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I would call the Mauser C96 "The Sweeper" because it's got a broom handle attatched to it. Also, if you hold it sideways, it's high recoil and fire rate will allow you to shoot in a sweeping motion to clear out rooms.
You can call anyone badass enough to use it this way "The Janitor".
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I found gun names confusing at first, myself. Being something of an enthusiast I've done research and would like to share some of what I've learned. I hope it helps clear up some of your confusion as it did for me.

As far as nicknames for guns go, I own a shotgun/bayonet combo I named "Dissever"

Here are some of the naming conventions for guns along with a few examples. It doesn't cover every naming type, but it's a start at least.

Series Designation:

M-16 Rifle : The 16th battle rifle approved by the U.S. Army
M-4 Carbine : The 4th carbine model approved by the U.S. Army
AR-15 (ArmaLite Rifle) : ArmaLite was the company that originally made that semiautomatic rifle.


Development or Adoption Year

M1903 Springfield Rifle : Adopted by the U.S military in 1903
M1911 Pistol : Adopted by the U.S. military in 1911
AK-47 : The name Avtomat Kalashnikova designates "Automatic rifle, Kalashnikov (the designer), and 1947 was the year it was developed

Some Acronym that is Supposed to Give an Explanation of Purpose or Generally Confuse the Hell Out of You

Bushmaster ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) :
It was designed so that with few or no tools, the user could within a minute or two, take apart the weapon and change out parts to make the weapon perform different roles. For example, switching to a longer barrel and a fixed buttstock to allow use as a sniper type weapon.

Steyr AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr—"universal army rifle") :
The "universal" part of it's name comes from this rifle's ability to swap out barrels and adapt to different mission roles, much like the ACR.

Keltec KSG (Keltec Shot Gun) : Whoa. That was pretty self explanatory.
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Because I can, that's why! By my glorious chest hairs I can. And crap like this will continue until the day my deep mahogany follicles turn foggy silver with manly dominance and my Jungle Juicer 9,000!
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Posted 12/22/13
wat are you saying guns actually have names


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Just call them all "pew pew pews"


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Barrett M82A1 .50 cal semi auto sniper rifle - Model 1982 Alteration 1 manufactured and designed by Barrett Firearms Manufacturing.

MG42 - Maschinegewehr (which means machine gun) that entered service in 1942

And I certainly hope you're not trying to rename the Peacemaker (.45LC revolver); actually leave the 1911 alone too.

Try getting a government contract for a gun named "Killer Corvette-1", Things look a lot better on government paperwork if it's model number and alteration number.

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Rhinematall 120mm smoothbore cannon...... game over.
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Never been really good at naming things of mine, whether it's my cars, or firearms. I just call them what they are, but I do shorten the names. Like my Springfield XD45, is just XD, and my AR15, that I built, I just call it, AR.
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Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:

Starting with familiar ground, the M-16 should be called the Killer Corvette-1. It's plastic, it's fast, and it's unreliable. Not to mention the M-16 is pretty much the first M-16. The civilian version can be the Killer Corvette-1/2.

But you can't name a gun 'Killer <something> ', you wouldn't want to mislead people. Guns don't kill people after all...

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Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:

At least the civilian M-16, the AR-15, makes some sense. It's the fifteenth assault rifle, and I can live with that.



Actually the AR stands for Armalite Rifle, the company that originally manufactured it, not Assault Rifle.

The original numbering was not necessarily revisions to the rifle, but different products.
The AR-5 and AR-7 were .22cal survival rifles, the AR-10 a 7.62(.308) AR-15 5.56(.223)
The AR-10 & AR15 later sold to Colt who turned the AR15 into the M16.
Armalites AR-16 (another 7.62 they produced after selling the AR-10 to colt and an AR-18 to compete in the 5.56 arena.)
The AR17 was a shotgun. The AR-24 & 26 are handguns.

So there you go, more confusion
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Plumbump wrote:

Rhinematall 120mm smoothbore cannon...... game over.


16"/50 caliber Mark 7. bigger game over. Sorry had to
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I call my 416 "Ze German"
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Fili-Pinoy wrote:

Seems legit, I'm down. We could call the Browning 50 cal machine gun the "nagging ex-girlfriend" because it's huge, loud, and unbearable to listen to without ear protection.


This guy gets it!

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CloudPersona wrote:


Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:

Starting with familiar ground, the M-16 should be called the Killer Corvette-1. It's plastic, it's fast, and it's unreliable. Not to mention the M-16 is pretty much the first M-16. The civilian version can be the Killer Corvette-1/2.

But you can't name a gun 'Killer <something> ', you wouldn't want to mislead people. Guns don't kill people after all...



You make an excellent point. Why do we label these noisy metal predators as killers? It's not an anti-aircraft gun's fault that it kills people. Those people just happen to use an AA gun's natural prey as transportation, and elephant guns don't really want to kill elephants. In the sweeping grassy plains of the African Savannah, elephant guns only stalked and exploded hyenas. They in fact, lived in harmony with the elephants, following the trails these wrinkly SUVs blazed in order to find more hyenas to convert to strawberry jelly.
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SilentDrifter wrote:
my AR15, that I built, I just call it, AR.


Like the rain man, you are a genius unaware of your own brilliance. Your AR's nickname is what pirates yell. You could call your gun the Swash Buckler!
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ow...that stung a little
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