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Show Of Hands November 23rd, 2017 5:12am

Have you ever fired a gun larger than a pistol?

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Exarrow Oxnard, California
12/01/17 12:28 am

I live in California, so I’m missing out on a lot of fun. I have to really limit my weapons

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
11/30/17 9:25 am

Yes. Only on the firing range in boot camp.

ThunderStar South Carolina
11/26/17 5:04 pm

Yes. I have fired a 500 Smith & Wesson magnum handgun, and I fired the “larger” .22 rifle.


11/26/17 5:01 pm

Nope, I've never shot any actual gun before.

11/25/17 7:05 pm

I have never fired any gun.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/26/17 3:28 am

You are missing out.

11/25/17 4:22 am

does a 155mm howitzer count? if not, then m2 50 cal machine gun

globalwarmer North Carolina
11/24/17 5:03 pm

TOW missiles. 81mm mortar. M242 Bushmaster Chaingun. All the small arms.

11/24/17 4:23 pm

Biggest thing I’ve fired is a browning automatic rifle from world war 2! Kicked pretty hard and really heavy! :O

Carcano Luke 10 19
11/24/17 2:17 pm

I'd assume that more people have fired rifles or shotguns than pistols. Hunting is more popular than self defense carry.

11/24/17 12:53 pm

Let this be a lesson to democrats. If your going to rob someone and we know you are. Rob a democrat. They are pussies and won't have a gun. Your welcome.

11/26/17 5:16 pm

Really, I have a security system with alarms and cameras, and a great new invention called a lock. Robbers will just continue robbing gun owners and stealing their guns.

11/24/17 11:41 am

That's a stupid question simply because rifles and handguns share calibers. There are 50 cal handguns and rifles a hand gun would be much harder to handle.

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/26/17 3:32 pm

Yes but .50 AE is not .50 BMG. There is a huge difference.

11/26/17 7:57 pm

Yes that's true but also take into a count recoil a 50bmg will have much less than that of say the desert eagle. Handgun will be much harder

goof02 Virginia
11/24/17 10:18 am

If a bb gun counts, that’s the only gun I’ve ever fired

teachinla California
11/24/17 10:10 am

I have never fired a pistol, and have only used a 22 rifle on a firing range.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/24/17 3:25 am

Maybe. Don't know the "origins" of that rifle I shot at a carnival in Ukraine. Those plates and rubber ducks had no chance!
The guy laughed at me because I used my "wrong eye". I'm left handed. I had the rifle against my left shoulder, and I aimed with my left eye. Apparently not how they teach you to shoot in the Red Army.

ProperQuestions Reductio ad absurdum
11/23/17 7:30 pm

Nothing beats hitting steel with a consistent hand-loaded 308 win. while prone.... and waiting for the ring back from a few hundred yards. Goooshshhhhhhh......hhhhhh...............hhh...........ting.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
11/23/17 4:27 pm

My large game rifle is a 7mm Rem Mag. And I’ve shot all kinds of firearms.

swervin Maryland
11/23/17 4:21 pm

Shotgun, M-16 and 50 cal. The 50 is the most fun.

presrvd Phoenix
11/23/17 4:32 pm

Yeah, I'm not sure anything beats a Browning M2....

11/23/17 6:23 pm

I have to agree... that big, slow cyclic rate of the 50 cal is waaay fun. But at almost a US dollar per shot, it gets expensive really fast! I think the largest I ever fired was civil war canon. The ball was close to the size of a baseball.

enforcer2k1 Upstate NY
11/24/17 6:00 am

M60 machine gun was fun, MK19 is fun too.

timeout Boston Strong
11/23/17 4:17 pm

Yes, I used to hunt birds (pheasant woodcock, Ruffed grouse) had a 16 gauge Remington automatic shotgun. I also had a 30/30 Winchester for a while.

11/23/17 2:30 pm

Rifles and shotguns in boy scouts

centexken Republic of Texas
11/23/17 2:15 pm

Oddly worded question. Some pistols have large rounds while some rifles fire .22 long rifle which is a small round.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
11/23/17 4:28 pm

Like my 9mm Shield vs the 7mm rem mag. Diameter isn’t everything.

Xemanis Lawful Good
11/23/17 12:33 pm

A couple .22 rifles and an Arisaka Type 99 as well as a M1 Garand

11/23/17 12:24 pm

50 call ar 15 12 gauge shotgun 308 20 gauge 300 blackout and more

ualf Tehachapi
11/23/17 12:07 pm

When I was little, my dad took me to the shooting range. I don't recall what gun it was; however when I shot it the backfire was so powerful it caused me to clutch the trigger and it kept firing - long story short, I ended up shooting some holes in the ceiling of the metal shed. I have never shot anything other than a simple BB gun since then.

Muffin2424 Utah
11/23/17 12:04 pm

I have only shot a gun larger then a pistol.

11/23/17 6:27 pm

You might consider a .22 pistol... Tons-o-fun for not a lot of money.

EhhitsCaden Ohio
11/23/17 11:27 am

Love to shoot the M60, the M240B and the M2HB (12.7x99mm)

Gungnir Asator
11/23/17 11:27 am

Many different shotguns, a lever action rifle, an ar-15, and a good ol mosin nagant.

xxxceo Nationalist
11/23/17 11:21 am

Shotguns, AKs, an AR full auto, & a SKS.

presrvd Phoenix
11/23/17 11:05 am

Do the M198 and M109A5 Howitzers count?

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/23/17 11:33 am

Assuming it wasn’t a 9mm howitzer, yes.

