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Old 12-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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And the coolest name for a gun yet....

Anyone’s opinion is valid here.

Regardless of whether or not you like the firearm itself.

My vote is on the new Highpoint 9mm pistol. “Yeet Cannon”
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:06 PM
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Actually, the names many modern gun manufacturers use are a pet peeve of mine.

The Tactical Operator Splinter Cell crap bugs me a lot. Because 99.999% of people are NOT Tactical Operators.

And if they really ARE LE or Military they are issued their weapons anyhow. With names like Glock (insert number here) for cops or M something for servicemen.

1860, 1911, '94 were years. That makes sense. Many other vintage guns had model numbers in sequence of development. I like that too. Because I'm just a dude.

Not a Night Falcon Recon spook.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:17 PM
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My peeve is when they decide to adopt the name of some other weapon, like the Sig "M11-A1".

https://www.sigsauer.com/store/p229-m11-a1-compact.html

My M11-A1 was made by MAC, and has NFA papers and the happy switch:

https://www.mac-11.info/catalog.htm#2

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Old 12-06-2019, 12:24 PM
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The press has the inside lane on naming firearms.

The Orange County Register (CA) about 30 years ago used the term "semi-automatic-assault-revolver" when ginning up the anti 2A camp over a shooting!

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Old 12-06-2019, 12:33 PM
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The Tactical Operator Splinter Cell crap bugs me a lot. Because 99.999% of people are NOT Tactical Operators.

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Wait a minute....... What are you saying? I thought all it took to be an 'Operator' was a beard, a tattoo (or 12), copious amounts of tan fabric with velcro, and a channel on which to post 'torture tests'. You mean there's more???? Darn, I've been misled!

As for gun names.... years and model numbers are fine. Goofy 'tactical' names, not so much. Although the 'liliput pistol' does have a certain, charming 'ring' to it!!
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:45 PM
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Wait a minute....... What are you saying? I thought all it took to be an 'Operator' was a beard, a tattoo (or 12), copious amounts of tan fabric with velcro, and a channel on which to post 'torture tests'. You mean there's more???? Darn, I've been misled!

As for gun names.... years and model numbers are fine. Goofy 'tactical' names, not so much. Although the 'liliput pistol' does have a certain, charming 'ring' to it!!
Shocking, isn't it? Although when I grew out my tactical beard, I realized that Father Time doesn't project the cool, tactical operator look I was going for. Maybe if I had the dirty tactical doo-wrap...

I think the best name to date is National Match. It says everything you need to know about what the gun is intended for. No pretense toward master gunfighter or tactical operator wannabe. As a runner-up, Super Nova comes to mind. It certainly conveys an aspect of finality and the prospect of a big, bad black hole.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, anything with Bone Collector just screams of me-too retardation. You don't have to be Death incarnate to be a bone collector. You can just wait until the scavengers are finished with the roadkill to meekly pick up what's left.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:47 PM
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P.s. Registered Magnum should be at or near the top of the list of best names. Harks back to the day when S&W didn't just crap revolvers out of their factory.
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:40 PM
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Single Action Army ranks right up there for me. Luger is great. So is Hi-Power. The Walther P-38, PPK & PP all ring a bell also. I know Mauser C-96 is the official name, but who doesn't understand why it is a Broomhandle? Python is always favorable too!

Now things like hellcat, grip zone and rhino I will pass on.
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:55 PM
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I really dont give a damn about the name - I care if its well made and accurate.

The most “tactical” gun name of guns I own are a DW Specialist Commander and. S&W M&P 15 Tactical. Both of which meet my well made and accurate standard.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:33 PM
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How about "Model of 1911"?
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:34 PM
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High Standard "Victor" ...nothing else to see here!

Wait though someone should mention "Lady Smith"!

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Old 12-06-2019, 04:21 PM
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Actually, the more I think about, Government Model just works for me. That's my favorite type of government...
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:31 PM
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Actually, the names many modern gun manufacturers use are a pet peeve of mine.

The Tactical Operator Splinter Cell crap bugs me a lot. Because 99.999% of people are NOT Tactical Operators.

And if they really ARE LE or Military they are issued their weapons anyhow. With names like Glock (insert number here) for cops or M something for servicemen.

1860, 1911, '94 were years. That makes sense. Many other vintage guns had model numbers in sequence of development. I like that too. Because I'm just a dude.

Not a Night Falcon Recon spook.
Pretty much all of this ^
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:35 PM
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A pet peeve is S&W using a great revolvers name to name a ho hum autoloader aka M&P!
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:42 PM
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A pet peeve is S&W using a great revolvers name to name a ho hum autoloader aka M&P!
Yes. S&W know a thing or two about cheapening brand image.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:50 PM
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How about "Model of 1911"?
How about "Model of the 1911"? (Norinco)

The dumbest names actually are the ones that are likely to sound really bad in court. So you shot the deceased with a "Pit Bull"? Using "R.I.P." bullets?
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:51 PM
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Not a Night Falcon Recon spook.
I know its not a model name but the manufacturer's name but nothing spells grade-school cool to me like Nighthawk. Why did they pick that name? Ask the owl...
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:52 PM
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How about "Model of the 1911"? (Norinco)

The dumbest names actually are the ones that are likely to sound really bad in court. So you shot the deceased with a "Pit Bull"? Using "R.I.P." bullets?
Or a King Cobra with that goofy logo on the side of the barrel?

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Old 12-06-2019, 05:25 PM
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Yeet Cannon.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:30 PM
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So you shot the deceased with a "Pit
Bull"? Using "R.I.P." bullets?
Long ago when the media attacked some brand of ammo (Black Talon? whatever...) I suggested someone come out with a line called "Happy Fun Bullets." And with the boxes marked that cartridge brass is 100% recyclable and gunpowder is carbon-neutral and its nitrate content is good for plants.

Instead, the market went to "Ultra-Tactical Ninja Zombie Rippers" and so forth...
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:11 PM
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I'm partial to Colt's snake names, especially the Cobra and the Python.
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:26 PM
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Anyone’s opinion is valid here.

Regardless of whether or not you like the firearm itself.

My vote is on the new Highpoint 9mm pistol. “Yeet Cannon”
I'm with you on the "Yeet Cannon". I'm temped to buy one just because of the name.
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:36 PM
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Don't forget the Star BM
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