Which gun = ultimate expression of love?


May 19, 2003, 02:37 AM
I was just curious; let's say you bought a gun for your significant other; what gun (in your mind) do you think is the ultimate expression of love? What gun do you think, when you give it, it tells your special someone you really care?

"Honey, I love you so much that I thought only a 6" 357Mag could express how I feel" .. that kind of thing..

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May 19, 2003, 09:55 AM
My wife really loves the Desert Eagle .50 in both Nickel and Gold Nitride. So that would be the truest expression for her! Eventhough she would probably only fire it once in her life if she had it!

May 19, 2003, 10:03 AM
Surely the gun your SO wants is the one that best expresses your love - i.e. fulfilling his/her desires?

May 19, 2003, 10:06 AM
Or, as frequently works in my relationship, the most expensive gun you can find...:banghead:

Greg L
May 19, 2003, 10:07 AM
"Honey, I love you so much that I thought only a 6" 357Mag could express how I feel"

Actually that is exactly what I gave her once :D (S&W 686). She was getting frusterated with the accuracy of her little SP101.


May 19, 2003, 10:21 AM

May 19, 2003, 10:30 AM
My wedding present from my wife was a Kimber .22 w/ Leupold VX-II 3-9x40mm. The thing is beautiful and incredibly accurate. It is something that will most likely never wear out for a few centuries at least. I hope to pass it one for a few generations.

May 19, 2003, 10:59 AM
I think it should be exactly what THEY want.

My GF just had her 22nd birthday and I got her a New Glock 19. It's her first semi-auto. She wanted a compact model for her CHL, so I got her one. I also paid for her to get her CHL for Valentines Day (along with all the flowers and other gooshy stuff), so I think she's set.

I look at it simply: I can't be there 24/7 to protect her and I love her and value her life and who she is so much that I want to give her the tools to be able to defend her life when I'm not there.

That, to me at least, is more of an expression of true love than mere clothes or jewelry. I do buy her clothes and jewelry too though.

El Tejon
May 19, 2003, 11:27 AM
IME, it has usually been a pistol. The good thing about guns is that they last a long time, but with my relationships they only have to last a few weeks.

A reason for a California Z gun afterall!:D

Mike Irwin
May 19, 2003, 11:36 AM
Any one that's NOT pointed between the SO's (or your) eyes?

Is this a trick question?

May 19, 2003, 11:42 AM
Perhaps a gun that shoots roses, diamonds, chocolates and all the other stuff women would rather get as a romantic gift. Giving a gun as a gift is fine... I just don't think the chicks are going to get all lubbydubby over it...

Unless it looks like that pistola from The Mexican. Chicks might dig that.

Steve Smith
May 19, 2003, 11:44 AM
I agree with Mizzoutiger, guns are not the way to a woman's heart.

May 19, 2003, 11:44 AM
A friend of mine had has wife give him a M-1 Carbine as a Valentine's Day present a few years ago. "Nothing say's lovin like a carbine," became the saying around them.

Unfortunately, they divorced awhile later. She did let him keep the Carbine in the divorce though, and she kept the K98 he'd bought her.

I just found out I need to get my wife a S&W M 10.

May 19, 2003, 11:52 AM
When I say something to my wife about getting her CCW and carrying, you would think that I asked her to carry a bucket full of roaches, snakes, and manure. It gets frustrating talking to her about it. :banghead: Some moron told her it’s not good to carry anything because they might take it from her and use it on her.:fire: I think she is more convinced that a gun wills AD before the likely hood of her needing to use one. I made her shot mine so she would be familiar with them if she ever needed to, but she did it to humor me. Maybe this should be another thread-“Wives that are afraid of guns"

May 19, 2003, 11:52 AM

Scott Evans
May 19, 2003, 12:16 PM
…Buy her what she wants … The expression of Love comes from paying enough attention to her to know what that is.

May 19, 2003, 12:38 PM
H&K MP5SD with underbarreled laser sight.

May 19, 2003, 12:55 PM
i really have no idea how to answer this question. however, i am curious to know what some of the ladies of THR would buy for a SO.

