'Fess UP! Who puts a NAME to their firearm?
If you remember the movie Full Metal Jacket this ain't as sissified as it sounds. I did it ONCE as I stated on another thread and I'll do a cut/paste to put that story here:
The very first 1911 I ever owned I still have although she's a safe queen. A Remington Rand 1911 made in 1943 from my research. She'd already been heavily customized when I got her as I entered active duty at Fort Lewis WA. Got her at an off post gunshop for exactly $425. She's the only gun to which I have ever attached a "name." Betsy from the John Wayne movie "Big Jake." That was a tactical decision, believe it or not.
My first date with the gal I eventually married was to Church. The second date was to the range. She already was familiar with firearms, her dad being a retired Marine Colonel who flew with the famous Black Sheep in WWII. But I trained her in self defense with my old Betsy. She loved Betsy so much she WANTED Betsy for herself! So I had to buy her a Commander 45 and install tritiums.
When we got married I used to train my wife for the hostage scenario. In the event either one of us got caught out of condition yellow at the front door and were taken by a BG and forced inside, we were to call out as code: HONEY! I'm home with COMPANY! Get BETSY and come say hello! This was the signal to the other party that hostilities were underway, to get their weapon, acquire the target and shoot. Hopefully the BG:duh: will think the captive is scared silly and referring to a child. It also meant it was the hostages responsibility to get to the floor by any means necessary, so as to provide a clear field of fire. We played it out several times with finger guns. That was years ago.
About six months ago, I got home early and yelled that I was home, however the wife didn't hear my voice. She did however hear the door close. Good girl and well trained, she had BETSY locked and loaded slicing the pie in a very tactical manner until she confirmed the friendly (ME). Was I upset to be confronted by the loaded weapon? Heck NO! I was rejoicing that she remembered her training so well! She's a KEEPER after 18 years.:danceban: :danceban: :yup: :wave: :congrats: