Top 5 Most Fun Guns

Some firearms just are more fun to shoot than others, and in this list Alex runs through his five favorite guns to shoot (at this time). Guns don’t have to be expensive to be fun. This list includes some unusual stuff: A single shot breechloader, a centerfire bolt action, a shotgun, a rimfire bolt gun, and one submachine gun for good measure!

What guns in your collection are the most fun to shoot? Let us know in the comments below.

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– [Voiceover] Hey guys, it’s Alex C with TFBTV.

Last week I did a video about five firearms I’m glad I bought, that consisted of guns that introduced me to new sub-sections of marksmanship or helped me develop a deeper appreciation for firearm history, intentionally leaving out my favorite firearms or guns I enjoy shooting the most.

While this list isn’t necessarily a list of my favorite firearms, it goes without saying that a gun I enjoy shooting the most generally gets some points in that department as well.

First off, the Remington Rolling Block.

I love single-shot breech-loaders.

They represent a crucial period in the development of small arms where soldiers who were previously relegated to two or three shots per minute could now quadruple their rate of fire by using a revolutionary invention, the metallic cartridge.

Today we take for granted that our primers, powder, and projectile come conveniently packaged in a small bit of drawn brass, but it took a huge advancement in chemistry, metallurgy, and material science to arrive at what today seems like an obvious solution.

While metallic cartridges today all have uniform composition, early examples used pinfire systems or rimfire ignition for large calibers.

The logical development was drawn brass, centerfire cartridges using black powder with big bore projectiles, like the American 45-70.

But eventually, the oh-so-crafty French developed smokeless powder.

That’s another thing modern shooters take for granted, that is to say on battlefields prior to smokeless, which was introduced to the world with the Lebel rifle in 1886.

When hundreds of men at a time all fired their rifles alongside cannons and artillery, the amount of smoke made seeing a few feet in front of you impossible.

It also gave away the position of anyone trying to be stealthy.

That said, the metallic cartridge brought us a smorgasbord of interesting rifles like the Snider, Trapdoor, Martini-Henry, Sharps, and to me, the king of them all, the Remington Rolling Block.

Remington was not in a great financial position after the American Civil War.

There was a huge amount of surplus rifles left over from the conflict involving 3 million soldiers, which many historians argue was the first modern war.

Because of this, the market for new rifles, especially in a military application, was small.

Arms makers went from 60 to 0 as soon as Appomattox happened, and the need for new, advanced rifles was small.

The U.S. went the way of the Trapdoor rifle instead of the superior Rolling Block because existing Springfield rifles could be converted to breech-loaders, but Remington found over 40 customers abroad who wanted a piece of this new, fantastic rifle.

This was unheard of back then, a company in the 1860s and 70s selling rifles to so many nations abroad in 20 calibers, a feat that would not be matched until the Mauser company’s dominance set in, largely in 1889 and lasting until the 1940s.

History aside, the Rolling Block’s incredibly fun to shoot.

The mechanism is elegantly simple and smooth to operate, and I get a tremendous amount of enjoyment pulling the hammer back and letting the breech block fly to the rear, letting the spent shell casing shoot out of the chamber.

The fact that Number Fives can use powerful smokeless cartridges like seven-millimeter Mauser, eight-millimeter Lebel, or 303 British, means also that you can reap the benefits of nitrocellulose and eschew the corrosiveness of black powder.

Rolling Blocks are accurate as hell, fun to operate, interesting to shoot, and their nature as a single-shot means that it is up to the marksman to make every shot count, and that is why the Rolling Block makes the list.

Next ups a pretty modern offering, the H and K MP5.

The MP5 is the greatest submachine gun of all time and that becomes immediately apparent when you get some trigger time on one.

The roller delay blowback action that HK made famous with their G3 rifle was scaled down to work with nine-millimeter Parabellum.

Who knew that this would be a perfect pairing? The harsh snap of a simple blowback gun is eliminated with the MP5s roller delay blowback action, and is a closed-bolt weapon, it curb stomped the competition in the accuracy department.

Overnight, competing designs like the Uzi, the MPL, the Sterling, and so on, that all fired from an open bolt, were suddenly outclassed by an order of magnitude.

But this is a list about my five favorite guns to shoot and why, not a history lesson.

Sorry, I can’t help but geek out a little bit in these videos.

Anyways, the MP5 and semi-automatic is brilliant.