May 19, 2003, 01:06 PM
I agree with Mizzoutiger, guns are not the way to a woman's heart.

I'd guess that depends on the woman, wouldn't it? :scrutiny:

Personally, I loathe being lumped in with a group. "Women don't like ..." (oh really? Maybe I do.) "Libertarians don't believe..." (oh really? Maybe I do.) "Gun owners aren't ..." (oh really? Maybe I am.)

Know what I mean?


Oh, as for the question. I think it depends on the woman. If my honey bought me another Glock, a full sized one, I'd be pretty happy about it. But if he really wanted to win my heart, he'd take me to the gun store with money in his pocket and let me play with all the guns behind the counter before buying anything. ... Heh. But then, he had me pick out my own engagement ring too.


The difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money generally costs a lot less. -- Brendan Francis

El Tejon
May 19, 2003, 01:09 PM
Steve, you forgot the answer when it comes to guns, women or criminal law is always "it depends.":D

May 19, 2003, 01:10 PM
The best way to make someone happy with a gift, such as a firearm, is to ask them what they want. Unless you can read minds it's a lot safer that way.

May 19, 2003, 01:22 PM
Have a feeling that this thread would have been appropriate on Valentines day :-)

I echo what everyone else has said, but ya know, there's somehting kinda nice about having (nearly) matching pistols :-)

Valtro (http://www.valtrousa.com/) and Jardines Custom (http://www.jardinescustom.com)ized Valtro

I am sure that violent felons upon entering our dwelling would not agree.. :eek: but we suure like em!! :D

The best gun for yer gal however is the one that she likes best. If its a single shot 22 rimfire so be it! If you can figure out what kind of customizing or personalizing would make her happy then maybe that would be the very best. For instance, my wife can NOT appreciate a military Walnut stock. Never mind the history, the urilitarianism, or the fact that its been on the gun for 60 years... she just does not appreciate them,... "its not pretty"..:rolleyes:

So... when I got her a CMP Mossberg 22 (boy those were a good deal while they lasted werent they?) I found the most ratty beat up stock I could and my dad refinished it in a high gloss. What I see as sacrelige she saw as a WONDERFUL present.

(sidenote, the way I gave it to her was to "borrow one of my dads guns (really hers) and take her to the range, and then posted a note on the target she could only read using the spotting scope.. somehting like "So.. how ya doing with your brand new rifle?" - She loved it!)

Anyway, whats best is what they like most... even if it does have a shiny walnut stock :p


May 19, 2003, 02:49 PM
I agree with a P7M8. Best girl gun made but it needs pink pearl grips :)

My ex-wife too the gorgeous Colt "Special Lady" I bought her years ago when I kicked her out. So I can tell you, a wonderful gun is not the way to a woman's heart.

If anyone knows my ex-wife then please remember, the best way to a woman's heart is through her ribcage :)

My current wife (I swear this time it's forever!) had a HORRIBLE Taurus copy of a GP-100 when we were married. It didn't fot her hand and she hated it. I sold it for her and she bought some new shoes :)

So I am now seeking a great revolver for her but we can't decide what she wants. Her specs are 1)small 2)low recoil 3)pretty 4)pearl grips

Matt G
May 19, 2003, 04:13 PM
TwoBlink, you do post some odd topics, don'tcha?

As an expression of love for my father, I bought him an 1895GS .45-70 Guide Gun for his 60th birthday this month. He seemed rather tickled with it. :)

As an expression of love for my wife 'way back when she was my GF and I was a frycook and a poor college student, I bought her an Iver Johnson .38 S&W 5-shot revolver with zero finish on it and a cracked stock ($50 cash). It was all I could afford. I hand-loaded some backwards-loaded HBWC over a little too much Unique powder, and took her out to practice with it. She was pretty good.

