin email OK, your long gun personality. This was posted at the Spikes Tactical book of faces page (h/t DrVino). comments bigfinger76 says: October 20, 2014 at 12:05 This is ridiculous. Reply TheBear says: October 20, 2014 at 12:45 This is hilarious. Reply Roy Harden says: October 20, 2014 at 13:09 I think Big Finger saw his favorite guns on the list and it struck a chord with him. Reply TheBear says: October 20, 2014 at 13:31 I think you’re probably right. Then again, I am behind the power curve and need to build myself a sex dungeon. Who knew?! Geoff PR says: October 20, 2014 at 15:50 Yeah, Bear…I don’t own a Steyr AUG but I do think the sex dungeon would be quite cool. Or a Dungeon-Den? rev. ronald james coleman says: October 28, 2014 at 17:43 i agree ridiculous Reply lolinski says: October 20, 2014 at 12:05 Mosin, that’s how I roll. Or Mauer actually, since that is the cheap gun here in Norway. When I finish my education and get a good job I will most likely move on to a Tigr if I can import it (can but requires some moolah). Reply Roy Harden says: October 20, 2014 at 13:13 Americans can’t import TIGRs 🙁 Around 1996 when Bill Clinton was busy with Monika Lewinsky, it got him soo aroused he decided to screw America and he got Russia to agree to a voluntary agreement not to export cool guns to America, so the TIGR got the axe. All Norinco firearms got banned after they tried to run guns to gang bangers, so now we don’t have any SVDs coming in. Reply lolinski says: October 20, 2014 at 13:41 It sucks. But can’t you get parts kit then make new receivers? If it makes you feel better we have shitty shotgun laws in Norway: You can only buy a shotgun for hunting and hunting shotguns can’t have a bigger mag than 5 shells (not specified which length, so a 5 shot 3.5 inch shell magazine goes), detachable mags or be pistol grip only (PGO). Also lead ammo for shotguns is banned, not for waterfowl but for everything. Only some clubs have exception to the no lead rule, usually due to old shotguns that can’t take steel shot. Reply Mark N. says: October 21, 2014 at 01:03 No deer slugs? Excedrine says: October 20, 2014 at 12:08 I would be the Mosin-Nagant, because sex dungeons scare me a much as Remington’s recent QC debacles. Reply ShaunL. says: October 20, 2014 at 12:09 It doesn’t even list the Derringer I keep in my banana hammock holster….. 🙂 Reply TheBear says: October 20, 2014 at 13:32 What about NAA .22 revolvers kept in vaginas? Reply Geoff PR says: October 20, 2014 at 15:52 Corrosion issues… Reply Noakes says: October 20, 2014 at 12:11 Thanks /k/. Reply Kevin says: October 20, 2014 at 12:52 ave nex alea Reply DougieR says: October 20, 2014 at 12:57 All hail the glorious murdercube! Reply Nomad says: October 20, 2014 at 12:15 SCAR-H. Because D&D is fun. Reply 7.62x54r says: October 20, 2014 at 12:16 Observe the screen name. Reply pwrserge says: October 20, 2014 at 12:20 So… Vodka tears about lack of Dragunov ownership? Reply Dan Baum says: October 20, 2014 at 12:19 .30-40 Krag. I bought it for $110 at a gun show when I was totally broke in 1989, thinking I’d someday get myself a “real” hunting rifle, and have never traded up because this one shoot so straight and true, and fits me so well. Finding ammo is difficult and expensive, but so be it. Reply PeterC says: October 20, 2014 at 12:20 Something here to offend everyone. Love it! Reply Tex300BLK says: October 20, 2014 at 12:21 Correct the Mosin Nagant one for you…. “18 year old who talks about prepping and zombie apocalypse as if it was their day job, doesn’t actually shoot at targets when they go to the range, just ooohs and ahhhs about the gigantic fireball their gun makes when it goes boom and wonders why everyone else at the range has left. Thinks that every argument abotu firearms can be won with ‘well 7.62x54r is cheaper than your ______________ so yeah’ “ Reply Roll says: October 20, 2014 at 12:22 Fal, I’m the fal. I know too many people that are the tacticool 10/22. Usually when they tell me about it they say something along the lines of “.22 is all I need! But when SHTF can i come to your house?” Reply Jonathan - Houston says: October 20, 2014 at 12:24 A couple are almost slightly funny and a couple more