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I had this mailed to me -- no idea where it came from. I edited it just a bit (spelling/punctuation, mostly). See what y'all think -- feel free to add to the list:


If guns were cars...

The Ruger 10/22 would be a 4cyl 2wd Toyota pickup. Economical, ultra-reliable, lightweight, good mileage. It will do almost anything you need it to do, not perfectly but adequately.

The SKS would be a late 60s Chevy 4x4 pickup. Simple, semi-obsolete technology, easy to fix, plenty of power. Cheap. Kind of ugly. Reliable in the mud and dirt. Very heavy and clunky. Can be kept running with baling wire and duct tape if needed.

The AR-15 would be a Corvette. Amazing horsepower, amazing handling, cutting edge technology. Expensive. Fun to buy accessories for. Also high-strung and maintenance intensive. Not as reliable under adverse conditions. Kind of like my first wife.


The Glock would be...a BMW K75 motorcycle. Expensive. Refined. Uber-reliable. Small, portable and cheap to feed, yet high performance. Limited horsepower and hauling ability offset by mobility. Hop on and go!

The Colt .45 automatic would be...of course...a Harley Davidson. Big and heavy as bikes go, not as high-performance as the Euro or Japanese bikes, yet distinctly American. Less high-revving horsepower is offset by massive amounts of grunt and low-end torque. Not cutting edge tech, yet a proven performer that has more than stood the test of time.

The M1 Garand would be...a 1967 Camaro with a 4 speed, a 4 barrel Holley and a 396 cubic inch V8. A smokin', rubber burnin', high octane balls-to-the wall piece of American retro-tech. Obsolete, but who cares? The kind of thing you wish you had never sold or, if you have one, that occupies a special place in the garage. Sometimes you just sit there and look at it...and sometimes you take it out and play with it. Hard.

The Remington 870 12 Ga. shotgun would be....a John Deere tractor. Unstoppable power. Can crush, pull, drag or haul anything. Has multiple uses. Loud and heavy. Won't outrun anything. Doesn't need to. Not what you want to take on a long drive (unless the barrel is cut).

The Smith and Wesson Model 10 .38 Spl would be...a 4-door Chevy Impala. Bland and anonymous. Blends right in. Reliable, simple and very common. Popular with police in the old days.

The Kel-Tec P32 .32ACP would be....a Honda moped. You can fit it into the trunk of your car or tie it to the back of your RV. Slow and small, yet always there if you can't find anywhere to park your big vehicle. It will get you where you need to go but not much more.

The Lorcin .380 would be...a 1992 Ford Escort that you buy from an impound auction for $250. A piece of junk when new, it hasn't improved with age. Might run some of the time, and it wouldn't be bad to have around as a loaner, but you don't EVER want your friends to see you driving it. The previous owner didn’t take care of it and he probably got pulled over a lot.

The Barrett .50 BMG would be...a Dodge 2-ton Dually extended cab 4x4 with the Cummins turbo diesel, heavy-duty tow package and all the bells and whistles. Towing a 25-foot fully- loaded RV. It's all you could ever need if you don't mind coughing up a sick amount of $$$ for it.

The Moisin-Nagant would be...a wheelbarrow. It will ALWAYS work and you don’t need tools or maintenance to keep it running. Designed by peasants for peasants. 100 years from now, after the SHTF and life as we know it has ended, you could dig one out from under a pile of manure and it would work just as well as it did when new, long after all the other cars have quit running.

Armalite AR7= Chevy Metro, ugly but functional.

The Winchester .30-30 would be...a Dodge Caravan. Useful yet non-threatening. Totally PC, even a soccer mom would be OK with it. Can't quite haul what a full-sized truck can, but will take care of most reasonably sized loads.

The Hi-point 9mm carbine would be...a newer Hyundai. Very cheap, very ugly, built down to a price, but better than most people tend to give it credit for. A real bargain with absolutely no sex appeal whatsoever.

The AK-47 would be...the VW bug. Universally recognized. Primitive technology, yet reliable. Parts and service available worldwide. Truly a "peoples" gun.

The muzzle loading black powder rifle would be...a 70's era Triumph. Enjoyable to own for the truly demented. Requires constant, unending maintenance and attention from an obsessive/compulsive owner. A joy to use when it functions, a frustrating nightmare when it doesn't.
 
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Cute, but...

The AR-15 would be a Corvette. Amazing horespower, amazing handling, cutting edge technology. Expensive. Fun to buy accessories for. Also high-strung and maintainence intensive. Not as reliable under adverse conditions. Kind of like my first wife.
Horsepower? The thing shoots a relatively puny varmint cartridge, for God's sake. And "cutting edge technology?" The thing was designed in the 1950s, and is about as cutting edge as a 72rpm record. You want cutting edge, look at an FN P90.

The Glock would be...a BMW K75 motorcycle. Expensive. Refined. Uber-reliable. Small, portable and cheap to feed, yet high performance. Limited horsepower and hauling ability offset by mobility. Hop on and go!
A Glock is expensive? Glocks are cheap compared to most of their competition (HK, SIG, Beretta, etc.). Better go tell all those PDs that selected the Glock on price that they got ripped off.

I do agree about the Garand, though. :lol:
 
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worth a good laugh. it might mean the ar 15 is high horse power cause of capascity
 

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I have one of those AR-15 X-wive's gunrnr. :roll: I like my real AR-15 much better! :lol:
 
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a high point.

cause all the homes have one and they drive one.


no offense if you guys own one.
 

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Hey Gunrunner -

I am not a car person but here are two add ons -

M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun - Jaguar XKE - beautiful ride, hard to control even worse to maintain but has a loyal following.

United States Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm, M14 - GMC Sierra 1500 - good work vehicle with a lot of power - easy to work on and still on the road in one form or another since 1962
 

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Great post I love it. :D

Can I suggest one for ya.......

STI 2011 Edge would be the Ferrari F40. It is simple, beautiful and is all race under the hood. ;)

-Derek
 

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Take a look at the Sig Sauer 1911. Doesnt the side of the slide, where front cocking serrations usually are, remind you of the fenders on a '69 Camero?
 
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gunrnr -

Well, you couldn't have done more opposites of me, if you knew me well and tried hard.

Interesting concept, though.

Doug
 

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Let's re-run this one for the newer members...

Hey, Guys, I thought I'd take this one out of mothballs for the end of the year, just to share and get comments from some of the newer members.

So go for it -- about half of you think my list is FOS and the other half probably agree with one or two and have a whole lot of other ideas...SO LET'S HEAR THEM...
 
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Holy Metaphor, Batman! The Hi-point one is perfect! I have a 995 and I love it. Also, I have a 05 Hyundai Tiburon and before that an 02 Elantra. have had very good luck with Hyundai, and will probably buy another. Anyway, that comparison fit me to a tee, although I would like to think I have at least a little sex appeal. ;) What would a P22 be? maybe a flat black crotch rocket?
 
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