Gunny Clause Present


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hso
December 24, 2005, 10:56 PM
Gunny Clause brougt a present for my daughter today.

A custom .22 AR-15 in her favorite colors.

Here it is beside my AR.

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GunnySkox
December 24, 2005, 11:03 PM
I think I speak for everyone present when I say:

Eek.

~GnSx
Q: How'd you get everything that color, and is the white in that picture glare, or is there actually random whiteness on the purply rifle?

Azrael256
December 24, 2005, 11:12 PM
Wow, that looks like a toy. The purple one does, too. :neener:
Is that a little pink heart on the side of the magwell? Well, I guess if it's for a girl, it's alright, but maybe you should paint a crosshair over it or something. My first reaction was that it's the wussiest gun I've ever seen, but for getting a girl into shooting, I think it's a great idea.

GunnySkox, those look like painted white and pink streaks. You know, like ghillie rags, but for the My Little Pony section of the toy store.

hso
December 24, 2005, 11:48 PM
Yup,purple with white and pink with pink hearts:evil:

Cranks out 10 rounds of .22 lr just as fast as you can pull the trigger!

I'll start my 7 yr. old daughter shooting from a bench and work her way up.

BTW it's on a preban AR lower so she can pop a 6.5 on top of it some day if she wants.

Preacherman
December 24, 2005, 11:55 PM
A 6.5 upper on a pink lower with heart motifs? I suspect Alexander Arms will have a collective heart attack at the very thought... :D

oneshooter
December 25, 2005, 12:22 AM
The secret is out, tommorow morning my 7yr old will be the proud posseser of a 22cal Chipmonk, with a black stock. :D

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

trickyasafox
December 25, 2005, 02:16 AM
great gift!

Dave R
December 25, 2005, 03:37 AM
Looks like Gunny Clause is gonna score some :cool: points.

Janitor
December 25, 2005, 09:42 AM
Very nice.

She is the only person in this room man enough to shoot a purple rifle. :D
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hso
December 25, 2005, 10:37 AM
Here's a picture of her under the tree with a very annoyed expression after I told her that Gunny Clause hadn't brought any ammo.http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=33005&d=1135486352

MachIVshooter
December 25, 2005, 03:02 PM
Very cute.

jtward01
December 25, 2005, 03:11 PM
Hey, when did Toys R Us get an FFL?

loose cannon
December 25, 2005, 03:35 PM
outstanding way to spread the virus to a group that is mostly ignored.

you are to be comended for giving gunny clause this idea.

i hope some gun companys read this thread and take notice.

Hemicuda
December 25, 2005, 03:52 PM
How could you (or santa) do that...

EVERYBODY knows Santa ALWAYS provides ammo when he brings a gun... ALWAYS... he KNOWS an unloaded gun is just a poorly designed paperweight... and a poorly weighted club... Santa WOULDN'T bring a firearm and not provide at least a little ammo...

You'd better look under that tree, way at the back... i bet there's a box of .22's back there, it just fell and nobody saw it...

Nematocyst
December 25, 2005, 04:12 PM
How could you (or santa) do that...

EVERYBODY knows Santa ALWAYS provides ammo when he brings a gun... Santa was probably plinking varmints over middle TN on the way to your house and ran out of rnds ...

Nice rifle.

Please give us reports on your student's progress.

I've got a 5 spot that says she'll be out shooting you in 6 months. :neener:

Nem

yonderway
December 25, 2005, 04:18 PM
I think I speak for everyone present when I say:

Eek.

Speak for yourself, sir.

Anything that gets the fairer gender behind a trigger is alright in my book. If they need to have AR's that match their fashion ensemble, so be it. At least it doesn't look like all the other dime-a-dozen poodle shooters out there. ;)

loose cannon
December 25, 2005, 04:47 PM
i just caught this "gunny clause didnt bring ammo" i cant belive a thr'er without 22lr rounds???? my bs meter just pegged red.(not a flame just incredulity)

i dont even have a accurate count of my 22lr inventory and i bet 75%of thr'ers are the same.

Standing Wolf
December 25, 2005, 04:52 PM
Anything that gets the fairer gender behind a trigger is alright in my book.

I'm whole-heartedly in favor of whoever and whatever introduces the next generation of shooters to the only sport I've ever heard of that can save lives.

yonderway
December 25, 2005, 05:44 PM
I'm whole-heartedly in favor of whoever and whatever introduces the next generation of shooters to the only sport I've ever heard of that can save lives.

After posting my message, I had ass-umed that the daughter was older. I didn't know that she was still a wee peanut! So much the better. Get her interested in it now. She might forget about it for awhile when she hits her teens, but don't give up hope.

My grandfather gave me my first .22 when I was about that age. I still have it. When I hit my teens, I discovered girls, and stopped shooting with him on the weekends. He ended up selling all of his guns, figuring that I lost interest. When I found out, I was heartbroken. Obviously once the hormones settled down, I rediscoverd my love of shooting and collecting guns. I just wish I had my grandfaher's collection counted among my own now. I'm particularly kicking myself over the 8 gauge shotgun that he had (he had to load his own shells for it because none of the gun shops have carried ammo for it for years). Funny thing is, I think it would be considered a "destructive device" today, but I'm sure he didn't know it. I shot that monster once, just once, and my tender 14 year old shoulder ached for days.

