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Old March 26, 2018, 06:42 PM   #26
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Bullet hose.

And then there is the classic, as seen in this clip from the movie Scarface: https://youtu.be/AVQ8byG2mY8
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Old March 26, 2018, 08:35 PM   #27
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My favorite was from my mother in law. She had me take a wrong turn one night and we ended up in a bad part of town and she asked me if I was walking a Roscoe. First time she was ever happy about me packing a heater(another one from her)
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Old March 27, 2018, 12:51 PM   #28
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"Snubby"- Like my M19 S&W 357 snub nose pistol.

"Zip gun" - An improvised firearm

https://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/improvised_firearm

"Derringer" - Any small sized handgun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/derringer

"Mouse gun" - Small revolver or semi-auto handgun

https://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_gun

"Elephant gun"

https://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_gun
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Old March 27, 2018, 02:41 PM   #29
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I didn't see anyone yet mention a pocket rocket to describe their blaster.
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Old March 27, 2018, 07:28 PM   #30
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It was a gun truck we had in Nam as part of our security which had a WWII matched up four 50 calibers
Can still be seen on KinMen Island. Also can be seen in towers of traffic circles. An imposing sight. Well, maybe not. It has been almost 15 years since I was on KinMen.

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My least favorite shooting slang term is "boolits"
Among some casters this term is used to differentiate between home cast and purchased bullets.

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Old March 27, 2018, 11:18 PM   #31
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Just like BUFF can describe a B-52 in a politically correct way and a non-PC way, so can BFG.

And then there's "squirrel gun". (Johnny Horton: Battle of New Orleans)
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Old March 28, 2018, 01:46 AM   #32
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How did "Pea Shooter" or "Pea Launcher" get missed? Or did I miss it?
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I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.
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Old March 28, 2018, 03:08 AM   #33
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Stephen Hunter

In one of the Stephen Hunter novels, Bob lee Swagger, the main character, uses the term "poodle shooter" to describe a M94. I liked that one alot.
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Old March 28, 2018, 09:23 AM   #34
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Old March 28, 2018, 10:26 AM   #35
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Old March 28, 2018, 04:15 PM   #36
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Did somebody already say burner? Couple more came back to me from old fiction - blaster and barker.
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Old March 28, 2018, 07:49 PM   #37
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Peace keeper (or maker)
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Old March 28, 2018, 08:10 PM   #38
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"Glass Trigger"-seems to be the craze now. Everybody wants one, short pull and a short reset.

"Light and Crisp". Are they talking about a trigger or a french fry?
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Old March 28, 2018, 10:01 PM   #39
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Amish machine gun. I like that one.
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Old March 29, 2018, 06:22 AM   #40
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In one of the Stephen Hunter novels, Bob lee Swagger, the main character, uses the term "poodle shooter" to describe a M94. I liked that one alot.
I like this one too. Did you notice that in the movie, he refers to the .22 LR bolt gun with homemade silencer as the poodle shooter?
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Old March 29, 2018, 08:22 AM   #41
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M3

My big bro had an M3 in his Huey. He called it his "grease gun."

A bunch of us muzzleloader buds were standing around waiting to take our shot at a gong when one in the group said he'd just got a Sharps. Another bud said, "when did ya start shootin' those suppository guns?" "They'll never catch on." We had a good laugh on that one.
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Old March 29, 2018, 11:31 AM   #42
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The M3/M3A1 SMG has been the "grease gun" since they were first issued, in WWII. Other than the magazine sticking out, it looks a LOT like the standard automotive grease gun used at the time, and still in use today.

Jeff Cooper referred to the M16 as a "poodle shooter" on numerous occasions. I believe his reasoning was based on the cartridge, which in the civilian world was a varmint round, suitable for shooting "pasture poodles" (prairie dogs, etc.)

The modern military had a different opinion.
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Old March 29, 2018, 11:40 AM   #43
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M1895 "Potato digger"
C-96 Mauser "Broomhandle"
Mare's leg
M-60 "pig"
M-79 "blooper"
hogleg
burp gun
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Old March 29, 2018, 03:17 PM   #44
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When I saw "Potato digger," it made me think of another one; the Type 92 heavy machine gun, a.k.a., "The Woodpecker."
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Old March 29, 2018, 03:35 PM   #45
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If I am talking about my CCW w/ the wifey in-public, it is my "Mexican Express".

If talking about a gun to another copper, it is my "blaster".
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Old March 29, 2018, 07:32 PM   #46
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Old March 29, 2018, 07:46 PM   #47
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Old March 29, 2018, 11:18 PM   #48
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I found the old TFL post (2008) that was mentioned previously:

https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=307276

and two more that haven't been mentioned in either thread:

Smith & Wesson’s ‘Hush Puppy’ (used by SEALs during the Vietnam War)

punt gun
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Old March 30, 2018, 04:06 PM   #49
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Being old fashion I dislike 95% of commonly used terms. "Roscoe"; nope, I know a dog named "Roscoe".

"Piece" as in show your piece, carrying a piece, etc.

"Heat" as in packing heat.

"Flintlock"/"caplock" as in I hunt with a flintlock/caplock.
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Old March 30, 2018, 05:00 PM   #50
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In Appalachia a single shot shotgun is called a poke stalk.

Once when I was negotiating the price of a pistol at a pawn shop. I said “and they’re 20% off this week.” The woman said “what are you talking about 20% off”? I pointed to the sign on my side of the counter that said “ All heaters 20% off this week”. Lame, I know.
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