are a little positive, albeit in a backhanded compliment kind of way. Mostly this just slams everyone as a douche of one kind or another. Even in full self-deprecating mode, it’s still mostly just mean. I prefer the funny infographics depicting the kinds of shooters at the gun range. Reply pwrserge says: October 20, 2014 at 12:31 Agreed. I like this one for one. http://youtu.be/4g5p6b-ZZ5Y Reply Taylor TX says: October 20, 2014 at 14:43 Good to know we have the Aloha Snackbar on TTAG now also 🙂 Reply styrgwillidar says: October 20, 2014 at 12:52 Yeah, seems like it was written by a bitter drunk in a bad mood vice someone with a sense of humor. …and it didn’t make fun of an M1Garand or type 56 owners… Reply Cliff H says: October 20, 2014 at 14:20 If the lack of the Garand makes you feel left out you can always join us M-14 guys since they are in many respects (no caliber wars, please) the same rifle. Reply lolinski says: October 20, 2014 at 15:24 M14? That’s what weaklings with their 308 and bad marksmanship use. Real riflemen(and women I guess, though they should stay in the kitchen) use 30-06 and 8 shot clips. No unreliable magazines that can mess up here, oh no sir. /joke Dave Lewis says: October 20, 2014 at 17:36 If the Garand was good enough for real men like George Patton its good enough for me Reply Hannibal says: October 20, 2014 at 17:53 Why not go back to Davy Crockett’s gun… CYRANO says: October 21, 2014 at 07:25 +1000 Reply tdiinva says: October 20, 2014 at 12:26 My [long] gun personality is not covered. Mauser, original or in its more modern incarnation in the Winchester Model 70. I like my firearms to be of sound military heritage. Reply PerplexedPistolero says: October 21, 2014 at 15:13 I was disappointed, as like you, my long gun is a Winchester 70. Let’s see…. Winchester Model 70: You believe that three-position safety is the equivalent of the holy trinity and that push-feed is blasphemy. Your rifle has two names, one for use in public and one you use when it’s sleeping in the bed next to you. Brown liquor flows freely in your house, and you lament the exchange of American exceptionalism for iPhoneism to at least three people daily. And all the meat in your house is self-harvested. Reply Tom in Oregon says: October 20, 2014 at 12:26 Hmmmmm Reply former water walker says: October 20, 2014 at 12:29 Cheap Chinese pardner pump that goes boom. More of a handgun guy. I don’t hunt or have anywhere nearby to shoot. Also live in Cook County,Illinois which is f###ed up. BREAKING NEWS…Hammond,Indiana cops have press conference saying how great they are by catching a serial killer who confessed. A mite touchy after the viral video of them tasering & brutalising a black man for a seat belt… Reply Coldhammer says: October 20, 2014 at 12:31 ohh kay Reply C says: October 20, 2014 at 12:31 Kraut space magic! Reply 16V says: October 20, 2014 at 18:21 That was the most creative of the bunch. And they were all pretty good… Reply Maineuh says: October 20, 2014 at 12:32 Mossberg 590A1. Likes long walks on the beach and dead things. Reply Bear The Grizzly says: October 20, 2014 at 13:21 My A1 prefer sitting and ice cream, thing is a fatty. Reply Tex300BLK says: October 20, 2014 at 12:32 I love the one for the AI AWM… I would hazard that 90% of “AI” rifles you see are really a duracoated Remington 700 SPS in an AICS chassis. Reply pwrserge says: October 20, 2014 at 12:41 So are most “real” AI AWM rifles. It’s still a Remington 700 long action. Reply Tex300BLK says: October 20, 2014 at 13:02 That is very… very, wrong. AWM rifles are similar to a Remington 700 in only the fact that they are bolt operated and shoot bullets out the front. The Bolt construction and lockup interface with the barrel is completely different not even close to similar, the fire control group is very different, the action construction/shape is not even remotely similar other than being made out of metal. Yeah no, not even close to similar. Reply pwrserge says: October 20, 2014 at 13:05 Meh… The same could be said of a Remington 700 with a drop in trigger pack. The bolt interface makes no practical difference once it has been blueprinted. lolinski says: October 20, 2014 at 15:18 pwerserge, you