Damien sent in these two photos of his cat and his custom Remington 700. He wrote …

Rem 700 receiver, McGowen Barrel, AICS 2.0 Stock, Mark 4 Leupold Scope, bolt work done by Twistedbarrel.com and one smart kitty.

Note: All firearms were unloaded and pointed in a safe direction during this photo shoot

I love it.

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  • big daddy

    My little dog who thinks she’s my wife hates my guns. Even the sound of them, she runs when I work the action. Like I said she thinks she’s my wife, acts just like one, if my attention isn’t on her she’s jealous. She was a rescue so who knows what experience she has with guns, it seems like a bad one.

    • Cymond

      Our rescue had a similar response, fearing anything even somewhat gun-shaped. I accidentally scared her once by holding the TV remote the wrong way. She did improve over the years, calmly hiding behind the recliner instead of running in terror & shaking.

      Sadly, she eventually developed a degenerative spinal disorder and we had to say goodbye last spring. My wife and I were in town visiting family a few weeks earlier, so at least we got to spend a day with her. She loved nothing more than spending time with her ‘pack’, especially in bed.

      • big daddy

        I do love my dog. Too bad you out live them by so many years.

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Cymond, I’m really sorry to hear about your little one. Was she wholly or partly Shetland Sheepdog ( she certainly looks like one )? I think Big Daddy was so right when he said it’s too bad we outlive them like this.

      • Sixshot6

        I hear you losing a pet, one of my two rotweilers died just short of seven from a heart attack. Breaks my heart to think of it. Its just natural for man to have a dog as a companion I guess. Say How did the move go? Got any new toys you can tell me off? I also knew a guy who had a Rhodesian Ridge back, Despite being a dog bred to fight Lions it got bullied by his cat He lost Harvey and he still has the ashes in his living room (he’s sitting with me in there like always he says). But despite the fact that we know we outlive our companions we still do it and we do it with love in our hearts for the most part. Good morning from where I am Cymond.

        • Cymond

          Good morn! The move went well eventually. The road trip sucked because we couldn’t stop anywhere without getting a room for the rabbits (they won’t survive in a hot car). I drove right past Ogden, Utah! The hotel in our next town was already reserved & paid, and we still had 5 more hours to drive.

          Things were a little rough when we arrived because the shipping container without all our possessions hadn’t arrived yet, so all we had was what we could cram in the car and what we bought after arrival. Also, we sold most of our furniture before the move, so we lived without furniture for a few weeks (nowhere to sit except the mattress on the floor). We bought laundry machines, but the house had faulty valves in the laundry room. We struggled with the garbage/trash company for almost a month, and eventually had to contact the local government to get the problem resolved. After many struggles, things started to go right last week, and now we have all of the essentials. (I still have a LOT of boxes to unpack, but nowhere to put the stuff until we get cabinets, shelves, a desk, etc).

          No new toys yet, I still need to update my driver’s license at the DMV to prove that I’m a SC resident. I’ve decided to buy a suppressor, so adding a few more days or weeks to the process won’t really make a big difference. Currently, I’ve decided to buy a Liberty Mystic X suppressor due to it’s compatibility with every caliber I shoot. Also, my 300 Blackout pistol is basically complete, except for a Sig brace. I’ll post a picture in a few days.

          Adding to the wishlist: Slidefire stock, TNW Aero Survival rifle or pistol, QuarterCircle10 Glock AR-15 lower

          • Sixshot6

            Sounds good. Midway uk for a while was selling the m&p15-22 slidefire but stopped, possibly no one was buying it at £500 and also it is a grey idea in UK law (think how the slidefire was illegal in California when you lived there, here it possibly isn’t, but no one wants to be the test case). No new toys for me, though I might be acquiring a smith and wesson uk legal Long barrel revolver if a custom builder called Richard Wilson is given the ok by Smiths lawyers to import the frames. I currently have a Ruger Super Redhawk that were sold in the uk in the 12/24 spec. Good gun, but heavy (its a 357 running on 454 casuall frame). I just remembered something for you with you rabbits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgj3nZWtOfA. Enjoy.