The point is, if she loses interest when she hits her teens, don't lose heart. Just weight for her "boy fever" to subside and then reintroduce her to the sport that brings you both together.

Janitor
December 25, 2005, 06:01 PM
Ok, ok. I've been reading all of this.

Let me get this straight ...

You didn't get her any ammo for it? What? Man ... you were batting a thousand up to that point. Lean over so I can slap the top of your head. :fire:
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She looks so cool with that rifle. I sure hope you're going to show us at least one picture of her first outing.
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El Tejon
December 25, 2005, 06:59 PM
Janitor, don't worry, I've been to hso's house. I'm sure Dad can find a few loose rounds of .22lr somewhere (or just walk down to the neighbor's).:p :D

Janitor
December 25, 2005, 07:01 PM
Well ... to tell the truth ... I was having some problems believing there'd be no .22lr in the neighborhood.
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Strings
December 25, 2005, 07:15 PM
yeah... the "no ammo" kinda threw me. I've got a shelf of .22LR sitting in the basement. Need me to send ya some? :neener:

carebear
December 25, 2005, 07:15 PM
If it's anything like my apartment, check between the couch cushions. :evil:

I have 2 nieces and I may steal that idea. :D

kahr404life
December 25, 2005, 07:24 PM
I like it and good for you for getting the next generation involved in shooting. :)

Lupinus
December 25, 2005, 07:38 PM
OK, slow calming breathing...

and remember it is for the children ;)

Nah seriously cool gift.....even if it is scary.

VaughnT
December 25, 2005, 07:44 PM
You have a beautiful daughter, sir, and are to be commended for such a unique gift.

If I might ask, who built the rifle? What type of paint was used? Do you foresee it standing up to the heat and such?

I'd like to do something similar for my nephew (not the paint, though) when he gets another year or two under his belt. He's Four (holds up four fingers whenever you ask his age).

Gunsnrovers
December 25, 2005, 08:11 PM
Very nice. I hope she enjoys it.

Gunrnr
December 25, 2005, 08:22 PM
That is just soooo COOL! I agree with the others, i.e., ANYTHING that'll get the young'uns interested (especially the young ladies). Hope y'all saw Jim Scoutten on Shooting USA with the NRA program to get females into the shooting sports. A VERY cogent point was made: Women decide what sports the kids play. Women decide whether or not there will be a gun in the house. We must get WOMEN into the sport if we ever expect the next generation to share our concern for our Second Amendment rights, let alone our enjoyment of our sport.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

~Rick
The Gunrunner

hso
December 25, 2005, 08:41 PM
Ok, I gotta confess. El T has me dead to rights.

Yeah, I've got .22, but we've got East Tennessee Winter (read as hypotherimic rain) right now and wanted to avoid going out into it so I LIED to my dear daughter.

'course, me and the boys ducked outside yesterday real quick and cranked off 10 rounds (just to make sure it worked:uhoh: )

The paint job is duracoat over ceramacoat. Dan at VOW had gotten some puple and pink for his daughter's gun and I chimed up so he did Michaela's AR.

"I've got a 5 spot that says she'll be out shooting you in 6 months."

Nematocyst, since I'll be teaching her you don't honestly think I'm going to let a little girl outshoot me, now do you? :evil: :uhoh: :what: Geez, I better think this over!:banghead:

Janitor
December 25, 2005, 08:48 PM
Yeah, I've got .22, but we've got East Tennessee Winter (read as hypotherimic rain) right now and wanted to avoid going out into it so I LIED to my dear daughter.
Ok. Now I get the completely sour puss in the photograph. She knew you were telling a lie.

Uh ... you've got that figured out, right?

:evil:
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Edit - BTW: How's it shoot?
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forquidder
December 25, 2005, 09:11 PM
Is that the new "Valentine Camo" pattern? :D

mbs357
December 25, 2005, 10:52 PM
Hmm.
I'd buy that for a dollar.

hso
December 25, 2005, 11:26 PM
J'tor,

Shoots sweet. 10 qick rounds without a hiccup. It's odd shouldering an AR and there being absolutely no recoil. (please no snide remarks about ARs not having any recoil since we warmed my buddy's IHC M1 up after)

hso
December 27, 2005, 01:26 PM
I gave my son (24 yrs.) my 870 police surplus shotgun a few years ago and he has a P11 like mine. He keeps commenting that he'd like to have a 1911 (who wouldn't?) and I keep pointing out he's got several loans to pay me back before we bother to have a serious discussion about my finding one for him.:evil:

Janitor
December 27, 2005, 01:41 PM
J'tor,

Shoots sweet. 10 qick rounds without a hiccup. It's odd shouldering an AR and there being absolutely no recoil. (please no snide remarks about ARs not having any recoil since we warmed my buddy's IHC M1 up after)
Nice.

I don't know your daughter, but I'm going to guess that her smile when she first shoots it will look like the one she had after her first Oreo. :D
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