Out There: Naming of the gun

Bestowing a moniker upon one's favorite firearm is a trend that hasn't been stylish for far too long.

Updated: January 6, 2005, 6:09 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

My father divorced my mother when I was 5. I never saw him much after that. He loved to hunt, though, and he owned a sizeable collection of shotguns and rifles. When he died at the age of 57, my stepmother Rose gave the guns to me.

My favorite is a Remington Arms double-barrel 12-gauge. I frequently use it to hunt squirrels, rabbits and other game. I don't know what model it is, or how old it might be; there's nothing on the shotgun to indicate these things. But it feels good in my hands, ...

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Naming of the gun