          • Sixshot6

            be lovely to see the blackout pistol too. Is it going to be over 26 inches so you can use a VFG on it? Also the guy who invented and imports my mars action VZ’s might be making a 7.62×25 tokarev version. Do you have any opinion and experience of that calibre as a rifle round (I know its a pistol round, but its necked and fast. I read 1700 fps with some loads out of a 4.75 inch barrel, so any idea of what it will do out of a round about 12 inches one)? I only ask as if its made my dad wants one (he wanted the 6.5 grendel version that was gonna come, but all his ammo would be have to rolled by himself and no one imports the ammo as whole units, just reloading components). But with Tokarev it looks like it will do 44 magnum type power too.

    • Grindstone50k

      I have three dogs (currently four, my sister’s) and only one ever freaks when I handle a firearm. Our chihuahua, who we’ve had since he was a puppy. As soon as I take them out to ready for the range or to clean, he’s cowering and running. The other dogs couldn’t give two sh!ts. It’s weird.

  • M.M.D.C.

    I said canned food. CANNED!

  • USMC03Vet

    Dog Fort just went defcon 2…

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  • iksnilol

    Silly you, cats don’t have opposable thumbs. They can’t use guns.

    Now to look my doors in case that cat that stalks me shows up.

    • Grindstone50k

      My cat tries his damnedest to turn the door knobs.

      • OBlamo Binlyen

        INKY, we had a cat with opposable thumbs it was a Burmese mix. The tabby we had turned wall switched lights on and off. Drove us nuts until we figured out what was going on.

  • wetcorps

    Pawhole stock?

    • gunslinger

      that’s another “feature” that will be banned when the next gungrabber bill comes up

  • Chance

    Terrible cheek weld.

  • Joe

    Your own dog, with a gun – a teammate. “Let’s kick some a*s!”
    Your own cat, with a gun – you’re toast.

    • So true. Thats why I don’t have a cat and if I did, I would store my guns in a gun safe inside a bigger gun safe … just to be sure kitty kept her claws off them.

  • Lance

    Fluffy whats are you doing with that AK-47! Fluffy don’t be crazy!!!!

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    I have a cat, whom I adopted as a kitten from an animal rescue shelter, who has a great personality and is really smart to boot. She is not in the least bit bothered by loud, sudden noises — such as gunfire — and makes a great range companion. She is also my “ship’s cat” ( she loves to go out on the boat ) and likes to swim in salt water. Where she got these characteristics from I’ll never know, but I feel very, very lucky that our paths crossed.

    Animal companions are incredible blessings whom we should never take for granted, and we need to always remember our responsibilities towards them.

    • XHLN

      If your cat doesn’t react to loud noises that would give a human tinnitus for weeks, then you might want to check if her hearing is still intact.

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Hi, XHLN :

        Thank you for your concern — it is very much appreciated. I can assure you that my cat’s hearing is just fine, and that she does take due notice of loud noises ( as well as more subtle ones, like any other cat ). What I was getting at is that she does not get startled or frightened at the sound of gunfire or thunder the way some animals do. It is almost as if she knows exactly what those sounds signify, and in what context — in much the same way as trained hunting dogs. I shoot at outdoor ranges, so most of the auditory intensity of the gun reports tends to be dissipated vis-a-vis an indoor range, and I always keep her at a safe distance anyway.

        In the past, I have experienced the same sort of adaptation to intermittent loud noises by barn cats on a rural farm where hunting was seasonally conducted in the outlying areas. In those places, the most dangerous enemy of a barn cat was the presence of resident coyotes, who relish cats as a food source.

        I don’t mean to be presumptious, but am I correct in guessing that you are a cat lover?

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Great photos, Damien — thank you! Correct me if I am wrong, but your cat appears to be an American Shorthair with perhaps some Russian Blue ancestry. Not that it really matters in the end, because the relationship between the two of you is the most important component.

  • Giolli Joker

    As long as the claw is off the trigger…
    Having two cats myself I’m sure that the day cats will learn to use guns will be the beginning of the end for mankind…

  • “Jerry will never know what hit him.”

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Codename: Tender Vittles

  • Y-man

    Is that cat zip-tied to that Rifle? Takes “Sniper Dedication” to a new level! LOL!

    • Cymond

      You mean that shiny black plastic piece between the stock and the scope in the left picture? It does resemble a zip tie, but I think that’s a flip-down lens cover.

      Zip-tying a cat to a rifle would be cruel to the cat, dangerous for the rifle, and probably fatal to the owner after the cat gets out.