Recoil is much lower and smoother than other nine-millimeter SMGs and the only one I’ve ever shot with lower recoil is the German MP-40 with its pneumatic delay and telescoping firing pin.

The MP5 has a decent trigger for an SMG-2, and can accept a multitude of trigger pegs.

The sights are wonderful, and gun is quite modular.

You can attach all sorts of tactical do-dads on a railed forend if you want, stocks come in different configurations, and you can get a rail for the top if you’d like to put an optic on there.

For me though, the HK diopter sights are wonderful, and with an MP5, I can shoot outstanding groups.

It got a perfect 30 out of 30 on the Run and Gun course, and it just feels natural in my arms.

Full-auto is also extremely controllable.

The layout and action of the MP5 help eliminate muzzle rise.

In fact, many people say that the gun swaying left to right under fire is more of a problem than any elevation change.

For a little nine-millimeter blaster, you can’t get better than an MP5.

Recoil is low, accuracy is there, reliability is unparalleled, and a day at the range with an MP5 or a Clone will certainly bring a huge smile to your face.

Third we have a somewhat unpredictable offering.

As most viewers know, we primarily showcase historical and modern military-style rifles and pistols on this channel, but I’m an avid hunter and I absolutely love shotgun sports, so I chose a pretty broad category for this one, any sporting shotgun.

I say sporting because a shotgun with an 18 and 20 inch barrel reduces effective range and opens up your pattern quite a lot, and a shotgun with a big magazine tube adds unnecessary weight and bulk for hunting and shotgun sports.

It is worth noting that the law prohibits more than two rounds in a shotgun’s magazine for hunting where I live as well, and if you get caught with an unplugged shotgun, then you are in for some trouble.

So seen here is a Beretta Silver Pigeon in 20 gauge.

This over-under is a great scatter gun from the world’s oldest gun manufacturer, and I have used it for skeet, traps, sporting clays, and lots and lots of dove.

Shotgun sports to me are the most fun thing you can do with a firearm.

You can get together with some buddies and cut up while turning clay into dust and honing a practical skill that puts food on your table a couple times a year.

By the way, I seriously feel bad for anyone that has not enjoyed dove breast wrapped in jalapenos, cheese, and bacon.

Hunting dove is my favorite type of hunting as well.

It’s fast-paced, and you can do it with a large group of friends without worrying about being quiet.

And there’s always enough birds for everyone to limit out.

And of course, it doesn’t hurt that after everyone limits out, you put the guns away, get the fire going, cook up the bounty, while enjoying some booze of your choice.

Again, just remember to tuck those guns away before you start getting into the sauce.

So I like sporting shotguns because of the joy they bring me while using them.

Again, I absolutely love hunting fowl and the challenge that comes along with busting clays is easy to learn, but impossible to master, and that makes for a great experience.

Fourth, we have my CZ-452.

This little bolt-action has taken more small gain than any other rifle I own and coincidentally I bought it on a whim.

I had owned a 22 suppressor for a while, but never had a bolt gun to put it on.

I wanted a bolt action to get the most out of my suppressors so I went to a gun shop with a coworker on lunch break, in, I believe 2011.

He wanted a 10/22 and ended up with one that day while I was talked into the CZ by a salesperson who was really singing the praises of their Rimfire rifles.

And I thought that 350 dollars was a good price for a factory threaded barrel 22 from a very reputable company.

The trigger on the 452 is wonderful.

The action is great.

The accuracy is right there from the factory as well.

I flip-flop on which of my 22 rifles I like the best, my hotrodded Ruger 10/22 or my CZ, and really it often comes down to which gun I’m in the mood to shoot that day.

While my Ruger is lighter, the CZ is a bit more accurate, and certainly quieter and easier to clean.

Again, a lot of this comes back to hunting.

Shooting targets and trying to tighten up your groups on paper is a tremendous amount of fun, and I love doing it, but hunting to me is more fun.

Bagging some rabbits with your handy 22 is great fun and also yields you some good food.

I’m a redneck in Texas, so cut me some slack here.

You can also use your 22 to bag squirrels and we have a year-round season with no bag limit on them in most counties.

Same goes for rabbits and hares as well.

So the ability to hone my shooting skills for cheap with no punishment imparted on my shoulder, or damage to my hearing, are all plusses for this list.

And the ability to bag plenty of edible game makes my CZ-452 a favorite to shoot.

