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DWS1117
July 23, 2005, 01:08 AM
My wife and I discovered yesterday that we have a new shooter on the way. In a few years my boy will have a sibling to teach Eddie the Eagle to. :D :D :D

To make this on topic, The wife is gonna let me get a new gun to celebrate. It will also be a the last for a while. What gun to celebrate a new baby?

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GunnySkox
July 23, 2005, 01:12 AM
Congratulations! Hope all goes well, and good luck on bringing a new shooter and citizen into the world.

~Slam_Fire

Biker
July 23, 2005, 01:16 AM
Good on you! Maybe a ....Baby Glock might be in order? :D
Biker

Rupestris
July 23, 2005, 01:16 AM
Congrats!
As for a new gun (for a potential new shooter) get a Remington Nylon 66. You'll both love it. Mom might too.
Then again, a Rem 870 in 20ga. might be another good choice.

Eightball
July 23, 2005, 01:19 AM
For a new baby? How about....a Baby Desert Eagle? Kinda goes with the theme, doesn't it ;) ? Or, get an "this thing's as old as you are" of some kind--maybe a Marlin 39A, so that it'll be smooth as glass by the time he first uses it (meaning that you'll have to break in a few thousand rounds first :D ). Congratulations on another shooter in the family (albeit, a very young one)!

Sunray
July 23, 2005, 01:26 AM
Congrats! Think a CMP Garand and/or 1903A3 then put it/them away. Imagine the look on the kid's face when you give it to him or her at 16 or so. Fabulous investment too. Mind you, you'll have to buy one for the eldest too. Having two kids means you can't give to one and not the other or you're life will get very complicated.
"...Eddie the Eagle..." What's that? Eddie the Eagle was an inept Brit ski jumper at the Calgary Winter Olympics.

Preacherman
July 23, 2005, 01:38 AM
I don't know about off-topic - after all, according to the US Marines, a gun was involved in the conception! :D

carebear
July 23, 2005, 01:40 AM
Baby Browning, the perfect size for Junior's first handgun. :D

Thumper
July 23, 2005, 01:40 AM
Congrats, buddy.

Good news indeed.

pax
July 23, 2005, 01:42 AM
Under my list of things I wish I'd done when the boys were babies is the entry:

Why didn't I buy them each a firearm that was introduced the year they were born, and keep it NIB for them until they were old enough to appreciate it?

pax

4v50 Gary
July 23, 2005, 01:56 AM
Are you naming him John Moses for JM Browning? :p

dakotasin
July 23, 2005, 02:16 AM
What gun to celebrate a new baby?


when my first daughter was born, i marked the event w/ a colt 1911 (45 acp). when my second daughter was born, i marked the even w/ a winchester 70 classic (338 win mag).

jefnvk
July 23, 2005, 01:13 PM
I'd buy something for him/her, and keep it NIB until they are old enough to shoot it. Probably a .22 of some sort.

71Commander
July 23, 2005, 07:56 PM
I don't know about off-topic - after all, according to the US Marines, a gun was involved in the conception!

I guess this means you need an M-14. Good choice BTW. :evil:

Taurus 66
July 23, 2005, 09:44 PM
That's so kool! Another future supporter of the 2nd Amendment. As to your topic header ... it's right on topic and you should care! :)

Hardtarget
July 24, 2005, 12:52 AM
That is great news! Time will fly...that young 'un will be here before you know it! When my grandson came we got him a life time Sportsman license. I don't know if its offered where you live, but its a great deal here. Will we see pictures in a few months? (we hope) Add one more congratulations!
Mark.

CajunBass
July 24, 2005, 08:42 AM
Congratulations.

Babies are proof that God hasn't given up on us yet. ;)

BlkHawk73
July 24, 2005, 09:28 AM
Congrats! :)


Kids are great. I find myself buying guns with my son in mind. Ones I'llbuy and put away for him to have later. Little guy at 3yo has got 4 tucked away for him already. maybe something small and cute...hmmm a Ruger Bearcat maybe.

280PLUS
July 24, 2005, 09:31 AM
Well, you know the old saying, "If you practice something long enough your bound to get it right!"

Congrats!

:D

goColt
July 24, 2005, 09:44 AM
Congrats!! I hope everything goes well with mom and baby. I little .22 revolver would be the best to start the little dead-eye off with, but a 1911 is what every boy wants!!! :D

God Bless.

Frandy
July 24, 2005, 11:08 AM
Congratulations dad! Blessed health to all.

