What does the term truck gun mean?

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  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I hear the term truck gun often used but what does it mean? Also what is a good truck gun?
     
  2. Kdub

    Kdub New Member

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    I gun you keep in your truck. something compact. A ruger ranch rifle comes to mind.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive always considered it a gun that you dont care if it gets a tad rusty dirty dinged up from being in a vehicle 24/7
     
  4. Popeye77

    Popeye77 New Member

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    Yeah, and one that will work without being meticulously cleaned after every use. And will take some abuse.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    And often a somewhat inexpensive gun. Can mean car or truck
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    And kinda universal in its use: not too big, not too small, etc. Examples? I see alot of painted single-shot shotguns. Mine's also a "bug out/get home" rifle; shortened and lightened takedown 12+1 .22 Mag pump.
     

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  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mine's an old Mosin M-44
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Handy, rugged, not too valuable monetarily. Anything from a cheap pump shotgun with a minimum legal length barrel, to a lever gun or other beater carbine of some other action type.
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Any firearm powerful enough to shoot and kill a Ford F-150 P/U with a single shot at 200 yards?:D
     
  10. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    LOL best answer ever
     
  11. Redneck420

    Redneck420 New Member

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    My personal definition of a truck gun: a gun that is.readily avalible in a moments notice while operating a/your car/truck.
     
  12. beastmode986

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    From what I have heard is its a gun you can beat the crap out of, use, abuse and not have to worry very much.
     
  13. jeepboy4life

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    I can do that with my red rider! But my "jeep" gun as I call it is a. 22mag .410 over under. Bought it at a yard sale for 50 bucks!
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mine is an H&R single shot 357 mag rifle.
     
  15. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Any gun you can swing out the side window without knocking out your front glass.
     
  16. 25-5

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    Kinda like a "tree trunk gun" only in a beater Chevy pick-em-up.
     
  17. Intheshop

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    See if these pics work....

    Generally agree with above,its a rig that isn't particularly "valuable".But then that's a relative term....meaning,what's valuable to one....may not be to another?

    For me,it's more about the time of year(what's in season).Right now,a Savage short action,SS .223 makes sense.Any "more" scratches just add to it's character.

    Reason for response....and it's prolly better served in the hunting section....is:I finished up a job "early" today.The "truck gun" is the above Savage,so took a nice long walk on the property with the tool at hand.

    In the past,I've had truck guns that went un-cased.Nowadays...they're cased.Just sayin,they don't have to be complete "beaters" to qualify as truck guns?
     

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  18. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    According to the yahoos on American Guns, a truck gun is when you strip down a Winchester 94 to its screws, rebuild the receiver out of titanium, mill a new stock and handguard from endangered Brazillian Chestnut Hemlock, laquered with the same material used to make space shuttle heat tiles, secure it in a custom designed forged aluminum self-locking rack mounted with gold plated bolts and fairy dust, and cut a check for a $5,000 bill for a gun that only cost $300 in the first place.

    That's the Discovery Channel's version of a truck gun.
     
  19. badasstruck

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    Taurus model 72?? I have one in stainless I bought off a co worker who was hard up for cash. I'm not a big Taurus fan, but man it is a tack driver!! One of my favorite plinkers!
     
  20. Intheshop

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    O.K. Scott....trying to resist,haha.


    But you got me on space shuttle lacquer......inquiring minds want to know?

    And for reference we're using a proprietary,matte Epoxy.And have used just about every finish devised.