Question of the Day: What One Word Would You Use to Describe Your Carry/Favorite Gun?


[h/t Westin Floeter]


  1. avatar Alex Waits says:


  2. avatar anonymoose says:


    1. avatar MattG says:

      This. So much this.

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        Yeah. Can’t touch this.

        We have a winner!

  3. avatar SelousX says:


    1. avatar Robert W. says:


      If you don’t have it, it’s useless.

  4. avatar Mike says:


  5. avatar Another Robert says:


    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Snake? Please tell me it’s a Mk23 or an Operator.

  6. avatar Youzernayme says:


  7. avatar Red in Texas says:


  8. avatar jwtaylor says:

    For my EDC, an STI Duty One 4″, the one word I would use is “tool”.
    For my favorite gun, a custom made .50cal flintlock rifle, I’d say “legendary”. JWT

  9. avatar franklin the turtle says:


    1. avatar 357M28 says:

      I lol’d

  10. avatar William B. says:


    1. avatar Tile floor says:

      That’s exactly what I would say for mine, and to me it’s the most impotant

  11. avatar BSB says:

    Damn that picture reminded me of my seller’s remorse. Should have never gotten rid of that MP45 even if I wanted to purchase one I can’t because it is no longer on California’s “Safe Gun List”.

    1. avatar Roscoe says:

      Buy used PPT, or consignment.
      Search or post interest on CalGuns.
      There are ways to acquire off roster.

      I have made several acquisitions of low and no mileage off roster handguns through local FFL’s over the years and have not been disappointed yet. One was a Sig 220 Super Match that appeared un-used.

      Having a keen eye, and disassembling to thoroughly examine the prospective piece for wear, usage marks or abuse, or alternatively lack of, is key.

  12. avatar Scrubula says:

    Big. Long fingers make the tiny pocket pistols not as much fun to shoot. I still suck with the two finger grip single stacks.

  13. avatar Dracon1201 says:


  14. avatar Chris says:


  15. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    One word and a number – .357 magnum.

  16. avatar Drew says:


  17. avatar Roscoe says:


    1. That’s what I was going to say.

  18. avatar JohnF says:


  19. avatar J. Zoss says:


  20. avatar Bob says:


  21. avatar David P. says:


  22. avatar Jon in NC says:


    1. avatar Jay W. says:


  23. avatar Nickbnumbers says:


      1. avatar Pieslapper says:


  24. avatar damarius ilion says:


  25. avatar pwrserge says:

    Bling-bling y’all!

    But seriously…

    Stylish / Functional / Tried / Tested

  26. avatar Armed Mama in CO says:


    1. avatar WI Dave says:

      Glad to see I’m not the only one who names my guns. My carry gun is Molly.

      1. How about Polly as in polymer?

      2. avatar Armed Mama in CO says:

        My Kahr PM9 is Tiffany blue. 🙂

  27. avatar DickDanger says:

    CZ 2075= All around awesome

    1. avatar justin says:

      and practical.

    2. avatar SteveInCO says:

      Mine is called Micro RAMIus. I don’t carry it often though.

  28. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:


    It’s a .38 snubbie. Don’t get much more old school than that

    1. avatar Wiregrass says:

      +1 I was going to say the same word about mine, so now I will use this one: Comfortable.

      1. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

        That works, too. In a pocket holster I’ll often forget that I have it.

  29. avatar Colt Magnum says:


  30. avatar Cknarf says:


  31. avatar Model66 says:


  32. avatar actionphysicalman says:


  33. avatar Dale Smith says:


    It’s a protector of life.
    It’s a taker of life.
    It’s a lifestyle.
    It’s a life-changing decision to carry or use.
    It alters, affects, impacts and provides a wholly different view of your, and your loved-ones lives.
    I would even say it’s a display of the love of life (as contradictory as that may sound to antis).

  34. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:


  35. avatar Burley Ole'Bear says:


  36. avatar Mack Bolan says:


  37. avatar Tom in Oregon says:


    1. avatar Joel from PA says:

      LOL….that’s awesome…

    2. avatar Sean says:


      1. avatar Dale Smith says:

        hahaha….. That’s what I call my G20 (10mm w/ 460 Rowland conversion).

      2. avatar Shwiggie says:

        “Myeuh-muh? What’s Myeuh-muh?”

  38. avatar 357M28 says:


  39. avatar MotoJB says:


  40. avatar JonFTC says:


  41. avatar TxGal says:

    Sweet (for smooth, lighter feeling than actual trigger pull rated lbs)

  42. avatar Excedrine says:


  43. avatar Randy in Indiana says:

    I call her Tess for short.

  44. avatar 505markf says:


  45. avatar The Mountain That Rides says:

    Always need more…

    1. avatar Dracon1201 says:


  46. avatar Danger KItty says:


  47. avatar ToddR says:


    1. avatar sagebrushracer says:

      jennings or lorcin?

  48. avatar slayer says:


  49. avatar SouthernPatriot says:


  50. avatar Julio says:


  51. avatar Jim says:


  52. avatar Peter S. says:


  53. avatar Joel from PA says:

    Infidel. Just like me…

  54. avatar Paul53 says:

    Buddy. Stupid question, though. No matter what you call it, it wont come.

  55. avatar Chadwick p. says:


    1. avatar Don in PA says:


  56. avatar preston says:

    lol what a stupid question

  57. avatar pyratemime says:

    Because it is my very most favorite gun I call it… Vera.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Better than Elenor.