As for that gun, I'll commit heresy here and recommend instead that you open up a new bank account in your newborn's name, or buy a bond, buy some stock, or put it under the mattress (around here, one might not know another's poilitical/economic beliefs, so take your pick) and when he turns 12, 14, whatever, you two can get the same handgun, shotgun, or other firearm, perhaps with consecutive serial numbers.

FWIW

MountainPeak
July 24, 2005, 11:13 AM
Congrats.. Hey, they have figured out what's causing THAT you know!!! :)

DWS1117
July 24, 2005, 01:35 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes. We still have about 7 months before the blessed event.

As for that gun, I'll commit heresy here and recommend instead that you open up a new bank account in your newborn's name, or buy a bond, buy some stock, or put it under the mattress (around here, one might not know another's poilitical/economic beliefs, so take your pick)

That will be done at least twice by two sets of grandparents and once by us.

Let me clarify, the gun to be purchased is for me. It is kind of a reward for calmly and rationally dealing with my lovely bride during these months when she will be neither calm or rational. It is for dealing with emotional mood swings, breaking down into crying fits for absolutely no reason, and not saying a word when she polishes off a very large industrial sized bag of Lays potato chips in 15 minutes.

A new gun will allow me to get away to the range for some therepy. Then I will be ready for another round of As the Pregnancy Turns. New pregnancy, new gun. If the last pregnancy is any indication, the new gun will need a new barrell by the time baby arrives. I won't even get into how many rounds downrange are due to Mommie-in-Law.

chaim
July 24, 2005, 01:41 PM
Congratulations.

I understand that you want a gun for yourself but:
get an "this thing's as old as you are" of some kind--maybe a Marlin 39A +1

Get something for yourself, but get a nice .22 rifle to put away and give to the little one when he/she is old enough. I can't think of a nicer way to celebrate.

FXR
July 24, 2005, 01:52 PM
A wonderful time for you and your wife! I have a suggestion for your next firearm purchase: consider a .22 rifle. This will be a perfect (and cheap) way to relax during the coming months. And then, when the young 'un is old enough, a fine way to introduce him/her to the joys of shooting. When the time comes, you can hand over the rifle to your next generation secure in the knowledge that the rifle has a nice story attached to it and will be treasured by your child.

One more small bit of advice...as the father of two young children myself, get all the sleep you can now and over the next 7 months. It's a magical and unforgetable experience but will induce a significant learning curve!
--K

Missashot
July 24, 2005, 02:34 PM
Congratulations on the good news!! :D
When I gave birth to our daughter, my husband bought himself a Ruger Vaquero .357 mag.(Just glad he didn't stop on the way TO the hospital! :what: ) He also wanted to buy a Ruger 10/22 anniversery edition for our daughter, but he has had no luck in finding one. Still trying to keep an eye out at the local gun shows for one though. Oh wait, he didn't buy ME a gun and I was the one doing all the work.... Gotta go have a word with him. :p Once again, congrats!

Yowza
July 24, 2005, 04:22 PM
I just found out last week that I'm going to be a daddy soon, too! My wife is likely due around the same time as yours. My father-in-law told me I need to get a Browning shotgun for the baby, but I'm not sure what he based that advice on.

Rick

Parruthead
July 24, 2005, 04:27 PM
Not To Piss on anyones parade but don't count your chickens before there hatched Congrats and good Luck with the pregancy. My wife had a miscarrige this week at three months. Where trying to understand what happened but it sure hurts.. I was hoping to have a baby to bring to the NRA 2006 in Milwaukee to contend for Youngest member.. But it wasnt in gods Plans..

DWS1117
July 24, 2005, 04:32 PM
Congratulations back at you, Yowza. Will this be your first? This will be my second. Already have a 3 year old son. He'll be 4 when this baby get here.

All the .22 rifle suggestions are terrific, but I already have a couple of .22 rifles who's purpose is being handed down to children. All of the rifles have been in the family for years and still function. They belonged to my wife's grandfather. I also have a .22 pistol and .22 revolver that will be handed down as well. Whenever I list my small collection anywhere (execpt for insurance) these guns aren't mentioned because I don't consider them mine. They belong to the kids, both present and future. Of course I do take them out to funtion check often enough. :D

bigun15
July 24, 2005, 05:10 PM
I think it would be classy to buy the baby a baby Glock (or another gun that's called "baby"). Also classy if the gun is made the same year the baby was born.

k9
July 24, 2005, 05:15 PM
New baby, sounds expensive :D

Of corse if the wife is letting you get a new gun you should buy an M16 or HKsear, someday you will be able to get the baby a good start in collage with it, But you have to sell it :rolleyes:

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