Lastly, we have a predictable entry, a Mauser 98.

There’s just something charming about a well-constructed bolt-action that really does it for me and the Mauser 98 action is the quintessential bolt-action.

Nearly every bolt gun produced after the 98 is either an outright copy or borrows many of its elements.

Guns in production today like the Ruger M 77 or Kimber 8400s are essentially just versions of a gun adopted in 1898 so the design has certainly stood the test of time.

It really is incredible to think about.

Imagine a car designed in the 1890s that was still in production today and regarded as the best option by many consumers.

But still, many people prefer other actions.

The old saying is that the Germans came to war with a hunting rifle, the Americans with a target rifle, the British came with a battle rifle, and the Russians brought a rifle.

I find this old adage pretty funny, and with so many rifles built off 98 actions, it certainly has some truth to it.

But I prefer a rifle that cocks on open for a number of reasons, one being that it makes sense to accomplish primary extraction and cocking in a single motion, getting all the resistance out of the way in a single movement.

And two being on a cock-on-close design when you pull forward, the resistance throws the rifle off-target much more due to the shooter fighting spring pressure.

This is personal preference though.

I am sure I’ll bear the brunt of in-field fanboys here telling me I’m an idiot, however true that may be.

But 98s are sturdy, reliable, and cheap.

You can buy surplus Mausers for cheaper than most people think and in an online retailer right now, as of the posting of this video, is selling M48s for 30 dollars more than Mosin-Nagants.

While eight-millimeter is no longer priced at five cents per round anymore, guys with MG 42s and 34s gobbled all of it up, it is widely available and very popular.

Of course, you can also find large-ring Mausers chambered in all sorts of calibers if the original eight-millimeter cartridge is not your cup of tea.

Learning to accurately shoot a big bore rifle with consistency and without flinching is difficult to master, but it is a skill that is most pertinent to hunting large game and a surplus iron-sighted rifle is perfect for accomplishing this.

You all have probably seen many of my videos with me shooting old bolt guns at 300 meters, and really that’s a tough thing to do with military iron-sights.

However, if you can do this, then you will be more than able to accomplish it with an optic or small-bore cartridge.

It’s kind of like how if you can master skeet shooting with a 4-10, you would certainly dominate with a 12-gauge.

So an old Mauser with irons is a barrel of fun.

Taking your time, lining up the sights, mastering your breathing, and ringing a small target from hundreds of yards away is very, very satisfying, and I love when I get to do it.

So that’s my list.

I know a bunch of folks are probably wondering where the pistols are, but to be honest, I don’t get nearly as much enjoyment out of handguns as I do long guns.

Long guns are more versatile, and simply provide me with more amusement.

So out of curiosity, I’d like to hear from you guys.

What are your favorite firearms to shoot? Put yours in the comments below and I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Special thanks to Ventura Munitions for providing ammo for our shooting videos, and we hope to see you all next time.



Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.


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  • James

    “You can buy surplus Mausers for cheaper than most people think and in an online retailer right now, as of the posting of this video, is selling M48s for 30 dollars more than Mosin-Nagants.”

    Do you know the name of said retailer?

    • KestrelBike

      Aimsurplus has them for $299 for grade B1 (A1 = $399)
      http://aimsurplus dot com/product.aspx?groupid=6749&name=Yugoslavian+Model+M48%2fM48A+8mm+Mauser+Rifles

  • LG

    1) Springfield 1922 M2
    2) Custom Dakota action 375 H&H Ackley improved
    3) 500-3″-NE side by side
    4) 1911 in 45 ACP
    5) Smith and Wesson Model 41

    • Solid

    • iksnilol

      The list of someone who does not have an budget. 😛

  • Zachary marrs

    1, H&R leatherneck. My grandfather’s rifle, so mostly just sentimental value
    2, any metal frame 9mm, preferably steel
    3, M1 carbine. Just such a fun rifle
    4, Mosin Nagant. Such a smooth action, great trigger.
    5, AR15. A cop out, but a few changes, and a *bam*, a new shooting experience

    • Bob

      “Such a smooth action, great trigger.”

      Heheheh. I see what you did there. There is something kind of therapeutic to whacking and bashing your rifle into submission though. Honestly, I think the Mosin kind of likes being treated that way…

      • iksnilol

        I think y’all need to remove the cosmoline properly and then debur your mosins.

