Have you ever fired a gun larger than a pistol?
I live in California, so I’m missing out on a lot of fun. I have to really limit my weapons
Yes. Only on the firing range in boot camp.
Yes. I have fired a 500 Smith & Wesson magnum handgun, and I fired the “larger” .22 rifle.
Nope, I've never shot any actual gun before.
I have never fired any gun.
You are missing out.
does a 155mm howitzer count? if not, then m2 50 cal machine gun
TOW missiles. 81mm mortar. M242 Bushmaster Chaingun. All the small arms.
Biggest thing I’ve fired is a browning automatic rifle from world war 2! Kicked pretty hard and really heavy! :O
Single barrel shotgun
I'd assume that more people have fired rifles or shotguns than pistols. Hunting is more popular than self defense carry.
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.
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.
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.
Yes but .50 AE is not .50 BMG. There is a huge difference.
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
If a bb gun counts, that’s the only gun I’ve ever fired
I have never fired a pistol, and have only used a 22 rifle on a firing range.
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.
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.
My large game rifle is a 7mm Rem Mag. And I’ve shot all kinds of firearms.
Shotgun, M-16 and 50 cal. The 50 is the most fun.
Yeah, I'm not sure anything beats a Browning M2....
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.
M60 machine gun was fun, MK19 is fun too.
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.
Rifles and shotguns in boy scouts
Oddly worded question. Some pistols have large rounds while some rifles fire .22 long rifle which is a small round.
Like my 9mm Shield vs the 7mm rem mag. Diameter isn’t everything.
A couple .22 rifles and an Arisaka Type 99 as well as a M1 Garand
50 call ar 15 12 gauge shotgun 308 20 gauge 300 blackout and more
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.
I have only shot a gun larger then a pistol.
Go big or go home
You might consider a .22 pistol... Tons-o-fun for not a lot of money.
Love to shoot the M60, the M240B and the M2HB (12.7x99mm)
Many different shotguns, a lever action rifle, an ar-15, and a good ol mosin nagant.
Shotguns, AKs, an AR full auto, & a SKS.
Do the M198 and M109A5 Howitzers count?
Assuming it wasn’t a 9mm howitzer, yes.
Both are 155mm. =)
Ooh, fun. Im jealous.
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.
In the Field Artillery, all pieces are referred to as "guns" regardless of transport method, so I wasn't sure. =)
You aren't a real American till that
There’s a dick joke in there somewhere...
This is my rifle, this is my gun
Eh...I dunno. I think it’s still in there. You gotta jerk it harder
Nah, nothing’s coming out.
This is for fighting and this is for fun.
I’ve been cleaning it all day.
Stop touching it all the time. Save it for when you need it
Don't clean it too much, you'll risk an accidental discharge....
Ever, or just this morning?
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!
I like fine craftsmanship and that includes guns.
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.
And love it.
And dammit does feel good.
Never fired a gun period.
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!
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.
.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.
And Red Ryder BB gun.
A potato gun
I've always wanted to shoot a M249.
I've shot all those plus an M107, M110, M2010, M14, and an M1928A1.
I was a grunt. After 2003 deployment to Iraq, I moved to supply.
Crap. I forgot the Mk19 grenade launcher. How could I forget that one!
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!
Larger in caliber or size.
Don’t really know how to address this question.
SoH doesn't know much about gun classification do they?
It says a gun larger than a pistol, not a caliber larger than a pistol
Pistols come in most shapes snd sizes...
Shh you'll let the anti gunners in on our secret lol
Oh my, America's love affair with firearms!
Isn't it beautiful?
I think it is.
So do I!
Shooting is fun.
Weird how the party advocating for gun control has less experience with firearms...
I once fired a shotgun and an AR. It was kinda fun. I was a kid though.
My Tippmann is quite a handful.
You shouldn't own that it's dangerous
12 gauge break action
Never even shot a pistol lol. Just a bolt rifle and pump shotgun
I shot a Lahti L-39 anti-tank rifle
Where did you get that opportunity? That's quite a bit larger than a handgun lol
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.
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
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.
It really is too bad. I hope your country comes to its senses to and recognizes the fundamental right to bear arms.
We need to return to the Victorian era. Police were literally borrowing guns from civilians. Also the height of our EMPIRE 👌🏻🇬🇧