I have a new rifle in my safe, a sleek left-handed bolt action made by Montana Rifle Company. It’s chambered in .280 Ackley Improved, and because of that designation, and the fact that it flat-out knocks the stuffing out of anything I point it at, I started calling it the “Ack Attack.”

I have a couple other guns that wear nicknames: a Remington 700 Alaska Wilderness Rifle chambered in .30/06 that, because it’s built on Bell & Carlson’s green synthetic stock, is called “Olive,” and a Ruger No. 1 in .243 that I somehow started calling “Roger.”

My buddy Dale Manning has a well-worn Remington 870 that he calls “Meat In the Pot” for its consistent track record of bringing home birds. Another friend calls his Winchester Super X3 the “Duck Fu#%er.”

Is this strange, assigning names to guns? I don’t think so, but I want to hear from you. Do you name your guns? If so, what are their nicknames?