messed up. You just said that a Remington 700 is better than a AI AWM. Just admit you messed up and don’t dig yourself deeper in this hole. Trust me, I was in this situation many years ago. It will be easier if you just admit and move on. pwrserge says: October 20, 2014 at 16:27 Lolinski… I didn’t say “better” I said the same. A modified 700 action dropped into the AICS is 99% the same gun. The actual rifle is a highly modified / accurised Remington long action with a modified trigger pack. There are only so many ways you can build a bolt action rifle. The same way a M1 and a M14 are basically the same rifle. (Or close enough to not make a huge difference.) Tex300BLK says: October 20, 2014 at 20:17 You should have listened to lolinski an put the shovel down when it just looked like you made an honest mistake. The fundamental construction of the rifles is different. You have a cylindrical tube action vs a monolithic billet of machined steel (AI actions are square). You would be closer comparing it to a Surgeon or Defiance action. Then you have the bolts, 6 lug 60 degree throw vs a 2 lug. The tolerances are tighter. The threads on the barrel go deeper into the action providing more support than the Remington. The recoil lug is integrated and precision matched to the chassis. The bottom of the action is flat and precision machined to match up to the chassis. Again no comparison to the Remington, even a printed one. Honestly you would have a better time comparing it to an FN/Win 70, there are a whole lot more similarities (monolithic action, integrated recoil lug, flat bottom, 1 piece bolt+handle, and safety/firing pin block mounted to bolt). Go here http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=5&t=228613 if you want to see what Im talking about (its maybe 3rd or 4th post down you see pictures of disassembled AWS. Then we get to price and retained value. No contest. Like I said in the SHWAT “Grandpa’s rifle” thread, you drop 3k-5k on a printed custom built Rem 700 and you have a Remington that you spent 3-5k on and is maybe worth half that if you sell it down the road. You buy an AI, or a Surgeon/ Defiance and you get a completely different rifle and it will hold its value way better. Again they arent even close. So again, you are FLAT WRONG, and since you said and I quote “…It’s still a Remington 700 long action.” thats what Im addressing. Now you have walked your point back a little bit and are now arguing that 99% of them are basically the same thing. If by that you mean what average people are capable of then you are maybe right. I still bet an average shooter can shoot more consistently with a greater variety of ammo and conditions with a rifle like an AI than they could with a Printed Remington even if they aren’t reaching the full potential of either rifle. Although you said just a drop in trigger, but I figured at least give the Remington a fighting chance so we’ll let it be a printed and “built” Remington for the sake of it not being a complete loss. Tex300BLK says: October 20, 2014 at 20:33 I apologize, in my previous post I gave you credit for walking your ignorant claim back a little bit… I misread, you are still at it with “The actual rifle is a highly modified / accurised Remington long action with a modified trigger pack.” That is so wrong its almost funny, again read my post above go to the thread I listed above and LOOK at the pictures, or heck google it, the only feature the AI has in common with a Remington 700 is a bolt, firing pin, and it shoots bullet but even those common parts are completely different. Your argument is akin to saying a Ferrari 458 is the same as a Roush/ Shelby built Ford Mustang because both have 2 doors, a trunk spoiler and 4 tires and are fast. The actions aren’t the same shape, you are talking a piece of tubing cut and turned down to the correct length with threads and raceways cut into it vs a monolithic block of steel machined into a rifle action. Are you confusing the AWS with the US Military M40/M24/XM2010? Those are in fact “Accurized” Remington 700’s, but the AI AWS has NOTHING in common with either of those though. pwrserge says: October 20, 2014 at 20:43 Thanks for the link Tex… You’re