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    Arrow A general Question He or She?

    Hi ALL:

    I have been reading posts of forum members and in some of the posts some members refer to their handguns as a "she" like : i fired her, she shoots sweet, she is a safe Queen, etc..I on the other hand refer to my handgun as a "He"... If i have a very nice exotic gun, "He" will be a safe King - not a Queen.

    on the other hand, if I have a rifle, which I don't uptill now but planning on buying one in the spring, I would refer to a rifle as a "She".. That's how my brain works..

    I don't know guys if this is a suitable topic to discuss on this forum, but for the fun of it, let's see how you refer to handguns and rifles..and if you can add an explanation it would be a plus.

    Handguns: SHE or HE ?

    Rifles: SHE or HE ?

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    "It" for both.

    Its a thing, not a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    "It" for both.

    Its a thing, not a person.
    Same here...I never have understood people naming objects (guns, cars, whatever), refering to them as He or She, etc..
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    In with the above. I don't make a practice of engendering things. English dropped that portion of language unlike the remaing Romantic Languages (derivitive of the Roman Region - Spanish, Italian, French and so on). Why add it back in? Endearment is one thing, engendering is totally different.

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    I think I understand it but I don't tend to be one to engender things either. Just remember whether it be a "she" or "he" it's better than a "he she".

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    I am with Bruce and Kev, it is an object, not a person. The whole naming guns thing is a bit odd in my opinion. To each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptarmigan View Post
    I am with Bruce and Kev, it is an object, not a person. The whole naming guns thing is a bit odd in my opinion. To each their own.
    +1...same here. It's a tool, not a person.

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    No he, she, or names for me. The gun is "named" for what it is. For example, my XD9SC is either "my XD" or "my 9mm". I will confess to dubbing my mini-van the "Looser Cruiser".

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    I typically don't genderize or name guns however, I'll admit that I have referred to my ammo before as Mr. Gold Dot , and I can recall one instance when I became frustrated with a pistols performance and blurted something like "this thing is a bitch!"... does that count?

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    quoting> ".... and blurted something like "this thing is a bitch!"... does that count?"


    unpecador, hey: I was laughing my head out on your comment..I needed a luagh today..Thanks man..Keep the humor up.

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    I've used names for my pistols.. assigned to them by my wife. She calles my Glock "Pepe" and the Kimber "Rico". It's silly, but when she goes shooting, anything that makes it fun for her, makes it fun for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhurdan View Post
    I've used names for my pistols.. assigned to them by my wife. She calles my Glock "Pepe" and the Kimber "Rico". It's silly, but when she goes shooting, anything that makes it fun for her, makes it fun for me.

    Zhur
    Yeah, my wife has nicknames for my .... oh you said Glock. Nevermind.

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    you name a boat...

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

    Handguns: SHE or HE ?

    Rifles: SHE or HE ?
    I agree with you all...
    you name a boat- for the tradition
    name a vacation house- maybe, so you can have cool drink cups...

    I know a bunch of people who name cars, but I think that pushes it... its is all about the fun though and like you Zhur, if it makes it more fun for my wife to call it charlie or something else.... cool by me.

    It is interesting to see the personalities that a name can bring... "Pepe", "Rico", etc. what are some of the names other people use?

    (Todd, better to call it a "looser cruiser" than "mommy mobile")!

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd View Post
    yeah, my wife has nicknames for my .... Oh you said glock. Nevermind.
    tmi

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    Once in a while one works though as in my sister had an all black rifle that she named "Doctor Death" and in her hands if she saw it, it was dinner! The name fit quit well

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc27310 View Post
    if it makes it more fun for my wife to call it charlie or something else.... cool by me.
    I agree but at the same time I would feel uncomfortable if my wife started randomly selecting mens names.

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