        • Bob

          Mine works better than my father’s. His is the one I need to smack actually. I personally cleaned both actually.

  • No Mosin Nagant? Unsubscribe.

    • Ceiling Cat

      Not everyone is a slavaboo who worships a piece of trash that has been proven to not live up to expectation :^)

      • Two things:

        1. Joke.

        2. Ever shoot an M44, bayonet out, as fast as you can, while your buddy stands behind you screaming in your ear about fascists? It’s loads of fun, I recommend you try it.

        • Ceiling Cat

          I wouldnt scream about fascism because it is not a problem and they kept people in shape :^) Communists did too though. And I dont fancy myself a dirty commie.

          • Not a big commie-lover myself, but that doesn’t make it less fun.

          • SoulInvictus

            Most people reading this blog are considered “fascists” by large segments of the population.
            I’ll leave it at that to avoid politics.

    • jcitizen

      British Enfields would be a lot of fun, I’d think, with the slick bolt action they have – it has been so long since I fired one, I can’t even remember what it was like. That military cordite .303 ammo was sweet, I do remember that!

  • Richard

    1: FN FAL (first gun I have ever fired)
    2: Desert Eagle with houge grips (the only way it fits my hands)
    3: Ruger mini-14 (they make an audible ring after the gunshot)
    4: Mossberg silver reserve (first gun that I have ever owned)
    5: Full size .45acp (rather general but 1911s, sig 220s, ruger p345s, and the glock 41 are all too much fun to pick just one)

  • KestrelBike

    I snagged a Brno Kar98K in .308 that went to Israel’s arsenal back in the day. Awesome Mauser action, non-corrosive (compared to the old Turkish 8mm that dried up) and plenty available and cheap(er) .308. Plus it’s got some interesting history to it, if you’re into the Israeli thing.

  • WFDT

    1. .54-cal Pennsylvania flintlock of unknown vintage.
    2. .22 Long 1890 Winchester pump-action.
    3. .22LR, suppressed Ruger American Rimfire
    4. Garand. *bling!*
    5. .38/.357 Rossi 92 lever-action.

  • Mark

    Many of these videos seem to follow the click bait format.

    Alex, if you are willing to admit, yeah they are but they pay the bills, I can respect that. I just hope they aren’t mistaken for high quality articles.

  • Gene

    1 – vz58
    2 – Mossberg 151k (Grandfather’s and just plain fun)
    3 – Marlin 795
    4 – VEPR Pioneer in 5.56
    5 – Mini-14 (stifle the hate, we’re talking fun here)

  • Trey

    I am with you on the preference for long Guns Over handguns as far as enjoyment. Also being a military surplus collector and shooter I tend to enjoy a lot of bolt action rifles as well, my first milsurp in my first rifle to purchase was a number 4 Mark 1 Enfield which I still have to this day an enjoyment to shoot and to own. My favorite Mauser although I have both g98 and many of its progeny I am still I think most fond of shooting my 6.5 Swedish Mausers. For smallbore military trainers have a certain attraction as well.

    In part due to price and in part due to my fondness of odd history I’m very fond of substitute standard and second line weapons they tend to have more flavor to the story I guess.

  • Scott Tuttle

    back in the early 90s I got my first rifle, a chinese AK47, and a crate of cheap ammo. nothing funner than throwing lots of lead downrange. I’m sure I irked a lot of shooters at the local park range but I was kid and they wanted me off their lawn.

  • Wolfgar

    STI Legend 40S&W custom-competition USPSA

    Harrington & Richards full choke 410 single shot shotgun- best grouse getter ever

    Custom Remington 338 Win mag-best elk getter ever

    Custom 6.5 18″ Grendel- Target and hunting

    Winchester 32 Special-best deer getter ever

  • Southpaw89

    Top of the list has to be my little Henry .22, lightweight, easy to shoulder and aim, and plenty accurate for most .22 related tasks. The rest of the list wouldn’t be so easy to define.

  • The_Champ

    Shooting a K31 is hard to beat for open site accuracy. A pure pleasure.
    Love blasting away with my M1 carbine as well. Low recoil makes for lots of enjoyment.

  • Gary Kirk

    My Rem 700 bdl ss in .375 H&H
    M-1A
    Kimber TLE RLII
    Marlin 336
    And my M-16A4 “gery”

    • Gary Kirk

      Was gonna go with my worked Beretta 96fs over the Kimber, kind of a toss up there.. But 1911…

  • Dan Atwater

    S&W 586 .357
    Winchester 94 .30-30
    Any suppressed semi-auto .22 (partial to the S&W)

  • Paul

    I certainly agree with his choice of the Remington Rolling Block.