      1. avatar Gene says:

        It was a Firefly reference.

  58. avatar William says:

    As much as I hate to admit it I call my carry gun my personal “blaster.” I also have my favorite AR and AK that I call respectively “Shootie & Blastie.”

  59. avatar Whit says:

    Elvis…………”Thank you, thank you very much”.

  60. avatar Paul Kanesky says:


  61. avatar John P says:

    3 words: “Starting To Rust”.

  62. avatar Don in PA says:


  63. avatar LarryinTX says:


    There is always hope.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      And, of course, “never give up Hope!”

  64. avatar Don in PA says:

    Some of these are pretty awesome….!

  65. avatar rammerjammer says:


  66. avatar slowroll says:


    1. avatar SteveInCO says:

      “Well, we’re not going to let you get away with it.”

      “Who’s ‘we’?”

      “Me, and Charlie, and Zulu. Don’t let the name fool you, they’re both Eastern Europeans.”

      Thankfully, I don’t write movie scripts for a living.

  67. avatar Wes says:


  68. avatar dave says:

    Libtards call it my smalldickcompensation

  69. avatar Sifaka says:


  70. avatar ShaunL. says:

    Sig. It’s nice when the brand IS a befitting name.

  71. avatar Troybilt says:


  72. avatar pirateye says:


  73. avatar Foster says:

    Fun post. I call mine Bang-Bang. That’s one word… Twice! 😎

    1. avatar anonymoose says:


    2. avatar pirateye says:


  74. avatar Dennis says:

    I carry a .50 BMG with a 7 Inch barrl and a 7 Round mag with silencer. Hard to conceal but fun to pull on would be muggers.

  75. avatar Dennis says:

    I carry a .50 BMG with a 7 Inch barrel and a 7 Round mag with silencer. Hard to conceal but fun to pull on would be muggers.

    1. avatar John in Ohio says:

      That’ll work as a firearm or a club! 😀

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Ah. As in, “THAT’s not a gun! THIS is a gun!”, right?

  76. avatar bmielb says:

    My “one word” was boring. But I asked my wife the qotd and she said, “Boobies.” I laughed out loud.
    For some context she carries a Shield in a flashbang holster.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I’m picturing a lady asking a mugger, “You wanna see my boobies?” wait for it … BANG.

  77. avatar Bobiojimbo says:


  78. avatar Del says:

    Depends who is asking. If Obama’s administration….. Lost or Stolen
    If a friend ask…. Beautiful.

  79. avatar Rick K says:


  80. avatar m in nc says:

    HK – the final word[s]?

  81. avatar Bob108 says:

    I cannot decide, but it is one of these – freedom, survival, or nonnegotiable.

  82. avatar JoeVK says:

    Non-existent. *sigh* Someday….

    1. avatar Aaron says:

      go get yourself a Kahr CW 380 in the low $300s. Cheap, reliable, tiny, and reasonably easy to shoot.

    2. avatar John in Ohio says:

      Is there anyone in your area to loan you a handgun? Are you in Ohio?

      1. avatar JoeVK says:

        Yeah, I’m in Ohio. The plan was to get one this year with our tax refund, had my eyes on a Ruger SR9c. But that fell through. Getting one will have to wait for a while. We ended up getting a car for my wife (we only had my truck), and while it kinda runs, it needs some work before it’s road worthy. Sounds like I bought a pile, but it’s solid, rust free (amazing for Ohio), and has a newer engine in it. Add in AWD and four doors, and It was a deal too good to pass up. It’ll be nice not packing my family of four into my regular cab pickup.

        My brother-in-law has a few guns, but he won’t loan me any. My wife asked him. He did offer to go with me to shop for one though.

        It’s kinda weird that I have none, yet my parents, who were against firearms in a house with kids, not only have one now (an M&P9), but also have conceal carry permits, and agree that we need to get one.

        1. avatar John in Ohio says:

          If someone at TTAG will give you my email address and you want to make contact, let’s see if we can’t figure something out.

          I’ve been wondering for some time if sites like GoFundMe could be used for those who cannot currently fund a primary firearm for themselves. It would be something that I believe other gun owners might be interested in helping out with. Heck, this is a needed private charity waiting to happen, IMHO.

  83. avatar Aaron says:


    As in, “Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick!”

  84. avatar Tom in Wisconsin says:


    1. avatar PeterK says:

      YES, haha. I need to get that engraved on my rifle if I ever get a sufficiently cool one.

  85. avatar Bob says:

    Comfortable. It fits my hand just right.

    I’m surprised no one said Happiness. Because “Happiness is a warm gun.”

  86. avatar Sock Monkey says:

    Mine’s a 1911, so I of course call him “Captain America.”

  87. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    An ugly little bit of cheez-whiz.

    OK, you wanted one word. Very well, here ’tis:


    Followed by the mental thought “I suppose it’ll have to do.”

  88. avatar Sven says:

    Justin, as in just in case, certainly not Bieber!

  89. avatar Artaius says:

    Efficacious or Melioristic

  90. avatar Remasculated says:


  91. avatar Ryan says:

    Dependable, as in not 1 misfire or jamb since it was new in 1994.

    1. avatar AnthonyC says:

      That’s awesome. Mind my asking what particular piece of hardware has been that solid?

  92. avatar PeterK says:


  93. avatar scoutino says:

    Solid. It is Ruger Super Redhawk.

  94. avatar Jimmyjames says:


  95. avatar Larry says:

    Cocked and Locked!

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