I’ve always wondered about that since it’s not really something that I do. I’ve called guns by names, but when going in to the safe to get my 686 I say “Oh, I’m getting my 686” or if I have multiples it’ll be something like “I’m just going to grab my primary IDPA revo”. Things like that.
That’s not to say that I don’t name some inanimate objects – my first car that I bought and paid for with my money was always “Old Girl”, no matter what. “Here me, Old Girl? We’ll get through this snow drift just fine”, etc. My Subaru is named Squeaker, because well, it squeaks. Actually, when I think about it, I’m much more likely to name and converse with a car than I am with a gun.
I guess I always felt like naming a gun was like naming a baseball bat or a screwdriver; it’s an implement. But a car, well a car has a soul. It carries you to adventures, is there for you when you need to get away, it makes sense to me to name a car. But that’s just me. So do you guys name your guns? I’m sure that lots of my readers name their cars, but I’m curious about your guns. Do you name them and then refer to them by those names?