  • Shaun W

    1. Browning Hi Power pistols.
    2. My Mausers, wether it be my modern CZ 550 FS in 6.5×55, my German K98k, or my Boer M1895 7×57.
    3. M1 Garand. It sucks sitting down and loading clips but the “ping!” brings a smile to my face everytime.
    4. CZ-75. My second favorite pistol.
    5. Lee Enfield No. 4 Mark I. My massive cache of excellent Greek surplus ammo makes the 303 a common range take along for me.

    Honorable mentions; M1 Carbine, Mini-14.

  • Bob

    Let’s see. In no particular order…
    1. Browning Hi Power. Good ergonomics, cheap cartridge, what’s not to like?
    2. Colt .45, AKA 1911. Speaking of ergonomics and simple sexy styling…
    3. Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1. Just plain fun and nifty.
    4. Wasr 10. Not my favorite cup of tea to be honest, but now and then I get in the mood to do a couple of mag dumps and pretend I’m Rambo, so I think it should be included.
    5. And for the Slav gun entry, the Makarov PM. Maybe it has a bit of an inferiority complex with that little 9mm Man round and beats up the base of my thumb, but man does it feel good in the hand.

  • pc299

    1. M1 Garand – If you’ve shot one, you know what I mean
    2. CZ Scorpion Evo – Lots of fun suppressed with a red dot
    3. Ruger 10/22 – Nothing like blasting away all afternoon for cheap (if you can find .22 these days)
    4. 4″ S&W Model 65 – A good wheel gun can be so satisfying
    5. Sig P226 – Even though I’m a Glock guy, I really enjoy my P226

    • truthsayer

      Just for FUN:
      (1) Lahti 20mm
      (2) Browning M2 .50BMG
      (3) Rheinmetall MG3
      (4) Wesley Richards falling block Cadet Rifle .32-20
      (5) any large bore handgun

      • jcitizen

        The ma deuce is a lot of fun – especially on thick metal targets, and partially filled camping fuel tanks and using API rounds!
        The MG3 is like trying to control a fire hose – better off using the tripod.

    • DanGoodShot

      Great list!

    • FalconMoose

      The M1 is a remarkable firearm. The best that I ever had…..well it’s not like that I have had more than six, but such a joy!
      Can’t help picking it up a coupla’ times a week for the feel of it.

      • Mac

        Wish we could get more of them up here in the birthplace of JG.

  • Verner

    Remington 870 – whacking steel with the scattergun is always fun
    Sig 250 – I love that DAO trigger, can shoot wickedly accurate with it
    Remington 783 – a good rifle and cheap too
    Thompson M1A1 – when I’m in the mood to play D-Day
    Barrett M99 – BOOOOOM!

  • Dave

    Mosin-Nagant 1891/30
    Finn m/39
    Remington rolling block
    Marlin Model 60 (jams too frequent to be top tier)
    M1 Garand
    M1 carbine
    Chi-com T56 SKS
    Beretta Storm 9mm
    M1841 Mississippi .58 at skirmish events
    Marlin cowboy competition at Cowboy Action shoots
    .50 cal patched round ball muzzle loader

    More than five, but that’s how I roll…

  • Yuki Mikazuki

    My list, it isn’t in any particular order:

    1) M16
    2) Vz. 58
    3) M1
    4) AK-74
    5) Mauser 98K

  • MNOR

    My Limited list:

    1. HK417(supressed) super-smooth action and recoil. And accurate as hell with a high-end optic. (satisfaction factor of hitting a target from 600m + is just awesome)
    2. MP7: Or as I like to call it “the tacticool water-pistol. Superbly accurate out to 200m, recoil is next to non-existing and the fun factor on full-auto is priceless.
    3. Rheinmetall MG3. ROF is 1250 RPM. 7.62 beltfed. It is a rechambered MG42… How can you not like to shoot that??
    4. Barrett M82 – that “omph” from you get from firing of a 12.7mm cartridge is just awesome. Especially when watching the impact of those RDX-loaded Raufoss rounds.
    5. FN-minimi. Because nothing beats dumping a 200rnd belt of 5.56 from a standing position.