11/23/17 6:33 pm

Yeah, the 198 counts... but I'd be a bit iffy about the 109. It's more vehicle than "gun". Then again, I guess the 198 could be considered a trailer, sooo, I suppose the 109 can count as well.

presrvd Phoenix
11/23/17 6:46 pm

In the Field Artillery, all pieces are referred to as "guns" regardless of transport method, so I wasn't sure. =)

bobbabson Conneticut
11/23/17 10:28 am

You aren't a real American till that

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/23/17 10:06 am

There’s a dick joke in there somewhere...

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/23/17 10:26 am

This is my rifle, this is my gun

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/23/17 10:34 am

Eh...I dunno. I think it’s still in there. You gotta jerk it harder

PepsiGuy Gave up Pepsi for Lent
11/23/17 10:39 am

Nah, nothing’s coming out.

Advil sc
11/23/17 10:44 am

This is for fighting and this is for fun.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/23/17 10:51 am

Stop touching it all the time. Save it for when you need it

presrvd Phoenix
11/23/17 11:01 am

Don't clean it too much, you'll risk an accidental discharge....

Theoxilus Wibbly wobbly timey wimey
11/23/17 9:52 am

Ever, or just this morning?

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/23/17 9:33 am

The biggest things I've shot are an M203 grenade launcher, an AT4, an M2 .50 cal, and a Barrett M107. I've shot a bunch of different rifles, shotguns, and machine guns smaller in caliber than those plus a whole bunch of pistols and revolvers too. I love guns!

Advil sc
11/23/17 10:47 am

I like fine craftsmanship and that includes guns.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/24/17 6:32 am

I love my Smith-Corona M1903A3. Nothing better than an old bolt gun when it comes to craftsmanship. It says a lot when a 74-year-old rifle can shoot 1.5 MOA all day long with iron sights and cheap ammo.

jmuz99 Cleveland, OH
11/23/17 8:55 am

Never fired a gun period.

11/23/17 6:43 pm

You are seriously depriving yourself. Go to walmart and look at Airsoft products and little targets that spin when you hit 'em. They shoot plastic colored balls about the size of an English pea. Sooooo much fun! The only drawback is that you will soon have those multicolored plastic balls all over the house!

jmuz99 Cleveland, OH
11/24/17 9:25 am

Oh I’ve shot airsoft guns I just don’t think those really qualify as “guns” in the spirit of the question. I assumed the question as about firearms.

jlong105 Indiana
11/23/17 8:52 am

.50 caliber machine gun, M240B machine gun, M249 SAW, M16, M4 Carbine, M203 Grenade launcher, M60 Machine gun, M1 Garland, M1 Carbine, 12 gauge, 410 shotgun, AT 4

Yeah I’ve fired a couple weapons bigger than a pistol.

jlong105 Indiana
11/23/17 8:54 am

And Red Ryder BB gun.

Maynard Londor
11/23/17 9:22 am

I've always wanted to shoot a M249.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/23/17 9:34 am

I've shot all those plus an M107, M110, M2010, M14, and an M1928A1.

jlong105 Indiana
11/23/17 10:36 am

I was a grunt. After 2003 deployment to Iraq, I moved to supply.

jlong105 Indiana
11/23/17 10:37 am

Crap. I forgot the Mk19 grenade launcher. How could I forget that one!

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/23/17 5:13 pm

I'm a grunt too. Just got into my battalion's sniper section, which is why I've gotten some trigger time on the 107, 110, and 2010. Thank you for your service!

11/23/17 8:50 am

Larger in caliber or size.

Don’t really know how to address this question.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/23/17 8:30 am

SoH doesn't know much about gun classification do they?

Alcerus fascist
11/23/17 10:14 am

It says a gun larger than a pistol, not a caliber larger than a pistol

Alcerus fascist
11/23/17 10:28 am

Shh you'll let the anti gunners in on our secret lol

Haleakala Tradewinds
11/23/17 8:28 am

Oh my, America's love affair with firearms!

rambo088 kansas
11/23/17 8:32 am

Isn't it beautiful?

11/23/17 8:50 am

So do I!

rambo088 kansas
11/23/17 8:22 am

Weird how the party advocating for gun control has less experience with firearms...

11/23/17 9:00 am

They scared

IEatzCookies Alderaan
11/23/17 8:08 am

I once fired a shotgun and an AR. It was kinda fun. I was a kid though.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/23/17 8:04 am

My Tippmann is quite a handful.

Carcano Luke 10 19
11/24/17 2:21 pm

You shouldn't own that it's dangerous

TrippyCornflake New Jersey
11/23/17 7:48 am

12 gauge break action

ZeGuyLuke Minnesota
11/23/17 7:41 am

Never even shot a pistol lol. Just a bolt rifle and pump shotgun

mrscheisskopf2 Kentucky
11/23/17 8:11 am

Where did you get that opportunity? That's quite a bit larger than a handgun lol

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
11/23/17 8:15 am

It’s super illegal over here but a friend of mine who happens to be an attorney knows how to bend laws so avid collectors/enthusiast as myself can achieve more than an “deactivated” rifle. Plus it’s aswell that we don’t live near any large establishment, Northern England, so regulation is less strict here.

mrscheisskopf2 Kentucky
11/23/17 8:16 am

Even in the US, it's very difficult (and often expensive) to find large historic rifles like that. You're lucky to have been able to fire one! I'm super jealous

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
11/23/17 8:18 am

You just need to befriend the right people, it’s a beautiful monstrous piece of history. To bad society sees these tools as the executioner instead of the person pulling the trigger.

mrscheisskopf2 Kentucky
11/23/17 11:35 am

It really is too bad. I hope your country comes to its senses to and recognizes the fundamental right to bear arms.

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
11/23/17 11:57 am

We need to return to the Victorian era. Police were literally borrowing guns from civilians. Also the height of our EMPIRE 👌🏻🇬🇧