View Full Version : What's the first thing you think of when I say: Magnum?
08-29-2012, 12:17 AM
above said question.
For me: Colt Python. Reason being, toy guns were plentiful when I was a boy. Particularly cap guns that were revolvers that popped those red plastic moonclips in a steel cylinder. The guns actions usually broke within 2 days of buying it. Usually I had a snub nose .38 or a cowboy gun....but one day in the toystore I got one labeled "Magnum" Not a snub nose barrel, but a longer one with a vented rib and a full underlug under the barrel. Daddy came home from work and I showed him my new gun. He took it in his hand and said "that's a magnum" Something really unique and powerful looking about it.
Having said that, if I think a little more historically I think S&W N-frame .357 Magnum with a 6 inch barrel. A long barrel mammoth revolver. The original frame built for the first magnum gun in .357 in 1935.
08-29-2012, 12:29 AM
.22 WMR i guess i'm just made that way ...
08-29-2012, 06:33 AM
.357, 12 guage shotgun, ice cream
08-29-2012, 06:33 AM
The first thought that popped into my mind was .44 Magnum. The second thought that came to mind was a large bottle of whisky! As Jack said, I guess I'm just made that way!
08-29-2012, 06:46 AM
44 Magnum for me.
08-29-2012, 07:40 AM
Tom Selleck ?
08-29-2012, 08:19 AM
08-29-2012, 08:31 AM
A Dodge...followed by .44.
08-29-2012, 08:34 AM
1969 Dodge Charger with 383 Magnum power plant. Sorry, I was a car guy before becoming a gun guy LOL
08-29-2012, 08:34 AM
The .357 and Patton. Then the wine bottle.
08-29-2012, 08:54 AM
My sweet Remington Model 700 BDL in 7mm Rem Mag. I love that rifle and it loves me right back.
08-29-2012, 09:14 AM
.44 and .357
08-29-2012, 12:25 PM
.338 Lapua Magnum and .44 magnum
08-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Don't you also love how the non-gun industry describes "Magnum" as it relates to firearms as though it's one thing? Like the toy company in my original post.
Like in this trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrJupVEG2Ks "they always use a magnum"
Or in the 1999 movie "Payback" Mel Gibson walks into a pawn shop and says "How much for that magnum?" (throughout the movie the gun switches from a M-29 to a M-28) http://www.imfdb.org/w/Payback#Smith_.26_Wesson_Model_29
08-29-2012, 02:05 PM
08-29-2012, 02:42 PM
44 & 357 and then Magnum PI
08-29-2012, 02:55 PM
^ Always thought he should have carried a .357 Magnum because of his last name instead of a .45 1911
08-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Smith and Wesson Registered Magnum
08-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Python. Love my 4" Python.
08-29-2012, 04:37 PM
S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum
08-29-2012, 05:13 PM
My brand of condoms
But seriously 44 mag
08-29-2012, 05:37 PM
.357 and the Ruger I bought in 1966. Wish I still had it...........
08-29-2012, 06:10 PM
08-29-2012, 06:13 PM
S&W m-29 44 mag then 357mag then 338 win mag
08-30-2012, 07:39 AM
.357 .44 68 Plymouth Roadrunner with 383 magnum which I wish I still had.
08-30-2012, 02:13 PM
I think this: .357 - 41 - 44
Then there is my 300 Wby and 10 gauge H&R but mostly I think handguns
08-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Toss up .44/Flinch
08-30-2012, 09:10 PM
p.i. then 44, then champagne
08-30-2012, 10:55 PM
The .357 and the .44 mag.
second would be Charles Bronson.
08-31-2012, 10:15 AM
First thing I thought about was Dirty Harry.
08-31-2012, 01:11 PM
.44 magnum-the recoil that keeps on giving...
3/2 STA SS
08-31-2012, 02:41 PM
A giant bottle of Champaigne and then a .44 or a .357
08-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Elmer Keith and Smith and Wesson of course. He came up with the first magnum which was the .357 S&W. S&W put it into production and gave the world the word "magnum" as applied to firearms.
Oh and when I think of Mopar engines I think of the hemi.
And champagne goes flat if you try to down a magnum yourself. That's only for a crowd od drunks. :) I haven't touched the stuff in quite a while myself.
And when I think of Selleck "Quigley" and that modified Sharps rifle he had comes to mind first.
BTW the second thing I think of when it comes to magnums is Dirty Harry and the S&W Model 29 .44 mag. I have a Model 629 myself and I'll be keeping it too. That thing will stop a tractor trailer.
The third thing I think of is kinda sick. The .44 caliber killer himself, the Son Of Sam - David Berkowitz. That sicko jerk started a long tradition of sicko jerks that continues to this day. Wanna be famous? Just go kill a few dozen people and you'll get your fame. Sick. People like him are why I carry a gun.
09-01-2012, 04:21 AM
I think of my 4" S&W M500.
09-01-2012, 08:47 AM
357 of course, My favorite.
09-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Shotgun. 12 gauge, then 20 guage. After that, the 357.
09-03-2012, 07:55 AM
09-03-2012, 08:42 AM
Elmer Keith and Smith and Wesson of course. He came up with the first magnum which was the .357 S&W. S&W put it into production and gave the world the word "magnum" as applied to firearms. H&H came up with the .375 magnum in 1912. The long tapered case of the .375 designed for use with cordite powder looked a little like a magnum bottle of wine which was 50 oz or equivalent to two bottles. Root word is magnus meaning large so any large high powered shell can be called a magnum. The .375 also originated the belt because the long tapered case did not have a good shoulder to headspace on so the belt took care of that without having to add a rim. It made feeding the cases into the chamber quicker and easier, a good thing when facing a large hairy beast who was close and getting closer with bad intentions on your person.
Not to many African hunters among the general population though so when Kieth and company applied it to the .357 all of a sudden everybody heard about the new fangled high powered round that was to much power for the ordinary human being to handle without serious injury. That is what happens when you are used to shooting 32's or 38's and suddenly you finally get hold of a real gun. :D
09-03-2012, 09:07 AM
Harry Callahan, second would be Charles Bronson.
09-13-2012, 08:48 PM
Smith .44 magnum .
09-15-2012, 12:17 AM
7.62x25mm Tokarev---the world's FIRST "Magnum" Handgun round....;)
09-16-2012, 12:56 PM
09-16-2012, 05:12 PM
Yep, probably enough gun for the cat...:cool:;):D:D
09-16-2012, 05:43 PM
First thing I thought of was .357 then PI.
09-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Do ya feel lucky ? Well do ya Punk .......Harry Callahan :)
09-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Sadly the 1st thing I thought of was icecream. I blame Highboy
09-16-2012, 09:31 PM
My S&W 632-1 in .327!
11-27-2012, 12:39 AM
Three Five Seven
11-27-2012, 07:06 AM
S&W 686. I love my hand cannon:)
11-27-2012, 07:40 AM
Tom Selleck ?
11-27-2012, 09:50 AM
Dan Wesson 357 mag model 15-2 that I bought in 1976.
12-07-2012, 06:05 PM
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