  • DanGoodShot

    “Sorry, I can’t help but geek out a little bit in these videos.”
    Don’t apologize. Thats the reason your videos are one of my favorite items on TFB… actually, THE favorite.

  • DanGoodShot

    No particular order:
    1) VP9
    2) My home built Franken AR 15
    3) A highly Modified Ruger Gunsite Scout 308 1moa
    4) Again, Modified Saiga 12. This one just makes me giggle like a school girl with low brass mag and drum dumps. I know, pointless waste of ammo, but thats whats so damn fun! I’m also one of the lucky ones that got one that ran cheap wal mart low brass out of the box!
    5) My buddies Barrett. I wish I had 10G’s to dump on one sooooo bad! Absolutely the best way to clear your sinuses when you have a cold!

  • Tim U

    Rifle Dynamics AK47
    Uzi carbine , especially when I attach my suppressor to it
    VP40
    My assembled AR from palmetto parts kits
    Saiga 12 I converted to a pistol grip config

  • Evan

    Love the Mauser. I do prefer the bolt of the Lee-Enfield though.

  • Blake

    I recall a Jeff Cooper quote where he said that the purpose of a handgun was to defend oneself long enough to go get a rifle.

    I’m in complete agreement with you that shooting handguns, while fun, is simply not in the same league of satisfaction as shooting a familiar rifle well.

  • Blake

    Marlin 39D
    Ruger 10/22
    Izhmash SKS
    CZ 527
    Ruger Red Label O/U shotgun

  • Steven T Ling

    Ruger M77 in 22 magnum. Lots of groundhogs have perished from that rifle.

  • Dan The Man

    1. Ruger Gunsite Scout
    2. 10/22
    3. AR with subsonic 300 blk suppressed
    4.CZ SP-01. Sweetest 9mm I’ve ever fired after a little trigger work.
    5. Any government size 1911

  • William Taylor

    1. SKS (7.62 x 39)
    2. Cz 452 Trainer (.22)
    3. Henry pump (.22)
    4. (handgun) Cimarron Model P SAA, 7 1/2″ bbl. (.44-40)
    5. (handgun) GSG M-1911 (.22)
    (Hon. Mention: S&W 586, .357 Mag)

  • Brice Rasmussen

    gotta love the:
    1. Ruger 10/22/ easy to weild, great to work on fundamentals, can do some hunting with it.
    2. Most aR-15 platforms- more power/more fun- see #1 for other reasons
    A solid 9mm pistol (my personal favorite is an XD-9, no I’m not a glock guy, but a beretta M-9 fits the bill too). great for plinking, easy to daily carry, lots of fun.
    3. Franchi semi-auto 20G- for reasons that you stated above for shotguns
    4. (people are gonna scoff at this) a good solid air rifle, good to hone your skill, cheap to shoot and can be a lot of fun with friends
    5. you gotta have a good hunting rifle, I have a marlin 30-30 and a Remington .270, an ar10 is another solid option

  • Bloody Bucket

    Love my MP-5. I have the same CZ with an AAC Pilot, stunningly accurate.

  • dltaylor51

    If Hildabeast and the demo’s get elected 5 guns will be all she’ll allow any one person to own if she even allows that and her demotards will second that motion.

    • STFUTWIT

      Infringement of ownership, legal that is, is not theirs to dispute…..regardless what they say….

      • dltaylor51

        Its to bad that the gun grabbers run on emotion and not rule of law and living within the constitution.

        • STFUTWIT

          You’re 100% correct sir. Their petty bs they call “law” is absolute rubbish. It’s all about them controlling all of us citizens. The 2nd Amendment was designed for such tyrants…

          • dltaylor51

            Once the libs and socialists breach the second amendment the others will soon be bastardized as well,our guns have two enemy’s;rust and democrats.

          • STFUTWIT

            LOL, very true. And yet both can be defeated. BTW, like that profile pic….from the movie Jeremiah Johnson, right?

          • dltaylor51

            Remember when hatchet Jack was froze to the stump and left the note saying ”Lord may it be a white man that finds my gun”.

    • SoulInvictus

      Zero guns.
      There, fixed it for you.

      • dltaylor51

        You sound like a liberal democrat window licker to me.

        • SoulInvictus

          I think you miss my intended meaning.

          And my penalty for being a liberal window licker would be harsher than yours, rest assured.

