This is My Rifle

Nick Leghorn

Even if you were never a leatherneck, there’s a good chance you know the Rifleman’s Creed. Or at least part of it. You saw Full Metal Jacket, right? Our I Am a Gun Owner series showed — in no uncertain terms — that America’s gun owners aren’t, in fact, just the camo-clad backwoods OFWG caricatures the gun control industry likes to paint. Actually, we’re anything but.

So now, with a lot of the focus of civilian disarmament efforts aimed at “military-inspired weapons of war,” it should be instructive to see what The People of the Gun really look like along with their favorite rifle. An no, it doesn’t have to be an AR or AK. Or even black.

Just be sure to include the reasons why your rifle is important to you. Send your This is My Rifle statement photo to [email protected] with the word RIFLE (all caps) in the subject bar. Let us know if you want us to use your name, a screen nic or remain anonymous. Again, we’ll post them here and start a new album on our Facebook page. Thanks.


  1. avatar Evan says:

    Nice Rifle Leghorn! That beauty in 300 blk? You should have also brought out your WASR 10.

  2. avatar David W. says:

    Wow… Someone actually has handwriting as bad as mine…

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      The sad part: that’s the most legibly I’ve written in ages. If it weren’t for computers I’d be screwed.

      1. avatar Blake says:

        Nick, why do you think a guy invented word processing?

        1. avatar CarlosT says:

          And printers.

        2. avatar Aragorn says:

          So people could make legible spelling mistakes and blame the processor not themselves.

  3. avatar Bob says:


    In case someone asks “why do you need a silencer?”. Answer” Why do they put mufflers on cars?

  4. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I’m sure this has been answered somewhere in your myriad threads, but I’m asking anyway. What kind of quad rail is that? I’m specifically curious about the smooth rail covers, and if they’re specific to the rail or universal.

  5. avatar Accur81 says:

    Nick definitely gets the award for the coolest Pmag ever. He’s alright even if he won’t do an FNH-FNS-9 review. I can’t say I’m shocked that Nick’s favorite rifle is a 300 BLK.

    1. avatar Moonshine says:

      I’m withholding judgment until the polymer mag torture test results are posted…;)

  6. avatar Sam C says:

    There are many like it, but that one is his.

  7. avatar OK S. says:

    I guess my picture of me in my possum-skin hat is out?

    1. avatar Randy Drescher says:

      Just untill we get the Beverly Hillbillies look alike contest going, Randy

  8. avatar Randy Drescher says:

    Nice rifle Nick, Randy

  9. avatar Kris says:

    Am I the only one impressed with Nick’s taste In throw pillows?

    1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      It’s clear from the IAAGO series that there are more than a few folks reading TTAG who are likely to appreciate the aesthetic value of Nick’s throw pillows.

      Personally, I was more interested in the tattooed mag in his AR. 😉

  10. avatar jwm says:

    Thank you Nick for showing us your rifle, and not your gun.

  11. avatar racer88 says:

    I didn’t realize that Nick was 12 years old! He writes like a grown-up! 😉 (I’m just jealous ‘cuz I’m turning 50 this year.)

    Nice rifle. Hmmm… should I send in a rifle pic? My “I’m a gun owner” photo never made the cut. 🙁

    1. It wasn’t that it didn’t make the cut. We just had more than we could post in the allotted time. I’ll be posting the rest of the pics we’ve received to the Facebook gallery, yours included.

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