right. I was thinking of the M24E1. I’ll still state that, in my opinion, a top shelf accurized (or purpose built) bolt gun is more or less the same animal. There might be differences in construction, but the end result is almost impossible to distinguish in practice unless you get Carlos Hathcock behind it. James Miller says: October 20, 2014 at 12:50 Am I the only one that thinks something like this looks like it would come from MDA? It ridicules nearly every choice. It’s seriously only one more long gun away from having “this [insert rifle] is best for those trying to compensate for a groin size deficiency” that normally appears in the other side’s attacks on gun owners. Reply Lange says: October 20, 2014 at 14:08 Credit where credit is due. All hail the murdercube! Reply J Star says: October 20, 2014 at 17:09 I agree. Also, I love when people whine about 5.7 ammo prices. One box of 50 rounds is cheaper than 2 boxes of WWB 7.62.x39. I know, because my range won’t let us shoot the cheap steel cased stuff. Reply Hannibal says: October 20, 2014 at 18:59 They’ve already won if we stop being able to take a joke. It comes from a loving place. Reply ready,fire,aim says: October 20, 2014 at 12:57 and what does this make me if i have 1 of each ? LOL Reply DJ9 says: October 20, 2014 at 14:29 Well-heeled and well-armed. If true, congrats! Reply BigDinVT says: October 20, 2014 at 15:41 A few I own (or similar enough to say “stupid cowboy”) and a few I’d like to own…but my wife already knows I have some “social issues”. Reply Accur81 says: October 20, 2014 at 13:03 I figured a .30-30 lever is classic and school. Sure, there’s the noob AR-15 with laser designators, but all of these gun can be cool. Except for 10/22’s in super tactical form. Those are lame. Reply ShaunL. says: October 20, 2014 at 13:18 When .22lr could be found without sacrificing offspring to the gun gods there was something useful about having a 10/22 tacticooled out…. Noobs would rather shoot it than your AR. It’s a good way to get the video game generation into shooting. I still have an ATI “dragunov” 10/22 kit collecting dust in a corner somewhere but all of my 10/22s have adult clothes on now. Reply Sambo82 says: October 20, 2014 at 13:23 Reinforces every negative stereotype the antis throw out there, and I didn’t even get a lol out of it. The Storm one was a quiet chuckle at best. Reply jwm says: October 20, 2014 at 13:31 I’m boned. Marlin .30-30, Mossberg 500 x 3, Mosin Nagant. I also have a sigma and Makarov handgun. I wonder what that says about me? Reply Accur81 says: October 20, 2014 at 15:44 Those are all cool guns! (Except for the Sigma) Reply jwm says: October 20, 2014 at 19:23 I guess it all depends on how you define cool. For less than 300 bucks my Sigma goes bang each and every time. Honestly, I’m pretty indifferent to the Sigma. I may have, along with my son, gotten the only ones that work properly but I can’t see the difference between the Sigma and any of the glocks I’ve used. I’m pretty indifferent to Gastons creation as well. Reply MoveableDO says: October 20, 2014 at 13:57 IWI Tavor, “seen online defending a certain country”? What is this? It sounds like antisemitic drivel! I’ll defend Israel over and over because they are the only free, Western democracy in the middle east quagmire. Reply lolinski says: October 20, 2014 at 14:50 *cough* After y’all toppled the democratically elected government in another certain country*cough* Sorry, my cough is a bit bad. Strong allergy to bulls*** and stupidity. Reply former water walker says: October 20, 2014 at 15:01 Ummm…pretty sure the owner & some writers are of the Jewish persuasion on TTAG. Yeah a clumsy “onionesque” attempt at humor. I do agree about Israel being the only mideast country worth a damn…relax moveable. Reply Hannibal says: October 20, 2014 at 19:03 How is that statement “antisemitic,” exactly? Reply Barryreality says: October 20, 2014 at 23:56 And how much of that has the US sending that certain country more foreign aid (in arms packages) than any other country, especially when promising ones like Kurdistan get no support? Reply rosignol says: October 20, 2014 at 13:59 Any chance of embiggening it for those of us who don’t