          • dltaylor51

            Letting them live in a perpetual state of ignorance and denial is punishment enough,death would be to kind to them.

          • SoulInvictus

            That’d be great and all, if they couldn’t vote us into extinction.
            As for punishment, I won’t be meting out any. But when the pendulum finally swings, I look forward to treason being properly rewarded by honorable authorities.

  • STFUTWIT

    I really enjoy shooting my Savage 110LE in .300 WinMag…..a tack diver at 1000m. The AR is another fun one. For pistols I enjoy the Glock 22 and the PARA USA Expert 45.14. Looking at a M1A with a synthetic stock…..just haven’t committed to the deal yet….lol

  • jcitizen

    My all time fun gun was an M1 carbine pistol made by Universal – it was made of poor metals, but while it lasted I had more fun that a barrel of monkeys making cans fly all over the range. I could hit them mid air, and never bothered using the iron sights. It was just point – shoot, and get that big grin on my face! Of course 30 round magazines were a requirement. Come to think of it, the AR-15 30 round magazine was rare and not easily found on the market when I was of that age; so having that was like a dream.

    Probably the second most fun gun I shot was a 45 1911 pistol with a drum mag and a slip on rifle stock – this was over 30 years ago, and I knew it probably wasn’t legal, but I just did it once to see what it was like – Shoot that thing was more fun than a submachine gun!! I really don’t know why?!! I didn’t actually own a 1911 at the time, so I figured the BATF wouldn’t give me any lip for having the stock around – I eventually sold it off. It was supposedly made for the Christian Phalangist rebels in Lebanon, but I’d gladly do the paperwork to register one if I ever get that chance again.

  • Thomas Fowler

    Just for fun? National Match .45, S&W HB Mod. 10, Sharps 45-70, M-1 Carbine, Mannlicher-Schoenauer 7mm with Dbl-set triggers…thanks for the conversation.

  • retfed

    1. Flintlock blunderbuss. Self-explanatory.
    2. Mauser Broomhandle (C96), with or without the wooden holster/stock. Unique balance, plus Old World workmanship, plus ungodly complexity, plus history (from Churchill to the Cheka to the Chicoms).
    3. 1903 Springfield (not 03A3). History, plus a rifle that’s dirt simple to shoot, with a rear sight as complicated as a sextant.
    4. Thompson (any model). All the fun of an MP5, plus .45, plus history.
    5. S&W K-22, either the 6-inch Model 17 or the 4-inch Model 18. A thing of beauty you can drive tacks with.

  • Peacefull1

    The most recent favorite is the keltec pmr30. It is a blast and when you expect the magazine to be empty it keeps going..

  • StraightShot

    My arthritis (ankylosing spondylitis) prefers the AR-style rifles as number one.
    Before that,(1) M1A, (2)M1 Garand, (3)Beretta 92, (4)03-06, (5) Browning Challenger.

  • Mac

    1- S&W model 29 4 inch with full power loads. Snappy.
    2- Ruger #1 tropical in .375 H&H. Puts the BOOM in boom stick.
    3- Uberti Henry replica in .44/40. Surprisingly accurate.
    4- Lee Enfield #1, Mk.3. The Queen of battle.
    5- M1 Garand. The Cadillac of battle rifles.

    Heck, almost any gun is a blast to shoot 🙂

  • Matt Wilder

    I have to say that I have a current love affair with a 7.5 inch AR pistol I just built, but my three all time favorites are in no particular order,
    1.) Remington Model 1917 30-06
    2.) Remington Model 17 20 Guage
    3.) Sauer and Sohn 38h
    Though I have been known to absolutely love my 1960’s sporterized Type 99 in 7.7 when I can actually get ammo for it. It WAS a 1939 made example, but now it’s got a nice Bishop stock, slightly shortened barrel that’s been nicely crowned, Williams sights, and a jeweled bolt with turned down handle. Even though I normally despise sporterizations, it’s a nicely done period piece, and shoots fantastic. No, I didn’t do it; it was given to me.
    Also, my wife’s Remington Model 6 takedown “sorta” rolling block is loads of fun. It was found in Greenwood Lake NY by my grandfather in the 50’s when he first learned to SCUBA when the systems became available. The story is actually more fun than the rifle itself.
    But I do agree with a lot of others; ANY firearm is loads of fun for me.

  • Nicholas Trueblood

    wow I feel for the dude where he hunts. Tennessee allows up to 5 rounds in the tube.