My Father, many, many years ago, set my left-handed mother up with a 1911 with Swenson ambidextrous safety. Years later, divorced but still good friends, he set her up with a super-slick Model 10 when her arthritis made racking the big .45 a questionable activity. That's a sweet gesture. :)

A good friend over-paid for an engraved nickel-plated Beretta .25 auto that his wife had worn in her garter for their wedding picture. I brokered the deal, and he offered 10% over my asking price. He wanted it clear that this particular pistol was staying in HIS gun cabinet. :)

I've always thought that a beautiful specimen of the Browning .22 auto or pump rifle would make a lovely gift to a beloved. Such gorgeous lines...

A lovely light 20 ga. double is an elegant gift to a lady shooter. Don't forget to include pre-paid instruction and quality shells for trips to the local trap/skeet range.

A BuckMark or Ruger Mk I or Mk II .22 makes a nice pistol for a gift to a lady. So does a Diamondback, in either .22 or .38.

The best gift is one you know she'll use. If you can't get her to carry anything bigger than a pack of cigarettes, perhaps a P-32?


May 19, 2003, 08:39 PM
I bought several firearms for my exwife.

I reckon I'll be mostly buying other things for the next wife that lands me!


May 19, 2003, 08:47 PM
SIG Sauer P226. Nothing says I love you like Engineered Reliability. Except "I love you.":D

May 19, 2003, 08:55 PM
There's a whole lotta love with a Ruger #1S in .45-70, pushing 405gr cast slugs out there in front of a case full of FFg. Note the grin during the moment of full recoil:


But she also will gladly accept, in lieu of flowers, a pre-ban Colt HBAR:


May 19, 2003, 08:56 PM
gee she wanted the clark custom 686 4" for an engagement present and almost kept it , and she was going to get the LDA 6-45 that I had on order for a wedding present . now she has neither and me neither too. I miss her..:(

May 19, 2003, 10:59 PM
in order:

Glock 30

Marlin 1895 in .45-70
Benelli 20 with pretty wood

Glock 21

cause it's what she wanted.

my FIRST lawyer gave me good advice
"it's her house, what do you care where you sleep?"

so, 'it's her gun,...'

George Hill
May 19, 2003, 11:05 PM
Nothing communicates respect like the gift of a weapon.
Especially a firearm.

Now, for a spouse... you could go for a Lady Kahr, like I got for my wiff.
Of course 10 months later she traded it in on a Springfield V-10.

May 19, 2003, 11:09 PM
The reason I ask this question is; I'm curious what everybody's significant other wants.. Or what people think their SO wants..

I know a lot of my friends that want a Glock or HK or 1911 etc.. and projects that want onto their wife or SO. "My wife wants a 1911." Don't you mean _YOU_ want a 1911?

I'm saving up for something to get my gf later (when she becomes my wife) and I'm wondering if I'm following down the same rabbit hole as my friends..

So I thought I'd ask.

Right now, an M1Carbine is on the list...

Ala Dan
May 20, 2003, 12:36 AM
a .45 caliber SIG-Sauer P220A

Just like a wife and/or girlfriend; LOVE at first sight!

I promise, she will LOVE you forever~

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Miss Demeanors
May 20, 2003, 02:44 AM
I think this Krebs custom would be really good ;)


:D Would work for me!

Gordy Wesen
May 20, 2003, 03:01 AM
My wifes favorite gun was a S&W .357 blued 4"... K frame I think. She moved on to the Detonics .45 but the revolver did it for her.

May 20, 2003, 08:44 AM
I got my wife a .38 S&W revolver cause she loves the mechanical action of it. I got my girlfriend a Glock .40 cause she likes the power behind it! :uhoh:
Hey, wait a minute.....something is wrong here.:what:

May 20, 2003, 10:40 AM
My GF had a Colt .380 Government that didn't shoot well for her, she couldn't see the sights and it malfunctioned enough to be called unreliable. Soooo, I bought her a Ruger SP-101 and she loves it. She shoots it well and prefers .38+P loads.

Then I took her .380 and sent it out for new sights and a reliability package. It's back and what a difference. 'Course, I should have bought the gun off her and then sent it out, but it's her first gun, so I couldn't do that.

May 20, 2003, 04:12 PM

The Les Baer Limited Edition Presentation Grade 1911. Fully engraved - yep, with ivory grips, that'd do the trick!


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