have 20-year-old eyes? Reply Geoff PR says: October 20, 2014 at 16:08 Click on this – https://www.facebook.com/spikestactical/photos/a.10151888348303664.1073741826.341592968663/10152798610818664/?type=1 Reply Adub says: October 20, 2014 at 14:01 The comments were mean until you got to the bottom right, and then it all made sense. No anti-gunners, just Mosin lovers… Reply James Miller says: October 20, 2014 at 14:04 “Expert operators” indeed. Reply Tr0llT0ll says: October 20, 2014 at 14:02 Pretty much nailed TTAG with the Tavor, huh? Reply Garrison Hall says: October 20, 2014 at 14:07 24 pounder long-gun. Preferably mounted on a pivot as a “Long Tom” on the deck of an 1812 privateer top-sail schooner. Reply Lucas D. says: October 20, 2014 at 14:08 This would feel right at home on some “joke” news source like The Onion. I don’t own a single one of these weapons so it’s not personally offensive, and I do recognize the intention to be tongue-in-cheek. That said, I still didn’t crack a smile because it simply isn’t funny or clever, just like the stuff on The Onion, and when you try to mock something without being funny or clever, you just end up looking like a cranky bully. Reply John Thomas says: October 20, 2014 at 14:10 i think im maybe a little of some of them. the G11 made me laugh the most, though. Reply preston says: October 20, 2014 at 14:14 i’d love to meet the person that actually HAS a G11. this is a stupendously preposterous outline. Reply JJ48 says: October 21, 2014 at 10:48 The G11’s caption probably should have been more along the lines of: People owning this gun are myths, like Bigfoot or Nessie, only less likely to be photographed. Reply C. says: October 20, 2014 at 14:32 I should probably go check to see if my flecktarn was actually made in China. Reply Texas Carry says: October 20, 2014 at 15:19 Apparently I have multiple personalities, and even some long personalities not listed on than chart. Fun Fun! Reply HiddenHills says: October 20, 2014 at 15:55 Whew. No Kel-Tecs on the chart! Reply Julius says: October 20, 2014 at 16:03 They need to bring anti semetism into the mix? Reply Hannibal says: October 20, 2014 at 19:06 Again with this crap… I challenge you to locate something “antisemitic” on that chart. Please keep in mind the definition of “antisemitic” =/= “anything which references Israel, even in a neutral manner.” Reply Fug says: October 20, 2014 at 22:28 Chill, Shylock. If you can’t laugh at yourself then what can you laugh at? It is an equal opportunity joke, even the Teutophiles have not been spared. This is America, we make fun of people. Crudely. Reply HeySpanky says: October 20, 2014 at 16:35 5.7 x 28….shit. Reply S_J says: October 20, 2014 at 17:30 Mean-spirited for sure, but I got a big laugh out of some of these. Course it helps that the Mosin is the only one in my collection. I doubt that this is anti-gunner stuff, the stereotypes are a little too descriptive and on the nose for people who barely leave the suburbs. Reply Dave Lewis says: October 20, 2014 at 17:31 Guilty on the on Remington 700 (although mine’s a coyote gun in .25-06), Marlin .30-30, and Mossie 500. Let’s analyze my Garand – “A real rifle for those who honor the men who saved Western civilization – and don’t want debris littering their front lawn.” Henry Big Boy – “Traditionalists who appreciate fine craftsmanship and understand that old age and treachery overcomes youth and skill every time.” Reply Ralph says: October 20, 2014 at 18:04 Burp gun. ‘Cause I just had dinner. Reply Ren says: October 20, 2014 at 18:44 Bah, where I live I could only legally own 3 of these 😐 Reply Fug says: October 20, 2014 at 22:23 I met a FAL guy once who was totally like that, even said he had “relatives” who fought in the Selous Scouts. The Mosin one is really hilarious, reminds me of /k/ on 4chan back in the day. Reply AznMike says: October 21, 2014 at 01:18 Come on, you mention Battlestar Galactica with the Storm but no mention of the Stargate series for the P90? Reply PeterK says: October 21, 2014 at 10:08 Hilarious. Can’t help but feel I don’t belong in thre anywhere, though. Probably because I am currently rifleless. 🙁 Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.